Securus Technologies is quickly becoming the industry leader when it comes to providing communications technology to the prison and correctional facility industry. While Securus has been selling products and services for over a decade, the company has seen its most significant growth over the past few years when it has introduced the video chat platform to prisons across the country. Today, the Dallas-based company provides services to nearly one thousand different facilities across the country, which ultimately serve hundreds of thousands of inmates.
The video visitation service provided by Securus has been beneficial to all parties involved. The service works by allowing a prison to install a video chat terminal in their property while then allowing a family member, friend, or other party to install software on their mobile device, which then allows for a face-to-face chat 24 hours per day.
Those that have used the service have found that it has benefited the inmates by providing more consistent contact with their family members. Family members enjoy using it as it is more convenient than driving to the prison and prisons tend to like it as it reduces the level or security needed to monitor guests.
While the service is often used for typical face-to-face communication, the service has recently been used for a variety of other purposes as well. One way that some prisoners have been using it is by seeing concerts live. The technology has been used to broadcast a variety of different concerts directly to a prisoner. These concerts have included concerts that a loved one of the prisoner is participating in, but can also have a variety of other uses as well. It is possible in the future, that prisons could use the broadcasting of concerts to reward certain individuals for good behavior or other achievements.