Securus Technologies is one of the leading providers of communications and technology services to the prison and correctional facility industry. Securus Technologies is based out of Dallas, Texas, has provided services to over a thousand different facilities, and ultimately serves hundreds of thousands of inmates and other people that utilize their services.
While Securus Technologies has provided a number of different security and technology products in the past, their recent implementation of a new video visitation platform is having a number of unexpected benefits on the communication systems and quality of life in correctional facilities across the country. The new product that has been provided by Securus Technologies is a face-to-face video visitation service that can be accessible by anyone anywhere in the world.
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In order to utilize the new program, all that a correctional facility has to do is install a small terminal somewhere in their facility. This terminal will allow for a secure video connection between the terminal and the recipient of the phone call. The recipient of the phone call, which can be a family member, attorney, friend, or any other party, can then access the same call on any table or other mobile device that allows for video chat. This has proven to be very beneficial for both prisoners and their family members as it has been a much less burdening method of communication and family members no longer have to spend hours getting to and from the prison.
Not only is it easier for a prison system easier to keep an organized record of whom someone is connecting with, but they can also spend fewer resources ensuring the safety of guests. Furthermore, less time needs to be spent organizing the complicated schedule of scheduling in-prison visits for family members and friends.