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Securus Technologies Drone Detection Technology Helps Increase Prison Safety

It is no surprise that drones are quite dangerous in many ways and there have been laws that help make people aware of them. Many of these drones have become a threat to the public safety making it necessary for law enforcement agencies to stop its usage in restricted areas and also for criminal activities. One can see these drones buzzing in different regions and often they are used as a delivery system to send packages of drugs to the customers of drug cartels. The most significant advantage is that these drones remain undetected making it even more efficient for the purpose.

 

One of the industries that have been fighting the drones for years is the prison. The authorities are getting numerous complaints from the prison staff about the use of drones to deliver contraband items into the prisons. While most of the things smuggled inside are drugs, cell phones, porn, cigarettes and others, it would not take much time for the criminals to escalate once they realize that the systems installed in prisons cannot detect drones. Criminals can also start using these drones to deliver bombs and guns inside leading to riots. Thus, there is a growing need for advanced drone detection technology that Securus Technologies is currently testing at numerous prisons.

 

Securus Technologies has developed a drone detection technology that does not compromise with the current system installed in prisons. It can be easily integrated with the prison system to help stop the entry of drones inside the prison. The experts at Securus Technologies are working closely with the prison staff to help them learn how to use the system and also use it to block all potential threats. While the company is currently testing the system in a few selected prisons, the number is expected to grow in the coming months.

 

 

Finally, A Solution To the Problem of Cell Phones In Prisons

More than eight thousand cell phones have been confiscated from inmates in the last year and a half. This shows us that it is not a small problem. Indeed, it is a very big problem. Just ask Robert Johnson, who was a correctional officer who was in charge of confiscating contraband when it was smuggled into the prison. After he confiscated a package that contained contraband that was worth thousands of dollars, an angry inmate used an illegal cell phone to orchestrate a hit on him. Someone knocked down his door early one morning and shot him in the chest six times at close range. Fortunately, he survived to live the tale and to start a crusade against inmates using cell phones.

 

Inmates are coming up with creative ways to smuggle in cell phones. For example, some are brought by friends who visit them and discreetly give them a phone. Others are provided by drones that drop them off in the prison yards.

 

Robert Johnson says that confiscating phones is not a real solution to the problem. He says that something much bigger must be done. He went to Washington to try to convince the FCC to make it easier for prison facilities to block calls that are made by inmates using illegal cell phones. Robert Johnson, who is now a consultant for Securus Technologies, says that the only real way to be one hundred percent sure that you are preventing inmates from using illegal cell phones is by actually using special technology to block the calls. Florida itself is using Securus Technologies in order to prevent calls from connecting to the mobile network when they are made by inmates.

 

Securus Technologies has a unique Wireless Containment Solution that does just that. A spokesperson explained that the system works like a cell phone tower. It basically is able to control which calls go in and out within a particular location. This way, when a call goes in, those that operate the prison can decide what to do with that call. If a phone is not authorized, then the phone call simply will not work. The call will be disconnected immediately, and the inmate will not be able to talk to anyone. In other words, the phone becomes a brick, unable to do anything besides call emergency services. A call cannot go into the network either without permission if it is calling an unauthorized phone.

 

Rick Smith said that he consistently hears from the prisons he services that inmates with cell phones pose a great danger, and he is happy to have a solution for them. Of course, cell phones used by correctional officers are authorized and can make calls as usual.

 

Securus Technologies Making Jail Safer for Everyone

When you talk about safety in the jail, you are not only talking about me and my fellow corrections officers, there are so many more people. Our job is to keep one another safe, but also each inmate, each contractor, every worker in the jail, as well as visitors to the facility. With so many people to keep safe, me and my team have to work tirelessly to ensure nothing gets inside the jail that could put anyone in harm’s way. The top of that list includes drugs and weapons of any kind.

 

To help keep our facility safe, we have a few routines we work through every day, sometimes more than once each day. Me and my fellow officers do surprise cell inspections around the clock, and we gather up any contraband that should not be in the possession of the inmates. We even have a huge presence in the visitor center because this is the place where things like weapons or drugs could exchange hands easily. Even with that effort, things still get into the hands of those inmates willing to take a risk.

 

When Securus Technologies installed a new inmate call monitoring system, we didn’t even realize at the time this was going to be perhaps the biggest and most effective resource in our efforts to make the jail safe. We were all trained to use the LBS software, and began to pick up on conversations right out of the gate. One morning we heard an inmate talking about needing his fix, and to bring it tomorrow, so we intercepted that family member easily. We hear chatter about where drugs are hiding in our jail, and sent teams to confiscate everything.

 

In only a few weeks, with the help of Securus Technologies, we’ve nearly stopped the flow of contraband from the outside to inmates.

 

Securus Technologies Solves a Big Problem in Jails and Prisons Across the Country

Securus Technologies is the provider of communications services for correctional institutions, law enforcement agencies, and safety organizations all across North America. They currently provide services to over 3,400 clients and 1.2 million inmates and their families.

 

Securus provides a secure and painless way for inmates and their families to stay in touch on a daily basis, if necessary. There are several plans available such as prepaid calling, inmate debit, where the inmate pays the bill, direct billing to the family and collect calling. There is also video calling where the parties can see each other during the call and Jail voicemail.

 

A recent addition to the services that Securus provides is their phone call monitoring software. This allows law enforcement and prison systems to prevent crimes from occurring and means of solving crimes that have been committed. If criminals use the communications systems for criminal purposes, there will be a record of the conversations that can be used as evidence against them.

 

For example, one correctional facility was able to accumulate enough evidence from various phone calls to obtain a search warrant that pertained to a possible crime.

 

Many correctional institutions are using the service to detect criminal activity that is taking place or is being planned to take place. Illegal activities such as selling and using drugs and alcohol within the confines of the prisons is being thwarted and stopped. Having the monitoring software available is making the facilities much safer and more secure.

 

Securus Technologies is reaching out to correctional facilities and other law enforcement agencies, along with loyal customers and investors to come to their Dallas, Texas headquarters for a demonstration of these services at their Technology Center. A private presentation of the emergency response system, public information, information inmate, inmate self-service and the various monitoring services is available upon request.

 

Securus is Finding New Ways to Connect

Security leader Securus Technologies is making noise again. Working closely with security and prison systems they’ve recently unveiled on PR Newswire a new and more convenient way of providing visitations via their mobile app for video calls. A testament to that noise is in the over sixty thousand downloads of this new app in less than a six month span.

Along with the ease and convenience of visitations that are improved, the ability for remote connection affords a connection between an incarcerated family member or loved one. Sometimes a visitation isn’t possible or practical. It just isn’t the same experience sharing a birthday, graduation and so on without being able to “see” them. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njhhJG2StgA.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this Dallas, Texas based company has come up with this new idea. According to PR Newswire, the’re best known for their work with corrections facilities, public safety officials and law enforcement, this just feels like another step in the act of serving and connecting people. That connection has brought the families of over one million inmates together.
The focus and the work of Securus in the field of safety has apparently made them a good fit for supplying those connections to the incarcerated. Obviously the security factor in this newest app needed to be of the highest priority. The work of Securus Technologies involving their monitoring products, emergency response and information systems must have served them well in this latest endeavor.
Is virtual visitation next? Only time will tell, but it probably won’t be too long before Securus shares another new concept, service or product that will yet again enhance the connection between people everywhere. So we will just have to wait and see – who knows, maybe we will have to ‘virtually’ wait and see?