One of the main focal points of any communications company that deals with people’s lives on a daily basis is whether or not their system is secure and that all of their customers are being looked after and are safe. Securus Technologies, the leading producer of security and communications technologies for the United States prison system, is no different. They have been providing prisons, jails and corrections facilities with the technology needed to monitor and confine inmates for years. Not only that, but they are also responsible for supporting these inmates as well, developing and implementing communications technology such as video chat interfaces and connection solutions in order to make their lives behind bars more comfortable. Unfortunately, there are always those that will try to benefit and cheat the system, going beyond what it was originally created for, and break the law as a result. Securus Technologies is attempting to solve an issue within their own secure network, and in the process make it more difficult for criminals to continue to break the law while being locked away.
One of the main issues that Securus faces is the unauthorized use of cell phones in prisons. Inmates are allowed to rent out tablets on occasion, and use them to access the internet and communicate with their families. They are limited in how often they can use these mobile devices, and their use is heavily monitored. For inmates who want to go beyond this scope, they normally have individuals sneak in cell phones so that they can make unauthorized calls. These calls are used to smuggle in contraband which can increase issues with drug use in the prison. In order to combat this communication problem, Securus Technologies plans on forming a wireless containment system to monitor, locate and disable outgoing and incoming cell signals. This is done by locating an IP address from the accessed device, and an operator using the containment system to deny the signal from reaching its destination.
While the idea for the containment system makes perfect sense it is still in the testing phase. The time before implementation is based on training of personnel and operators to use it, installing the system into a prison, and then testing it for any bugs. Once these obstacles have been avoided then Securus can use it to increase security and safety for everyone caught within the systems range. This is just another example of how Securus Technologies can care for humanity, and one of the reasons why they have been able to climb to the top of their business class in a short period of time.
To sustain in any industry for an extended period, and continue to dominate it is no small feat in today’s highly competitive market. However, it is what Securus Technologies has been able to achieve for the past many years. The company is known to provide the broadest range of correctional services, including its famous inmate communication services. More than a million prisoners depend on the services offered by Securus Technologies to connect with their relatives and friends. Staying connected to the outside world is very important for an inmate, and it is what Securus Technologies helps in facilitating with its wide range of communication services for the correctional facilities.
Rick Smith, CEO of the Securus Technologies, has recently given a statement saying that the existing and potential customers and investors can check out the progress the company has made in developing new age correctional technology by visiting its research center in Dallas, Texas. Rick Smith also said that the company’s research team is trying hard to streamline the existing technology and develop new cutting-edge technology and services to help inmates get affordable services, and more opportunities to communicate with their relatives and friends.
Securus Technologies has also been expanding its product and services portfolio recently. It is one of the reasons why it made to consecutive acquisitions recently, including Jpay Inc and the GovPayNet. Jpay Inc is a money transfer service provider and also provides entertainment, educational, and job opportunities based resources to the inmates. GovPayNet is another leading payment processing service provider for the government agencies. It has been in the business for nearly two decades and provides its services to almost 2,300 correctional agencies. Securus Technologies aims to consolidate its position in the penitentiary field with these acquisitions, and hope that it would be able to service the correctional organizations and inmates efficiently.
Securus Technologies is the leading provider of communication opportunities inside the jail and prison facilities. Besides providing connectivity to the inmates with their friends and families, it also helps in making the society a much safer place.
I know that Securus Technologies would always strive to provide more and better options to its customers. It is also focusing on providing much better healthcare that can be given faster. It needs to be of a much higher quality too.
Securus Technologies believes in providing immediate communication opportunities to its customers. This becomes possible by making use of multiple devices. These may belong to Securus Technologies or not. Hence the company has to provide devices that are compatible with devices made by other companies too. Basically, all these devices have to be equipped with security features which are required by corrections as well as law enforcement facilities in order to keep the inmates and even the overall society safe. In fact, due to such efforts being made by Securus Technologies in providing communication facilities, even the inmate on inmate crimes have reduced largely.
The fact remains that communications have changed dramatically over the last few years. This applies to the general public, and the same applies to the incarceration experience too. Securus Technologies understands this well. They would like to use the products which they have presently. In addition, they would like to develop more products that can be used to save lives as well as prevent and even solve crimes. In this way, Securus Technologies is set to make significant progress on the environment in the Corrections Facilities in future.
The company would like to provide safety as well as convenience to the inmates. Besides, it would like to help the jail facilities too as they would like to keep the prisons safe.
According to PR Newswire, the American society, and part of the Canadian society as well, is much better and safer because of the sole activities and effort of the Securus Technologies. The company, which majors in Information and Communication Technology, is a highly innovative technology firm that enjoys an extensive market in the prisons department of the United States, and Canada. The Company, Securus Technologies, is headquartered in the State of Texas although it has offices all across the United States, and some parts of Canada.
The company provides the corrections facilities it partners with a controlled means for their inmates to communicate with their families without breaking the law. The control is good because prisoners enjoy their right to communicate with family and friends, sometimes even with business associates, but under surveillance not to perpetrate or instigate criminal activities. Vast as the demand for such services may be in the United States alone; the company has to rely on a big staff for the censorship activities. Securus, to that effect, employees over 1000 people to satisfy the need of over 2200 correctional facilities.
Developing cutting edge technology requires innovation. To that effect, Securus invests heavily in research and in securing and acquiring patents. In fact, it has spent over 600 million dollars just for the sake of keeping its technological game ahead of all its challenges and challengers. Also, the company has often partnered with other technology firms to conjure inventions that better its services. One such partnership was the one with the Harris Corporation which led to the inception of the Cell Defender Technology.
The Cell Defender Technology is meant to bar contraband phones within correctional facilities from connecting with the outside world. No contraband phones can access the expansive mobile networks if the technology is applied in the facilities. Proper use of the Cell Defender Technology has been able to cut down malicious communications between inmates with other inmates and their criminal contacts in the outside world.
Encouraging letters from satisfied correctional institutions and staff from such clients have been streaming into the Securus offices for a long duration. The letters insinuate that both prison workers and the families of criminals and lawyers live free from fear of retaliation due to the company’s services. Other letters claim that prisoners are safer, protected from the malice of other prisoners and sometimes, their own malice as well.
Make no mistake about it, any police officer working in a jail is atrisk of serious dangereach time they arrive at work. If me or one of my fellow officers were to let down our guard for one second, it could mean serious injury in the blink of an eye. We go through extensive training to have each others back, but sometimes these inmates have numbers and time on their side.
Each inmate is sitting there for 24 hours a day, thinking of ways to exploitcracks in the systemand punish officers for their being in the jail. I have been the subject of many attacks, and had it not been forSecurus Technologies and their latest software, I could have been taken out a long time ago. As skilled as I am at spotting trouble, having the resources we do now is invaluable.
When the team at Securus Technologies installed theinmate communication system, I was put through the training early on and really took to the material. It is amazing how little things that we have been taken for grated all these years actually was a wealth of information that could make each of us safer, and that includes the inmates too.
When weget informationfrom one of these calls that an order has been given by gang leaders to go after a target on a rival gang, not only can we intercept the victim before anything happens, we can identify who is responsible and where the weapons they were going to use have been hidden. One call like that reveals all the players and all the information about how these guys areoperating in the shadows.
Without the inmates having a clue who snitched, we all get to besafer and roundupall the players without ever being in the middle of the fighting.