Drones are emerging as a big problem for the prison industry. They didn’t have fewer problems; now they also have to deal with these small flying nuisances that are constantly trying to breach the prison security. Drones have been for long used to smuggle goods inside the prison such as drugs, weapons, steroids, cell phones, SIM cards and more. The drones are discreet and do not make any sound when flying over the prison and thus, can be easily missed by the correctional officers. Sometimes these drones are flown right near the windows of the cells from where the prisoners can get the illegal items from them. Since these drones are cheap and are easily available, they have become the number one choice for smuggling contraband items inside the prisons.
For so long, prison industry was not serious about the problems that the drones create for them. They thought that they could quickly locate them and stop them without any problem. But, with time these drones have become more advanced, and they have become difficult to catch. The smugglers strap small packages containing the contraband items and hook them on the drones using fishing line. Often the lights of the drones are covered with electrical tape so that they are not visible at night. These are then flown over the walls of the prisons where the inmates grab the packages using broom makeshift hooks or broom handles. For years, the prison authorities have been looking for ways to stop these drones. Visible drones have been shot down or hit with a hammer, but criminals are too finding a way around them. Thus, there is a growing need for technology that can detect any drone flying over the prison and also disable them.
Securus Technologies is an inmate communication company that has been for long investing in new technologies and systems to make prisons safe from smugglers. The company also took over a major government payment services that allowed the inmates to receive funds directly from their loved ones. The company has been the first to install drone detection technology in some prisons across the country to test them. The tests have proved to be excellent so far and are providing 100% success rates. Securus Technology had been testing the new system for the past 18 months, and more prisons have already contacted them to purchase the drone detection technology for their premises.
Recently, Securus Technologies was announced as the winner of the 2018 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. The award is given to those companies who have excelled in customer service and offer excellent training to their sales professionals. It is the third time that the company has won the award at such as a prestigious platform.