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Addition of big data functions related to location and time in an electronic surveillance system for offenders

Company description

Upstreem is a startup based in Belgium and offering a disruptive electronic offender monitoring system.

At Upstreem, we believe that electronic offender monitoring should aim at changing the offenders’ behavior with the goal to rehabilitate them and to reduce recidivism.

An electronic offender monitoring system cannot just be a punitive surveillance measure. It should also be a digital assistant helping the offenders to better manage their life. At the same time, it should actively assist the monitoring officers in detecting and responding to 100% of violations, and it should also give the social workers insightful informations and tools that allow them to help the offenders better in their rehabilitation process.

Of course, the least we can do is to make sure that the system works accurately and reliably. That is why we have based our system on the most advanced technologies so that we offer you the quality you need to carry out your mission. Moreover, a patent has been filed to protect our unique technology.

Job description

The Electronic Monitoring system developed by Upstreem consists of the supervision of different nodes (bracelets) deployed throughout a country from 1 or 2 centralized platforms.

The persons under surveillance are monitored by means of a communicating electronic bracelet, which sends back data on the location of the persons under surveillance to centralized platforms developed by Upstreem.  These data can then be consulted by the surveillance officers.

Today, location data are presented as points on a map.  Each point has a time indicator corresponding to when the position was taken.  It is then up to the supervisory officers to interpret the meaning of these points to obtain relevant information.  For example: the offender was at his home, at his ex-wife's home, at his children's school, prowling around a jewellery store,... The aim is to simplify the task of the surveillance officers by sending back data that can be more easily interpreted


The work consists of:

  • The implementation of functions that return directly interpretable qualitative information such as predefined points of interest or a qualitative indication of the place concerned (home, school, café, place of worship, pharmacy, etc.)
  • Cross-referencing with other available information sources (online press, social networks, report database, etc.) in order to obtain an even richer interpretation.  For example: correlation of the offender’s position with a crime scene and time, a prohibited demonstration, a riot,... and reporting the results

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We offer

  • Autonomy, room for creativity and entrepreneur spirit in a startup fashion
  • Informal, no non-sense and high-tech company culture
  • Opportunity to grow with/within the company as it develops
  • International environment with worldwide customers and partners
  • The satisfaction to work on a positive social project helping offenders to rehabilitate
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