Securus Technologies is a social entrepreneurship business that uses its products to fix all humanity issues here in the United States of America. Though they have been in existence since 1986, the company has seen recent success in promoting the products they have created which stop contraband cell phones within the penitentiaries.
At first, somebody may ask, “What do contraband cell phones have to do with humanitarian needs?” The answer is very simple really. The leading cause of injury and death within correctional facilities is inmate on inmate crime. One of the things that facilitates inmate on inmate crime is the use of contraband cell phones within the penitentiary. These contraband cell phones allow inmates to plan their attacks in league with their friends before they even happen.
Securus Technologies decided that they would stop inmate on inmate crime by creating a technology known as Cell Defender. Cell Defender was created precisely to locate contraband cell phones and then search the phone for any past or current text messages, past or current phone calls, and search within the voicemail. This capability of searching a phone at a distance allows wardens and security guards to detect and eliminate attacks before they occur.
One warden went on record to state that he saw violence in his facility decreased by 80% just two months after using Cell Defender. He would go on to state that the inmates are scared to use their cell phones for fear that the security guards will come and take them away.
Another product that Securus Technologies uses is Wireless Containment Solutions. Since many cell phones today do not need a plan to use Wi-Fi, and inmates were using social media to plan attacks, Securus Technologies created a product that could shut down the cell phone’s internet capabilities.