Securus Technologies is an American company that has majored in offering top-notch technology products to the prisons industry. The main offices of the for-profit business are in Dallas, Texas, and it currently manages branches in Carrollton, Allen, and Atlanta. Securus was founded in 1986, and it has currently offered employment to more than 1000 people. The company currently has contracts with more than 3450 correction and law enforcement agencies that are based in the United States and Canada. It has an aim of connecting what matter and over 1.2 million prisoners use its services. The technologies that Securus has currently developed are used for public safety, monitoring, communication, corrections, and investigation.
The enterprise has been growing over the years, and it is now a leader in the inmate communication industry. It created a merger with leading business in the sector in September 2004, and they are Evercom and T-Netix. In June 2007, Securus bought Syscon Justice System, which is an enterprise that was internationally recognized for offering offender management systems. The firm was the first in the industry to develop an excellent system that is currently being used in controlling contraband cell phones. It had successfully installed the Securus’ Managed Access Solutions in over five facilities of the Department of Corrections by 2016. In July 2016, Securus Technologies joined efforts with Harris Corporation in the establishment of the Cell Defender technology. It advanced the control of contraband cell phones in 2017, by launching the Wireless Containment Solution, which prevents unauthorized phones from connecting to the public mobile network.
In July 2016, the CEO of Securus Technologies announced that the total investments of the company in patents, patents, and acquisition had exceeded $600 million in the past three years. The firm has made substantial investments in fields such as wireless tracking, video visitation, data analytics, mobile device monitoring, jail management systems, wireless contraband elimination, improved inmate communications, and outsourced investigation services. Securus has spent an extra $100 million over the past five years in bettering its secure calling platform. The company currently processes about 400 million calls per annum.
The Securus’ CEO believes that the firm has made the $700 million investment to ensure that it is the leading provider of technology to government correctional facilities across the United States and Canada. The platforms that the firm offers are cost-effective, secure, and highly efficient. They ensure that the inmates can stay connected with their family and friends in a convenient manner. The company understands that incarceration is very stressful, and it tries to make life easier for the inmates by offering educative, religion, entertaining, communication, and recreational products. All the clients that use the products have been satisfied, and they have even sent the company emails and letters appreciating its excellence.