In October 2016, we published comments from feedback received from customers on the use of technology to prevent and solve crimes. The compilation came from official communication through emails or letters. The comments came from officers responsible for bettering the environment and making the incarceration safe.
On average, we come up with a service or product that aids in the enforcement of law thus helping officials from correctional facilities curb crimes. Having received so many emails and letters about how our services keep society safe only cements the affirmation of Richard Smith, our chief executive officer, that incorporating safety in our undertakings is part of our DNA.
Following the publication, we extended an open invitation to our customers and potential investors to visit our technology center in Dallas for a presentation on how what we do prevents and solves crimes. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. In 2016, Securus got an A+ rating and got accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
About Securus Technologies
Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based company committed to providing criminal justice technology solutions. We serve over 3,450 corrections agencies by giving biometric analyses, communication and information management. The firm, which was founded in 1986, now has about 1,000 employees.
As at July 2016, we had invested over $600 million in acquisitions, patents and technologies in the past 3 years. A significant step was the acquisition of JPay Inc. in 2015, which allowed us to offer correctional facilities with a program for communication, education, and payment on a digitized platform.
Throughout the years, we continue to evolve and adapt to the continually changing needs of our clients. In 2016, we came up with Cell Defender technology in partnership with Harris Corporation. To block illegal cell phones from accessing any mobile networks, we developed the wireless containment solution in 2017.