Securus Technologies Purchases Guarded Exchange, LLC

Securus Technologies Acquires Investigative Solutions/Monitoring/Forensics Company That Provides Full Service Outsourced Investigations Technology and Monitoring Platforms

Oct 30, 2015, 14:58 ET from Securus Technologies, Inc.

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring announced today that it has acquired Guarded Exchange, LLC of Jefferson City, Missouri for an undisclosed all cash purchase price.

"We have partnered with Guarded Exchange, LLC ever since we won the Missouri Department of Corrections inmate telecom contract in 2011," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. "Guarded Exchange, LLC fits perfectly with our software-based, high-tech product set, and represents our seventeenth technology-based acquisition in the last 32 months – clearly the broadest set of products offered by a single company in the corrections and law enforcement sector."

"Again, we bring a sophisticated product set to customers that includes for Guarded Exchange +70 proprietary technologies, +5000 separate cases of actionable intelligence, +38 million discrete communications analyzed, +1200 law enforcement and corrections officers trained," said Smith.  "With Guarded Exchange we will win more and retain more facility customers – because we can provide everything that they need by dealing with Securus Technologies. We help to save lives; we solve and prevent crimes; we help inmates, families, officers, and all of society with the products that we have," concluded Smith.

"Guarded Exchange software allows corrections and law enforcement to interface with information residing in databases to provide a comprehensive social link analysis, and uses live Investigative Analysts to monitor offender calls," said Steve Schneider and Steve Dean, co-owners of Guarded Exchange. "We staff our secure Investigative Center with Licensed Private Investigators and our facility customers can be assured that trained, professional personnel are the assets aiding in their investigations. In addition, we also provide Digital Forensic Services for recovered cell phones, computers, and other digital devices utilizing focused technologies for the individual situation. We staff that area with Certified Forensic Examiners and the right tools to get good results."

"There was a clear choice for a long-term partner that can bring Guarded Exchange's services and products to thousands of facilities in the United States – and it was Securus Technologies. They understand the importance of what we do – and want to provide the best possible to corrections and law enforcement," said Schneider and Dean.

ABOUT SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live.  Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®.  To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit SecurusTechnologies.com.

ABOUT GUARDED EXCHANGE, LLC
Headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri and founded in 2003, Guarded Exchange has developed over 70 proprietary software and hardware tools for the corrections industry. The products include iCons and an investigations module with Actionable Intelligence Potential (AIP)TM predictive analysis. Since 2009, Guarded Exchange has focused on investigative tools and strategies that aid Missouri Department of Corrections in the gathering of intelligence, based on the interaction of the offenders with friends and associates. To learn more about their full suite of investigative solutions, monitoring, and forensics solutions, please visit GuardedExchange.com.

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