Securus Technologies deploys AeroDefense drone detection at Georgia corrections facilities
DALLAS, TX — Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement, investigations, corrections and government payment services has selected AeroDefense systems’ AirWardenTM Radio-Frequency-based drone and pilot detection, location and alert system for deployment at its correctional facility customer sites.
“Contraband delivery via drones is a threat to both corrections staff and inmate safety,” said a Securus spokesperson. “In response to our customers’ needs to mitigate this threat, we conducted an exhaustive market review of available drone detection technologies and determined AeroDefense‘s RF drone and pilot detection system is the most effective, affordable solution available. Combined with our market-tested Wireless Containment Solution, we offer a thorough deterrent to the introduction of contraband cellphones into the prisons we serve.”
In addition to cellphones, many correctional facilities have experienced drone deliveries of drugs, weapons and other contraband.
“Out of numerous tests with other drone detection equipment from virtually all the big companies that have drone detection technologies, AeroDefense stands apart from others,” said a Georgia Department of Corrections spokesperson. “It’s also one of the few that has completed extensive testing with government entities and with many different drones. The system always detects and never fails. The support received is also phenomenal. The AeroDefense system has been installed since December 2017.”
With AirWarden, corrections security can be alerted to drone and pilot activity. This includes flight tracking and the pilot’s controller location.
Linda Ziemba, AeroDefense founder and CEO commented, “To ensure the AirWarden product was effective, legal and proven before entering the market, over the past two years we focused on developing drone detection technology based on Internet Security techniques. Our team is honored to have the opportunity to work with Securus to operationalize drone detection technology specifically for the unique correctional facilities environment.”
“The AirWarden system is the only system that just worked from the very first demo,” said Georgia’s spokesperson. “The low false alarm rate and location information about a drone and pilot are both extremely valuable.”
AeroDefense provides counter-UAS solutions to detect drones at correctional facilities, stadiums, critical infrastructure, and other high value targets. AeroDefense’s AirWardenTM Drone and Pilot Detection, Location and Alert System detects RF drone signals, locates both drone and pilot, and alerts appropriate personnel via text, email, or command center console. Founded on the premise that drones are computers in flight, AeroDefense leverages Internet Security techniques to enhance public safety and personal privacy from drone misuse. Based in Holmdel, NJ, AeroDefense is a privately held, woman owned company that operates within the Counter-UAV regulatory environment. To learn more about the AirWarden Drone and Pilot Detection, Location & Alert System, please visit www.AeroDefense.tech.
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit securustechnologies.com.