Securus offers tech showdown, GTL quits
GTL, a faltering prison communications company, has spent the better part of the last two years making specious and slanderous claims against industry leader Securus Technologies. The latter finally offered to settle the score once and for all. Securus issued a challenge that would have given GTL the opportunity to showcase its video visitation technology and match it up against that of Securus. However, GTL declined to even entertain the offer. Securus views this cowardly shirking as conclusive evidence of the inherent inferiority of the GTL product line. Thus, Securus maintains its position at the apex of the prison communications food chain.
More than just inmate communications
Securus has gained a reputation as being the provider of the best video visitation system in the country as well as providing many cost-effective calling solutions for the nation’s inmates. However, its product lineup stretches much deeper.
Securus offers an entire line of products that make prisons more efficient and safer. These include such offerings as their automated patient medical dispensation. Errors in distributing prescription drugs have caused serious problems over the years, including the death of inmates. On top of that, guards have traditionally been required to spend inordinate amounts of time on the tasks associated with the careful record keeping required by inmate prescription distribution. With Securus’ solution, the amount of time and chance of error both drop to nearly zero.
Securus also offers state-of-the-art inmate management systems. These include a fully integrated system for controlling locks on cells and to common areas. The system also includes capability for automated, preprogrammed head counts and other tasks that are extremely time-intensive. By freeing up guards from menial tasks, Securus give them more time to do what they do best, watch and interact with inmates to prevent trouble. All of these things make prisons deploying Securus’ solutions safer places.