For the past decade, one of the most popular and successful firms in the communications industry has been Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies specializes in providing a variety of communications and security products and services to correctional facilities and law enforcement facilities across the country.
The most popular product provided by Securus Technologies is their video visitation service. This service has established a secure and clear video connection between an inmate and the recipient of a call. This has helped to allow inmates to stay in better contact with loved ones and has reduced the need for in-person visitation.
While the video visitation service has provided a service to inmates, Securus Technologies has commented that it has also been used to make prisons a safer place to live and work. Whenever a call is made on the video system, all users have to agree that it will be recorded. Securus Technologies then can monitor the calls for suspicious activity. On several occasions, they have noted calls that discussed either past or future crimes.
Once Securus Technologies has noted a suspicious call, they are able to send it on to either the facility or the local law enforcement. These calls have been used as evidence in trials and have been very integral when it comes to a final verdict. The company has also used the service to alert the facilities about crimes that were being planned. These calls have then been used to potentially prevent dangerous crimes from happening in the facility.