The correctional field has been highly competitive, and many companies are trying to dominate this growing sector. One of the companies that have been consistently growing regarding revenue, size, and market reputation since it was established in the year 1986 is Securus Technologies. The company is a market leader in North America, where over 3.400 correctional facilities use its services. More than 1.2 million inmates currently rely on Securus Technologies for the inmate communications services it provides. Securus Technologies spends millions of dollars each year on market and scientific research and developing high-end and advanced correctional technology, which has helped the company outgrow its competitors and lead the competition from the front.
Securus Technologies continues to develop new high-end technologies from time to time, and one of the latest technologies that it has introduced in the correctional sphere is the wireless containment system. With the help of wireless containment system, Securus Technologies would help the correctional facilities to eliminate the use of contraband phones by the inmates, which is a problem that has cost hundreds and even thousands of lives over the years. With the help of these smuggled contraband phones, the criminals inside the prison can control many different criminal activities outside the prison and can also potentially put the lives of the many law enforcement officials serving them in danger. Recently, it was found that one of the inmates in the Evans Correctional Facility shot a video of nearly 4 minutes and posted it on the social media network from inside the prison.
Such an incident comes as a shame to the law enforcement agencies and also highlights how vulnerable the lives of the officers inside and outside of the prison are. It is where the wireless containment system by Securus Technologies can help in ensuring that such incidents can be prevented. The wireless containment system would render the contraband phones inside the prison useless, and only the authorized communication with the registered phones would be made possible. So, even if the contraband phones reach the hand of the inmates, they would not be able to make or receive calls on it. It is this kind of system that was tasted in around eight facilities that Securus Technologies serve. It was seen that within one year, the wireless containment system was able to stop over 1.7 million unauthorized and illegal communications.
Robert Johnson, a former corrections officer, who now works with Securus Technologies as a consultant says that there is no technology other than the wireless containment system that can prevent the use of contraband phones as efficiently now. The company has invested millions into its development and is committed to updating the technology as the research continues to expand its capabilities.