Technology Protects and Threatens

Securus Technologies, which is the technological safety company based in Austin, Texas, has been America’s top choice when it comes to providing safety technological solutions. They have been America’s top choice for the last three decades. Their products touch the realms of law enforcement, public safety, private investigations, and correctional facilities. Their products can be seen in over 1000 prisons and keep 1.2 million prisoners save every single year.


Recently however, the innovation of Securus technologies has been challenged by a brand-new problem. Many of us have seen those new drones being sold at Walmart and Best Buy. Mainly they’re used as hobby items to track birds, get better photographs, and spy on the neighbor’s kids. Unfortunately, they have also been used for much more nefarious purposes.


Many criminals have begun using drones to deliver illegal contraband to other inmates who are locked inside the prison system. This has been plaguing both state prisons and federal prisons for the last six years. This poses a great threat to other inmates inside the prison as well as the personnel that guards them and the community that surrounds the prison. These drones have been delivering cell phones, which are routinely used to continue to plot crime, drugs which help dealers inside the jail system continue their business, pornography, and weapons that are used to harm other inmates.


The engineering team at Securus Technologies has been working day and night in order to come up with a way to end this threat to the prison system. They believe they can utilize their Wireless Containment Solutions to prevent drones from gaining access to the prison system. They believe that as the drone approaches they can tap into the drone’s unique signature and turn off its power so that it cannot gain access. They hope that one day they will be able to use the Wireless Containment Solutions to override all security measures and force the drone to land. This helps them discover the items inside and track them to the culprit responsible.


Securus Technologies promises to continue working to perfect this deterrent technology. So far they have been working for 18 months calling in the greatest professionals in both the engineering and technology sectors in order to implement and install this brand-new program.


Securus Technologies has recently received the validation they needed to prove that they were the top dog in technology. In 2017, the company received three different Stevie Awards. While these awards are not as well known as the Oscars, with in the area of customer service and safety the Stevie Awards is the most prestigious award one can win. They took home gold, silver, and bronze.


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