Securus Technologies is one of the leading telecommunications and security solutions providers in the United States and Canada. They cater more than 1.2 million inmates who are detained in more than 3,000 correctional facilities across North America. It is their responsibility to provide each correctional facility with the right amount of security to protect everyone inside – the inmates, and even the jail officers. Through the years, they managed to create successful products like the video calling technology and security software which allows jail officers to manage the prison effectively. Securus Technologies also introduced the wireless containment system that prevents the use of contraband cell phones inside the prison cells, and one of the most recent innovations that they introduced is the drone detection technology. Securus Technologies will again spend more than $600 million to protect these inventions from being copied illegally.
The reason behind the creation of the drone detection technology is the rising instance of contraband being delivered through the use of drones. After correctional facilities in the United States decided to upgrade their security, old ways on how to smuggle contrabands inside the prison are being busted by the jail authorities. However, the prisoners would still make ways on how they can get hold to their prized contrabands like cell phones, drugs, and deadly weapons. What they do is that they contact someone from the outside through their contraband cell phone that has not been confiscated yet, and order them to deliver contrabands through drones.
These past few years, the number of drone sightings near correctional facilities increased, along with the number of contrabands confiscated inside the prison. Jail authorities partnered with Securus Technologies to create a device that would prevent the delivery of contrabands through drones. The drone detection technology works the same way with wireless containment system, applying the same principle to deactivate devices that are seen to be a threat for the vicinity. The drone detection technology is one of the best devices that can be used to prevent the drones from reaching their target destination, as the device would mess up with their capability to be controlled.
After the implementation of the drone detection technology in all of the correctional facilities under the responsibility of Securus Technologies, the number of drone sightings decreased. Contrabands being smuggled inside the prison also decreased in number, and the jail officers have celebrated the changes being felt inside the prison. They stated that with the introduction of a drone detector, it would be difficult for the prisoners to smuggle contrabands once again. However, they are remaining vigilant because the prisoners will never get tired of thinking new ideas on how they can smuggle contrabands inside the correctional facility. They would always innovate and develop new ways that should be countered by the jail officers.