Securus Technologies has seen increased interest in their services after the launch of their latest app on mobile platforms. Available for both Android and iOS powered devices, Video Visit has been on the market for less than a year but has already had more than 60,000 unique downloads through Android marketplaces and more than 5,000 through the Apple App Store.
Russell Roberts, Securus Technologies’ Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, commented on the unexpected reception to their app, stating the importance Video Visit presents to the families of inmates who need to maintain communication with those serving sentences. Prior to such technologies, those trying to contact inmates had to meet the short windows of in-person visitation as set by respective correctional facilities. With the Video Visit app, mobility is prioritized, making things a little more fair for those with constraints placed on them by daily life. Through Securus, flexibility is made a main component of communication. Watch the Youtube campaign for more info.
With Video Visit, users can connect to loved ones through smartphones and tablets running on Android or iOS with no need for accessories like webcams or microphones. And for those communicating it helps maintain some semblance of normalcy with families being able to share important events like birthdays and holidays.
By overriding the logistical restrictions put in place by correctional facilities, Securus has offered families a method of communication (see, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jNMeifej0c) that allows for families to mitigate the difficult circumstances that come with serving sentences in prison.
Securus Technologies is based out of Dallas, Texas. From there they provide technolgical services and products to more than 3,400 law enforcement and correctional facilities that house and monitor more than 1.2 million inmates across North America.
In addition to providing communication solutions, Securus also assists in establishing emergency information and informing surrounding communities about information pertinent to their safety. Visit https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/securus-technologies#/entity for more info on Securus.