Falck and Verisure today announce that they have entered into transactions to launch a new sales cooperation for monitored alarm services to families and small business owners in Denmark and Norway. As part of the cooperation, Verisure is acquiring Falck’s alarm customer portfolio and certain other operational assets in Denmark and Norway. The cooperation will allow Falck and Verisure to work together to develop new, premium alarm solutions for the Danish and Norwegian markets.
Bo Uggerhøj, CEO of Falck Assistance said, “Verisure is a global leader in the development of alarm products and services. Our combined expertise will enable us to provide innovative, state of the art security systems, to ensure the people in Denmark and Norway can feel safe in their homes and businesses.”
Austin Lally, Group CEO of Verisure said, “Falck is both a leading provider of residential security systems in these important Scandinavian markets, and a highly trusted and respected brand. We are delighted to be able to acquire these Falck alarm customer portfolios. We look forward to serving these customers. And, this important sales cooperation with Falck in the future will further contribute to our growth and to increased penetration of monitored alarms in Denmark and Norway.”
Falck is a Scandinavian-based organisation dedicated to the prevention of accidents and disease and providing assistance in emergency situations across 44 countries globally.
Verisure Securitas Direct is a European leader in providing monitored alarm services to the residential and small business segment of the broader security services market. It currently has over two million customers in 14 countries across Europe and Latin America.
The transactions are subject to applicable regulatory approvals. The cooperation in Denmark was completed on September 30th, 2016.
Falck, Louis Illum Honoré, Head of Communications: +45 51588796
Verisure, Elizabeth Henry Alici, Group Talent & Communications Director: +46 768673548
Falck is a Scandinavian-based organisation with more than 100 years of experience in handling critical and vital tasks in close collaboration with local and national authorities.
Having enjoyed rapid international growth in recent years, Falck currently has operations in 44 countries on six continents and more than 38,000 employees.
Falck's mission is to prevent accidents, illnesses and emergency situations, to rescue and assist people in emergencies quickly and competently and to rehabilitate people after illness and injury.
Based on this mission, it is Falck's vision to develop a major international business working broadly within emergency, assistance, healthcare, and safety training services.
Falck's principal shareholder is the Lundbeck Foundation, a foundation whose objective is to make a significant difference to people's health and lives. In 2015, the Lundbeck Foundation donated 59 million euro to medical and life science research.
About Verisure Securitas Direct
Verisure Securitas Direct is a leading global provider of professionally monitored fire and intrusion alarms, which include response services in the event of an alert. The company’s security services and products integrate into the smart, connected home.
The company has more than 2 million customers in 14 countries across Europe and Latin America and has more than 10,000 employees. Verisure takes responsibility for the whole value chain - from product development, design and sales to installation, service and 24/7 professional monitoring, verification and response - to ensure it can bring peace of mind to its customers. Thanks to a strong focus on the customer experience, Verisure’s customers are amongst the most satisfied and loyal in the industry. For more information, please visitwww.verisure.com.