Category: Video Visitation Technology

Securus And Their New Ad Campaign For Video Visitation

Commercials from the video calling service at Securus tell the tale of a company that offers visitations for everyone who loves someone in prison. Visiting the prisons is often quite difficult, and I have watched videos of my favorite people instead of visiting the jail myself. This article explains how I use Securus to avoid long drives to the jail.


#1: Every Commercial Tells A Story


The commercials from Securus tell a story that speaks of families remaining together under the stress of a prison sentence. The person who is in jail receives respite from their sentence, and the family may see someone they have missed for some time. I have had this experience myself, and I do so with the tablet propped up against a wall or stand.


#2: Where Are The Calls Made?


Calls are made from any location where you have a reliable Internet signal. I have placed my calls from home, the office and a hotel room. I have set up calls for my family during reunions, and I have taught other members of my family to place the calls in like manner. Securus is a simple video visitation system that keeps us all out of our cars on weekends.


#3: Visitation Spreads


Visitations are spread out over the course of several days and weeks, and they are not confined to the weekends. I have used my Securus plan on a Tuesday morning when I had time to speak with a loved one, and I have used the visitation service when confronted with spare time in the morning.


I believe everyone must use Securus at least once to communicate with a friend in jail. The service changed my life as I spoke with those who I missed for so long through the convenience of my smartphone.


Securus Makes Its Employees Study Law

Securus is now making all of their employees study the law where this technology is used. Since many places have different laws, Securus wants to be sure all regions will benefit from their technology in some way. One of the main reasons why Securus exists in the first place is to make the lives of inmates paperless. This will save them lots of money, lots of time, and lots of stress. Securus hopes all inmates have the experience of filling out all of their paperwork right over a device. This is awesome for court paperwork. Once submitted, the paperwork will be electronically sent to the court. Inmates will not have to mail anything, so they save money on postage, too.


 The employees of Securus upload dozens of forms on the devices. This is why they learn the laws and procedures of all places where the technology is used. Securus does not want any form to go to waste. They pick dozens of the most used forms and upload them onto the device. The icon to get to the forms is not hard to get to, either. Inmates can quickly fill out five or six forms in less than 20 minutes. This is a lot different than waiting for a lawyer to come by with paperwork. This past process could take a matter of weeks. Consequently, paperwork can be filed too late, and an inmate’s case may possibly not be heard.


 Securus also allows inmates to send in their ideas and concerns. They can do this while using the device. The creators of Securus take all of these ideas and concerns seriously. They do this because they want to build healthy relationships with all the inmates they are helping on a daily basis. They also want to improve their system in all areas.

Securus Technologies’ Video Visit App Helps Inmates And Their Families

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: