Securus shuts down GTL lies with simple challenge

Recently, Rick Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, offered a simple challenge to its competitor, GTL, which has been making inaccurate statements regarding the status of patents and other things over the course of the last year. The challenge was an offer to take the companies’ respective versions of video visitation and investigations technology and put them head to head, in a test to be judged by an independent third party. GTL declined the challenge. Their refusal to take part constitutes a tacit admission that their technology is inferior and that the claims they have made over the course of the last year are completely without merit.

 

It’s lonely at the top

 

Securus has been warding off pot shots from competitors and detractors over the course of the last 10 years. This, in no small part, has to do with their rise to a position of unquestioned dominance in the prison services and inmate communications industries. After introduction of their video visitation solution, the technology quickly became wildly popular with inmates and spread throughout prisons across the country like wildfire. This success has both fomented bitterness in those competitors left behind as well as painted a target on Securus’ back as the bogeyman du jour for those individuals and organizations who are opposed to any sort of non-governmental actor being involved in the administration of U.S. prisons for any reason.

 

But Securus has continued to demonstrate, through broad customer satisfaction and leadership in new technological rollouts, that the detractors have little to say worth heeding. Securus’ video visitation alone has added greatly to the lives of tens of thousands of inmates across the country, allowing for unprecedented levels of communication with friends and family and making a tough life situation a little more bearable. Securus, at the end of the day, believes in leading by example.

 

 

Securus Technologies Delivers Video Visitation

Video visitation absolutely improves the way inmates may communicate with relatives. In-person visits are wonderful, but there are limitations and costs involved. With video visitation, seeing and hearing loved ones becomes a lot easier. Securus Technologies of Dallas, TX has been delivering products to the correctional industry for decades. The company’s video visitation app/program is one of its most brilliant inventions.

 

Securus Technologies wants to do its part to make more people aware of how valuable video visitation is. The program is already quite popular as Securus Technologies has publicly noted “two million human connections” have been made with video visitation. Considering how user-friendly the program is, the ability to connect with others should not come with many difficulties.

 

Not every inmate or prison administrator is aware of video visitation so the promotional endeavor — a 50 state one — conducted by Securus Technologies is a wise plan. CEO Rick Smith has pointed out the enormous benefits associated with video visitation. Smith mentions that families do not have to miss special occasions together since the video hookup can be done right over a smartphone.

 

Securus Technologies is working very hard to promote this program. Hopefully, more of those who would benefit from it will learn about the program’s availability.