Rick Smith: Securing Correctional Facilities with Technology

Securus Technologies is an American communications company which is providing communication services inside North American correctional facilities. The present chief executive officer is Rick Smith, who previously served as the president of Eschelon Telecom Inc. His expertise in the field of communications was noticed by Securus Technologies, and he was invited to become the company’s chief executive officer in 2008. Rick Smith accepted the challenged and has been leading the company ever since. Under his leadership, the Texas based Communications Company managed to expand further into Canada, and they have been developing new communications technology that can be used inside the correctional facilities. They are currently offering services like video calling, traditional voice call, and voice mail among others.

Securus Technologies is among the pioneers in the prison communication business. They have been operating for so many years now, and they managed to experience tremendous growth when Rick Smith has taken over. The company has been focusing on the improvement of video calling services, as the company wanted it to become faster, clearer and better. A number of patents pertaining to this technology have been submitted by Securus Technologies, meaning that the improvements and developments by them would be protected by rights. With the number of services that Securus Technologies is currently providing, prisons across all partner correctional facilities are enjoying the service and so far have given the company a satisfying rating. Rick Smith have stated before that the company is not just focusing on video calling technology, but they are also working on systems that would help the authorities, especially in identifying inmates so that they can be easily organized inside the cells.

They are also developing face detection technology that would use the files taken from the video calling platform to help locating inmates who would try to escape the facility. Rick Smith also revealed a technology which would gather prison information that can be used to create a collection of data identifying the most number of crimes committed in a particular area, and how it can be averted.The potential of their technologies are endless, and they still have a lot of time in developing new ones which would help the security of those inside the facilities and of the public.Rick Smith is very serious in making Securus Technologies a global brand. As of today, they are trying to partner with correctional facilities outside North America, and have stated that they invested $600 million to protect their inventions and patents. Correctional facility communications is a serious business that rakes in a lot of profit, and Rick Smith wanted to show the world that they can outperform their competitors in the market, and they can easily beat their previous records. Rick Smith is very optimistic that with their investment in new ventures and innovations, Securus Technologies would be the number one choice among the authorities.