I recently learned about a pretty niche technology company called Securus Technologies. The company’s goal is to defeat crime one cell phone at a time. The company has several different technology platforms and most are aimed at making our prisons and correctional institutions safer in today’s technological world. For example, Securus has a Wireless Containment Solution that can keep cell phones from connecting to unauthorized wireless networks.
Cell phones are being smuggled into prisons the same way drugs used to be. They are becoming a real problem, as they can offer inmates contact with unauthorized people in the outside world. Securus Technologies also works with thousands of correctional facilities throughout the United States and Canada to provide phone call monitoring services.
In a recent article I read testimonials about specific instances where cell phone monitoring had prevented crime. In one instance the call monitoring technology from Securus was able to capture calls of a prison employee speaking to inmates and people outside. The goal of the calls was to smuggle in drugs and other contraband items. Thanks to the monitored call, an arrest warrant was issued and the smuggling stopped.
In another instance, call monitoring captured a phone call between two brothers. One was inside a correctional facility. He was calling his brother to urge him to provide a fake alibi for the time of the crime he was being accused of. The brother accepting the call outside the correctional institution had never been in trouble. If he had have provided a fake alibi he could have been jailed as well. Thanks to Securus’ call monitoring services, the prosecutor used the recorded call during the trial and was able to receive a conviction.
Cell phones can be incredibly dangerous when they fall into the hands of people who are supposed to have limited access to the outside world. Securus Technologies is working to control that problem.