Technology isn’t something people often think about when they hear about correctional facilities. Today’s reality tells us that technology is critical when it comes to keeping everyone on both sides of the fence safe. Securus Technologies, a Texas-based correctional facility management company, has upped the ante. They’ve found a way to curtail illegal cell phone usage in facilities. This has become a growing concern among the staff within jails and prisons. With Securus Technologies having over 30 years‘ experience in telecommunications in corrections, it only makes sense that they were motivated to find a solution to the growing problem.
Traditionally, Securus Technologies is best known for their calling plans and premium services like video visitation. They also play a vital role in the management of correctional facilities as well. Software applications and monitoring services are among the most popular services they offer to facilities. The new technology that’s been developed is known as Wireless Containment Systems. Appropriately titled, the devices work as cell towers within the confines of the facility. Instead of connecting calls with their “usual” network, they block the device from making any contact with an external source. The technology has proven itself to be rather promising in its trial phase(s). Well over a million communications attempts have been blocked thus far.
While the project has reported great success, there have been roadblocks along the way. The FCC disputed the legality of the devices, sourcing that they might interfere with another tower. Fortunately, Securus Technologies was able to prove the devices to be in compliance and has pushed forward since the challenge. Supporters of the project are hopeful that the devices might become a required technology in all facilities. Already impressed with the current monitoring services, facility staff and management are looking forward to the value added safety and security of the Wireless Containment Systems.
Among the strongest of supporters is a retired officer in the prison system by the name of Robert Johnson. His job was to confiscate items that were considered to be contraband. He confiscated a highly valued package that was associated with a prison gang. He was made the target of violence by the use of an illegal device. A former inmate was able to communicate with prisoners to carry out a shooting at Johnson’s home. Shot six times, he’s still very much alive, and fighting to get the technology implemented as quickly as possible. He currently works as a consultant and liaison between the facilities and Securus Technologies.
Despite all the great advances, Securus Technologies has still kept its customers as the primary focus. The company has made a great impression with over 95 percent of its customers reporting that they’ve been happy with the customer service they’ve received. It will be great to see the new technology working to keep everyone safe and sound inside and outside of the facilities.
White Shark Media is one of the fastest growing Digital Marketing Agencies in the United States. They have concentrated their efforts on small and mid-sized companies looking to expand their online and land based businesses through carefully designed marketing plans.
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The staff at White Shark Media Review team are experts at the ever-changing world of online advertising. They adjust the marketing methods and campaigns of their clients as needed to ensure that what they are doing will expand the customer base for the business and boost their sales as promised.
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Communication is important to White Shark Media because they prefer their customers understand what they are doing and why it is necessary. They also use the feedback they receive during this communication to make changes in their marketing methods. By working one-on-one with the agency the customer is able to have more control over their advertising without needing to feel as if they have to struggle through it alone.
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Student Stories: a place where papers are never lost, presentations are never missed, and projects are always seen-this is the newest addition to the Class Dojo family. Class Dojo has been in existence for several years creating a community through its School Stories and Classroom Stories features. This year the communication platform is launching Student Stories which offers parents a more personalized view. Previously, parents were able to learn general information about classroom work through the app, but now they can access specific information, pictures, and thoughts that their child posts.
Through Student Stories, the student can take a picture of a report, poster, project or any other assignment and upload it to his or her own story. The student can then add comments to the picture explaining their own thoughts about it. At the end of the school day the teacher can then review and approve all content before it is added to the story. All this can be done by the student by simply scanning a QR code into a shared or individual classroom device, which eliminates the need for tricky passwords and usernames. Parents will then be able to access both the whole Class Story and the individual Student Story. This kind of parent,teacher, and student connection empowers students to want to achieve and do more at school. In the article, “Class Dojo Announces the Launch of Student Stories: A New Way for Students to share Their Classwork” 2nd grader Galen said she likes Student Stories, “…because then my mom and dad see it and we can talk about it at home”. When parents are more connected it allows for more informed conversations at home about the content learned at school. It increases student pride and encourages ownership of their work. It is creating a positive culture with classrooms and schools.
Class Dojo is a 100% free communication platform that is available for download in both Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app allows for photo and video uploads, announcements, instant messages to parents, and can even translate into 35 different languages.
Founded in 2011 by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, Class Dojo has changed the way teachers connect with parents. These innovations have created a ground up change in the school community. The app is currently being used in two-thirds of U.S. schools and in more than 60 countries around the world.