Securus Technologies is a communications company that was established in 1986. Securus works with correctional institutions to provide means of communications between inmates and family members through a proprietary telephone system. Securus currently serves 1.2 million inmates in over 3,400 correctional institutions all over North America.
When an incarcerated individual can speak freely with family it helps the individual to have hope. It also serves as a reason for the individual to realize that whatever he or she is to have to go to prison affects more than himself or herself. It is good for the inmate and good for the family.
There are various ways the phone system can be set up from the family paying the charges, collect calls, monthly billing and inmate payment.
The other side of the coin is that whenever a freely usable and open system of communication is provided to incarcerated individuals there is the possibility of criminal behavior due to the freedom that such a system provides.
Securus has instituted a monitoring and a voice recognition system that can identify the caller and the recipient of the call which goes a long way towards deterring criminal intent. The inmates are informed about the system and that in itself has positive consequences.
By monitoring calls Securus is able to prevent the proliferation into the prisons of drugs, alcohol, weapons, illicit sex, and plans for outside crimes that can possibly originate in the institution.
Not all of the inmates are involved in such criminal activities, but it only takes a few to be involved to cause disruption. The monitoring system and voice recognition ability help to protect other inmates, prison personnel, families and the public at large. Just the knowledge of such a system cause most inmates to stay on the straight and narrow because they are aware of the system.
I work in an exceptionally perilous correctional facility, and every day we must get ready, or we risk being harmed by the prisoners. At the point when the prisoners outnumber the officers by 5:1 at any time whether day or night, it may be particularly risky to get data on unlawful exercises in their cells. Before long as we make out of the cell, the detainees are alarmed by each other to conceal the proof. However, with now applying Securus Technologies services, we have now found a tangible solution.
Before, trying to combat such issues in our prison, we worked extra hard to terminate the stream of that stash at the gag point. When we put our officials at the guests center, it is to discover, evacuate, and stop the passageway of weapons, drugs or cellphones from getting under the control of the detainees. These things put every one of us in danger of savagery, and it is a day by day battle to remain in front of the stream of contraband.
Most prisoners will disclose to you how they access such illicit things more effortlessly in prison than if they were out in the city. This is an immense issue we endeavor to battle with any assets accessible. At the point when Securus Technologies gave information to us that the organization could assist in tackling the issue through installing of inmate communication system, our entire team rejoiced.
The thought here was that the Securus Technologies framework would act as the ears of our institution day and night, cautioning officers to jabber the involved unlawful exercises. Not long after I was trained concerning the LBS software, I started to hear prattle about prisoners smoking in their cells, taking medications, and utilizing cellphones. Every moment the Securus system identified any chatter related to these activities; we quickly sent a group to the cell for an unexpected investigation to assemble the stash before the detainees comprehended what happened.
In the technology industry, there are many different technology companies. While there are many technology companies, most of the technology companies compete in the same or similar markets for customers and sales. This situation provides the opportunity for companies to generate a high level of competition regarding technology innovations and marketing.
While most companies can keep the competition in check, there are some companies that do not have good feelings towards the other. The companies for various reasons do not get along and the competition brings out a variety of issues between the companies. Two companies that have had various issues over the past few years are Securus Technologies and GTL. The two companies compete in the same technology market for customers and market share.
Securus Technologies has always felt that as a company, GTL does not provide the level of products or services that are provided by Securus Technologies. In a recent press release, Securus Technologies made a challenge to GTL regarding the products and services offered by the companies. Securus Technologies challenged GTL to a technology showdown that would have an independent judge determine which company had the best technology products and services.
Securus Technologies listed numerous reasons why the company feels that its products and services are better than GTL’s products and services. Securus Technologies feels that a technology showdown will show everyone that Securus Technologies is the better company.
However, GTL is yet to accept the challenge made by Securus Technologies. I think that GTL is aware of the challenge that was made by Securus Technologies but is concerned of the results that could occur if GTL accepts the challenge.
One of the leading companies in the safety arena, Securus Technologies provides various technology related products and services to public safety, law enforcement, correction agencies and inmates.