Securus Technologies is a prison technology company founded in 1986. The firm is among the largest in providing parolee tracking, government information and detainee communication in the United States. The company had started as T-Netix Inc. before it was merged with Evercom Systems in 2004 to form the current Securus Technology. Throughout the years, the organization has adopted a growth plan of acquiring other companies that offer complementary products and services in its line of business. This is done with the aim of becoming the leading provider of Civil and Criminal Justice Technology Solutions.
With headquarters in Dallas Texas, Securus has opened four other regional branches in Dallas Metro and Atlanta Georgia to make quick and easy direct assistance to clients. Currently, the firm is serving more than one million inmates in two thousand six hundred correctional facilities in forty-five districts and has employed almost one thousand employees. Providing specialized solutions for corrections and law enforcement communities needs is the company’s primary objective. Responsive customer services and high-end technologies make that possible.
For Securus Technologies to remain at the top, staff with innovative mind have been employed to come up with technology that will enhance security and communication at the prison. For contraband cell phones control, the company came up with Wireless Containment Solution. It prevents contraband cell phones from connecting to mobile networks.
The different services provided by Securus include support to inmates, their relatives, and correctional officers. For family and friends, the online platform can be used to communicate with the loved ones who are in prison. Information management, ancillary solutions, and inmate self-service are also available.
For the correctional officers, Securus Technologies offers investigative solutions and monitoring solutions which include GPS and court-appointed community reporting program solutions. Public Safety Solution provided has enforcement agencies collect, consolidate, visualize, store and dispense messages in real time to enable access to critical information for emergency response dispatch, mobile law enforcement, and public safety.
Securus Technologies receives positive comments on the technologies it develops to improve safety. Some prison officials are grateful for the LBS software, saying it has helped them recover cash, illegal drugs and assets from prisoners. Securus investigative tools have also been used to investigate threats and harassment so that it can be dealt with before getting out of hand.
Monitoring of calls made possible by Securus has helped a big deal especially in obtaining evidence. In one facility, a corrupt officer was arrested after his phone conversation was monitored, giving the facility a reason to obtain a search warrant. Another inmate to inmate conversation was instrumental in solving a murder case. Correctional facilities that are using Securus Technologies services are not planning to stop. According to them, the company has helped a lot in solving and preventing crimes.