When I first got my start as a corrections officer in our local jail, there was little in the way of technology being used to keep our facility safe. We had to do everything by hand, and that meant sitting in a room and carefully screening telephone calls every time any inmate was using the house phones. The biggest issue today as the jails get overcrowded is that we need our officers on the floor, not cooped up in a small call center listening to the calls.
Securus Technologies is changing the way that officers are able to deal with inmates and their illegal activities. These inmates have a lot of time to look for weaknesses in the jail, and if they find a way to get drugs or weapons into the facility, they will exploit that chance. When you introduce drugs into a jail, not only are the other inmates in grave danger, but so is staff, guests, and officers. The inmate call monitor that was created by Securus Technologies allows officers the chance to get information about these crimes even before they occur.
When an inmate is on the phone with his family and telling them to bring medication to the jail on their next visit, the LBS software alerts my team and we get that contraband before it even gets inside our facility. When inmates are discussing gang business, we can separate inmates before fights or confrontations take place. When weapons are being discussed, we have the chance to locate and remove the weapon being it is used to hurt anyone.
Each time we get the alert, officers are now taking a more proactive approach to solving the increasing issue we had with violence. Having this system in over two thousand jails means it certainly is doing some good.
One industry that many companies do not think about is the prison industry. With more people in prison than ever before, this is a great opportunity for companies to positively impact the world. Securus Technologies provides a lot of products and services to help inmates in prison with communication technology.
Studies show that inmates who are allowed to communicate with the outside world behave much better during their stay. A lot of states are starting to increase the level of freedom that inmates have in order to save money on security costs.
Securus Technologies was started several years ago as a technology company. Over the years, Securus Technologies developed a niche market working directly with prisons across the country. The leaders of the company were surprised at how little competition there was for prison contracts.
As the company grew, the number of products and services grew as well. The leaders of Securus Technologies are excited about the growth plans for the future.
When many people think of giving back to the local community, they rarely think of people who are in prison. However, this is a huge population that needs help. Many people in prison want to get their life back on track. Securus Technologies provides a lot of great products to help inmates get through their stay.
In the coming years, Securus Technologies wants to continue developing new products to help customers.
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.
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.
Securus Technologies is a company that has been serving the law enforcement agencies and correctional space for long. The company is built on innovation and serving its customers with trust, which is why, the company, is today the market leader in the correctional sphere.
Securus Technologies offer a variety of services to the correctional space for inmate communications, which includes phone services, video services, video visitation, email services, voicemail services, and more. These services help the prisoners to remain in contact with their loved ones and are one of the essential services that also contribute to keeping the crime rate low in the correctional spaces.
Securus Technologies is very transparent in its operation and wants to let their customers and investors know about how they operate their infrastructure development and the advances they have made in the technology front. It is for this reason; the company recently announced an open invitation for the potential and existing customers and invitation to their technology center based in Dallas, Texas.
Their technology center is one of the most advanced on the planet, and the fact that Securus Technologies already has over 600 patents to its name, only goes on to add credit to that fact. In the press release announcement, they also released a series of comments from the letters the company received from the jail and law enforcement officials. In the comments, the jail and law enforcement officials have praised the company for their services and have listed how the company’s services are helping them keep the crime rate low.
As a jail official myself, I have put to use the services offered by Securus Technology to maintain the inmate on inmate crime low and get the information available in real-time to catch the offenders. Also, it has drastically with crime prevention and keeping the mischievous detainees and offenders in check. Securus Technology has products and services that keep the communities and correctional space safer, and also ensures that the inmates can stay in touch with their loved ones.