My prison was lucky enough to have Securus Technologies install their inmate call monitoring system throughout the complex. This company has been installing these units in over 2,600 jails around the country, and for good reason. The CEO of the company, Richard Smith, says his team all work towards making the world safer, and that is exactly why my fellow corrections officers rely on the system so heavily.
In the past, we had to use dated techniques to try an uncover the flow of drugs in the jail. Even the smallest amount of drugs makes the entire population inside less safe. We have had instances where inmates took too much of a certain drug and wound up stabbing other inmates who were minding their own business. The threat is certainly real, and we go to great lengths to get the drugs out of the jail.
Each day, we would do cell inspections with drug-sniffing dogs in our quest to locate drugs. Our team would set up inside the visitor center to search every person who came to the jail too, in an effort to stop the flow of drugs. What we discovered was that these efforts were all in reaction, and thanks to Securus Technologies, we could now take proactive measures to stop the problem from getting worse.
As soon as my team was familiar with the LBS software, we were able to let the system do the work of several officers, allowing us to be in two places at once. The call monitoring system could identify times when inmates were detailing how family could slip drugs by the guards. We heard inmates talk about how they can hide drugs in the yard. Now we are able to take action before the drugs ever get to our facility, and help to make this location safer.
Technology innovations have made a significant difference in the way people handle daily tasks today. Technology such as the internet, WiFi, smartphones, and broadband have allowed the world to become a digital world. People can now do things on the internet and over networks that were not possible a few decades ago. One of the areas that has made tremendous strides over the past few years related to technology innovations is video.
While technology innovations have been numerous over the past two decades, one of the areas where innovations were still needed to bring performance enhancements was in the realm of video communications. Both online and with phones, video as a communication method needed to be faster, provide higher resolution, and work better with audio time measures.
Technology innovations have been made that relate to the issues involving video communications. These innovations have made video a common technology used for communication purposes over the past decade. Currently video is used for conferencing and talking to individuals on a variety of technology devices. The innovations that go unnoticed by the general public such as network cabling equipment, network methods, and network hardware have made video communication almost a truly real time event.
Securus Technologies is a technology company that provides a variety of communication products and services to correction facilities across the country. The company will be providing technology that is called video visitation technology for inmates in correction facilities this Christmas holiday season. The technology will be used to allow inmates to see and talk to their family members during Christmas.
The technology works by setting up a link between the correction facilities where the inmates are located and the homes where the families are located. When the link is established, the video visitation technology allows the inmates to talk to their family members in real time. The technology provides clear audio and great resolution through the communication link.
I believe that the video visitation technology will bring a much happier Christmas holiday for many families this Christmas. Many inmates are unhappy during the Christmas holiday because they cannot be home to see family and friends. The technology provided by Securus Technologies will help bring Christmas to numerous inmates this year.
Securus Technologies is a technology related company that offers a wide range of products and services for correction facilities and various other organizations.
Securus Technologies is a leading provider of technology to the civil and criminal justice system. With the work they are doing, they deal a lot with patents and trying to develop the latest technology. This type of work can lead to issues and disagreements with other companies. Recently, Global Tel Link put out an article stating many negative things about Securus Technologies. Securus responded a few days later in a press release with their rebuttal.
One of the main issues that GTL brought up had to do with patents. They claimed that Securus was using patents that they had no right to be using. This was rebutted by Securus who states they are using patents that are not “claimable” by anyone. These patents are available for use by anyone who wishes to use them. This was also backed up in a court of law so GTL is stating false information.
GTL also claims that Securus is very willing to sue for any reason. Securus states that this claim is also false. They state they have been in court recently but only to defend what is legally theirs to use. Others have made false claims against the patents and Securus felt it was necessary to take it to court to have it tried legally to end the issue once and for all.
Working in the business that they are in, there are a lot of players trying to have the edge. Patents are complicated and can cause issues. Securus wanted to set the record straight and state their side and felt they did so in their press release.
Visits are particularly necessary to a convict’s mental health. Inmates should be able to remain mutually joined with their families, allowing them an opportunity to be part of their kids’ small and big life moments, and watch them grow. However, in-person visits pose many threats to other inmates and prison personnel. In-person visits increase the number of smuggled goods, passed from visitors to prisoners, creating security concerns in the jail. Securus Technologies introduces a better alternative for onsite prison visits. The Securus Video Visitation positions a new video product, guaranteeing prison safety while ensuring that convicts share in their family experiences, and watch their kid grow.
Securus video visitation allows family members to set up advance online inmate visits according to authorized visiting hours. The video visitation system allows family members to comprehend a convict’s availability, allowing family members only to schedule the times when they are available. The convict is also notified of the planned visit in advance, and will be ready to the date of the appointment. The video platform presents ability for recording, monitoring, and reviewing all visits. Any determined inappropriate or obscene behavior may lead to visit termination and suspension of future visit privileges.
The video platform also enhances lower recidivism, safer visitations, full visitations, happier family, friends and inmates, and more effective correctional operations. The Securus Video Visitation mobile app provides a convenient and easy way for inmate families to video call loved ones, using tablets and Android phones. The free mobile app allows folks to also share special moments like, holidays and birthdays, giving the inmates a sense of being at home, even when they are not. The video visitation app also gives the consumers mobility to the familiar prisons and jails rigidness. Video visitation allows video inmate calls, making visitation more comfortable for everybody concerned.
The Securus Video Visitation application is available on Google Play and App Store. With its remote visitation capacity, the application also provides users the ability to sync visit aspects with programs, enabling users to receive upcoming visits notices. The video app also offers the capability to test cellular or Wi-Fi connections for finest video quality. Mobile consumers can primarily utilize their Apple or Android to help bring families, friends, and convicts together during special occasions. The video platform eliminates jail trips, creating convenience for families. The video system can also combine web cameras, computers, and additional hardware.
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