Securus Technologies has been trying to bring innovation in the corrections space from the very beginning and is known for its unique set of products and services. The fact that the company invests millions into research and development showcases the commitment of the Securus Technologies to modernize the otherwise technologically dormant corrections space. Recently, the company’s press release announced that Securus Technologies has invested $600 million in research and development as well as to acquire patents for its technological developments. As of now, Securus Technologies already holds around seventy patents and plans to acquire much more in the time to come to consolidate its position as the industry leader.
Securus Technologies has recently come to the highlight again as it announced the development of the wireless containment system. It is a system that would help in keeping the contraband phones away from the correctional facilities. With the help of the wireless containment system, the contraband phones would get connected to a secured network without the inmates knowing about it. Thus, the law enforcement agencies and the correctional facilities would know about every illegal call being made out of the prison, and the calls coming to the jail from outside. It helps in tracking the contacts of the prisoners outside the prisoners, and ensure that they are not able to make illegal communication possible.
The CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, announced in a press brief that the company has invested $40 million in developing wireless containment system, and would continue to invest in updating the system. The use of contraband phones in the correctional facility can be dangerous to the community as well as the law enforcement officers. Many officers have lost their lives due to an assault that may not have happened if the contraband phones weren’t there. Securus Technologies has been able to develop this unique wireless containment system with the help of experts, one of which is Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson is one of the consultants at Securus Technologies who contributed to building the wireless containment system.
Robert Johnson helped confiscate hundreds and thousands of contraband phones while working as the corrections officers. He shared his knowledge and experience with the developers at Securus Technologies to make wireless containment system as iron-clad as possible. Robert Johnson believes that with the help of this contraband interdiction technology, it would be much easier to keep control of illegal communications happening in the correctional facilities. In a period from July 2016 to July 2017, the wireless containment system by Securus Technologies has already managed to stop and filter about 1.7 million illegal communications. The company plans to upgrade the technology with time to ensure that it is able to keep up with time and stay efficient.