Securus Technologies Receives Approval from United States Patent Office for Industry Leading 182 Patents with 106 More PendingDALLAS, TX October 13, 2017/Business Wire/ — Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that the United States Patent Office issued two (2) new Securus patents. “We received word from the United States Patent Office that we were issued two (2) new patents,” said Richard A. (“Rick”) Smith, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Securus Technologies, Inc. “That increases our total patent portfolio to 288 issued and pending patents, the largest in our industry by far. The entire rest of the industry has 176 issued and pending patents compared to our 288 issued and pending patents, so we lead by 112 – and that number is distributed among 4 different competitors.” Securus’ two (2) new patents are outlined as follows:
|9,774,733||Crime Reporting in a Controlled-environment Facility||Communication systems and methods that allow a resident of a controlled environment facility to report a past, on-going or threatened crime, such as a rape. The resident is able to make the report using a facility communications system without alerting other residents of the controlled environment facility that the crime has been reported.|
|9,787,656||Intelligent Facility Device||Intelligent facility devices for use in controlled facility environments are described. In various embodiments, the intelligent facility devices provide limited or controlled access to data networks for Incarcerated Individuals of a controlled facility. An embodiment of a method may include receiving a request for access to a network from a user interface device. The method may also include determining an authorized duration of network access for the user interface device. Additionally, the method may include establishing a temporary network access session between the user interface device and the network for the authorized duration of network access.|
About Securus Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, an Aventiv Technologies company, serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 incarcerated individuals across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, incarcerated individual self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies connecting what matters®. For more information, please visit SecurusTechnologies.tech.