Securus Technology: Maintaining Public Safety Through the Use of Technology

Securus Technology History

Technology has advanced over the years. This has also seen the advancement of prisons technology wise, compared to where they were a few years back. It has been achieved through the formation of technological companies such as Securus Technology. Securus is a technology company whose services are based mainly on prisons and law enforcement. It was founded in 1986, and its main operation is in Dallas, Texas. The company has grown over the years, and this has seen it branded as the International brand leader in Offender Management Systems. Their key concern is public safety, therefore, they work closely with law enforcement agencies. This is achieved through the storage of information. The information is released to the law enforcers in cases of emergency.

 

Functionality

Securus is currently serving 2,600 correctional facilities in the U.S. They have also broken ranks and gone international, and are serving facilities in Canada and Mexico. The number of inmates they serve is approximated to be over 1,000,000. It has emerged as one of the leading companies, in providing telephone services to inmates. In 2016, Securus partnered with Harris Corporation on “Cell Defender” Technology. In the same year, it announced how it had invested more than $600 million in three years. The investment was centered on, acquisition, patents, and technologies.

 

Benefits of Using Securus Technologies

Securus has earned a good reputation in the market. They are the only provider that gives “unlimited” minutes. They do not offer contracts but allow monthly payment. We cannot forget the fact that it was voted as the number one inmate call provider in the U.S.

 

Customers’ Response to Using Technology for Public Safety

According to Richard A. Smith, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technology, the company comes up with new products once a week. These products are for law enforcers and help prevent crimes. Their work has not gone unnoticed as they receive emails and letters from customers in regards to their products. The positive response towards the company’s technological products is overwhelming.

 

The customers have appreciated that through call monitoring, investigative tools and many other services they offer, they are able to either prevent crimes or catch up with criminals. Their technological solutions have assisted in providing safety in correctional facilities by listening in, on inmates’ conversations. Their LBS software has assisted in recovering of millions of illegal assets, drugs, and money. This has been a great boost in fighting drug trafficking.

 

All these, are some of the positive things customers had to say about the services offered by Securus in preventing crimes and catching up with criminals. The company hopes to continue to make a positive change in the future.