Securus Technology Secures Prisons in Florida.

Robert Johnson of Florida, experienced the night mare of every correctional officer: an attempt on his life. The attempt on Robert Johnson’s life was not made inside the prison while he was working; the attempt on his life was made at his own home. Johnson was shot six times but lived. Worst of all the entire situation could have prevented. The attempt on his life was arranged via cell phone by an inmate that Johnson was in charge of. Robert Johnson now works for a company that works around the clock to ensure that prisoners are not able to use cellphones.

 

8300 cell phones were taken from inmates in Florida during a year and a half period. These traditional approaches to preventing illegal cellphones from circulating between prison inmates is clearly not enough to prevent the inmates from conducting illegal activities. Johnson says the only way to prevent these types of calls is by using technology. Since Johnson’s incident, Florida has since installed such technology. The state of Florida has Securus Technology in three of its prison systems.

 

It was February of 2017 when Securus Technologies announced its newest technology to prevent calls like these from being made. Securus Technologies calls this its Wireless Containment Solution or WCS. Securus said their infrastructure prevents cellphones from with in the prison from reaching the cell phone towers necessary to complete the calls. The technology doesn’t stop there, it collects data from these attempted calls to help prison officers and law enforcement catch the inmates that are attempting to make these illegal calls.

 

Where so many other companies have failed in their attempts at preventing these types of calls, Securus Technology has succeeded. Some technology simply identify where in the prison the calls are being made, but do not prevent them. These types of companies are not doing the whole job, they are relying on correctional officers to confiscate the phones once they have been pinpointed; Securus’s Implementation essentially bricks any phone while it is inside the prison walls. Securus doesn’t take any chances, by the time a correctional officer has responded to other technologies the damage could already be done.

 

Of course people who are authorized to make calls with-in the prison can still do so. Securus has the technology to white-list certain devices and allow them to make calls through the system.

 

States that have implemented Securus Technology into their prison system should be applauded. They have created a much safer work environment for their employees and have truly shown that they care.

 

Rick Smith, An Intelligent and Hardworking Man

Rick Smith is not only CEO, but President of an inmate communication company, Securus Technology. He has held these positions since June 23, 2008. Mr. Smith has an amazing background that began in 1972. Prior to Securus, he was President of Eschelon Telecom, Inc. beginning April, 2000 until August, 2003, was CEO from August, 2003 through August, 2007 and Chief Operating Officer from March, 1999 through July, 2003, he was also Chief Financial Officer from October, 1998 through March, 2000. Before working for Echelon, he was the Vice President of Financial Management at Frontier Corporation from April, 1997 through October, 1998. He worked for them from 1972 through 1998. While employed, he held several titles in the 26 years. He was Controller, Chief Information Officer, President of Frontier Information Technology, Vice President of Midwest Telephone Operations, Director of Business Development, Plant Operations Director, and Vice President of Financial Management. He also serves as a Director of Integra Telecom.

Rick Smith holds several college degrees. It began with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at State University of New York at Buffalo. He could not stop there, so he went to State University of New York at Brockport, where he received a Masters Degree in Mathematics.. Very intelligent people usually start with an Associates, Bachelors, and Masters, but not Rick Smith. He went on to University of Rochester’s Simon School and received a Masters in Business Administration.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/3482358-richard-a-smith

Securus Technology is used by public safety firms and correctional facilities to investigate and protect situations. They deal with both civil and criminal justice technologies solutions. Securus helps prevent and solve crimes. They are located in Dallas, Texas, where they serve safety facilities, law-enforcement, and correctional facilities. They also provide telecommunication networks for inmates to communicate with family and friends. Since Rick Smith started with Securus,, their clientele has increased across Canada and the United States. Their reputation increased with the clientele in the security and telecommunications industry.

Mr. Smith called a press conference in March, 2017, to let the public know what Securus has planned for the future. They are committed to having services and products that prevent crime and save lives. Securus has plans for inmates to have devices that can reach approved individuals, which will be used in a centralized platform. By using these devices, the phone rates will be low and the prisoners can access jobs, books, and legal resources. The calls will be monitored for security reasons. Read more on Wikipedia.Org

To say the least, Mr. Smith has brought Securus to the limelight in the past nine years and in a very impressive way ,

Securus Technologies Wants To Prove To Global Tel Link Only The Strong Survive

Securus Technologies went through a recent battle with Global Tel Link. Many representatives from Global Tel Link made false accusations against Securus, and they did their best to discredit all their products. Securus responded with all of the benefits their products offer to all inmates. Securus did not say anything bad about Global Tel Link. Instead, they used this opportunity to promote their company and their products.

 

After losing an argument battle, Global Tel Link did not stop with their verbal attacks on Securus. It is evident that Securus products are more wanted than Global Tel Link products. Securus believes that’s why the verbal attacks continued. However, Securus Technologies was finally pushed to the edge. They have challenged Global Tel Link to a technology competition. Securus is so serious about this that they are willing to pay all costs associated with the competition.

 

The judges in the competition are the best individuals in the field on technology. Additionally, these judges have nothing to do with Securus Technologies or Global Tel Link. This competition will last a few weeks. All products from both companies will be put through technological fire. If there are any issues, these judges will find them.

 

Securus Technologies hopes that all the verbal attacks will stop after this competition. They also hop that Global Tel Link will start studying ways to make their products better rather than keeping their eyes on Securus’ products.

 

Securus is also putting together a nation-wide form for all inmates. This form will have questions on it regarding products from Securus Technologies and products from Global Tel Link. Inmates will be able to have their own voice regarding which products they believe are better for their communication with the outside world. Already, Securus is winning this questionnaire war, and they hope to keep it that way.