Security of the Future

With technology becoming the beast that it is there is always the issue with new forms of security in order to match individuals who seek to test the boundaries. This is the case with communications in the United States penal system. In the modern day world, everyone seems to be connected to the internet, and even inmates are allowed the ability to access the internet and use its wealth of information when they are able. Inmates have the ability to rent out tablets in some prisons, a fact that rewards good behavior but at the same time comes with its own set of issues. What if a convicted criminal want to continue to break the law while they are currently locked away? They have the ability, through access to the internet, to directly communicate with unsavory individuals and set up criminal acts even if they are not physically present. It is for this reason and others that Securus Technologies is trying to do their part to monitor and make changes to how inmates access the world wide web.

 

Securus Technologies is a well-known information technology firm that has famously targeted inmates and their family members as a niche customer base. They have released a series of different products to their customers, with one of their most popular services being a relatively inexpensive video chat interface that inmates can use to bypass security checks and physical visitation periods in order to virtually speak and see their loved ones instead. This service has allowed inmates to connect with others like never before, but, as already stated, has opened up a veritable can of worms that has proven hard to close.

 

In order to combat unauthorized calls and internet signals, Securus Technologies is in development of what they call a wireless containment system. When operational the system will act as a sort of blanket around a prison or jail and will monitor and keep track of every signal that goes through the affected area. The operator of the system will be informed of all signals through the system and will have the ability to either allow them to connect or cancel them. The device accessing the signal will then be located and identified through a unique IP address. The operator of the wireless containment system can then choose to forever block the device is need be, making contraband cell phones use extremely difficult to continue.

 

This new system promises to revolutionize the way that internal security works in the prison system. It will allow Securus Technologies to once again make their mark across the nation and has the potential to be a major game changer in the future.

Securus Technologies Keeps the Fires Burning

Securus Technologies provides communications services to correctional institutions, law enforcement, and safety organizations. Over 1.2 million inmates are served as well as 3,400 total organizations.

 

It turns out that communication between inmates and their families is very important. Studies over the past 40 years or so have pointed out that people who are incarcerated and who have a steady communication with those outside of prison do far better when they are released. If an inmate has a good relationship with family or friends on the outside they are much better able to adapt to society when they are released.

 

Securus has established enterprise communication systems such as advance pay, regular monthly pay, collect calls, and inmate pay plans. Plans can be interchangeable at any time to another plan if it is more convenient. Email is also available as is voicemail. There is also a money transfer capability that is very useful for the transfer of money to an individual inmate.

 

It is difficult for many of us to understand what a person goes through when they are incarcerated. While it is true that they have done something that they should not have done to get into the prison facility to begin with, the story does not have to stop there. It can have a positive ending when the time comes for the individual to be released from prison. Just knowing that there are people on the outside who care and want them to succeed is the solution to many questions that inmates have.

 

Securus Technologies is also very active with the establishment of communications for community law enforcement and safety organizations so a common system is available to all in case of emergencies. It is very important for these entities to be on the same page so effective reaction time and problem-solving will always be on the cutting edge.