Eleven employees who are installation technicians for Securus Technologies have now been certified by Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). BICSI is an independent association that sets standards and certifies technicians in the telecommunications industry, and Securus Technologies has adopted their training program to place more qualified workers in the field. Danny de Hoyos, Securus’s Vice President of Technical Operations has spoken highly of training program and how the certification increases the expertise in the field. The programs that technicians can enroll in include installing fiber optic cables, copper wire technologies, and wireless systems.
Securus Technologies has served correctional facilities in telecommunications since 1986. This Dallas, TX company has come up with over 100 patents in this time and has bought out several subsidiaries to increase its service. Securus has phone billing options to make calls affordable for inmates and their families, and calls can be made prepaid, or use a self-service billing system. Inmates can receive or transfer funds using Securus’s ConnectUs platform, and also through JPay who they acquired a little over a year ago. Securus has kiosks in corrections facilities from which purchases can be made, or paperwork filed.
Whenever a big event happens at home, all that’s needed is a webcam and internet connection and incarcerated loved ones can see it live. Prison staff and law enforcement officers can be alerted in an instant through Securus’s THREADS system, a comprehensive monitoring system that tracks inmate associations, activities, and call patters for anything suspicious. Securus also is connected to multiple law enforcement databases for instant access to pertinent information in criminal cases.