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How Wireless Containment Systems Help Against Crime

‘They started it, and my goal is to finish it,’ these are the exact words that came out of Robert Johnson’s lips after working for seven long years to ultimately eradicate cellphones being smuggled behind bars.


Being part of the police force, Mr. Johnson made serious efforts in stopping the entrance of cellular phones inside the prison gates. This sheer determination stemmed from an incident that happened to him when several phones were secretly brought in. A simple call from the inside resulted in him receiving six gunshot wounds just because he did his job.


Inmates who were able to have access to cellular phones pose the same safety threat as those who’s outside. A good example of this happened a few years back when a baby from Georgia was killed after a call from three guys inside prison. The baby’s uncle messed up, and the baby paid the price.


It looks like the authorities are relentless in stopping this problem by having a very strict monitoring system. In the past year and a half, 8,300 phones were confiscated. Despite the strong efforts of the police force, there are still some that pass through the cracks. Phones were creatively packaged along goods or transferred during visits.


The breakthrough came in when Securus Technology stepped in and provided a solution. They were able to attack the problem head-on. Being one of the leading providers of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, Securus Technology has released a solution that can block cellular network.


The solution acts as a cell tower to filter incoming and outgoing text messages. What’s amazing about this is it doesn’t only block the network by filtering text messages, it can also totally stop calls from going through. Once an attempt has been made, Securus Technology will be able to detect the call and immediately cut it. The phone number will already be tagged in the system and any call done after is automatically terminated. This solution has not only helped in reducing the in-flow of phones in correctional facilities but also made cellular phones as useless when inside the facility.


Florida alone has already started utilizing this solution on three facilities. The solution is seen as promising since there are plans of using this technology on other facilities. In a recent count, a total of 1.7 million calls has already been stopped.


This proactive stand against one of the largest threat to security, unauthorized communications, has been proven effective. In the long run, the public will not fret about any threat to their safety due to illegal communications.


Now that the solution is out, incidents similar to what happened to Robert Johnson and the baby from Georgia will cease to exist.


Securus receives Stevie Award for great customer satisfaction

Securus Technologies, the country’s leading provider of inmate communications services, has made it to the final round of the 2017 Stevie Awards. They’ve been selected over thousands of other companies for their excellence in business and customer service. This marks an important milestone for a company which has seen its star slowly rise over the last decade. In a statement at the awards ceremony, Securus executive Danny De Hoyos restated Securus’ commitment to continue its excellent track record of customer service and its dedication to developing innovative new technologies.



Game changing technologies for both inmates and officers


Securus has spent much of the last two years getting the word out about its innovative video visitation system and the numerous advantages it has to inmates. However, as successful as this effort has been, once installed, the largest beneficiary of the system often turn out to be the institution itself.


Since implementing the system at prisons across the country, it has become clear to guards and administrators that cheap video visitations keep inmates in a much happier, more serene frame of mind. This quickly and directly translates into reductions in disciplinary problems like fights, contraband and rules infractions.


This reduction is due to two primary causes. The first is that the ability to conduct video visitations on a daily basis with friends and family itself becomes a cherished privilege for inmates. This is a powerful motivator for inmates who would otherwise be tempted to stray from pro-social, compliant activities because the prospect of losing their ability to talk to their family looms ominous over their heads.


The second reason is that prisoners who stay in touch with family members are just all-around happier. This directly reduces the number of despondent, violent inmates and makes prisons much safer environments. Through its many products, Securus continues to deliver real value to all of its customers.

The New Intelligent Phones From Securus Technologies Are The Hotcake Of Inmate Communication

Securus Technologies recently released over 84,000 intelligent communications devices into their inmate communication market. This phone are super high-tech phones that offer more just outbound phone calls to an inmate. Securus Technologies has been in the correctional facilities security and communication industry for over 28 years. During this time, Securus has been able to provide the industry with over 80,000 inmate telephones for basic communications via inmate phone calls. The recently launched intelligent inmate devices have already taken the market by a storm with the United States and Mexico taking the bigger share of the 84,000 units. These intelligent communications devices contain inmate tablets, video visitation kiosks, and S-Phones. Thus, devices are made with an emphasis on high-level security to offer inmates the best communication yet.

Securus Technologies says that their new devices will play a major role in the rehabilitation of inmates. The devices will also help reduce the levels of recidivism and improve the safety and security in correctional facilities. Furthermore, these devices will help inmates in job searching jobs and thus make the society a better place. These intelligent devices from Securus Technologies also offer education in both education, both high school and university level to inmates. The technology in this devices allows for better video communications between inmates and their friends and family. The new devices also offer inmate handbooks that enable inmates to pen their ideas and experiences. They also come with better law libraries and also give room for commissary ordering. To add on this, the devices promote religious activities. Most importantly, they offer entertainment services to inmates. Securus Technologies have shared their hope that levels will surpass 150,000 by the closure of 2016.

Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. This firm serves over 3,450 public safety and law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities with their security and investigative products. Over 1,200,000 inmates in North America utilize their inmate communication platforms. Their products revolve around providing communication and security solutions for this market. 

The have invested over $600 in their innovative products and services for the last three years, and this has greatly increased their cutting edge solutions in the market. This investment has offered the opportunity of presenting their market with products like the video chat software and the THREAD 3.1. The video visitation mobile application has led the way for other Securus Technologies products to penetrate the market (download from Google Play store here). There THREAD 3.1 software is playing a major role in the correctional facilities and public safety industries by helping to identify security threats.