Securus Technologies has launched a new app called Video Visitation, that allows you to video chat with a loved one who is currently incarcerated and I think it is an overdue piece of inmate communication technology. The way it works is simple; you download the app to your Android or iOS device, create an account and then schedule a video visit with the inmate. Seems pretty straight forward.
This app really makes life easier for those friends and family of inmates because there is no longer a need to drive long distances or request whole days off of work to go see their loved ones who are locked up. I’m just surprised that someone has not thought of it sooner. How often do we video chat with friends or family with our smartphones or tablets? If we can have a video conversation with someone who is in another country we can certainly have that same conversation with a family member who is incarcerated a few hundred miles away.
Securus currently services over 3,400 correctional facilities, public safety and law enforcement facilities throughout the country. This covers over 1.2 million inmates throughout North America. They have recently expanded their leadership team to keep up with the demands of business.
They not only provide patented communications services for inmates but also emergency response, public information, monitoring products and investigation. It is a good thing that they are now producing more customer-facing product like Video Visit app.
I can tell you from experience that having a loved one locked up can put a lot of stress on the whole family. This app will benefit many people and make their lives just a little bit easier. If you have an questions about the software, please contact their customer service team here: http://securus.custhelp.com/app/contact_us