Technological Leader: Securus Technologies

Securus Technologies is a privately held company that supplies critical technology solutions to public and law enforcement organizations throughout the states. They are headquartered in Dallas, TX and are currently working with over 3,400 public and criminal justice agencies, as well as more than 1.2 million detainees all over North America. With around 1000-5000 dedicated employees, Securus is equipped with specialties that are key to staying connected in this digital age.


Securus Technologies provides services that span from Call Management Systems, Data Analytics, Telecommunications and Information Technology. The service that is provided from Securus heavily impacts the way these agencies operate and brings them to another level in terms of staying connected. Clients have so much good to say about Securus because they truly bring proper technological assistance.


One specific aspect that Securus focuses on is keeping the jail and prison system safer. Securus helps with investigations that happen within the jail walls and ones outside of jail as well. Customers across the many facilities being serviced have reached out with positive feedback on the effectiveness of Securus. One customer wrote a letter and spoke about how a staff member who was bringing in contraband was arrested, using valuable information from phone systems.


Another customer mentioned how using the LBS software, which helps with information from phone systems, was a vital component in seizing millions of dollars’ worth of illegal belongings. They stressed how it would be near impossible without the software and that they intend to continue taking advantage of it.


Class Dojo Gaining Interest from Users and Investors

Keeping track of a child’s education is one of the most important responsibilities that a parent has. Unfortunately, the amount of families that have two working parents or one single parent has increased considerably over the past few decades. This has made it very difficult for the average family to find the time understand what is going on. Fortunately, a relatively new mobile application is helping to bring teachers and parents together like never before.


The mobile application, Class Dojo, has been in operation for about five years. Today, the application is used by at least one teacher in nearly 70% of all schools across the country. The significant growth of the company, from just a small start up to a major participant in the United States education system, is due to the number of practical applications and benefits that it provides its users.


Initially, the Class Dojo application was used as a way for parents and teachers to communicate. Teachers have the capability of posting whatever they would like onto the application. In most cases, this includes class schedules, goals for the classroom, upcoming projects, recent test scores, and any other information that the teacher finds to be helpful. It also provides an easy way for a teacher and a parent to connect through the mobile email system that can be completed through the application.


Today, the amount of communication that is possible extends well beyond the teacher–parent relationship. Each classroom that utilizes the application has the ability to set up communication portals for all parents, teachers, and students to utilize. This allows parents of students to discuss questions and concerns about the classroom, students to share ideas and give tips, and for teachers to provide mass messages to all parties involved.


The Class Dojo application is also gaining popularity due to its ability to act as a virtual your book. Teachers, parents, and students will have the ability to post classroom pictures throughout the year. These can then be organized into a book form, which helps to create a simple yearbook online.


The Class Dojo application and business is also eating a lot of interest from investors across the world are giving notice of the recent growth and be significant potential for future development. The company has recently raised over $21 million in equity, which will be used to help enhance the application going forward.