Many families and friends are separated by bars for a number of reasons. These friends and family members usually have to make a long trip to the prison or jail to see their loved one. The trip–while necessary–is not usually simple, but a company has decided to tackle this issue by introducing a tool that allows video calling, which I think is a great idea.
Securus Technologies: The Company Behind the Video-to-Video Calls
Securus Technologies has been the leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions. They have dedicated themselves to public safety, investigation, corrections, and monitoring. The company actually serves about 3,400 correctional facilities across the United States. This also means that they serve about 1,200,000 inmates in the United States.
Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. The company has always been adamant about hiring professionals who would bring something positive to the discussion. Take John Bell who is the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales. He has worked at IBM, YouTube, Verizon, AT&T, NTT Verio, and Time Warner before he made his way to Securus Technologies. Bell helped expand the industry and opened new doors for more contracts with cities.
Securus Technologies: Revolutionizing the Way Inmates are Visited
Securus Technologies just announced on crunchbase.com that there were over 65,000 downloads of their new Video Visitation Mobile App, which is compatible for Android and Apple devices. The app will allow inmates to connect with visitors via their smartphone, which I think is very convenient. I also noticed that the app had just been released a few months ago, and it has already reached over 60,000 downloads. And this number is just for android-based downloads.
The app ensures that the video-to-video visits are synced to the person’s calender just in case someone forgets. The app also allows the upload of pre-recorded videos like a birthday or special moments that an inmate might want to see. The possibilities are endless, but it seems many inmates and loved ones are grateful. See, https://vimeo.com/securustechnologies for more details.