The Effort Securus Technologies Puts in to Secure You.

Securus Technologies is an international communications and IT company that mainly operates in the United States and Canada. It is based in Texas and for the last few years, it has been dedicating its services to correctional and holding facilities. It particularly affords inmates the opportunity to communicate with their loved ones affordably. While it does so, it also affords prison officials the peace of mind of knowing that such correspondences are done entirely within the confines of law. The company has many branches with offices in the United States and Canada where the bulk of its services are bought. To cover the activities its clients require of it to conduct, the company has employed over 2,200 employees.

Securus prevents unlawful and prohibited communication between inmates with other inmates within the same prisons or in other prisons. It uses state of the art technologies to accomplish that. The company engages in the scientific advancement communication technologies within the prisons. With innovative endeavors backed and fostered through various strategies, secures is always able to stop crime at its point of inception. At what cost does Securus manage to keep its services efficient and reliable?

The company heavily invests in patents and intellectual acquisitions. In the recent past, according to tax reports, it spent over 600 million dollars on patenting alone. It also partners with other innovative IT firms to create such cutting edge technologies. For example, it recently partnered with the Harris Corporation to create the phenomenal ‘’cell defender’’ which bars any contraband phones within prisons from connecting with mobile networks. The ‘’cell defender’’ jams network receivers for any device that is not registered to operate within a radius that covers the institutions that employ it. In fact, according to PR Newswire, Securus Technologies develops such technologies every passing week so as to stay ahead of the much tecno-advanced crime world.

Reviews by stakeholders including prison officials, inmates and families of both prison officials and inmates all confirm that Securus has been successful in curtailing the illegal communications that had once brought insecurity and suffering into correctional and holding facilities.

 

Using Securus Technologies in the Fight to Stop Drug Use in Prison

Any time an inmate can get their hands on drugs in jail, me and my fellow corrections officers lives are in serious jeopardy. These inmates are more powerful when under the influence, putting me, my officers, visitors, and all inmates in harm’s way. This year we were told Securus Technologies was updating our inmate call monitoring system, little did we realize at the time this was going to become one of the biggest resources we could use to keep drugs from getting into our prison.

 

Once the new system was up and running, we got hits that first week pertaining to drugs in the jail. Things were about to change thanks to the team at Securus Technologies, and my team was getting trained on their LBS software while the installation took place. Securus Technologies phone systems are installed in over 2,500 prisons around the country, and CEO Richard Smith says his team are all focused on achieving one objective, making the world a safer place for all of us.

 

There were calls alerting us to inmates who were meeting up with specific visitors who had drugs. We caught those visitors in the parking lot before they could get in the jail. We learned about how inmates were hiding the drugs in their cells, and dispatched a team to quickly recover the contraband and punish the inmates. Our intelligence even picked up on chatter from one inmate who was talking about selling prescription drugs in the yard to rival gangs.

 

It didn’t take long for my team to start putting a huge dent in the flow of drugs into our prison. Now that we have what equates to a whole team of officers listening to the calls the inmates are making, we can tighten up any loose ends elsewhere in the jail that were trouble in the past.