When you think about security in the United States prison system, you likely typically think about security in the form of guards, cells that keep inmates in or other physical ways to keep our prison system secure.
Securus Technologies is a unique prison technology company that aims to keep prisons safe in today’s modern technological world. The company was founded in 1986 and currently has technology security contacts with over 2,000 correctional facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Their headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas, but they have regional offices throughout the U.S. Southeast.
Securus Technologies is a leader in inmate security technology and they are well known as being consistently on the forefront of technology in their field. They have invested over $600 million in technologies, acquisitions and patents in three years to expand their offerings to the criminal justice system. In fact, Securus Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer Rick Smith once was quoted as saying that not a week goes by that their company doesn’t invent a new technology or innovate on one they have already created.
They are best known for their Cell Defender technology. This technology makes sure that if an illegal cell phone is brought into a prison it can be sought out and found before the inmate has the chance to get on the phone and do any real damage. This technology pairs with their Wireless Containment Solution that keeps those same phones from being able to connect to any wireless network. Inmates can do a huge amount of damage if they are able to connect to WiFi as well as commit actual crimes via cell phone.
Securus Technologies is incredibly well respected by its clients. In fact, a recent article on PR Newswire recently highlighted multiple customer comments that stated how greatly they thought of Securus’s technologies and they also stated specific instances of how the technology had helped them keep the prison system safe.