Securus Technologies buys Guarded Exchange

Securus Technologies said it has acquired Guarded Exchange, LLC of Jefferson City, Missouri for an undisclosed all cash purchase price.

“We have partnered with Guarded Exchange, LLC ever since we won the Missouri Department of Corrections inmate telecom contract in 2011,” said Richard A. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Securus Technologies. “Guarded Exchange, LLC fits perfectly with our software-based, high-tech product set, and represents our seventeenth technology-based acquisition in the last 32 months — clearly the broadest set of products offered by a single company in the corrections and law enforcement sector.”

“Guarded Exchange software allows corrections and law enforcement to interface with information residing in databases to provide a comprehensive social link analysis, and uses live Investigative Analysts to monitor offender calls,” said Steve Schneider and Steve Dean, co-owners of Guarded Exchange.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and serving more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies and over 1,200,000 inmates across North America, Securus Technologies is committed to serve and connect by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live. Securus Technologies focuses on connecting what matters®. To learn more about our full suite of civil and criminal justice technology solutions, please visit

Headquartered in Jefferson City, Missouri and founded in 2003, Guarded Exchange has developed over 70 proprietary software and hardware tools for the corrections industry. The products include iCons and an investigations module with Actionable Intelligence Potential (AIP)TM predictive analysis. Since 2009, Guarded Exchange has focused on investigative tools and strategies that aid Missouri Department of Corrections in the gathering of intelligence, based on the interaction of the offenders with friends and associates.