I think we all worry about crime from time to time. There is this ever-present fear that somebody is going to perpetrate crime against us and that we will be helpless. That’s why it feels good to hear that there are more and more deterrents to crime being installed into our society. Technology is one of these deterrents. With the advent of DNA evidence, people are much less likely to get away with crimes. Same goes for cameras being in everybody’s pockets. Cell phone video has helped convict many criminals recently.
That’s why I am so jazzed to hear about the latest innovation from Securus Technologies. I guess you can think of Securus Technologies as a telephone company. It is not the kind of Telephone Company that you would contracts to service your home or office. The company only deals with government run prisons and jails. This is the company that provides all prisoners with their telephone services when they want to call outside of the prison.
Since the company handles all of these phone calls, they go the extra mile and record every single phone conversation. They save all of these phone conversations and an accessible database. They then allow police officers to sift through all of this information using a proprietary software that will really blow your mind.
All the companies to do is get his hands on a recording of a criminal’s voice. Securus Technologies then feeds this voice into the software where it matches up that voice to any phone call in the database. This allows police officers to get a bunch of information out of these criminals that they can use to make arrests and ensure convictions. It is another wonderful, innovative way to deter criminals from committing crimes because they know they will be caught.