Leading prison and law enforcement technology solutions company, Securus Technologies, has landed yet another subsidiary to add to its array of holdings. The company announced in early January 2018 that they have acquired GovPayNet, a payment processor to over 2,300 government entities in the United States. Mark MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GovPayNet, is excited about what the acquisition will do for all involved. The opportunity to grow their business and services they can offer will be impacted positively by the deal. Mr. MacKenzie will retain his role as CEO at GovPayNet.
With the addition of GovPayNet, combined with the July 2015 purchase of JPay, Securus Technologies now becomes the leading processor of government payments in the U.S., with the ability to process over 40 million per year. CEO and President of Securus Technologies, Robert E. “Bob” Pickens, could not hold in his excitement, saying, “We are very excited to be adding GovPayNet to our portfolio of products.” Mr. Pickens was named to his current of the company effective January 1, 2018, after nearly 9 years of service.
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based provider of technology-minded products to over 3,500 government agencies to include law enforcement agencies and correctional facilities. Their subsidiaries provide a host of services including inmate and parolee tracking, phone and video services, payment processing, commissary accounts, and others.
Securus Technologies Company is a high-end technology solutions provider based in Dallas, Texas. The company has always strived to work with the incarceration space to foster criminal justice solutions as well as investigations using the latest digital technology in the industry. For this reason, its services have been adopted on a massive scale among the numerous state and federal correctional facilities in the United States. Securus Technologies Company values their services. Therefore, they’re seeking better business through a wide range of capacitation services that will work towards developing fast solutions in the inmate industry. Working with Securus Technologies Company will always result in the best solutions that are tailored to suit your technology needs.
Because Securus Technologies Company believes in their innovation and technology capabilities in the industry, they are issuing an open invitation to their clients to visit their technology center. This action also provides the necessary technology that revolutionizes their correctional experience towards developing a progressive facility that achieves better business in a manner that depicts their true leadership in the industry. Securus Technologies Company is one of the few companies that activate their business solutions with other companies for better business development with the use of technology. Because it is a leader in the provision of technology in the inmate industry, Securus Technologies Company has strived to foster correction and public safety with the use of technology.
According to Rick Smith of Securus Technologies Company, the company is pleased to announce about the massive positive reviews that came to their office from the inmate facilities in the form of letters and emails sent directly to their postal address as well as email service portals. This is a clear sign, according to Rick Smith, about their solutions that have been adopted on a massive scale. When a company is praised, it motivates them to work harder to do what they didn’t do for their clients.
When you work inside the most dangerous and crowded prison on the west coast, you need every advantage on your side to keep order with the inmates. There are many inmates in this facility that are doing life sentences, and they would jump at the chance to hurt an officer or another inmate. Each day that me and my fellow officers comes to work could be our last, so we are always looking for ways to maintain order and keep the facility as safe as it can be.
During the day, we perform several tasks that are designed to help control the flow of contraband in the jail. When you keep things like drugs and weapons out of the hands of the inmates, they are less likely to do harm to another. We perform full body searches whenever a visitor is coming to see one of the inmates. We make sure nothing can change hands during that visit. We perform cell inspections each day, looking for anything that doesn’t belong. We check the mail and listen to inmate calls to see if everything is as it should be.
When Securus Technologies installed our new inmate telephone monitoring system, we discovered that we not only had a new resource in our efforts to maintain safety, it was like we added a half-dozen officers to the staff. The LBS software can do the work of a number of officers, always monitoring calls for any verbiage that needs our attention. The CEO of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith, has placed these systems in over 2,400 jails around the country and talks about how his employees have the objective of making our world safe.
Since we began using the monitoring system, we have reduced violent episodes, removed thousands of dollars of drugs from the jail, and confiscated weapons hidden on the property.
Securus Technologies has come out to set the record straight by correcting inaccuracies in GTL’s recent press release. I noted from their corrections that indeed, there are major facts that had been misrepresented. For instance, the company has clarified that GTL mischaracterized the purpose of the latest ruling by the Patents and Appeals Board.
Enough working resources
Speaking recently, Securus CEO Richard Smith said that his company has the much needed technology to perform its duties. He also pointed out that because of the heavy investment in software development, and a much larger patent portfolio, they are well equipped to serve customers unlike what other sources want to portray. He said that GTL has refused to accept his technology challenge because they know that they definitely will be defeated.
Securus is way ahead of competitors
While pointing out that the company is out to win the technology game, Smith compared GTL to a player who scores once when his team is being routed and celebrates as if they have won. With a win-loss patent license score of 19-0, I can also agree that indeed, the company is way ahead of their competitors.
Right to file patents
The CEO says that they, just like other companies, file patents because they are the developers of technology. In fact, the company has used over $800 million in building of software and other similar products. They also have been duly approved by the relevant patents authority and so, disputes should not arise since they have a duty to protect their rights.
Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas and has been providing technology solutions, both civil and criminal justice for many years. The CEO also says that despite disputes such as the one that GTL is trying to create, they remain committed to fair trade practices. They, however, will do everything to protect their company from unfair accuses.