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Kings III Emergency Communications Acquires UK Based Connexion2

Aquisition brings lone worker security to North America.

May 21, 2013

Kings III Emergency Communications Acquires UK Based Connexion2 in Move to Supply Class-Leading Worker Safety Solutions Globally

The nation’s leading emergency communications company, Kings III Emergency Communications has acquired lone worker specialist Connexion2 in a strategic move to strengthen core business offerings on either side of the Atlantic and to develop sales strategies in new target geographies.

Both businesses already supply class-leading solutions to a range of market sectors and share a strong customer-centric ethos. The acquisition will allow the business to increase the scale of the current SoloProtect worker safety solution offering in Europe with expansion into North America while ensuring that customers continue to receive innovative, fit for purpose solutions backed by exemplary customer support.

Connexion2 was launched in 2003 and manufactures the UK’s most widely-used dedicated lone worker device called Identicom. Identicom is a unique communication device giving discreet wear and comprehensive protection to persons often working alone. There are now over 110,000 devices in circulation offering users a host of functionality including 24/7 support, truly discreet form factor, verbal abuse capture, Man Down detection, SiRF IV GPS and an innovative camera function.

Kings III was founded in 1989 and provides class-leading emergency communication solutions to customers across the US and Canada. The business also provides a host of associated turnkey solutions for use in elevators, at poolside, in garages, car parks, cash points, arenas and large facilities. Kings III has a state of the art Emergency Dispatch Center staffed with Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatcher, CPR and HIPPA certified operators, providing a key differentiator in their industry.

Connexion2 will retain its existing trading name and its SoloProtect brand-presence throughout the United Kingdom, Kings III’s acquisition will help facilitate the further development of a number of key European and Asian markets. Additionally, Kings III will supplement its substantial core business offering in the US with a new North American division of SoloProtect, formerly branded discreetSOS prior to the acquisition, featuring Kings III Emergency Dispatch Center monitoring.

Craig Swallow, Managing Director of Connexion2 commented, “We’re delighted to announce Kings III’s acquisition of Connexion2 as we believe this will enable us to provide class leading lone worker solutions to a greater number of businesses. For a while now, Connexion2 has sought a strategic partnership that truly allows it to develop fully into other target geographic markets. I believe the partnership with Kings III will enable us to do this in the coming years”.

Dennis Mason, Kings III Emergency Communications President commented, “This represents an exciting new chapter for Kings III, we believe the growth of lone worker security in the UK and the US makes it a key strategic move for our business. We have a relentless desire to deliver best of breed solutions to all of our customers and Connexion2 demonstrated the same ethos”.

Notes for editors:

About Connexion2 – Connexion2 was formed in 2003 and specializes in lone worker security. Passionate about raising the profile of safe lone working, the company focuses on improving the safety and productivity of lone workers through understanding the needs of an employee, employer and other stakeholders such as the police. Connexion2 is approved through audit against sections 4, 5 and 6 of BS8484 – the British Standard for Lone Worker Device Services.

About Kings III Emergency Communications - Founded in 1989, Kings III Emergency Communications is the nation's only full service provider of emergency communication solutions. With headquarters in Coppell, Texas, Kings III has been delivering peace of mind to its customers nationwide for more than 20 years. The company provides maintenance and monitoring services for more than 41,000 phones throughout the United States and Canada. Kings III is fully integrated; not only engineering and manufacturing emergency phones, but also providing one-stop-shop solutions that include installation, maintenance, and 24/7 emergency monitoring.

Article Published 5.21.2013