Securus Monitoring Solutions, a Satellite Tracking of People LLC (STOP) company, one of the largest providers of active GPS-based offender monitoring devices in the United States, has brought much-needed technological advancements to radio frequency (RF) electronic monitoring solutions with the development of the new BLUhome®, the company’s stalwart home-based RF receiver.

For more than a decade, advances in RF technology have been largely ignored by the electronic monitoring industry due to the increase in demand for GPS tracking technology. Despite this, RF technology remains an integral and heavily relied upon component of electronic monitoring programs across the U.S. Knowing this, Securus Monitoring Solutions took the initiative to upgrade its RF technology to include features that leverage today’s technology. These include a fully-integrated biometric fingerprint scanner, GPS capabilities for additional location recognition, a 4G (LTE) cellular modem, and a touchscreen-enabled backlit display.

The addition of the biometric fingerprint scanner and GPS capabilities provide agencies with the ability to verify the location of both the enrollee and the BLUhome device at regularly scheduled intervals. In the event that BLUhome detects that the enrollee has moved out of RF detection range, the device emits an audible notification requiring the enrollee to prove they are present by authenticating their identity via the biometric fingerprint scanner. If the enrollee fails to verify they are indeed present, BLUhome alerts the agency.

These features, plus the addition of a built-in handset for two-way communication, make the BLUhome 4 the most feature-rich, reliable RF monitoring solution available for law enforcement and community corrections agencies. “We felt it important to offer our customers more than perfunctory RF capabilities,” said Jon Secrest, General Manager for Securus Monitoring Solutions. “These agencies rely on the solutions we provide to assist in their efforts to keep their communities safe. The new technology available in BLUhome provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have the best tools possible for their electronic monitoring programs.”

BLUhome Home-Based RF Receiver

About Securus Monitoring Solutions
Founded in 2004, Securus Monitoring Solutions, a Satellite Tracking of People LLC company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and is one of the largest providers of active GPS based offender monitoring devices and services in the United States. Securus Monitoring Solutions has over 700 customers in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and also operates in several international markets. For more information, please visit the SMS website at or

About Securus Technologies, Inc.
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest providers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,300 correctional facilities in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 900,000 inmates nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus’ sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, including four regional offices in the Dallas metro area as well as one in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit the Securus website at


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