Technology has been growing at a great speed. It is being used for research and many different things that are helping the society evolve. While it is being used for multiple purposes, many people are finding ways to harm other people using technology. One of the gifts of technology is drones that have become more improved and advanced with each passing day. They are used in films, for photography, as a toy and many purposes. They are recently being used by criminals to deliver illegal goods inside the prison.
Drones have a carrying capacity of 20 pounds, and most of the advanced ones have a remote capability of several kilometers. It means that its users can deliver the illegal materials inside the prison without even being close to it. It has led to many dropping of illegal materials inside the prisons, but even after a thorough search around the perimeter, the operator was not found. Some of the most common materials being transferred inside the prison are cigarettes, drugs, blades and cell phones. The prison authorities are worried that with the advancing drone technology, it would not be difficult before the criminals start to deliver guns and ammunition inside the prison that can result in fatal incidents.
Even with extensive security in place in prisons, it has become difficult for the prison officials to restrict the delivery by drones. Thus, it is up to the technology companies like Securus Technologies to find ways to combat their use. There is a growing need for finding a system that would help detect the drones over the prisons rather than just attacking the drones directly that has been less fruitful in the past months. Securus Technology is testing a drone detecting technology that will help identify the signal between the controller and the drone and help find the exact location of the drone trying to enter the prison premises. For years, the prisons have overlooked the potential dangers of drones, but with the occurrence of drone droppings become more in numbers, the prisons have to take a proactive approach to stop its usage completely.
Apart from strengthening the laws against the use of drones in high-security areas, there is a growing need of using technology to help prevent the use of drones for illegal droppings that can result in reduced escape attempts and also reduce the power that the criminals have inside the prisons. Securus Technologies aims to help the prison officials to prevent the entering of these drones inside the prison that can be quite dangerous. The drone detection technology by the company is a simple but effective system that does not need any extensive training on the part of the correctional officers.