Securus Technologies has pioneered the latest and greatest technology to combat the increasing potential for harm caused by cell phones being brought into prisons illegally. The technology is called the Wireless Containment Solution and it is a revolutionary technology being installed in prisons all throughout North America. Securus Technologies is the first to offer this full suite of technology to combat cell phone crime under one solution.
The Wireless Containment Solution is truly a multipurpose technology. First and foremost, cell phones are being brought in through dozens of channels. These can vary from something as simple as a visitor smuggling it in, to a crooked corrections officer sneaking in cell phones to prisoners. There have even been notable instances of cell phones being flown in by using drones and dropped into prison yards while inmates are outside. These types of drone droppings can happen in a matter of seconds. With limited prison security, it is often impossible to gain access to the cell phone before a drove of inmates create a riot over the cell phone. There are also instances of coordinated drone smuggling that involve things like multi-person operations to distract prison guards.
The main need for blocking cell phone access comes from cases like Robert Johnson. Mr. Johnson worked as a corrections officer at a correctional institute near his hometown. One morning, his door was beaten down early in the day as he was getting ready for the workday. He ran into the bathroom so his wife would remain unharmed in their bedroom, as he immediately knew that it was not a burglary, but a hit ordered on his life.
While working at the correctional institution, one of Robert Johnson’s main tasks was to find and confiscate contraband materials such as drugs, alcohol and cell phones. It is hard to believe that the latter of the three is causing more damage than the first two threats. The story ends with Mr. Johnson being shot six times. While amazingly he lived through the shooting, he has had to undergo nearly consistent surgeries in order just to stay alive.
All of this could have been prevented if the Wireless Containment Solution by Securus Technologies would have been in place several years ago. The technology has the ability to locate any cell phone brought into a correctional facility illegally. The Wireless Containment Solution also has the ability to block any unauthorized cell phone from being able to connect to a wireless network, make a call or even send a text message. However, it also allows approved cell phone numbers to do all three of those things. This revolutionary technology will soon be in prisons and correctional institutes all throughout North America.