Technology is a wonderful thing. It allows for us as a people to live a more comfortable life style, a safer life style, a more productive life style. Technology, to a large degree, is what has moved mankind forward throughout history. With that being said, technology can, like anything else, be perverted into a tool that can harm and even destroy our day to day living. Securus has branded an expertise that when used can in fact aide in the impeding of ill-used technology.
To quote one article, “Cell phone accessibility has become a serious problem for prisons — in addition to the crimes that inmates are known to commit over the phone.”, alerts us that there is an almost unfettered use of cell phones in the current prison system. These phones are smuggled in either through friends, family, or fellow inmates, and used to perform tasks such as update Facebook pages, call gang members, call other inmates in different facilities , discuss court strategy with potential witnesses. All of this is done under the supervision of an overworked prison security staff who average one guard per 128 prisoners. It would seem to be an insurmountable problem that has gotten out of control. Until now.
Securus Technologies offers to all of its clients the LBS technology (Location Based Services) which allows for the monitoring of cell phone location and usage activity. The facilities gain such capabilities as discovering when a cell phone is being used inside the facility and where, as well as the location of the connected cell phone as well as its geographical area. Allows the facility to receive alerts when a call is made to an area that has become a point of interest regarding an inmate. As an example, if an inmate calls a known associates residence. In addition, the technology is not reliant upon smart phone GPS being active since most inmates turn off that capability to escape detection.
The technology is sound and is based on the close working of Securus and the local cell phone providers to monitor the end points from the moment of initialization until termination of the communication. Geographical area, time, and duration, are just some of the data being collected that can later be analyzed and used in court if necessary.
Securus Technologies has always been a leader in bleeding edge monitoring systems. The LBS monitoring adds another tool in the safe supervising of your facilities population.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based technology firm. They have been in business for three decades, and they recently release a video monitoring system. This system is used in corrections facilities to allow prisoners and their families to communicate through the use of a computer and an internet connection.
The technology industry is a highly competitive industry. Recently, a competitor of Securus Technologies put out a press release making several claims against the technology firm. Two days later, Securus Technologies put out their own press release to correct and state their position on many of the claims that were made from Global Tel Link, or GTL.
Many of the claims made by GTL had to do with patents relating to the video monitoring system. The patents say who can use the technology and for what purpose.
Other claims made by GTL have to do with who can use the video monitoring system. Corrections official and law enforcement use this technology to gather information about crimes and wrongdoings that may be going on. The results of this dispute are also in the hands of the court to decide.
Patent disputes and taking these matters to a court of law is something that does happen within the technology industry. The details of a patent can be complicated and having a court decide will settle matters once and for all. GTL took to a press release to state their side and Securus Technologies did the same to refute their claims. Only time will tell how these disputes will end up, but Securus Technologies wanted to set the record straight.
Securus Technologies has created a name for itself as a company that provides state-of-the art technology in the criminal justice and public safety department. The company offers an array of services such as monitoring and communication. Securus has always been at the forefront with technology improvements, the company recently launched its new software called Investigator Pro 4.0. The software has a voice recognition feature that can find a person’s voice. The software can search for other voice records to identify any criminal activity within the correction facility. To date, Investigator Pro 4.0 has helped uncover gang-related, potential evils and other crime related activities within the prison cells.
Investigators that have made use of the voice recognition feature have highly benefited from the tool. Most of them are wardens in jail that handle investigations within the facility. Having experienced positive results with the software, these people have sent positive comments through testimonials to Securus Technologies. Through its CEO, Richard Smith, the firm recently published a few of the many positive feedback it received from different investigators.
The latest software provided by the company is so thorough at analyzing voices that it can differentiate various human voices through a phone call. It isolates the voices and uses a searchable feature to identify other areas where the voices occur. While there are hundreds of phone calls made through the prison systems on a daily basis, the software has proved to search through the thousands of records and produce satisfactory results. Although most of the calls are innocent, a few calls have shown criminal activity taking place within the facility. These calls have been followed keenly and led to several convictions.
Securus Technologies recently announced the arrival of Investigator Pro 4.0 implemented into their system of communications. It was released by JLG Technologies and will be used to find certain voices within the facility. The software allows a voice activated system that can target certain voices within the facility as well as the party that was called. The highly intelligent system can select a voice sample from either the voice of the inmate or the party that was called. They hope to be able to track down some of the gang related activity and help to diminish it along with preventing future crimes. The voice feature allows investigators the possibility to follow the individual’s voice and can now answer many different questions that have arose in the past such as what other inmates are talking to a particular party and the details of the conversation. They can also tell if the party that was called was ever an incarcerated inmate and if the current inmate is talking to a person that was recently released from being incarcerated. The software is a huge milestone that has been developed to help eliminate and destroy potentially harmful actions that can take place as well as solve crimes.
Their main headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas, where they are known to serve more than 3450 public safety officials and more than one million incarcerated inmates. They have been in the industry to provide communications for correctional facilities and their inmates for many years, and continue to provide top of the line technology. They are proud to offer many different types of communications services to the community of facilities and many different plans to choose from.