There is usually a lot of traveling that takes place on the Christmas holiday, and for some people it can be difficult if that travel involves visiting a loved one in a correctional facility. But now, it’s all starting to change thanks to the development of video visitation technology. Video visitation is now offered by Securus Technologies, a big telecommunications company based in Dallas, TX. With video visitation, you don’t have to travel or take a lot of time out of your holiday to be with your loved one, you can stay in the comfort of your own home and use a webcam and internet connection to share special Christmas moments with them.
Video visitation is something that has become important for many correctional facilities and their inmates. It’s helped lessen wait times and check-in issues. It’s also proven to be a morale booster for inmates who wish to complete their time without any setbacks or conduct violations. And it can also be monitored by corrections personnel to make sure no dangerous threats or illegal activities are being conducted by inmates.
Securus Technologies has been building advanced communications systems for both inmates and corrections officers. With their phone card and billing options, inmates are able to have funds loaded on a calling card, and can also signup for voicemail services. Securus also has an instant mail delivery system that can be delivered electronically, and can save facilities costs on running mailrooms. The video visitation platform was started a few years ago and can be easily accessed at the Securus Technologies website.
To make sure inmate activities are closely monitored, Securus has setup an intricate security system complete with threat and contraband detection within its algorithms. Mail can be scanned through the Securus mail agent program. Voice calls can be monitored, and calls to cell phones can be traced through THREADS and Investigator Pro. Biometric systems within these programs even have voice recognition that can trace voices to any known criminal sources.
Securus Technologies, a company that provides communication and technology services to correctional centers in the United States, recently announced that it will be releasing a new press release to correct the information that was recently reported by Global Tel Company, its greatest competitor. The press statement was released in May, and Securus Technologies say that the information was false and misleading to the public.
Before the GTL Press release, Securus Technologies had reported that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board had validated at least twenty-five claims out of the twenty-seven. The private company was very excited to announce this news to the public. However, GTL felt that it was wrong, and went ahead to issue a different statement to the press.
Richard Smith, the current president of Securus Technologies, said that misleading information was already spread in the country and the only way to correct it was releasing a fresh report, fixing what GTL had reported. He, however, says that the reaction from Global Tel was expected. The competitor quickly mischaracterized the ruling done by Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The company was only working hard to prove to the public that Securus Technologies lacked enough technology, and the software used were inadequate.
Securus Technologies is a privately held company that is headquartered in Dallas. The company was founded by investors who wanted to ensure that inmates have access to communication and technology services. At the moment, the company is already providing its services to more than three thousand centers in Northern America. There are over one million in these centers, and they have all benefited from the services of the company. Securus Technologies has invented numerous apps in order to make the lives of the inmates easier. The latest application from the company is the video visitation app, and families can communicate with their families often using the app.
Securus Technologies is making the holidays a little bit easier with its latest video visitation technology that allows inmates to link up with their families.
On Christmas morning a small child is able to speak to his dad via video. Although nothing can duplicate a family member being there, the excitement of the child being able to speak to his incarcerated father is real.
The split screen video allows both parties to see each other. This is a good thing. Talking on the phone to someone you haven’t seen — and probably won’t see in a while — is nearly as satisfying as actually having visual contact. This is the X factor with the video visitation application.
During the holiday season, inmates tend to get lonely, and the separation they feel from their families is at an all-time high. The ability to see and hear family members can potentially reduce some of the stress and heartache that goes along with being incarcerated.
Securus is proud to keep families together during important times. The tears of joy are real. The platform is the next best thing to actually being there.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based telecommunication and security corporation that provides services to over 3,500 correctional facilities in the U.S.
The company is one of the largest providers of prison public safety, monitoring systems, correctional solutions and investigative tools. Securus is always implementing new and advanced technologies to help modernize the experience of life behind bars. The company employs high-quality professionals, who are among the best in their field.
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