Securus: Connecting Friends and Family

Securus Technologies is a company that specializes in correctional facility management. The company, having over 30 years’ experience, is growing yet again. In its most recent acquisition, GovPayNet joins the family. This company has over 20 years’ experience in payment processing for governmental agencies. As both companies serve thousands of facilities, the partnership will facilitate further growth. JPay is another company which has also been recently added to the Securus Technologies portfolio. The company also works in financial services by wiring money and funding inmate accounts. New technology is what Securus Technologies banks on to keep its position as an industry leader.

 

JPay has been working on a new technology known as wireless containment systems. These systems work to block the cellular signal on contraband devices. The devices have been brought into facilities via visitors, and even by drones. The problem has caused widespread concern as crimes have been committed because of undetected devices. An infant was murdered, and a former corrections officer was shot in his own home six times. This type of danger puts the development of the new devices as a top priority. The devices have yielded promising results thus far, although they’re still in the testing stages of development.

 

Securus Technologies has also recently earned accreditation by the Better Business Bureau. An “A+” grade shows that they’re acting in an ethically responsible manner. The company has also worked on reducing the cost of their communication services, which they’re best known for. Calling plans, video visitation, messaging, and voicemail, provide affordable options for loved ones to stay in touch. Monitoring services are also praised by both internal and external customers. These services provide added safety and security for everyone involved in the corrections process. Although Securus Technologies takes product development seriously, they manage to keep sight of their most important function; connecting friends and family.