Securus Technologies, Creating a Safer World

With issues of safety, investigation, and corrections in our correctional facilities these days there could be a ray of hope. Securus Technologies had shared results of a recent survey that more than half of the facilities are focusing on updates in their technology. These would be improving productivity, profitability, and of course inmate satisfaction. This focus is for the current year (2016) that huge opportunities such as automating operations will help with improvements. As always the first step is admitting there is a problem, which the facilities readily did. Importance of productivity going hand in hand with safety as well as inmate satisfaction can lead to possible video visitation as well as tablets that are critical to their success.

Demonstrating the ability to rise to these needs Securus has invested in the $1.5 million Technology Center. This facility holds the latest technology solutions for both civil and criminal justice. A testament to the one of a kind opportunity for leaders of facilities of all sizes to have a firsthand look at what Securus Technologies are capable of. These services and technologies are served in real time as opposed to how things may work. Securus Technologies’ headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas. While serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement, and corrections facilities. This leads to over a whopping 1,200,000 inmates within the United States. They are committed to ‘serve and connect’ by providing many services. Emergency response, public information, and biometric analysis to name just a few. Their company focuses on ‘connecting what matters’. Safety and security certainly do matter for all that are involved.

Securus Technologies is not affiliated with the product on Amazon called Securus used for health nor is it affiliated with the Securus America site for agents.

Securus House is a safe space for domestic violence victims and is also not a part of Securus Technologies.

Slyce Plus Pounce Provides Instant Visual Shopping

The only thing missing from the direct visual search market tools Slyce produces has been the point of sale buying application at the consumer’s control. Enter Pounce, a Tel Aviv-based direct shopping app that enables shoppers to directly find retail offerings of items found in catalogs or printed advertisements. Slyce just bought Pounce, for $5 million in shares and other remuneration, so they can combine it with their existing visual search technologies they offer retailers who want to compete effectively with Amazon Flow and Amazon Firefly smartphone apps. Of course this potentially raises the tech level of all retail sales businesses to at least the same level of consumer wizardry that Amazon offers, but not limited to only buying through Amazon.

Slyce offers smartphone software that enables retail businesses to provide direct buying of their products simply by the consumer installing the app and then snapping a picture of a desired item that they happen to see somewhere out in the real world. Slyce is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and their visual search technology for merchants has now been enhanced by the Pounce app that any consumer can use directly. The technology Slyce is producing also includes audio recognition, video recognition, bar code scanning, QR scanning (those complex square bar codes), and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies. Once scanned in with Slyce, matching items are immediately displayed and are available for purchase.

Although Slyce did disclose there was already in development a Pounce-type consumer-facing app in their labs, obtaining Pounce as reduced their time to market with that technology considerably. Of course, the same technology will also be bundled into their retail business client packages. The combination of technologies will make the buying process visual and immediate for both web surfers and In-Real-Life shoppers. Another major feature that Pounce brings to Slyce is to allow consumers to scan items from many retailers and eCommerce sites, yet they are only required to enter their personal payment information with a single session. This is an area that is still a burr under the eCommerce saddle for many instant transaction apps, such as Google Wallet, PayPal’s One Touch, and Apple Pay.