Any company that wants to expand and grow has to develop new technologies, products, and services continually. In the correctional sphere, there are many companies, but one company that stands out regarding innovation and the development of new products and services consistently is Securus Technologies. Just a while back, Securus Technologies was credited with the development of video visitation facility, which enabled the inmates and their families to have video chat sessions. It is a highly helpful service as it allows the family to see their family member who is incarcerated without having to spend time and money to travel to the prison. It also helps the people to stay in contact more.
Securus Technologies is also the company recently developed one of the most advanced contraband interdiction technologies that are available in the market. It is what the company calls the wireless containment solutions. Securus Technologies has developed wireless containment solutions to ensure that the prisons are safer and more secure and that the inmates are not able to use the contraband phones they manage to get smuggled inside the prison. The correctional facilities have tried every means possible to stop the inflow of contraband phones, but due to the existing corruption in many of the prison facilities, the contraband packages somehow manages to get inside the prison.
The problem is that many of the contraband phones that reach inside the prison are not only for communicating with the loved ones for cheap but to use it for illegal communications and controlling a wide range of criminal activities. Securus Technologies has been trying hard for many years to do something about the extensive use of contraband phones in prison, and after years of research and over $40 million in investments, wireless containment solutions was finally developed. The company believes that the wireless containment solutions would ultimately end the menace created by contraband phones in the recent times. When one of the inmates posted a video on the internet that he took from a contraband phone inside the prison, it brought shame to the corrections space and law enforcement agencies. Securus Technologies believes that such incidents would not happen if the wireless containment solution is installed in the correctional facilities.
Securus Technologies has put together the best teams of experts and developers to develop wireless containment solutions. Robert Johnson, a man who spent 15 years as a corrections officer and was shot six times in his house due to his duty of confiscating contraband phones and items, is also on the board of a team that has developed wireless containment solution. With the blessings and approval of FCC, one can hope that hundreds and potentially thousands of correctional facilities across the country would be having the wireless containment solution installed.
Securus Technologies is an innovative company that develops state-of-the-art technology that helps in the operation of U.S. penal systems. Securus has many different operating arms, one is called Wireless Containment Solutions (‘WCS’) which is working on the issue of contraband cellphones secured by inmates. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are fully aware that many inmates use unauthorized cellphones smuggled in to perform acts that could endanger the public. Remember that cellphones need a wireless network system to work from, therefore Securus Technologies is developing the right technology to address these concerns.
It is interesting to note that inmates not only make threatening calls to the public (I was a victim), but they have also made sexual videos using a cellphone to submit to websites like Facebook. It was reported in the news that South Carolina inmates have performed these acts. The reason many inmates in the penal system can get away with this, is typical of the problem in South Carolina, which is they do not have any WCS technology installed to monitor and detect illegal use of cellphones.
Bringing this information to the forefront and who is working with Securus Technologies is Mr. Robert Johnson. Robert has worked at a South Carolina correctional institution for over 15 years. Believe it or not, one of his main jobs was to seize contraband cellphones and other products. He saw the dangerous misuse of illegal cellphones by inmates, but he could not do much about it because there were no remedies in place to counteract these dangerous aggressions. Today Robert Johnson is working as a consultant for Securus. He travels around the country to talk to government agencies like the Federal Communications Commission about illegal cellphone use by incarcerated men and women and the danger they impose to the public.
Good news, there is a starting point, which is in the Florida penal systems. The Wireless Containment System is being used in Floridas’ prisons. The WCS technology is designed to recognize cellphone numbers connected to the WCS network. If an alien numbers attempts to connect to the WCS wireless system, it is thwarted. However, Securus Technology taketh away and Securus giveth. Inmates will be supplied with registered private cellular network WCS cellphones.
The Securus Technologies Wireless Containment System is the only verified network to manage and control the dangers of contraband cellphones in U.S. correctional facilities. When the penal system installs the WCS network, the facility is remotely monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The CEO and President of Securus Technologies, Mr. Robert E. Pickens says that the dangers of contraband cellphones are real. Drugs, weapons, and hits have been ordered through smuggled cellphones into jails and prisons statewide.
Prisoners view cell phones as an excellent opportunity to get whatever they wish while behind bars. Yet, it’s impossible to determine a criminal’s motives after cell phone access. Recent events display a criminal named Jose Ariel Rivera accessing the cell phone’s camera to film himself holding a knife. Afterward, the video goes on Facebook Live. He films another Facebook video threatening an inmate. Robert Johnson, a now-former corrections officer, was shot six times in his house after blocking $50,000 worth of cell phones from entering the prison. The suspect, Sean Echols, received a call to kill him from a contraband cell phone. Echols was charged and convicted of attempted murder. Nine-month-old Kendarius Edwards was killed as revenge. The suspect received the message on a contraband cell phone.
Therefore, it’s illegal for criminals to use cell phones to access the outside world. Any phone smuggled in prison becomes contraband. Securus Technologies have fought against contraband cell phones, and now we have found a way to stop it. The program successfully prevented 1.7 million contrabands from gaining wireless reception.
Securus invented Wireless Containment Solutions, a program that detects and prevents contraband cell phones from connecting to the outside. Specifically, the program creates a third-party antenna barrier between the contraband cell phone and the wireless connection. Government numbers like 911 and non-emergency numbers along with approved phone numbers from staff will go through. Securus’ controlled wireless network and internet connection will block unauthorized calls. Even if prisons can’t eliminate contraband cell phones, at least there’s relief knowing these cell phones are worthless without reception.
Wireless Containment Solutions, or WCS, is attracting two parties to the fray. The FCC is teaming up with us to stop contraband cell phone access by reducing paperwork and requiring cell phone carriers to cooperate with correctional facilities. The man mentioned earlier, Robert Johnson, is also teaming up with us to stop cell phone access in prison. He is a consultant for Securus in his native Florida. We are proud to team up with both Johnson and the FCC to make correctional facilities and the outside world safer.
One of the award winning companies in the inmate communication sectors is Securus Technologies. The company has made rapid advancements in the last few years in the correctional technology, which has helped Securus Technologies to multiply its revenue multiple times. The clientele of Securus Technologies has been growing at a massive pace in the last few years, and currently, its services reach out to over a million prisoners and 3,400 correctional agencies.
The company has done a lot of research and development in the last few years, which has helped Securus Technologies to develop products and services that the consumers are looking for. Moreover, Securus Technologies has ensured that the prices of its products are kept low. It is essential for the company to keep the prices low as the inmates mostly have budget constraints and highly priced services can never make it far in the correctional industry, where there are many competitors ready to take your business away.
Securus Technologies started its business in the year of 1986, and since then has grown to such a level that today; it is rightly called a company that is pioneering the correctional industry single-handedly. The company recently announced that it had made an investment of over $600 million in the past few years in research and development. Few of the most popular products and services offered by Securus Technologies are phone services, video services, money transfer services, photo sharing services, voice messaging system, e-mail services, and more. Such services are crucial for inmates who are living an isolated life away from their family and friends.
The company also offers efficient investigative services, and it can be seen in the press release published by the corporation recently. In the news release, the company showcased the love and appreciation it has been getting from the law enforcement officers in the form of appreciation letters from them.
Our city had recently seen a huge surge in violent crimes, and we had a feeling it all centered around one gang in particular. The gang had expanded their efforts from attacking local rival gangs to going after their family and friends, and we needed to put a stop to this because innocent victims were forced to deal with these suspects.
When dealing with gangs, the biggest issue we have in law enforcement is that no one will talk. The members of the gang, regardless their position, will never talk bad about their fellow members. The innocent residents of the city will not speak out or even prosecute because they are terrified of retribution. This is when you have to break the stranglehold of these gangs or they will literally take over the city.
One of the things that my team is well aware of is that even though the leader might be in jail, these soldiers on the street will not do anything until word comes down from the top. The only way that can be done is when the leaders who are in jail begin to bark out orders or signal to the group their next moves. If we were going to see any type of reduction in the crimes committed by this gang, it was going to have to take place in the one location where we had a captive audience.
With a huge population of the gang in prison, I decided to head there and try to dig up information as to why the crimes were exploding. It was around this time we discovered our prison had been in contact with Securus Technologies and installed the modernized inmate call monitoring system. This would give me the chance to hear the inmates without them having to talk to me directly.
I know well of Securus Technologies, their CEO talks about how his company is dedicated towards the objective of making the world safer, and the fact his system is in 2,600 jails speaks volumes about Rick Smith and his thousand employees. To be in so many prisons means they are getting the desired result, and we were about to put the system to the ultimate test and finally get out city back under control.
Once I was comfortable with the LBS software, in just a few hours I heard chatter from the gang members talking about orders to the soldiers on the streets. Their coded terminology was no match for the call system, as we uncovered orders from top gang leaders to the lower soldiers all talking about who, where, and when those orders needed to be carried out now. This was enough to extend the stay of the leaders, put a watch on the soldiers, and take down as many of the thugs we could.
Securus Technologies is one of the top companies in the criminal and civil justice tech solution industry. The company offers advanced systems and comprehensive solutions to help in the investigation, safety, and monitoring of the various facilities to prevent crimes and find a solution to the one’s crime committed.
The CEO and Chairman of Securus Technologies, Richard A. Smith, is proud to be able to offer their services to prison and correctional facilities. They allow the officials to be able to prevent any crime and also provides evidence that helps them solve them. He added that the company receives thousands of letters and emails where the officials praise their technology and offer proves as to how it has made their lives a little easier.
This helps us to catch inmates who might be using drugs. We were able to grab a big gang inside the facility that was selling drugs to others inmates using their technology. We were monitoring their calls for a few weeks so that we can have the evidence we need to charge them with the crime. When we caught them, they tried to deny their act, but we had all the proofs we needed, and it was easy to charge them for their crimes.
It is just one of the incidents I am talking about. Apart from that, we have charged many others doing illegal activities inside the facility. I must say that Securus technologies have been a great help and I hope they keep on investing new technologies so that facilities like ours can use them to prevent any further crimes and charge criminals for their crimes.
Securus Technologies began their career with the intention of helping inmates. This began with easier ways to make calls. From there, Securus helped inmates get access to video calls and even bank cards. Securus Technologies had no idea they were being prowled on by Global Tel Link, which is a similar company that uses their products in different ways.
Securus Technologies was actually happy that another company was fighting for inmate communication. This all changed when Global Tel Link began spreading false rumors that Securus uses their business to do nothing more than make a profit. Securus is not challenging Global Tel Link to a product fight. This fight will be judged by some of the best minds in the area of inmate communication.
Securus Technologies and Global Tel Link will both show off all their products and how each company differs in their costs. Securus Technologies has recently released records indicating that they have lost money in the process of advancing products for inmate use. However, they do not care about this. They only care about changing the life of on inmate at a time, and they do this using the best technology on the market today.
This product fight is prepared to start very soon. Securus, when they win, does not want Global Tel Link to do business in any jail that contains Securus products. It’s not that Securus Technologies is afraid, but Securus feels Global Tel Link put them through much harassment. Securus was actually considering filing a formal complaint against them. However, Securus representatives want to spend their time helping inmates connect with their families in various ways. Inmates all over the U.S. are grateful for Securus Technologies.