Correctional Facilities

Magal Security Systems is a leading provider of end-to-end, fully integrated security solutions for correctional facilities.

While most turnkey security systems are designed to keep intruders out, the goal for most correctional facilities is the opposite – to keep inmates in. Other key aspects of security for such facilities is ensuring the safety of employees, as well as tracking drugs, weapons and other contraband.

Years of experience in securing correctional facilities have produced an industry-wide confidence in Magal Security Systems. Many U.S. correctional facilities using electronic security employ Magal perimeter security sensors, and our personal duress products are helping to keep staff safe. Correctional facilities require solutions that are comprehensive and seamless. Magal provides fully integrated, end-to-end smart security solutions for correctional facilities, completely customized based on individual site requirements.

Multi-Layer Security Solutions

Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems

Ensuring inmates remain within prison grounds is key to securing correctional facilities. Magal offers a full range of perimeter intrusion detection (PIDS) products and solutions. All of Magal’s internally developed “smart fence” technologies, as well as any additional third-party system, can be fully integrated into a video management system and command and control platform. Magal sensors detect and locate escape attempts with very high probability of detection (Pd) and minimal nuisance and false alarm rates (NAR/FAR). Sensors are designed to detect multiple simultaneous incidences with disturbances at different locations reported autonomously.

Verification and Tracking

Identifying perimeter breaches is a vital component of any security solution for correctional facilities. Magal uses human and vehicle detection radars, long and medium range surveillance, as well as thermal, daytime, and PTZ cameras integrated with smart fence technology, to offer the most comprehensive verification and tracking system available.

Inner Layers and Access Control Security

Securing indoor areas, controlling access, and identifying contraband are key to maintaining high-level correctional facility safety. Magal offers a multi-faceted approach to protecting sensitive areas by controlling access with License Plate Recognition (LPR), Biometrics, and Face Recognition analytics, as well as physical deterrents such as bollards and anti-terror gates.

Dynamic Command & Control

Magal’s command and control capabilities provide- holistic integration of a correctional facilities security and operational systems into one comprehensive, high availability platform. Magal’s FORTIS 4G fully integrates video management, advanced debriefing capabilities and video tracking, as well as privilege and access hierarchy, allowing operators and authorized personnel to make effective decisions based on real-time events, recognized threats or identification of suspicious individuals.

Personal Duress

To help keep personnel working in high-threat environments safe, Magal provides cost-effective technology that has been keeping staff safe for over 20 years. Designed for reliability in institutional and industrial environments, our technology instantly identifies and locates personal duress alarms at the touch of a button.


Magal Security Systems enables correctional facilities to stay ahead of any accelerating and potentially adverse incident, immediately respond to incidents and emergencies, and keep staff safe. Additionally, Magal’s correctional facilities solutions provide invaluable detection and real-time information, improving performance of queue management, dynamic light control and personnel allocation.