Securus Technologies: Innovations for Better Penitentiaries

Securus Technologies Inc. is the leading company that provides parolee tracking, detainee communications, and government information management solutions. Securus serves more than 1 million prisoners nationwide and around 2,600 penitentiaries in 45 states across the United States, including facilities in Mexico and Canada. Their biggest customer base, of course, is the conglomerate of correction agencies and prisons in the territory of the United States.

 

Securus is known for providing innovative, comprehensive technological solutions and fast customer care. Securus’ mission as providers of communication solutions is to improve the penitentiary environment by providing technology to law enforcement communities, thus helping the betterment of public safety.

 

Based in Dallas, Texas, with four regional offices in Allen, Texas, Carrolton, Texas as well as in Atlanta, Georgia, Securus Technologies has created quite a reputation as one of the most praised communication providers for prisons. Securus Technologies has employed more than 1,000 people and has invested around $600 million in innovative prison technologies and acquisition of patents.

 

Securus started with the merger of two leading companies in corrections market industry, namely the Evercom and T-Netix companies, in September 2004. Three years later, the group bought and added to the arsenal the international brand leader in Offender Management Systems, a company called Syscon Justice Systems.

 

Since that time, Securus have developed different technologies and systems that have aided the law enforcement community in improving public safety. One example of a system that Securus provided is the Wireless Containment Solution. This system prevented contraband mobile devices from connecting to mobile networks. In 2016, Securus began working with Harris Corporation on the “Cell Defender” technology.

 

Securus Technologies is also well-praised by inmates who have tested and approved the communication services of the group. Because of their higher standards and technology input, the quality of their communication devices is superior, and inmates have noticed the difference.

 

Based on the feedback Securus Technologies Inc. gets, thousands of the penitentiaries that they are working with are happy and trusts the company. A letter from a correction agency staff says that with the use of Securus LBS software, the sheriff’s department managed to recover narcotics, cash money and over a million of illegal assets. He commented that, without the LBS software, there was no doubt that recovering all those assets would have been complicated, if not impossible.

 

 

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