We are moving into a culture that has a growing respect for entrepreneurs who look into social entrepreneurship. This is the mindset that one can use their business to not only make money, but provide some sort of product that makes the world a vastly greater place to live in. Some do this by taking care of a need. Others do this by stopping an evil. Securus Technologies is the second one.
They won my respect as I began to research what drives them. What drives them is the passion to decrease the crime that inmates commit to one another. They have accomplished this by creating technologies that can investigate inmate activity, correct them in behavior, and monitor what they are doing. Because they have broken the mold in these areas, they are now the leading provider in technology for correctional facilities.
Over 2,000 facilities in the United States of America use Securus Technologies, with another 2,000 facilities in Canada using the same products. Securus Technologies has been able to create a system that is capable of searching and locking contraband cell phones. In addition to this, they create technologies that make it easier for guards to see potential crimes in advance.
I love how Securus Technologies is constantly seeking ways to stop these needless deaths. They have invested 600 million dollars to create brand new technologies and acquire new patents. This investing has paid off. Securus Technologies can produce a brand new product every week. These products make law enforcement and officers in the jail feel safer and help them investigate quicker.
I am so glad that Securus Technologies is a one of those businesses with a heart. It is because they are passionate about these people that they are able to protect them from others in the facility.