Securus Technologies Fights Prison Contraband Violations
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.