Securus Technologies is a high end and well-known information technology firm based in Dallas, Texas. The company was originally created in order to offer communications support to security personnel but quickly expanded to meet the needs of prison inmates and their families. Having prisoners as your main customer base offers a number of challenges, one of which is being able to collect monthly subscription fees from clients. Many families who rely on Securus do not have functional bank accounts or credit cards, with usual life hardships to blame. In order to further support their clients and give them the ability to pay more frequently, Securus Technologies has decided to spend some additional money and purchase online financial sensation GovPayNet.
GovPayNet has been around for a decent period of time and has supported such online storefronts as eBay and Amazon, to name a few. Their usefulness lies in the fact that they offer multiple forms of payment for their customers. This means that instead of simply offering a credit card as a payment method a customer can decide to use a credit card, or a prepaid credit card, checking account, PayPal, or other similar methods. This is great news for Securus customers and will certainly alter the way that the company does business in the future.
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If you’ve had difficulty in communicating with someone who may be in jail, then it may be recommended for you to see what Securus Technologies can offer you. It is a great tool that allows people to stay in touch even if one of the parties of the conversation is currently incarcerated in a correctional facility.
Securus Technologies has designed a program that allows individuals to talk with one another in a face-to-face situation over the utilization of computer devices in a video conferencing method. Although other programs exist to conduct such forms of communication, it is important to know that this program is one of its kind. It allows people to participate in video conferencing forms of communications even when one of the parties of the communications that is occurring is in jail. It eliminates the needs of scheduling sessions of visitation in which the visitors are required to schedule appointments in which they are required to travel to the facilities. Such scheduling options have often been known to be difficult and lengthy as jails are often so busy that scheduling conflicts occur. Securus Technologies eliminates the needs of scheduling for physical instances of visitation as the visitor can comfortable chat with the inmate through the means of video chatting with the program.
Securus Technologies has also had a great part in uncovering certain instances of crimes that have occurred in the jails, thus, making it a great option for law enforcement agencies to uncover the crimes that often go unnoticed. When the communications occurs between the inmate and their visitor(s), law enforcement officials has access to the video conferencing session and can utilize any pertinent data that may be discussed within them as evidence that may be reason enough to begin an investigation that could potentially stop or uncover a crime.
Spending Christmas away from your loved one can be a depressing, stressful time. This is especially true if your loved one is incarcerated. Getting to see them can be taxing and in some cases impossible. And they can never be there to watch the kids unwrap presents or to eat turkey dinner with grandma and grandpa. It’s times like this that Securus Technologies video visitation can make the season bright again.
In this short video we see some of the benefits of video visitation brought to life. The video is 100% unscripted. The inmate and his family graciously allowed Securus Technologies to record and present their real Christmas interactions. The video captures some of the magic that two way video communications can sprinkle over an extremely stressful situation during a potentially depressing time.
But the video doesn’t present the whole story either. This family was saved a lot of hassle by not having to go through the hardships of an in-facility visit. With an internet-mediated video visitation there’s no commute, no lines. You don’t have to pack the kids and grandparents in the car then potentially wait for hours. There’s no driving half a day only to be told the facility has been put on lock down, that you’ll just have to come back next month. And most importantly you can talk with your loved one whenever you want, so long as they have sufficient credits and the facility allows it.
Today many facilities are encouraging video visitations not just for the reasons listed above but also for the security of the prison itself. Securus Technologies as always, has been at the forefront vanguard of this shift. They’ve been bringing efficient solutions to bear on the challenging problems faced by prison inmates and staff alike for decades. Prisons are among the most high-tension, stressful environments found anywhere. But Securus Technologies believes that through research and innovation that stress can be minimized in a humane way, a way in which everyone wins.
Founded in 1986, Securus Technologies is the leading provider of technology-based solutions to prisons, jails and detention centers across the USA. Serving over 3,400 facilities, it’s been a leader in innovation for the last 30 years. It holds over 140 patents and in the last three years alone has spent more than $600 million on research and development.
For more information about Securus Technologies please visit them at securustech.net