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Securus Technologies Secures Yet Another Payment Processor

In early January of this year, Securus Technologies continued its addition of subsidiaries with the purchase of GovPayNet. This payment processing company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and was formed in 1997. Since then they have gained contracts with more than 2,300 government agencies to provide electronic credit and debit payment processing. The acquisition of GovPayNet, along with its previous acquisition of JPay, gives Securus the ability to process more than 40 million electronic payments yearly. Mark MacKenzie will stay on as CEO of GovPayNet, a role that he has been in since 2012. This is the latest in a long line of subsidiary acquisitions that Securus has made over the past decade. GovPayNet was formed in 1997 and operate in 35 states, with their services provided to over 25% of U.S. counties.


Securus Technologies owns over 20 subsidiaries that provide technology solutions for inmates, corrections facilities, and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Mexico. A few of their companies include JPay, Telerus, and CellBlox. These companies and others provide a number of services including cell phone detection, biometric analysis, telecommunications, payment processing, and others. They provide technology-based services to over 1.2 million inmates in over 3,500 corrections facilities. Founded in 1986, the Dallas-based Securus Technologies employs over 1,300 people in both Texas and Atlanta, Georgia.


Securus Technologies Makes Inmates safe.

A mindset shift has occurred in the corporate world. At one time it was all about making profits no matter what the cost was. In this case, the ends of money justified the means of aggressiveness. However, that mindset of money above all has changed. Yes, profit is still important, but now we see another aspect coming into play. Corporations are beginning to become more aware of their role in making our world a better place. This philosophy is known as social entrepreneurship.


A great example of a company who believes in social entrepreneurship is Securus Technologies. Securus Technologies heard about the vast amount of inmate on inmate crime that occurred on a daily basis in our correctional facilities, and they knew they had to do something to stop it


As Securus Technologies came to understand more about this problem, they learned that inmate on inmate crime has skyrocketed over the last ten years. As they dug in deeper, they found that the reason for this was because cell phones were introduced into the correctional facilities. Inmates were using these contraband cell phones to plan crimes against one another in advance.


To combat this problem, Securus Technologies introduced their first product, “Cell Defenders,” to help customers pinpoint a contraband cell phone’s exact location if it was inside the correctional facility.


Their second product, allowed customers, with the warden's approval, to remotely access an inmate’s phone and view all current, and any deleted, messages. This allows customers to detect crimes and stop them before they occur. Their last product, “Wireless Containment Solutions,” stopped phones from connecting to Wifi. This was needed because most inmate’s phones did not have plans but could still access social media and plan attacks through that. Many customers have given high reviews to Securus Technologies.



Creating At Securus Technologies

Creating key safety technologies and techniques for companies and facilities across the nation is what Securus Technologies does best. They are the leader in the public safety field. Since they create new ways to keep the public safe, they are respected around world for what they can do, and how good they complete their missions. The public can now take a tour and receive a presentation of their business unit in TX. Based in Dallas, the people that attend will be able to see the latest technologies that the company is working on, and how important it is to the country and the world.


The company has just created a technology called the Wireless Containment Solution. It deals with the use of wireless networks being accessed by prisoners in an attempt to complete illegal activity.


There were other companies that tried to complete this type of mission, but they could not. They did not have the expertise to do, and that is why Securus Technologies is the leader in the field. They have the ability and the expertise to create these types of technologies that make the world a safer place for everyone to live.


Securus Technology works steadily on creating new technologies on a weekly basis. They work together with the government on many contracts helping with their facilities across the nation. The success of the company has to do with the dedicated professionals that work for them. The complete their job duties to the highest of standards, and are always striving to make the world a safer place. In the future, the company will continue to keep its lead in the industry, and they will produce even greater successes because they care about the safety of the public. The public will want to stay up-to-date on what the company creates in the future. It surely will be noticed, and they will remain in the headlines for all of their accomplishments in the field.




Securus Calls GTL’s Patent Infringement Claims Misleading

When it comes to inmate telephone and video visitation systems, correctional facilities want the most technologically advanced systems available, which is possibly why Global Tel Link (GTL) issued a press release stating that the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board is moving forward with patent infringement claims against Securus Technologies. Securus issued their own press release stating that the case was stayed, therefore it cannot move forward as GTL claims. Securus' CEO, Richard A. Smith says GTL's claims and their litigation makes no sense to him, especially since his company has a much larger patent portfolio.


Securus prides themselves on providing innovative solutions to jails and prisons, which is why the inmate communication provider acquired JPay, a firm offering inmate tablets for email and educational apps.


In fact, since its founding in 1986, Securus has bought nine companies, with the latest being Guared Exchange, a firm that brought Securus over 70 new proprietary technologies. With these technologies, and Securus' history of collecting licensing monies from other firms that want to use their products, it's odd how GTL, which has never collected any licensing monies, can claim that anyone would want to infringe on its limited number of patents.