Securus Technologies is a driving force within the criminal technology industry. The company specializes in many aspects of crime prevention including investigation, public safety and detailed communication. Its clients have relied on Securus to solve complicated matters such as inmate crimes. Day-to-day operations in detainment facilities are very tense and complicated. Securus Technologies has been able to stay on top of the needed tools to help its clientele maintain leverage. The company is based in Dallas Texas and has a long-standing relationship with law enforcement bureaus and safety organizations around the country. Securus is prepared to deliver emergency response support and provide public information, biometric analysis and information management.
Securus Technologies has a firm foundation in inmate technologies. Securus was founded in 1986 and holds offices in Atlanta Georgia as well as Texas. There are more than 1,000 employees working for the company to support the 2600 contracts that it has with correctional facilities and law enforcement bureaus throughout the United States. Securus is determined to maintain its spot as the leader in the industry by investing in the organization’s infrastructure. The company spent six hundred million dollars on patents and acquisitions in order to bring Securus up to speed with other industry leaders. Offender Management Systems was acquired by Securus Technologies in order to broaden the scope of the of company’s mission. Before the acquisition Offender Management was the leader in the criminal technology industry.
Cell phone technology is a key aspect of inmate management within correctional facilities. Securus Technologies developed a system that counters the contraband issue with cell phones. The concept was approved by 5 Department of Corrections facilities by 2016. Securus Technologies and Harris Corporation teamed up to bring Cell Defender technology to its clients. It is a wireless containment solution that will block the ability of cell phones in the facility to connect to outside networks. The feature was put to work in 2017 and is expected to be an important aspect of inmate-on-inmate investigation.
The acquisition of JPay was a critical move by Securus Technologies. JPay had carved out its own market within the criminal technology industry. The company specialized in electronic payments, email and entertainment systems for correctional facilities. It had secured contracts with organizations in up to 33 different states. Securus expects the merger to diversify its reach within an industry that is growing more and more competitive each day. JPay will operate as in an independent subsidiary of Securus Technologies and continue to develop its business model. It will be able to benefit from being affiliated with a large company such as Securus. However, Securus Technologies leaders will learn a great deal from the new business techniques that JPay will demonstrate within the partnership.