The Wide Ranging Benefits Associated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation

Over the course of the past year, the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system has become more widely used. The Video Visitation system permits an incarcerated person the ability to maintain meaningful connections with loved ones while in jail or prison.

 

The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system also works to enhance the overall security of a prison or jail. It also adds to the overall safety of the community-at-large.

 

At the present time, 178 different correctional agencies across the United States make use of the Securus Technologies Video Visitation system. The company advises that it expects this number to continue to increase, and likely significantly so, over the course of the coming few years.

 

The Securus Technologies Video Visitation application has been downloaded 232,000 so far. As is the case with overall institutional use, this number is expected to increase in the immediate future as well.

 

The mobile app is being widely used at this time. The convenient mobile app has been used for over 110,000 visits thus far.

 

Overall, during the coming year, Securus Technologies Video Visitation is expected to be utilized in 2 million individual visits. Securus Technologies announced that it expects this number to double the following year. Historically, the number of visitations undertaken using Securus Technologies Video Visitation has been doubling on an annual basis.

 

In addition to being widely utilized, the Securus Technologies Video Visitation solution is also highly cost effective. Research indicates that a standard in-person visitation costs about $100. On the other hand, the per visit expense associated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation is $2.72.

 

The budget savings associated with Securus Technologies Video Visitation frees up much needed dollars to be used in other institutional operations, including safety and security enhancement. In this day and age, correctional budgets are tight, and these additional funds are proving very helpful in many cases.