Securus Technologies: Keeping Everybody in Prisons Safe

Started in 1986 in Dallas, Texas, Securus Technologies specializes in prison related electronics. The company has offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Carrolton and Allen, Texas. The number of people Securus directly employees is approximately a 1000 people and the company also has contracts with over 3600 prisons and correctional facilities throughout the US and Canada. As of last year, the company invested over $600 million in technology as well as in securing patents. Securus was created when two companies Evercom and T-Netix merged to become one company in 2004. After the merger, the company went on to acquire Syscon Justice Systems.

The Technology

Securus Technologies is involved in several areas of prison related technologies, but one of the main areas is on the communication side of things. In fact, it is the largest provider of facilities related communications in the US. Securus provides communications technologies for inmates, to emergency dispatchers and personnel, for investigative agencies, and personnel working in correctional facilities to name a few. Rather than resting on their laurels, the company is constantly striving to stay abreast of the most modern techniques and technologies available. In fact, the company always has at least 150 field service technicians ready to tackle any issues that may come up.

Securus is a pioneer in technology related to controlling contraband mobile phones. This year the company announced its new plan named the Wireless Containment Solution, which takes the anti-contraband cell phone solution to a whole new level. This technology is capable of not only sniffing out contraband cell phones but also keeping them from connecting to cell phone towers. Needless to say, this is a big leap forward because even if an inmate were to get a cell phone, it will be essentially useless. This is a prime example of Securus Technologies capability in pushing the envelope with all things communication. In fact, Securus spends nearly $19 million each year on research and development. The company is not only about stopping communication by prisoners, it is the largest provider of phone systems for inmates who need to call legally. Today, Securus is the only company that can provide full spectrum capability.

 

 

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