Securus Technologies is on a mission to let you know about video visitation. Video visitation is a technological innovation that allows prisoners to virtually visit with their families and friends. It works much like a video chat, but it would be shortsighted to equate this technology with a mirror video chat.
This technology allows prisons to set up an ergonomic schedule for visitation. Anybody trying to call an inmate can set up an account at the Securus website. The account is pretty simple and self-explanatory, allowing the user to request a video visitation time to their liking.
The requested time is then kicked to the prison. The prison either confirms, changes the time, or denies the video visitation. Either way, the user is notified virtually immediately. The video chat part of the service starts at the scheduled time when the user logs in to their Securus account.
The applications of this technology are far-reaching. This technology allows a family to bring an inmate into their lives intimately. Since the video chat can happen over any high-speed Internet connection using any capable electronic device, the video visit is portable. Families can bring inmate into their living rooms for children’s birthday parties, introduce an inmate to a new family pet, or allow an inmate to help a child with homework. This can all be done without leaving the comfort of the family’s home.
This technology is already connecting 160,000 people per month. Every year more people choose video visitation, and this year over 2 million people connected. The average cost of this technology is $2.72 per virtual visit.
This technology is leading the industry and making competitors jealous. Competitor companies are busy making up rumors about the technology, saying that families are forced to use it in lieu of physical visitation. The truth is families are choosing this technology over physical visitation.