Securus Technologies is a leading provider of advanced communication services linking inmates with families and friends. The solutions provided by the company also target law enforcement and public safety. According to Wikipedia, Securus serves over 2000 correctional facilities spread across the US, Canada and Mexico. The Dallas, TX based firm was established in 1986 and employs about 1,000 people. Besides Dallas, the prison technology company also operates offices in Carrington, TX and Atlanta, Georgia. The firm also boasts being one of the largest providers of parole tracking and government information management solutions. The company CEO is Mr. Rick Smith.
The As of July 2016, the company had invested over $600 million on communication technologies, acquisitions and securing patents. One of the most popular, innovative solutions offered by Securus Technologies is a system for controlling contraband cell phones. With regards to acquisition, the firm acquired Syscon Justice Systems, a leading Offender Management System on June 2017. According to Crunchbase, the list of companies acquired by Securus Technologies between March 2012 and October 2015 includes; Guarded Exchange, Callbox, Telerus, JTL Technologies, Primonics and Archonix Systems. On the whole, the solutions provided by the company serve more than 1 million inmates in North America
Over the years, the high quality of service provided by Securus Technologies has earned the company lots of praise and rewards. On October 2016, PRNewswire published comments elicited by various users of Securus communication solutions. Some of the comments that stood out showed great appreciation to the company for consistent innovation and leadership in the correctional industry while others touted the provision of an inmate telephone system that makes it easy to operationalize information from the jails. The other commentary praised the timely completion and successful application of Telephone Voice Biometric System for monitoring and deterring rising cases of contraband in jails.