Securus Technologies is a Dallas, Texas, company that serves the needs of over 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies. The company serves the needs of more than 1.2 million inmates across North America.
Securus Technologies is dedicated to serving the public and the corrections industry by providing biometric analysis, public information, emergency response, incident management, investigation, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services. The goal of these products and services is to make communities safer. Securus Technologies utilizes the mantra of “connecting what matters” in the creation and provision of its products and services.
One of the newer technologies on the market from Securus Technologies is Video Visitation. Video Visitation permits incarcerated people the ability to have meaningful visits with friends and family members.
Video Visitation takes the place of traditional in-person visitation. In-person visitation can be a prohibitive practice for many loved ones, particularly those who do not live in close proximity to a correctional facility.
The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system is a truly cost-effective solution. In this day and age, correctional agencies around the world nearly all face serious budgetary issues. They need to find ways to save money whenever possible.
The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system costs $2.72 per visitation session. On the other hand, traditional in-person visitation costs about $100 per visit.
In addition, Securus Technologies Video Visitation enhances institutional security. The most significant portal for smuggling dangerous contraband into a prison or jail is in-person visitation. This includes drugs and mobile phone devices.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation also enhance community safety. Incarcerated offenders who maintain contact with loved ones on a consistent basis while in prison or jail have a smoother course of reentry into the real world. In addition, these individuals are far less likely to reoffend and commit new crimes.