Technological solutions have an impact on all aspects of the modern world. Humans are today able to enjoy a broad array of amenities, and that has been made possible through the use of technology. Even though there are various technologies that have assisted to make the world a better place, there are some that can be used to hurt others. Take, for instance, the issue of the modern day cell phones. Cellphones have evolved to become powerful computers that provide numerous tools like telecommunications and tracking features.
A cell phone can assist you to overcome your day-to-day challenges, but you can also use it to break laws. Criminals and drug dealers rely on the use of cell phones to help them coordinate their operations across the world. But this act alone does not merit the elimination of cell phone technology. Actually, it has become almost impossible to prohibit the use of technology. So how do you go about controlling the threat posed by cellphone technologies in a prison institution?
Wireless Containment Systems
Prisons and other high-risk institutions can rely on the use of wireless containment systems in restricting the use of contraband mobile devices. On installation, the wireless containment system will be able to establish a local cellphone network within the institutions ground. For any phone to be able to access a carrier network, the phone will need to be screened before it can receive approval from the local network. The system makes it possible for the prison warden to stop unauthorized calls being made in the prisons.
Additionally, the local network will also store information on any unauthorized phone that may have been detected within the network. As such, these wireless systems may be used in controlling the threat posed by the presence of mobile devices in such institutions, especially keeping in mind that thousands of phones end up being smuggled into prisons each year. To an untrained person, it may not seem like a big issue, but to prison authorities, the communication technologies are a big headache.
A gang leader with access to a cellphone in prison can use it to murder rivals, peddle drugs, or even have a prison warden injured at his home, as was the case with Captain Robert Johnson. Deployment of wireless containment systems in prisons will help save the lives of attorneys, judges, as well as prison guards who may have crossed with some inmates. It is time the government started working with tech companies to come up with solutions that will eliminate the threat posed by cellphone technologies in our prisons.