Eleven installation technicians from Securus Technologies recently received the Building Industry Consulting Service International certification. The Installer 1 Certification from this association is recognized internationally and is no small accomplishment in the telecommunications industry. Securus Technologies is a leading company in that industry serving correctional institutions, and this certification program will strengthen their reputation among new customers. Field work covered in this certification and others given by BICSI includes installing fiber optic cables and access points, copper wire distributions, and wireless systems. Danny de Hoyos, Vice President of Technical Operations at Securus was pleased with the results that the training program has brought.
Securus Technologies is based in Dallas, TX and has installed some of the most comprehensive IT systems in corrections facilities in the US. They serve about 3,400 facilities and over 1 million inmates and corrections staff. Securus controls the phone systems in these facilities and with Investigator Pro, inmates calls can be monitored for any contact with criminal associates. The software is equipped with voice recognition and biometric pattern detection systems. In addition, Securus has video surveillance monitoring and predictive analytics built into their THREADS technology, and alerts can be sent out to appropriate law enforcement officers.
Securus Technologies also has a ConnectUs platform where inmates can make transactions such as purchasing prepaid phone minutes, mp3 and movie downloads, commissary items, and filing electronic paperwork. Securus Instant Mail delivers email to inmates that is scanned for any contraband or threats by detection software. This program has enabled corrections departments to cut down on mailroom staffing expenses and paperwork deliveries. Inmates can now visit with family through Securus’s video visitation online software. This program runs directly through internet browsers and requires no large program installations, and anyone with a webcam can share moments at home with an incarcerated loved one.