Securus launched a mobile application that allows inmates to communicate with their loved ones using video call technology. The program is dubbed inmate video phone calls and is available for android smartphones, tablets as well as products from Apple including iPhones, iPods and iPads. A PR Newswire review find this application to be fascinating, ingenious and innovative because it offers incarcerated inmates an online platform that allows an easy way to have an interactive visit with their families, friends and any other acquaintances.
I find the introduction of video visitation to the rigid environment in prisons and jails highly innovative. The free mobile application can easily be downloaded from the App Store for Apple products. Androids smartphones users can download the application on Google Play. Since the launch of the visitation app for android operating systems (six months ago), there have been over 60,000 downloads. The Apple devices’ version received 5,000 downloads in a span of one week.
What is amazing is that the new vimeo visitation application eliminates the use of web cameras, tethered computers or other additional hardware. Mobile users can simply use their Apple or Android devices provided they have access to Wi-Fi or cellular service. I agree with Robert’s sentiments that the remote visitation app allows families to enjoy special occasions with their incarcerated loved ones especially when traveling to the prison is inconvenient or when simple phone calls are not enough.
Securus Technologies provides criminal justice solutions that ensure public safety. It also supports criminal investigations, monitoring and corrections. It serves as many as 3,400 public safety organizations, correctional facilities and law enforcement agencies. In addition, it serves an incredible 1.2 million inmates. The company provides services like emergency response, youtube video streams, incident management, inmate self-service, investigation, information management, monitoring, biometric analysis and public information. It focuses on offering innovative products to retain its market edge in the industry.