DALLAS, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, today announced the results of a national survey conducted at their state-of-the-art Technology Center. The survey reveals that more than half of correctional facilities are focusing on updating technology and expanding services in 2016 to improve productivity, profitability and inmate satisfaction.
A surprisingly large percentage, 56% said that they plan to update their current technology. Almost as many, 55% said that expanding services in their facility was a key strategic focus in 2016. Another 15% said that cutting costs was their approach for success. Respondents could choose more than one answer.
"With budgets under constant pressure, correctional leaders are focused on improving the productivity, safety and success of their facilities," said Richard A. ("Rick") Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. "The good news is that our research indicates that there are big opportunities for agencies to automate operations, thereby freeing up operating cash flow and improving inmate satisfaction by collaborating with a company like Securus."
As a sign that facilities recognize the importance of productivity coupled with safety and inmate satisfaction, 66% said that video visitation and 33% said that tablets were critical to their success in 2016. Also mentioned were investigative solutions, public safety software, contraband cell phone risk mitigation and an overall improvement in safety.
To demonstrate their capabilities and answer the needs identified in the survey, Securus Technologies invested in the $1.5 million dollar, state-of-the-art Technology Center. Located just outside of Dallas in Carrollton, TX, the 10,500 square-foot facility houses the latest civil and criminal justice technology solutions. It provides a unique opportunity for leaders of facilities of all sizes to experience Securus' many services and technologies in real-time.
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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.
SOURCE Securus Technologies, Inc.