Securus Technologies is an international communications and IT company that mainly operates in the United States and Canada. It is based in Texas and for the last few years, it has been dedicating its services to correctional and holding facilities. It particularly affords inmates the opportunity to communicate with their loved ones affordably. While it does so, it also affords prison officials the peace of mind of knowing that such correspondences are done entirely within the confines of law. The company has many branches with offices in the United States and Canada where the bulk of its services are bought. To cover the activities its clients require of it to conduct, the company has employed over 2,200 employees.
Securus prevents unlawful and prohibited communication between inmates with other inmates within the same prisons or in other prisons. It uses state of the art technologies to accomplish that. The company engages in the scientific advancement communication technologies within the prisons. With innovative endeavors backed and fostered through various strategies, secures is always able to stop crime at its point of inception. At what cost does Securus manage to keep its services efficient and reliable?
The company heavily invests in patents and intellectual acquisitions. In the recent past, according to tax reports, it spent over 600 million dollars on patenting alone. It also partners with other innovative IT firms to create such cutting edge technologies. For example, it recently partnered with the Harris Corporation to create the phenomenal ‘’cell defender’’ which bars any contraband phones within prisons from connecting with mobile networks. The ‘’cell defender’’ jams network receivers for any device that is not registered to operate within a radius that covers the institutions that employ it. In fact, according to PR Newswire, Securus Technologies develops such technologies every passing week so as to stay ahead of the much tecno-advanced crime world.
Reviews by stakeholders including prison officials, inmates and families of both prison officials and inmates all confirm that Securus has been successful in curtailing the illegal communications that had once brought insecurity and suffering into correctional and holding facilities.