Four gangsters in an El Salvador smuggled cellphones and chargers into prison to coordinate criminal activities. Roman Arevalo, the director of the prison, said they shoved the phones "far enough [into their bowals] to reach their intestines." Nice. More interesting is that Boing Boing held a comptition to see who could identify the phone from the x-ray. It's a VK530.
Implications - Boing Boing did an excellent job at taking a potentially disturbing case of criminal activity and exploiting the publicity power of the event. Companies must consider the various angles of a situation and harness any potential therein to their advantage. Various products and designs can be found in the most disturbing circumstances and should be fully explored.
Salvadorean Gangsters Hide Cellphones in Bowels
1. Cellphone Smuggling - Opportunity to develop innovative security measures to prevent cellphone smuggling in prisons.
2. Prison Communication - Potential for disruptive technologies that enable secure and monitored communication for prisoners.
3. Prison Contraband Detection - Opportunity to create advanced contraband detection systems to identify hidden items during security screenings.
1. Security - Security companies can develop advanced systems and technologies to prevent cellphone smuggling in prisons.
2. Telecommunications - Telecom companies can create secure communication solutions specifically designed for prison environments.
3. Law Enforcement - Law enforcement agencies can invest in advanced contraband detection technologies to enhance prison security.