Securus joins fight against contraband cell phones head on

Securus Technologies, one of the nation’s leading providers of inmate communication services, has long been an industry leader in the fight against security threats within prisons.

 

Over the last decade, Securus has deployed a wide array of cutting-edge technologies to help administrators and staff combat the ongoing scourge of criminal activity within the nation’s prisons..

 

One of the ways in which Securus is taking this fight to the next level is through its highly innovative cell phone detection system. This technology was first developed and proven on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, where it was used to intercept enemy communications and keep U.S. troops safe. Known as Stingray, the system uses triangulation methods to locate all cellular devices within a certain radius. It can also intercept and interdict all communications to and from cellular towers within its operational radius. This allows users not only to monitor all cellular traffic and conversations, but also to shut down traffic at the user’s discretion and even spoof conversations, where the Stingray user pretends to be the party attempting to be reached by the collar.

 

This is a crucial technology in the fight against contraband cellular devices in the nation’s prisons. Such devices pose a huge threat to the Safety and Security of the nation’s prisons because they are often times used by gangs in furtherance of the commission of crimes. Cellular phones, illicitly introduced into prisons, have been used in thousands of crimes throughout the United States, including intimidation of witnesses and even murder.

 

Through the large-scale deployment of such technologies, Securus is taking U.S. prisons into the 21st century. These systems allow for modern prison administrators and staff to effectively combat the worst security threats faced by those who are charged with keeping America and its prisoners safe.

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