Mr. Rick Smith was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies in 2008. Securus Technologies is a significant and well-recognized prison communication firm based in Texas, United States of America. The company has been a leader in the implementation of video calls that are currently used by inmates while contacting their families and close visitors as well. The use of video calls is soon replacing the old methods such as face-to-face visits, which were common between inmates and their family members. Furthermore, the technologies that are employed by Securus Company stand to save money, time, result in increased safety, and improved window for inmates’ communication with the outside community. Rick Smith was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer because of his experience with technology. He is the person who understands the biometric technology that is implemented by Securus firm.
By implementing biometric technology, it will be easy to effectively manage the number of prisoners and identify them as well. Securus Technologies is a company that is after profit. Currently, it serves more than 2000 correctional facilities in Canada and the United States of America. The company was founded in 1986 and has been serving correctional facilities for more than 30 years.With Mr. Rick Smith as the CEO of Securus Technologies, the company has spent more than $600 million on technologies and patents. The technologies and patents are meant to meet the changing needs that are currently affecting correctional facilities. Because of the collection of some data, Securus Technologies can track the patterns of inmate’s behaviors through the justice system. In that case, Rick Smith can lead Securus Technologies in a better way by solving crimes and improving the lives of inmates. The idea is to prevent the emergencies affecting correctional facilities as per the requirement of the law.
Securus Technologies has more 140 patents, and it is the current innovative company when it comes to criminal justice. Having been the CEO for more than nine years, Rick Smith has continued to maintain the legacy of Securus Technologies when it comes to technological innovation. Moreover, Securus has continued to invest in technology that can result in communication improvements and data access. The idea is to make the interaction between inmates and outsiders easy and manageable.Regarding education background, Rick Smith attended New York University, from where he received his Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was also an alumnus of Rochester University, from where he completed his MBA. Rick Smith also graduated with a Master Degree in Mathematics from the New York State University. Apart from being the Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies, Rick Smith also served as the Chairman of the board of Integra Telecom Company.