Securus Technologies is renowned for providing unique solutions in the civil and criminal justice technology for the safety of the public, investigation, corrections and monitoring. The technology company is headed by Richard Smith who has a proven track record in the technology industry. The main clients of the company are the corrections organizations and public security agencies.
Securus Technologies has actively been involved in implementing the use of video calls in the correction facilities, which allows inmates to get into contact with their visitors. The technique has been used to replace the old-school face to face visits in prisons and other correction facilities. The biggest beneficiaries of this new development are the correction facilities where it is expected that they will cut costs, and enhance the safety of the inmates and the public. The inmates and the public are also set to benefit since they will have more time to interact with a secure platform. According to Wikipedia
Securus Technologies has also been on the forefront to advocate the use of biometrics technology in correction facilities. When the organizations incorporate biometrics into their system, it will be easier to identify prisoners and also make their management more effective. Over the past few years, Securus has experienced tremendous growth where they currently serve more than 2,000 correctional facilities in the U.S and Canada. Since Richard took reign at the technology company, it has been able to invest more than $600 million in many patents and technologies in a span of just three years.
With the technological solutions offered by Securus Technologies, the justice system can now track inmates better and also collect data that enables them to follow basic crime patterns. It has, in turn, helped to reduce the number of crimes. Additionally, it serves the needs of emergency responders and law enforcement agencies effectively.
Rick’s work history
Before he took reign at Securus Technologies, Rick Smith was previously the president of Eschelon Telecom Inc where he worked for several years. When he led operations at Eschelon Telecom Inc, the revenues shot from a record of $30 million to $350 million. The impressive record of accomplishment convinced the board at Securus Technologies that Mr. Smith was the right candidate for the job. Mr. Smith has been the head of operations at Securus since 2009.
Rick studied at Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated with Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. He then enrolled at the State University of New York for his bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Mr. Rick is also a holder of a master in mathematics from the State University of New York. He also got an MBA from Rochester University, Simon school.
Mr. Rick Smith continues to lead Securus Technologies on a success path by inventing new products for its clients. The technology company continues to invest in developing new technologies and patents, information collection and access. It also focuses on improving public safety.