*A Closer Look at Securus Technologies:
Securus Technologies is an technology company based in Dallas Texas. The company was founded in 1986 and has grown considerably. Securus was able to design a unique and sophisticated system to control contraband cellular phones.
After many years of research and technology, Securus managed access solutions that received approval from several correctional facilities. Following this approval status, Securus merged with the Harris Corporation. Securus and the Harris Corporation designed “Cell Defender Technology”.
Securus Technologies offers a variety of telephone services to inmates who are housed in a correctional facility. One of the most popular services available to inmates is the Securus “Advance Connect” system. This system is essentially a pre-paid calling account which allows the user to control their own spending habits.
*Calling Service Options:
Direct Bill is another call service available through Securus. Direct Bill permits you to receive calls from inmates anytime of the day or night. However, these calls are added or billed to your monthly cell phone bill. Therefore, the customer would be responsible for all charges related to this account.
Inmate Debit is a pre-paid account gives the inmate the responsibility of paying for their own calls. Funds may be added at any time to the inmates calling account. Inmate Debit is favored by correctional facilities because they feel it forces inmates to learn responsibility and manage their telephone costs on their own.
Securus Technologies is the number one provider of inmate calling & communication services. Securus is continually improving their services as well as adding new calling features to make communication even easier.
Cell Defender Technology quickly gained popularity due to the fact that the system prevented contraband cell phones from connecting directly to mobile networks.
Securus Technologies was one of the first companies to provide calling services to inmates at various correctional facilities. In addition to providing cellular services to inmates, Securus also designed “Offender Management System technology”. This system was another way for organizations to protect their telephone data from security and other breaches.