Securus Technologies has been a front-runner in criminal technology for many years. The company specializes in investigation, public safety, corrections and modern communication. Their expertise has been used to solve complicated matters such as inmate-on-inmate crimes as well. Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, Texas. It has served with various types of corrections agencies, public safety organizations and law enforcement bureaus around the country. They provide emergency response, public information, biometric analysis, communication, information management and inmate self service. Securus Technologies is dedicated to making the world a safer place with their products.
Securus specializes in prison technologies within the United States. The company was founded in 1986. They have offices in Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Securus technologies employs more than a thousand people and has over 2,600 contracts with correctional facilities around the United States. The company has invested more than 600 million dollars in patents and acquisitions over the past 3 years. Securus acquired Offender Management Systems in 2007. Offender Management had been the leader in the industry up until that point.
Securus Technologies introduced a system that allowed correctional facilities to control the problem with cell phone contraband. The system had been approved by at least 5 Department of Corrections facilities by 2016. They later partnered with Harris Corporation on Cell Defender Technology. The wireless containment solution was developed to prevent cell phones from connecting to outside mobile networks. This was introduced in 2017.
Securus Technologies went on to acquire JPay Incorporated. JPay Inc. is a top technology company which has a highly functional electronic payments, email and entertainment system for correctional facilities. It has contracts with more than 33 state prisons nationwide. The move diversified Securus Technologies’ business model. They are now able to offer every type of technical logical software that is needed for correctional facilities to run their operation.
The merger between Securus Technologies and JPay was designed to expand the reach of both companies. Securus had been paying close attention to the success of the JPay business model. They intend to allow JPay Inc. to operate as an independent subsidiary. In the meantime they will be able to take advantage of Securus Technologies’ tremendous library of resources.