Securus Technologies sets the standard in the industry of criminal technology. The company has spent many years establishing itself as a viable brand in the market. Securus offers services in various areas of criminal investigation, public safety and communication. Securus Technologies also assist its clients with solving complicated matters such as inmate-on-inmate crimes in correctional facilities. Correctional facilities require special tools and skills in order to be managed properly. Securus Technologies provides support from its home base in Dallas Texas. It has served public safety organizations throughout the United States.
Managing a correctional facility is extremely stressful and complicated. Securus Technologies has been assisting with this process since 1986 and continues to introduce innovative tools to the industry. The company is based in Dallas and has offices in Atlanta Georgia as well. There are over 1,000 employees working on 2600 contracts with correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Securus Technologies executives are always prepared to push the company forward. It invested more than 600 million dollars in patents and acquisitions in order to secure its position in the industry. This move provides opportunities to its employees in the future. Offender Management Systems was one of these acquisitions in 2007. Before the purchase by Securus Technologies Offender Management Systems had been the leader in the same industry.
Securus Technologies became involved in the complicated matters of cell phone security in correctional facilities due to a growing need in the market. It partnered with the Harris Corporation on Cell Defender technology. Cell Defender technology was approved by five different correctional departments by 2016. The program was made available in 2017 and will play a critical role in helping correctional facility staff prevent inmate-on-inmate crimes. The system is also designed to prevent cell phone activity in the facilities from reaching mobile networks outside of the compounds.
Securus Technologies went on to acquire JPay Incorporated. JPay Incorporated has its own clientele within the criminal technology industry. The organization specializes in email, electronic payment and communications inside of correctional facilities. The acquisition of JPay is expected to strengthen the presence of Securus Technologies within the marketplace. Securus will now be able to offer a larger selection of products and services to its clients. It will make services easier to acquire and apply to a particular operation.
Securus Technologies will allow JPay to operate as an independent organization. Doing so gives Securus Technologies a blueprint for expanding its reach within a very competitive marketplace.