The concept of video visitation is finally here for the prison systems, and more people are embracing this through Securus. When it comes to at-home visitation systems, I have found that this is truly one of the most convenient ways for families to visit with their on friends and family members that are currently serving time. I think the most fascinating thing about that is the ability to actually join multiple friends together and start a video chat session with someone that is behind bars. That is what I do when I schedule my online video visits.
I think that most people that have friends behind bars will make the sacrifice to go to the prison occasionally, but no one wants to go there on a regular basis. That is why video visits are better. This is why Securus is so popular. It allows people to schedule online visitations with family members without the hassle of actually driving and waiting in line once they get to the prison. It is very convenient for those that also may have family members that are serving time in different states. Sometimes it is very unrealistic to fly or drive two different state for visitation purposes.
I think that at-home visitation will become something that will become available in prison systems around the world. At this time this type of platform is still rather limited, but it is growing at an extremely fast rate as is Securus staff. I believe that there will be a time where this type of visitation will actually replace all of the glass windows and phones. I believe this is a much more convenient way for visitors, and it also will be a quite effective measure for prison systems.
There have always been complaints about operating costs for prisons, and video visitation may be one of the best ways to resolve that issue that is associated with operating costs. Securus Technologies has managed to do put a lot of other companies may have failed to do. This company has capitalized on this patented technology in a niche market and given the government a method to actually shrink the costs associated with operating a prison. When there are long lines for visitations it can require a lot of prison system personnel. Prison systems that are hesitant to get involved with this system should really consider all of the benefits that can come with cutting down visitation lines.