Securus Technologies has established itself as the undisputed heavyweight of the prison communications industry. This title has been reinforced once again through the retiring actions of its competitor GTL. The latter has been in the habit, over the last few years, of making unsubstantiated and libelous claims regarding its competitor Securus. These have ranged from frivolous accusations of patent infringement to vapid criticisms of Securus’ ethics. Securus sought to finally put the rivalry to rest, and GTL in their place.
They quickly succeeded. GTL was offered the opportunity to put their video visitation to the test against that of Securus. They promptly refused and would not entertain any other product performance contest, ceding to Securus and tacitly admitting what everyone already knew: that their products are vastly inferior to those of their better-heeled competitor.
Securus provides more than just inmate phone calls
Yet those who still hold a view of Securus as being little more than a prison phone company should be made aware of the robust lineup of products now offered by the industry leader. These include such exotic technologies as the STINGRAY system, fresh of the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, which can detect, intercept and jam all cellular device activity within a given radius. This system has eliminated the scourge of contraband cellular devices from all prisons which have employed it, making them virtually invulnerable to illegal gang activity.
By cutting off gang communications at the source, Securus’ STINGRAY technology vastly reduces the risk of criminal conspiracies and their worst outcomes, such as organized attacks on staff or off premises hits. With such 21st century technologies, Securus is putting state-of-the-art tools in the hands of guards and administrators in their war against intramural criminal activity. These gizmos don’t just save money, they save lives.