From 1989 up to today, Securus Technologies maintains its reputation of being the top among the best prison technology companies in the United States. The company that was for a long time headed by Mr. Richard Falcone as its CEO and board chairman positioned itself well in the tech industry in 1990. The company achieved this by making important acquisitions and upholding innovation and consistency as the basis on which it operates. Entering the new millennium, Mr. Falcone led the company in making additional acquisitions and entering into new markets. Syscon Justice Systems, Evercom, and T-Netix were some of the companies that were acquired by Securus between 2000 and 2007.
CEO Rick Smith
When Richard Falcone left the company and his successor, Mr. Rick Smith, took over in June 2008, the company was already in good shape and ready to take over the correctional tech market in both USA and Canada. Mr. Smith has spent the last one-decade building on what Falcone had managed to do and judging by the achievements the company has made to this end; he is doing an excellent job. Under him, the company has seen its clients increase to over 2,600 correctional facilities.
Over a period of less than five years, Mr. Smith has led Securus Technology to unimaginable heights. To begin with, the company increased its staff to over a thousand people, some of which were assigned digital marketing roles. Secondly, the company managed to make investments to the tune of $600 million much of which went to acquisitions and technology. Most importantly, the company was able to effectively install the Wireless Containment Solution that significantly improved the security detail in jails and prisons.
Correctional facilities that are served by Securus Technology stand out from the rest in terms of security and efficiency. Last year, the company made public some of the review emails, letters, and text messages that prison officials send in appreciation of the technology availed to them. What was common in all of them is the fact that their job had gotten easier after installing Securus’ technology. Over and above that, crime rates had significantly been reduced.