Securus Technologies has been the leader in the corrections space since 1986 when it was first established with the merger of two leading telecom firms, Evercom and T-Netix. Over the years, Securus Technologies has played a significant role in the progress that the corrections space has made, especially by introducing some of the unique and instrumental correctional technologies. The investigative technologies developed by Securus Technologies have helped in saving lives of many inmates as well as the law enforcement officers. The investigative technology aids in gathering information that not only helps in catching the culprits but also at times, assists in damage control and preventing the crime altogether. Apart from criminal justice and investigative technology, Securus Technologies also provides inmate communications and parolee tracking service.
Drones have become a large part of many professions, and it has been difficult to imagine that they would be used by criminals. But, the truth is that they are sought after by the criminals as they are easily available on the market and can be bought without any problem. Today, these drones come with multiple features including cameras that allow a person to operate them without being near the drone. It has made it easier for the criminals to tie packages to these drones and then drop them inside the prisons. Even though most of the prisons have tight security and high walls, it does not stop these drones from flying over them. They can fly high up in the sky without being detected by the naked eye. Thus, the time has come to look for other ways to stop the drones from breaching the security of these prisons. The inmates use these drones to have many illegal products delivered inside. But, if these drones start to deliver weapons and bombs inside the prison, it would become very difficult for the prison officials to contain the inmates. Thus, it is essential that new technologies are adapted that would help in their detection.
From time to time, Securus Technologies develops new technologies that would help the company to not only consolidate its position in the correctional sector but also help the corrections space to face the challenges it faces confidently. Two of the latest technologies developed by Securus Technologies are wireless containment system and drone detection technology. The company designed these technologies due to the fact that the amount of contraband supplies reaching the inmates in the prisons has reached unprecedented levels in the last few years. If drones continue to move around the prisons and drop the supplies to the prisoners without getting caught, one can be sure that the lives of inmates and the corrections officers would be in danger. Securus Technologies recently launched the pilot program of the drone detection technology, which works similarly as the wireless containment system it launched earlier.
Securus Technologies has acquired over 20 subsidiaries in the past decade, so the move they announced in early January should not come as a surprise. The company announced that they have acquired payment processor, GovPayNet, and the terms of the deal were undisclosed. The move creates momentum in the payment processing sector for Securus, who is estimated to now have the capability to process over 40 million payments on an annual basis. The move coincides with the company’s 2015 deal made to buy JPay. Mark MacKenzie is the CEO of GovPayNet and he looks forward to combining forces with JPay to provide a better quality product for their over 2,300 customers. The company was formed in 1997 and has over 20 years of experience working with a number of local governments in 35 states.
Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas and is considered to be the leading provider of inmate technology-base products in North America. They wholly-own over 20 subsidiaries that provide thousands of products to over 3,500 correctional facilities and local law enforcement agencies in the United States and Mexico. They provide biometric analysis, cellular phone blocking technology, inmate self-services, parolee tracking, and more. Founded in 1986, the company has over 1,300 employees in four locations in Texas and Georgia.
As a corrections officer working inside the most violent jail in Arizona, above all other things I have to make certain every individual inside this facility is safe. That goes for the inmates, the officers, the prison staff, and the guests. The reason that the jail has become so dangerous is because drug use has exploded in recent years, and overcrowded conditions only add to the element of danger. To maintain some degree of order in this prison, me and my officers must make use of resources designed to prevent violent episodes from every happening.
Securus Technologies is responsible for implementing new inmate call monitoring systems in thousands of jails all over this country. The company may be based in Dallas with 1,000 employees, but has a call monitoring system in over 2,600 jails all over the country. The company has a single objective, making the world a safer place for everyone to live.
The team at Securus Technologies installed our system and got us all familiar with the LBS software, the key to monitoring the inmates as they spoke on the jail phones. Instead of my team needing to designate officers to that call center, now we could all be on the ground tightening up security while the LBS software did its thing.
It wasn’t long after we got the notification the system was online that we saw immediate results. There was an alert about an inmate talking with gang members about an order to take down a rival gang member just admitted to our jail. We separated the players so nothing took place. We were alerted when one inmate tried to tell his elderly father how to get him medication at the visitor center. We were able to confiscate those drugs before the two of them could meet.