The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will issue an Electronic Monitoring Device (“device”) to travellers above 12 and are serving their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) outside the SHN-Dedicated Facility (SDF). It is used solely to detect travellers that have wilfully left their SHN accommodation before the specified period.
Your personal privacy is protected while using these devices. The device does not have any audio or video recording capabilities. All location data is transmitted via end-to-end encryption and can only be accessed by authorised government officials for investigation.
Setup and Usage of the Device
|ICA’s wristband device, also used by MOE for foreign students, uses an app (StayHome@SG) and a “gateway” device that must be plugged into a power socket at the place of residence. It uses Bluetooth signals and alerts the authorities if the distance between the wristband and gateway at home is beyond a pre-defined range but cannot relay the exact current location of its wearer. You may wish to refer to the User Setup Guide here and Frequently Asked Questions on the StayHome@SG app here.
Watch the video for the StayHome@SG Setup Guide or refer to this infographic for more information on ICA’s wristband device
|MOM’s smartwatch device uses GPS and 4G technology to track the wearer’s current location, as well as geo-fence him/ her at the SHN’s residences. It also has other features, including a sensor that will trigger alert should the wearer tampers or removes the smartwatch. Watch the video for the User Setup Guide of the MOM’s smartwatch device.
Click here for more information on the ICA issued Device and here for the MOM issued device.
Return and Disposal of the Electronic Monitoring Devices after SHN
At the end of the SHN period, you are required to return or dispose of the various monitoring devices.
|ICA Wristband and Gateway Device
|ICA’s wristband device users are to remove and dispose them based on existing e-waste disposal methods here.
ICA officers will contact the user to collect the gateway device issued by ICA. Please do not dispose the gateway device.
|MOM’s smartwatch device users are to head down to NCS office located at 1 Yishun Industrial Street 1 #08-32 A’Posh Bizhub Singapore 768160 to deactivate and remove the watches.