The province has picked the company for a re-vamped program to electronically supervise high-risk offenders.
Headed up by U.K.-based company Buddi Ltd., the new system will allow BC Correction to program ankle bracelets using GPS technology and track offenders and make sure they stay within their court-ordered area.
Currently, monitoring in B.C. is done mainly by corrections and police officers visiting offenders under house arrest and by curfew.
Ankle bracelets are used but offenders can’t be tracked if they go out of bounds, such as failing to return to their halfway house.
The issue came under scrutiny last September after 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch was killed in Surrey.
The high-risk offender accused in her death was not being electronically monitored.
The province says the new program will be in place by November.