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Securus Technologies Changing the Face of Safety in Incarceration

Securus Technologies is a prison technology company that was founded in 1986. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with four regional offices spread between Texas and Georgia. Securus Technologies is a for-profit company and serves 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States and Canada.


Securus has a system that is aimed at eliminating one of the biggest challenges in prisons, which is contraband cell phones by preventing them from connecting to mobile networks in the general public. It achieves this through its “Managed Access Solutions” program. By the start of 2016, the program had already received approval in at least five Department of Corrections facilities. In the same year, there was a partnership between Securus and Harris Corporation to develop a Cell Defender technology. In 2017, Securus Technologies rolled out the Wireless Containment Solution which has been designed to prevent mobile phones sneaked into inmates from getting connected to the mobile networks outside.


Securus Technologies has cemented its reputation for not only providing prison technology but also provides criminal justice and civil technology solutions. The products are aimed at enhancing security functions which involve investigations, public safety, and corrections & monitoring. The techniques also help to reduce the incidences of an inmate on inmate crimes. Other technology solutions offered by Securus include:


– providing emergency response

– incident management

– monitoring products and services

– biometric analysis

– public information

– information management

– communication

– inmate self-service


Securus impressively churns out a new product or service once every week on average. These products are always designed towards helping correctional facilities to solve and prevent crimes. Securus Technologies usually gets customer feedback from both correctional officers and the jail officials concerning their products which they use for crime prevention. Though the comments are hugely positive, the company takes all suggestions whenever they arise, to improve their products.