Securus Technologies recently announced the growing utilization and benefits of Video Visitation. Video Visitation is a Securus Technologies technology designed for correctional agencies.
Securus Technologies Video Visitation is considered an advance on traditional visitation methodologies utilized by correctional agencies in North America. With Video Visitation, an incarcerated individual can have meaningful, consistent visitation with loved ones, when friends and family are at a remote location.
Video Visitation is not merely just a Skype-like derivation. The Securus Technologies Video Visitation system comes complete with other vital attributes necessary in a correctional setting. This includes security and registration features.
At the present time, Securus Technologies Video Visitation is being utilized by about 180 correctional agencies in the United States. The CEO of the company anticipates that this number will increase in the near future, and significantly so.
Approximately 160,000 individual visits occur monthly using Video Visitation. Securus Technologies advises that individual visits have been doubling on an annual basis. The grand total of visits expected in the current year is 2 million. The projection for next year is 4 million.
Consumers are highly satisfied with Securus Technologies Video Visitation. The app has been downloaded over 232,000 to day.
Consumers make note that the convenience of Video Visitation is a tremendous plus. They no longer have to expend time and money to travel to a correctional institution to visit a loved one. Indeed, for many people the expense associated with traditional in-person visitation made it impossible for many people to maintain consistent contact with an incarcerated loved one.
Correctional departments are also weighing in on the cost savings realized through the use of Video Visitation. Traditional in-person visitation costs approximately $100 per occasion. On the other hand, a Video Visitation visit costs $2.72. The savings in a tight correctional budget is very helpful to an agency in this day and age.