Securus Technologies recently made the announcement of the release of a mobile application for use on Android smartphones and tablets as well as Apple iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. The app is meant to provide video visitation for its users. In line with its objective to ‘Serve and Connect,’ Securus Technologies released the app to connect families and friends through an easier and more convenient way to visit their loved ones who are incarcerated. This came in time to address the problem that has existed whereby family and friends have in the past had no choice in how to participate in visits. This is according to PR Newswire’s article on Russell Roberts. Roberts is the Securus Technologies’ Vice President of Marketing and Strategy. The app seeks to bring mobility to the rigidness that is present in jails and prisons.
For the users of the app, sharing everyday moments such as football practices from their Android or iOS devices has become easy. They can do this from anywhere in the world. Remote video visitation opens up limitless opportunities to visit with loved ones who are unfortunately not able to be there for special moments. The app also offers users the ability to receive notifications concerning upcoming visits, sync visits to calendars and test the Wi-Fi or cellular connections to get the best video quality. The app goes a long way in eliminating bulky hardware such as tethered computers, webcams and other hardware previously used. The app helps in bringing together families and friends on various special occasions and in times when it is logistically inconvenient to travel to jail.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas firm (see their crunchbase page) that is a leader in bringing tech solutions to various government agencies that deal with law enforcement and corrections. The tech solutions are used in investigation, public safety, and corrections and monitoring. The company also offers services that help family and friends keep in touch and share memorable moments with their loved ones who are in incarceration. The firm enjoys a large customer base that includes over 3,400 law enforcement, public safety and corrections facilities, as well as over 1,200,000 inmates throughout North America.
Securus Technologies specializes in providing emergency response, public information, incident management, inmate self-service, communication, monitoring and biometric analysis. Securus allows for secure communications with those incarcerated through phone calls, email, and video visits. For more information about the company and the full suite of tech solutions on offer, click here to visit their website.
The Video Visit app is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Playstore.