The leading prison technology company in North America has announced the completion of an 18-month drone detection program. The company has evaluated this new technology and believes they have made leaps and bounds in the ability for them to detect drones in and around corrections facilities.
The need for this technology stems from the recent trend in how criminals are introducing illegal contraband into jails and prisons around the country. They are using drones more and more to drop contraband such as weapons, drugs, and cell phones into these facilities. This drone detection technology will allow prisons to make their facilities safer and free from illegal contraband. This makes the facilities safer for both the inmates and staff.
The technology uses a similar technology as the company’s Wireless Containment Solution and Digital Antennae Structure, or DAS. An unnamed company spokesperson said of the new technology, “The technology is new and emerging and will continue to get better as trials identify strengths and weaknesses.”
Securus Technologies also made news in the industry recently when its customer service department received 3 Stevie Awards. The Stevie Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards for sales and customer service. Securus operates a call center in Atlanta, Georgia that has over 300 employees.
Securus Technologies was founded in 1986 by a former law enforcement officer who wanted to change how we enhance safety in our corrections facilities. The company has over 1,000 full-time employees in four U.S. locations, including their Carrollton, Texas headquarters. They provide many technology-based solutions for over 3,500 corrections facilities including payment processing, parolee tracking, phone and email self-service, and biometric analysis. As the dangers to law enforcement and the overall community become for complicated, Securus looks for ways technology can be used to combat those dangers. The company wholly-owns over 20 subsidiaries.