Engineers at Securus Technologies have been creating patents and coming up with great software resolutions for years. This is a company that targets the prison system and ways that can improve technology inside of the prisons. This company has been around for years, but I did not become familiar with Securus until last year.
I utilized this company when I was looking for a software platform that will allow me to engage in video visitation without actually going to the prison. I could not believe that there were so many companies that offered similar products to what Securus was offering. The video visitation was new to me, but I was certain that it was something that was possible through the prison system because Apple was already promoting FaceTime through Apple devices. I knew that there had to be some way to engage in video visitation through the prison system as well.
What I would eventually discover is that more people were interested in what Securus had to offer. This became the company that would allow me to connect with friends and family members that were incarcerated even if I did not get a chance to travel to the prison. I found this to be very helpful for me, and the family members that I had on the inside were in prisons that utilized Securus technology.
It became evident that this would be one of the best platforms for building a communication system with family members that were too far away to visit on a regular basis. I decided that I would continue to use this platform for visiting when it came to larger meetings where my entire family could visit with some cousins when we had holiday celebrations. This has been one of the best things that could possibly happen for the prison system. I believe that it definitely saves money for the Department of Corrections because video visitation minimizes the staff that is needed to actually bring inmates out and watch over them for visitation.
I even believe that this is an increased safety measure because it allows people to visit from the comfort of home. I cannot imagine how many times I have dreaded going to the present just because I was in fear that a riot would break out during my visit. It has happened before, and I always was worried that this would be something that would happen again. I chose to engage in the video visitation because I knew that this would be a much easier way to connect with family. This really gives a lot of people back their time and money because they don’t have to worry about driving to a prison anymore.