Securitas partners with Nokia for personal security service

Securitas partners with Nokia for personal security service
Nokia and Securitas yesterday announced a new cooperation to introduce "attractive and affordable security services" in GPS-enabled Nokia devices.

"There is a large and growing interest for these types of safety and security oriented services", said Magnus Friberg, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Securitas Alert Services, Track & Trace Europe. "The cooperation with Nokia makes it possible to make our services mobile and quickly reach the mass market.”

The solution, called Securitas Safe-2-Go, initially contains four services, “Assist” where the user can, with the touch of a button, get connected to Securitas alarm central which has information about who is connecting, where this person is located and which people related to the person need to be contacted. “Find”, where customers can get the current position on where friends are located. Zone, where they receive an SMS if someone leaves or comes into a predefined area, like a school or a home. And finally, Friends, which gives an overview of where all friends are located.

Securitas Safe-2-Go is planned to be launched commercially during the first half of 2009 in Sweden and in other European countries later during 2009. These services will work in all GPS-enabled phones based on the S60 platform. The price of such service has not been disclosed at this stage.

Tuesday, January 20th 2009
Alexandre Saltiel

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