Securus Technologies now has a new product to offer its corrections clients in their drone detection technology. The new technology recently underwent an 18-month long test to determine its viability in the marketplace. The company announced in early March of 2018 that the testing was a huge success and they hope to offer it to customers in the near future.
While the technology is new and still could use some tweaking, Securus officials say the tests were highly successful. Drones are a big reason why illegal contraband is introduced into corrections facilities without detection. Drones can carry contraband like drugs, cell phones, and even weapons.
Securus Technologies was given three Stevie Awards at this February’s 11th Annual banquet at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Their top awards was the Gold Stevie for their Customer Service Training Department. This marks the first year the company has won a Stevie. They opened a 300-employee customer service center in Atlanta recently.
Securus wholly-owns nearly two dozen subsidiaries that provides technology-based products to around 3,500 government agencies including jails, prisons, and state and local governments. They also provide commissary account management, educational services, and phone/email services to over 1.2 million inmates in those facilities. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with 4 other offices in the United States. The company recently named long-time executive Robert “Bob” Pickens as President and CEO.