Securus Technology is reputed for providing detainees with communication equipment. Apart from this, the company also offers information management assistance and parolee tracking solutions to penitentiaries. Securus Technologies currently serves over 2,600 facilities and approximately one million inmates in the US.
Securus works to ensure that innovative solutions are offered to the penitentiaries and that there is flawless communication between inmates and their loved ones. Securus is located in Dallas and has regional offices in some parts of the country. In 2016, Securus reported that its investments in the last three years in patents, technologies and acquisitions all at a value of over ‘$600 million.
Securus, a company operating in the prisons technology industry was started in 1986. Its chief executive is Richard Smith, successor of Richard Falcone. The merger of T-Netix and Evercom gave rise to Securus. These two leaders in the correction market merged in 2004. In 2007, Securus acquires ‘Syscon Justice System’ a market leader in the area of ‘offender management systems’.
Securus introduced a way to detect and limit contraband cell phones in prisons. Securus’ ‘management access solutions’ was approved in over five correctional facilities. In 2016, Harris Corporation and Securus worked together on ‘cell defender’ initiatives. The company later, in 2017, released information about ‘wireless containment solution’ that had been made to deter contraband mobile phones from accessing mobile networks.
Comments on Customers about Technology
The technology by Securus has been used to fight and prevent crimes as is reported by many of the customers. The investigative capability of the technology put in place along with the ability to trace transactions have been cited as the major delivery areas for most of Securus’ customers.
A customer was glad that through the use of Securus technologies it was possible to apprehend a staff member in the penitentiary who was introducing contraband. Information gathered from the phone calls was enough to get a search warrant to unearth the contraband stash.
Another client says that it became possible, using Securus technology, to monitor calls relating to inmate use of alcohol, money transfers, drug sale and threats or attacks in the correction facilities.
Another penitentiary was glad to say that it had relied on the technologies of Securus for many reasons. Again the correction facility mentioned that through Securus technology, security had improved considerably.
The covert alert feature, which Securus has for enhancing security, was praised by one client who said they were able to apprehend the suspect they sought for a long time.
Securus’ LBS software was praised by customers. The sheriff’s department was among those full of praise as it was possible for the department to stolen assets, drug money and even drugs. This technology, along with the ‘Investigator Pro’, works well in penitentiaries across the country.