Rick Smith; Technological Genius in Safety and Security

Rick Smith got his amazing start with his education, getting an Associate’s Degree in Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master’s in Engineering from State University of New York, and an MBA from the University of Rochester. His career has been just as impressive having held various positions at Frontier Corporation such as operations, IT, finance, plus business development to name a few. He was Chief Financial Officer at Eschelon Telecom Inc., later becoming President/COO. While at Eschelon, Smith grew the revenue of the company from roughly 30 million to 350 million and was successful in getting Eschelon IPO in 2005.

In June 2008, Rick Smith became CEO of SECURUS Technologies. SECURUS is an American for-profit prison technology company based out of Dallas, Texas, but with offices in Carrollton and Allen, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. The company has approximately 1,000 employees, and serves over 2,200 Correctional Facilities across the United States and Canada. The company provides top-of-the-line civil and criminal justice technology solutions, which improves the safety of the public and modernizes incarceration experiences. The technology is the best, as SECURUS has thinkers of innovating solutions, technologists, designers, and engineers with hundreds of patents, for service of the highest quality, the most products, and provides the best solution economically for clients all the while maintaining great customer service. Visit LinkedIn and follow Rick’s profile.

SECURUS connects correctional facility personal to needed information, connects emergency dispatchers and responders to those needing help, connecting inmates to technology, to help connecting leads in investigations, and connecting family and friends to those that are incarcerated. The technology is up-to-date and constantly evolving to meet client needs, collects information from more than 2,200 law enforcement and corrections agencies which assists in finding leads. The company is the largest of its kind in providing communications and the only full spectrum solution provider in the area. It is no wonder the company is successful, and it won an award; honored as a bronze winner in the 2017 American Business Awards. The customer pledge extends to all; agencies, inmates and their family and friends.

Rick Smith has the technological background and experience to carry SECURUS into the future and continue to serve. Currently the company serves over 1,200,000 inmates in North America alone and over 2,450 law enforcement and corrections agencies in addition to public safety agencies. The technology is advanced so that it can help in preventing and solving crimes committed by the incarcerated. The company receives many letters and e-mails regarding how much customers appreciate the services offered by SECURUS, and that is in part due to Rick Smith. Read more on Crunchbase.com.

Securus Technologies – Helping Law Enforcement Officials Protect and Serve Safely

Securus Technologies has been in the limelight of the inmate communications world for many years and rightly so. The company has been making tremendous progress in the field and has helped develop some of the finest and most helpful products and services. The company has a broad range of phone, video, and e-mail services, which helps the inmates to communicate with their loved ones. Previously, it was much more difficult for the inmates to get in touch with their loved ones, but thanks to the advanced technology, now it is very much possible.

 

Securus Technologies reaches out to over 1.2 million inmates across the country today, and more than 3,500 law enforcement agencies use the company’s products and services. The company recently published a news release online where it showed few comments from the letters it regularly receives from the law enforcement officials. The law enforcement officials find the services of Securus Technologies highly useful, and express their gratitude towards the company by sending them an email or a postal letter with kind words to thank the company for making the incarceration experience modernized and providing services that secure the law enforcement officials.

 

Securus Technologies, in their attempt to uplift their goodwill in the market, published a press release recently where it showcased the letters from the law enforcement officials. The letters showed what the jail officials and police agencies’ officials feel about the company’s products and services. Most of the law enforcement personnel around the country who have used the products and services of Securus Technologies believe that the firm helps them protect and serve safely and securely while doing their duties without any complacency. It helps them in ways more than one by getting the information needed to arrest the offenders as well as by obtaining the evidence necessary to convict them in the court.

 

Securus Technologies’ Eleven Field Officers are Now Holders of BICSI Certification

According to a recent article posted on PRNewswire, the Senior Vice President of Securus Technologies, Danny de Hoyos, announced that eleven of the company’s field specialists acquired training from the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI). At the end of the training, the field technicians were issued with a BICSI certificate. BICSI is a professional body that supports the ICT sector by offering project management, sound, video, data, electronic safety and security solutions. The body comprises of competent personnel who focus on designing, installing, managing, and maintaining ICT-related projects.

 

ICT projects include wireless-based infrastructure and fiber optics systems. BICSI is known for handling more than 20,000 ICT experts through publications and conferences in 100 countries. When asked about Securus’s new initiative to train its field specialists, Danny said that BICSI was the perfect institution because, through its ICT solutions, Securus is now reliable in performance. The field experts chosen for the certification program had an average of 15 years of expertise. Danny believes that the certification will enable the recipient to provide excellent services to the clients.

 

Securus Technologies in brief

 

With its central Headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Securus is the leading provider of inmate communication systems across North America. The firm was formed as a result of the merging of Evercom and T-Netix in 2004. Three years since its inception, the technology heavyweight acquired Syscon Justice Systems, which is well known for its offender management systems. Securus’s clients include inmates, correction agencies, law enforcement departments, and public safety agencies. The company is mainly driven by its customers and strives to provide services such as inmate self-service, biometric analysis, emergency response, investigation, communication and public information access. Securus Technologies has $600 million in investments. The company aims at using this money to develop new technology solutions & products, for acquisitions, and patent filing.