Apart from the usual problems of inmate violence and discipline, prisons today also have to be on the lookout for drones that fly over the prisons to drop packages containing illegal materials such as tobacco, drugs, porn, rolling papers and much more. Since drone technology has become more advanced and cheaper, it has become easy for criminals to get their hands on. They are easily available in online and offline stores without having them traced back to the ones who bought them. They are also difficult to see especially during the night making them perfect for transporting packages to the inmates. The operators use the drones to make deliveries directly into the less visible areas of the prison or on the windows of the cells.
Prisons have been trying to keep the drones away from their premises using safety nets and builder higher walls. But still, the drones are too becoming advanced and identifying them is becoming more difficult using the above options. Thus, there is a need for drone detection technology that would help identify the drones’ location and also stop the drone from entering the prison premises. There are just a few companies in the prison technology company that have invested in creating a drone detection technology for prisons. And, Securus Technologies is the only company that has been able to successfully develop the drone detection technology. The company recently launched the pilot programs of the drone detection technology and is confident that the technology would continue to upgrade and improve with time to be the market leader in its niche.
The use of drones has been increasing at a rapid pace in the corrections space, and it has been a cause of concern for the correctional institutions. The correctional agencies have tried many different ways to stop the drones sent by the criminals to enter the correctional institutions but to no avail. As the drone technology has evolved rapidly in the last few years, there are many different types of drones available. It becomes easier for the criminal friends of the inmates to use these drones to supply contraband inside the prison.
The supply of contraband using the drones would stop entirely once the drone detection technology is installed in the prisons as it would immediately detect the drone as it enters the prison and the officers would take it down. The contraband would never reach the inmates using the drones once the drone detection technology is installed in the corrections space. Similarly, once the wireless containment system is established, the inmates won’t be able to use the contraband phones as they would not be able to connect to the commercial networks. These are the very efficient technologies developed by the Securus Technologies to ensure that the corrections space continue to modernize and adopt new technologies.