Companies are not just about making money anymore. Sure there was a day and age when that was true, but no longer. Companies are now looking for ways to use their products to affect positive change in our world. Companies who want to send this world in the right direction often buy into the philosophy of social entrepreneurship. One company that believes this world-changing philosophy is Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies is a United States company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. In addition to this, they have a regional office in Carrollton, Texas, and another regional office on the eastern coast in Atlanta, Georgia.
The goal of Securus Technologies is to make criminal institutions safer for both the inmates as well as the guards who protect them. Through the use of their products, correctional facilities have seen a decrease in inmate on inmate assaults (which is the leading cause of death among inmates in prison) and an increase in guard security. Securus takes the safety of everybody in the correctional facility seriously, and everyone should hold this company in high regard for that.
Securus Technologies can accomplish this great good because they have created a system that can hack and control contraband cell phones located inside the facility. These cell phones are often used to coordinate with other inmates on who they plan on attacking.
In addition to this, Securus Technologies partnered with the Harris Corporation to create “Cell Defender” technologies which tap into already established radio signals to pinpoint the location of contraband cell phones. Besides Cell Defender, Securus Technologies also launched an initiative known as Wireless Containment Solutions. This initiative allows Securus to prevent inmates phones from connecting to Wi-Fi. This is crucial. If phones can connect to the internet, they won’t need minutes to use Facebook messenger.