Securus’ New Drone Technology Advances Corrections Facilities Safety

Securus Technologies has been breaking records again with their technology and their customer service. The company headquartered in Carrollton, Texas serves over 3,500 law enforcement, public safety and corrections facilities across the country. A majority of their technology is focused on emergency response, communication, biometric analysis, information management, monitoring products, incident management and investigation services for these agencies.

 

The Emergence Of Drone Detection Technology

Recently the company just had major technology breakthrough in drone detection technology. The company has been focused on advancing drone detection at the correction facilities they service. The technology is designed to protect correction facilities against inmate families and friends using drone technology to send contraband, cellphones, drugs and weapons into their facilities via a drone drop off.

While the technology is up and coming, the company has made major strides in its creation. The detection devices for correction facilities uses a Digital Antennae Structure (DAS). This technology is parallel to Securus’ Wireless Containment Solution and is designed to be a frontline defense to drone detection.

The Drone Defense and Protection devices are in the trial stages. It is expected they will be making some adjustments to their technology before widespread manufacturing, sales and distribution will begin. They are currently working with prototypes for evaluation.

The current results from the trials have been very positive and have shed light on areas where these devices need to be adjusted. The trials have also showed the positive results of the technology through successful detection in several facilities. Since illegal contraband is a serious concern for correction facilities to provide safety for: the facilities, the personal and the prisoners, having proper protection is critical. While drone technology is still emerging, it is essential to be ahead of this technology with ways to battle the emerging concern. Today, drones have started to become a more pervasive threat to all correction facilities in the country.

 

Securus Technologies Wins International Business Awards

In February, Securus Technologies was acknowledged for its excellence in Business sales and Customer Service. The company won the 2018 Gold Stevie Award for customer service. This is the third such award they have won for their excellence in their business practices. The event was held in Las Vegas and the company was honored among over 600 top corporate American executives and executives from other nations in attendance.

 

The Stevie Awards known as a series of International Business Awards, are considered one of the most prestigious awards for major companies. Stevie Awards receive nominations from over 60 nations with over 10,000 entries annually. Companies that are recognized have risen above the normal standards for business practice and are thus recognized by their peers for excellence. The Stevie Awards preside over seven of the world’s top business award programs including: The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards.

 

Securus Technologies Leap in Innovative Communications

In 2010 a corrections officer by the name of Robert Johnson was working at the South Carolina’s Lee Correctional Institution. His main responsibility was to stop contrabands from getting into the hands of inmates. Two weeks after seizing a large package of contraband worth $50,000 he got shot.

The incident took place at his home at 5:30 in the morning when he was getting ready to go to work. The gunman kicked his front door in, and after a brief struggle, he was pushed back by the larger man. His last vision was of a gun barrel being pointed at him, and he woke up on the bathroom floor where he was shot six times. The wounds were inflicted on his stomach and chest.

At the hospital, his wife was advised to be prepared for the worst since his chances for survival was slim. He died two times on the operating table but was able to survive the ordeal. His survival was a miracle according to his doctor and he really was lucky to be alive at all. The man sent to kill him was Sean Echols, an ex-convict recently released from prison. Echols was arrested and sentenced for the attempt on Johnson’s life.

Johnson learned that inmates called Echols from a contraband cell phone and hired him to do the shooting because he was meddling with their contrabands. Echols was paid $6000 for the contracted service via a reloadable Greendot card.

In an FCC hearing done in March 2017, Johnson explained the dangers of having contraband cell phones within prison walls, and to minimize the risks FCC took steps to regulate the airwaves of cellphone providers.

The shooting incident gave Johnson physical pain every day and he had to go under the knife 23 times thereafter. While a lesser man might have just given up, Johnson forged ahead and has made it his mission to prevent inmates from having contraband cell phones in prison. Currently, he is employed as a consultant at Securus Technologies – a renowned communications solution entity.

As Securus grew it acquired facilities and products not related to communications enabling the company to offer various services and products not related to communications. In 2015 it offered communications services to inmates and has implemented The Wireless Containment System wherein it has the capability to stop outbound phone calls being made by inmates. This feature along with FCC’s efforts in airwave regulation reduces the ability of inmates to proliferate crimes on the outside while they are behind bars.

 

Securus Technologies Thwarts 1.7 Illegal Inmate Communications in One-Year Time Period

The story of former Florida corrections officer Robert Johnson underscores how and why one of the most significant threats to the security of a correctional facility, and to the safety of the public at large, is the illegal introduction of cellphones into penal institutions. While employed as a correctional officer, Johnson came upon a box containing contraband intended to be illegally introduced into the institution. The box contained what is estimated to be about $50,000 worth of contraband. Due to the efforts of Johnson’s, its introduction in the facility at which he worked was prevented.

 

The discovery of the cache, and preventing its entry into the facility, is not the end of Johnson’s tale. The inmate who was behind the attempt to have the contraband brought into the facility was none to pleased with the work of Johnson. This inmate possessed a cellphone while in the prison.

 

Using the cellphone, the inmate was able to connect with one of his gang members outside of the facility. The inmate ordered a hit on Johnson.

 

During the early morning hours, the person ordered to make a hit on Johnson broke into the correctional officer’s home. He opened fire on Johnson, nearly killing him.

 

As a result of this horrific experience, Johnson has been on a crusade to crack down on cellphones in penal institutions. He has made this something of his life’s work.

 

Securus Technologies, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is deemed to be the industry leader in the development of technologies to prevent the introduction of cellphones into correctional facilities. In addition, the Securus Technologies wireless containment systems are designed to identify and eliminate cellphones that have made their way into correctional facilities.

 

During the past year, Securus Technologies conducted research designed to illustrate the prevalence of illicit cellphones among the inmate population in the United States. Securus Technologies discovered that during a one-year time period, the Securus Technologies wireless containment systems prevented 1.7 million illegal communication attempts. These illegal communications attempts detected and prevented by Securus Technologies occurred at only eight U.S. correctional facilities, keeping in mind that there are thousands of difference types of correctional institutions in the United States. This includes everything from jails to prisons, on both the state and federal levels.

 

At the present time, Securus Technologies provides different types of services, products, and solutions to over 3,000 correctional agencies in North America. It is the largest provider of these types of services in the United States and Canada. The company’s solutions are associated in some manner with over 1.7 million inmates in the United States alone. The primary focus of the company is on institutional security and public safety, developing its products, services, and solutions with these objectives in mind.

 

Securus Technologies’ video visitation systems aren’t just improving lives – they’re saving them

Ask any guard at one of the nation’s thousands of prisons what the most dangerous threats they face in their day-to-day jobs are and they’ll likely tell you that in the top three, you’ll find the threat of inmates who have lost all sense of hope. Inmates who feel they have nothing to lose pose one of the greatest threats to guards working in the nation’s prisons. It is for this reason that thinking in criminology has led, over the last few decades, to the conclusion that preventing inmates from falling into a state of deep depression or ennui is a top priority for the maintenance of safety in the nation’s carceral institutions.

 

One company, Securus Technologies, is making great strides towards giving inmates a strong sense of hope. And they are doing it through advanced technologies. One of the ways in which Securus has been able to bring hope and joy to the lives of inmates, who would otherwise be consigned to spend their days among one of the most harsh and depressing environments imaginable, has been through the use of its advanced video visitation system.

 

These systems use high-definition screens and a patented VoIP-based communications technology that allows inmates to stay in almost uninterrupted contact with their loved ones. And it has been able to do this at a cost to inmates that, on average, does not exceed $0.15 per minute. At these rates, most inmates are able to stay in daily contact with their loved ones, including young children that they would otherwise not be able to maintain a consistent relationship with.

 

But perhaps the people who are most grateful for this technology are the guards themselves. With inmates who are both hopeful and unwilling to lose their communications privileges, the nation’s prisons have become vastly safer work environment for the staff that bravely defends them.

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Securus Technologies Developing Innovative Technology for Inmate Communications and Investigative Technology

Securus Technologies is one of the biggest service providers in the inmate communication field and has been around since 1986 when it was established. The company has its headquarters in Dallas but has regional offices in Carrollton, Atlanta, and Allen. The company serves a huge population of prisoners in North America, amounting to over 1.2 million inmates. The number of law enforcement agencies using the services of Securus Technologies is more than 3,400. The company has won the highly prestigious and much sought after Golden Stevie Award for its customer service. It is one of the biggest service providers in the inmate communication fields today and has a broad range of services on offer, including phone services, photo sharing services, video services, email services, and more.
The services offered by Securus Technologies use high-end technology and are far more superior to other products and services available in the market. In a way, Securus Technologies dominate the correctional industry, at least in North America. In the years to come, the company plans to expand its base across the country in other states as well.  Securus Technologies cares for the prisoners, and it can be seen in the massive development the company has undertaken in the inmate communication sphere. It has not only taken down the prices of its services considerably but has also launched many new services in the past few years to help the inmates stay connected to their friends and relatives.
As per the company, the inmate communication services are crucial for the prisoners as it is their only way to stay in the know about what is happening in the lives of their friends and family. It reduces stress from their mind and keeps them happy, which is what contributes majorly to reducing inmate on inmate crime as well inside the prison. Securus Technologies is committed to developing new technologies to modernize the correctional industry further.
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Head-to-Head Technology Battle

There are many avenues across the country for inmates incarcerated in jails and prisons to communicate with family and loved ones. But behind the means to communicate are technologies that have shaped and molded phone calls, VOIP, video chats and email. And driving those technologies are companies who have invested time and money to bring about the ideas of advanced technology.

 

Securus Technologies and Global Tel Link (GTL) are two of the biggest communications giants that have shaped the industry today, and Securus Technologies who has invested and grown more than GTL has issued the challenge to prove they are the biggest and most advanced communication company in the country.

 

Securus Technologies boasts a broad array of technology platforms that allow inmates communication to reach friends and families because of how they have leveraged their reinvestment back into the company to the tune of over $700 million.

 

Because of the amount of time and money Securus Technologies has invested in their growth, they feel that through an independent judge they would win a head-to-head competition against GTL as the company of choice for inmate communications. With the use of an independent judge, the competition will measure the two companies in comparison to product sets, calling platforms and customer service.

 

Even without engaging in a head-on competition or using an independent judge, Securus Technologies feels they are superior for a very simple reason; time and time again customers are leaving companies like GTL to join Securus Technologies and enjoy the great technology they have to offer. Securus Technologies provides communications for nearly 1.2 million inmates across the country.