Robert Johnson would never have guessed he would be dealing with a life and death situation overnight while at work. Nearly eight years ago, he intercepted contraband trying to find its way into a prison facility where he was working as a corrections officer. The owners of the contraband were not pleased with his actions and ordered a hit on his person. One week later at around 5:30 in the morning, he heard his house door kicked in and immediately realized his life was in danger. To minimize the number of casualties in the attack, he directed the intruder towards the house corridor, away from his sleeping wife. As fate would have it, he was shot six times in the stomach and chest. His doctors did not expect him to pull through the ordeal but he miraculously survived. Following recovery, he has since then made it his life mission to ensure inmates do not have access to cell phones.
Having heard of other cases where hits on people and their families were also ordered by convicts within the prison system, he is working harder to ensure prison communication systems are monitored. In a recent case, a six-month old boy’s life was terminated in his mother’s arms after his uncle angered inmates in one of the country’s prison facilities. As can be expected, the order for the killing was made using an illegal cell phone in the prison facility. Together with Securus Technologies where he works as a paid consultant, Johnson is working on ensuring that such incidents to not occur in future.
Wiireless Containment System
Securus Technologies owns a Wireless Containment System geared at ensuring inmates do not get access to illegal cell phone connections from prison facilities. The system works as a phone network that detects all calls made to and from prison facilities. Once a call is detected, the system decides what to do with it. If the call is from an authorized number or if it is trying to reach 911, it is allowed to connect. However, if the call is from an unauthorized number, the call is dropped and not allowed to connect. This in effect contributes to increased public safety since the number of dangerous schemes cooked by inmates for people on the outside are reduced.
Updates to the System
In August 2017, an article in PRNewswire reported that Securus Technologies was undertaking updates and developments on its Wireless Containment System. These undertakings were put in place to ensure the system is a better solution for ensuring illegal phone calls to and from prison facilities are stopped. The updated system works by ensuring illegal networks are prevented from intercepting prison networks, reducing the number of illegal calls made to or from prison the outside world by prisoners. The system has been important in upholding public safety and helping prison facilities control contraband within their walls.
Securus Technologies is a privately-owned company in the United States. Its genesis was stimulated by the urge of preventing crime and offering solutions to situations in the Jails. Securus has a wide array of benefits that have been enjoyed by the various customers who have subscribed to it. Securus offers an opportunity to the family fraternities of the inmates through phone services and video visits. The operation is characterized by strict adherence to the traditional way of making calls as every communication is monitored. This gives room for the prison staff to flag some information for future investigation purposes. There is a strong dependence on the grouping of fraternities that have engaged themselves in the criminal justice system.
The facility offers a user-friendly interface to a tune of 1.2 million inmates across the United States of America. Securus liaises with the state and government in discharging duties of correcting delinquents in the surrounding. Securus establishes and maintains phone systems to the state and government at minimal or no cost. Securus gives back the profits and the offers enormous commissions to its clients.The platform is secure since every activity that is undertaken is taken is recorded for purposes of convenience especially to the Criminal Justice Department.
The database available in the system is securely stored for future retrieval and use and it is made accessible specifically to authorized personnel. Securus provides relevant material for the investigation to the authorities and hence aid curbing criminal activities. The facilities help the prison staff detect and arrest any case of misconduct and harassment in the system. The services have helped nab criminal elements engaging in money laundering and drug trafficking within the correction facilities. It has been vital in conducting emergency responses.
Security is a word that is used often in organizations but the word does not mean the same thing to everyone. Security in terms defined by the people who have to establish and maintain security is an ongoing operation that is never complete. One minute leads to the next minute until eventually one day goes into the next day. Every moment is a moment where security must be maintained.
For people not involved in security, the word does not carry the same weight that it does for security professionals. People not involved in security define security by what happens. If there is a security problem, then security is a concern. If there is no problem, then security is not thought about or mentioned. However, regarding security, the best situation is when there are no security problems. As a result, security must constantly be discussed and actively in operations to prevent security problems.
In recent times, one of the biggest changes in society that has helped to improve security in many organizations is technology. The use of technology has allowed security to become a part of daily operations in the same manner as all other operations. Technology companies keep the use of technology related to security in the forefront of security professionals at organizations.
Securus Technologies is a technology company that works closely with many organizations in the corrections market and several other markets to help ensure that the organizations are well protected. Securus Technologies provides a variety of security technology products and services that enhance security operations at many organizations.
Recently Securus Technologies sent out a press release that contained the comments of many satisfied users of Securus Technologies. The comments gave various examples of how the use of the security technology provided by Securus Technologies has helped to prevent security related problems.
Securus Technologies is one of the leading suppliers of technology related products and services to markets such as corrections and investigations.
Securus Technologies has continuously displayed its commitment to excellence by investing in people, products, features and services. The company announced that eleven of its field service specialists were issued with internationally recognized certification in September 2016. The professionals received the prestigious BICSI installer 1 certification. Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) is a renowned association that seeks to support the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.
Danny de Hoyos, said that the certification by BICSI is the best match for the company’s training needs, advancing technology and complex requirements. He is the senior vice president in charge of operations at Securus Technologies. I believe that the support that they received from BICSI will help in boosting their performance levels. Danny added that the certified professionals would have an average tenure period of 15 years with Securus. The certification adds another layer of expertise in the company owing to its value. Get the latest news on Linkedin about Securus.
Information and Communication Technology covers a wide range of aspects, namely data, voice, electronic safety and security, audio and video technologies and project management. It is my view that the staff of BICSI and credential holders engages in designing, installing, managing and maintaining targeted ICT projects. These ICT projects are spaces, optical fiber, pathways, wireless-based systems, distribution systems and infrastructure. The association serves over 23,000 specialists through conferences, training, credentials and publications in approximately 100 countries. This information was originally reported on PRNewswire.
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a leading provider of criminal justice and civil technology solutions to correctional facilities. The American for-profit technology company was established in 1986 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Securus Technologies serves over 3,450 correctional facilities as well as more than 1,200,000 inmates across North America. The company’s talented team of experts is focused on delivering quality services through responding to emergencies, disseminating public information as well as enabling inmate self-service, communication, and biometric analysis. In July 2016, Securus announced that it had made an investment of over $600 million in technology. This information was originally published on Wikipedia.