The age of the social entrepreneur is on us. No longer is business only about making a profit; it is now about bringing positive change to this hurt world that we all live in. One company that has been hailed by customers for their positive influence is Securus Technologies.
Securus Technologies is a for-profit business located in the United States of America. Founded in 1986 they have companies in Dallas, Texas, Allen, Texas, Carrollton, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. They have dedicated themselves to ending the evil of inmate-on-inmate crime, which is the leading cause of death in America’s Correctional Facility system.
As Securus Technologies began listening to customers concerns regarding rising inmate deaths within penitentiaries they discovered that contraband cell phones were one of the leading causes. Customers said that they felt less secure at a facility that had cell phones that the inmates could access. This is because contraband cell phones allow inmates plan attacks with one another in advance. If Securus Technologies could stop contraband cell phones, they would see inmate deaths dwindle within days.
The first product they created called Cell Defender. Customers reported that, with ease, they could pinpoint the location of contraband cell phones within the correctional facility.
The second product allowed customers to tap into the contraband cell phone the moment they discovered its location. This allowed customers to listen in on inmate calls, and intercept text messages.
Even though these two products went a great distance to dropping the mortality rate in correctional facilities, there was still one problem. Since phones could use wifi without a contract, inmates were using Facebook and Instagram to plot their attacks. This led Securus Technologies to invent their last product, Wireless Containment Solutions which shutdown a phone’s ability to connect to WiFi networks and thus, social media.