Securus Technologies, Inc. Announces a Contract to Install an Advanced Call Management System that is Resistant to Local Disaster
Press Release Dec 19, 2008
Securus Technologies, Inc. a leading provider of inmate communication services and innovative offender and case management software design, today announced it signed an agreement with Live Oak County in George West, Texas for their new facility, (Live Oak County Criminal Justice Center) which is schedule to open 1/16/2008. Securus will install, operate, and maintain a sophisticated network that would allow inmates in the facility to make outgoing calls using a centralized system that is designed to be resistant to local disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and localized system failures.
Valued at approximately $100,000, the 5-year contract provides some unique features that will increase the efficiency of the jail and the investigative capabilities of Live Oak’s investigators.
- Increased Control - Facility personnel will now have the ability to control the entire system from any location. This remote accessibility will provide the staff with not only greater control but also increased security;
- Single Point Access - The old system required personnel to maneuver through multiple access points to perform their duties. The new systems single-point command center eliminates this time consuming requirement, freeing up officers to perform duties that will increase the security for the staff as well as the inmate population;
- Increased Crime Fighting Capabilities - The systems anywhere, anytime access provides the Live Oak’s investigators with vital investigative tools from anywhere in the field. This new capability was a major requirement of the jail to assure they maintained an advantage over the increased sophistication of today’s criminal;
- Local Disaster Recovery – The new centralized platform maintains the jails data in secure, redundant, off-site data centers. The states recent encounters with increased hurricane activity satisfied the staff’s concern over the loss of data due to local disasters;
Jim Bassett, Commissioner, Live Oak County, George West, Texas, stated, “Live Oak County is pleased to announce the opening of a new 96 Bed Jail. From the beginning, the facility was designed to be a "state-of-the-art" facility with all modern technology. We were pleased that SECURUS, one of the largest inmate phone companies in the US, responded to our request for proposals. While several quality companies responded with competitive proposals, SECURUS was selected primarily because of its experience, modern technology, and comprehensive field support.”
Securus Technologies, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of detainee communications and information management solutions, serving approximately 2,600 correctional facilities nationwide. A recognized leader in providing comprehensive, innovative technical solutions and responsive customer service, Securus’ sole focus is the specialized needs of the corrections and law enforcement communities. Securus is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with regional offices in Bedford, MA; Raleigh, NC; Carrollton and Allen, TX; and Atlanta, GA. For more information please visit the Securus website at www.securustechnologies.com.
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