Rick Smith is the current chief executive officer of Securus Technologies, and he was appointed into his position in 2008. The company, based in the state of Texas, is one of the most significant and highly recognized telecommunications companies that are operating inside correctional facilities. Rick Smith previously served as the president of Eschelon Telecom Inc., but was ultimately selected to become a chief executive officer because of his dedication and expertise in the field of communications.
Securus Technologies have been perfecting the video calling technology for years, in order for the prisoners to communicate and gain contact with the outside world. This method have seen a spike in the last few years, as authorities are looking into the possibility of the using the video calling technology for replacing the old face to face visiting method. It will also save a lot of money and increase the prisoner’s safety, creating a broader timeframe for the prisoners to speak and talk with someone outside just by using a device which supports video call. Rick Smith Securus have also introduced the biometrics technology inside correctional facilities, helping the authorities identify the prisoners effectively, making prisons more manageable than before.
Securus Technologies have been serving thousands of correctional facilities along the borders of Canada and the United States of America, and they have been a for profit prison company for a very long time. Rick Smith’s leadership with Securus Technologies have landed them several contracts, and the company had invested more than $600 million just to look after some of its patents and inventions. In just a matter of three years, the technological development that the company is working into has resulted into several outstanding devices that could develop the country’s justice system. The collection and organization of a wide array of data by the company means that the authorities would fare better in tracking down inmates, use the data collected to formulate graphs that could tell about how crimes can be solved, and could also use to provide the needs of those working in local law enforcement and emergency response.
Through the years of its existence as a leading company addressing the needs of correctional facilities, Securus Technologies would always innovate and develop the technology required to serve the changing and transforming needs of the law enforcement and corrections industry. They currently have 140 patents, and this number would soon increase as more developments are under way. Rick Smith’s vision for the company is for it to continue its legacy of technological innovation, and will continue to invest in different areas and firms that focuses on the development and improvement of communications, because for Securus Technologies, communication with the outside world is the best gift that they can provide to inmates. Read more on Crunchbase.com.