Drones usage has become quite widespread, and they are being used in many different industries for a different purpose. They are being used in the advertising and marketing industry to take HD videos and photos from the ground up while they are being used in the delivery industry to send products to the customers quickly and easily. But, its usage has also increased to a great extent in the prison industry, and it is where its usage is putting a risk on people’s life. Even though there are laws against the use of drones in many areas, many of them go undetected and lead to serious consequences.
The drones are used by the criminals to deliver illegal materials such as drugs, contraband phones and even weapons inside the prison. Since these are illegal for prisoners to use, the prisoners find new and improved ways to have them delivered inside the prisons using their partners outside of the prison. The high walls are a no match to the drones as they can fly several feet high without any problem. The drones are modified to carry the illegal materials, and then once they cross the prison walls, the materials are dropped inside the prison areas where the prisoners can find them and use them to their advantage. Earlier efforts to stop the usage of drones have been unsuccessful as it required more workforce to be on a lookout for the drones that are impossible to find if one does not know what they are looking for.
One of the prison technology companies that have been doing their best to stop the use of these drones by the criminals is Securus Technologies. The company has introduced counter UAV systems in the market that would allow the drones from breaching the walls of the prisons and keeping illegal materials out of its premises. It has been testing the technology for more than 18 months, and the experts feel that the technology will grow in itself after it has been installed and run. Securus Technologies is already running successful trials in collaborations with many of their prison customers, and the results have been excellent so far. The company feels that the trials will allow them to identify issues if any and correct them to make the technology foolproof.
With the words of their new technology spreading, Securus Technologies have already received many orders from prisons across the country for their drone detection technology. The company is considering increasing their manufacturing capacity to be able to meet the demand. The company is also expecting the numbers to grow further once their customers start to use the drone detection technology and the authorities are able to see the results.
Communication is something we rely heavily on each day. It is the thread that weaves the world together and the platform that encourages relationships with others. For most of us, communicating with loved ones or friends is as simple as can be. For thousands of inmates across America, communication has become a luxury to cherish.
Due to the sensitivity and security of correctional institutions and facilities, traditional communication is not an option for inmates. In an effort to present inmate on inmate crime and assist in solving criminal cases, all inmate communication must be monitored and recorded. Securus Technologies, a Dallas based prison technology company specializes in providing high-quality communication and technology solutions that meet prison security standards and keep families connected. Aside from offering traditional phone service, Securus Technologies also provides video chat and inmate email and voicemail platforms.
Incarceration should be about rehabilitation. Research shows that family plays a vital role in the success of an inmate upon their release, and during their incarceration. Inmates rely heavily on the support and encouragement of loved ones to help ease the stress that comes with being incarcerated. Securus Technologies understands the importance of maintaining relationships during incarceration and is dedicated to keeping families together, one call at a time.
Technology changes life. It makes it better, easier and safer. While most of the developers and companies focus on the first two, Securus Technologies spends time pouring over data and ideas aimed at making correctional facilities safer.
Developing systems for correctional facilities is just a tip of the iceberg. Securus also creates technological innovations aimed at making the investigation, profiling and prosecution of offenders faster and more efficient.
In a recent effort to streamline operations and make all its technological solutions more appropriate, Securus send out a request for comments and suggestions from customers across the niche. The idea was to come up with information that shows what existing systems might be missing out on hence giving developers and innovators a chance to plug the gaps.
When it comes to jail security, Securus’ assessment software gives an innovative way to identifying emerging problems and handle them in advance hence improving jail security. Combining an intelligent monitoring system with the natural warden aggressive investigation not only gives the prison management an upper hand but also keeps prisoners safer by defusing potentially explosive situations before it is too late.
Another important feature that caught my attention is the comprehensive LBS software that has allowed law enforcers to capture illegal assets, laundered money and drugs faster by handling the logical analysis that would have otherwise been left to the cop.
As a developer, Securus has done a great job at using a practical approach to identify what the market needs. The released comments and responses to the reach out, though anonymous, are a great testimony to what technology can make our correctional facilities safer while helping officers lock up the criminals faster. It is a great way to draw attention to the otherwise ignored niche, a niche we all take for granted and don’t care how it works.