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Historical Highlights

 

2001

April

The Company launches COCO-SECOM, a mobile security system that uses signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and cellular phone base stations to accurately pinpoint the location of portable transmitter devices to keep track of people and vehicles, among others, and if requested dispatch emergency response personnel.

October

SECOM introduces MEDCOM, Japan’s first unrestricted cancer treatment policy, which provides coverage for all hospitalization and medical treatment costs.

 

2002

January

The Company capitalizes on its know-how in security services for large-scale commercial facilities and advanced network capabilities to launch TOTAX ZETA, a new total security system.

February

Subsidiary Secom Joshinetsu Co., Ltd., lists on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

March

The medical services businesses of the Company, Secom Home Medical System Co., Ltd., Secom Care Service Co., Ltd., and Secom Kampo System Co., Ltd., merge to form Secom Medical System Co., Ltd.

May

Sales commence for My Spoon, Japan’s first robot designed to enable people with impaired upper body mobility to eat with minimal assistance.

 

2004

September

Sales of SECOM AED Package Service, a comprehensive automated external defibrillator (AED) service, begin.

 

2005

September

SECOM begins offering SECOM Home Service, a suit of convenient lifestyle support services.

October

The Company launches SECOM Robot X, Japan’s first outdoor surveillance robot.

 

2006

October

SECOM opens Comfort Garden Azamino in Yokohama, Kanagawa, a new-concept senior residence that brings together the Company’s expertise in such areas as security, medical care and personal care. (In June 2009, the Company also opens Comfort Hills Rokko, in Kobe, Hyogo.)

December

Nohmi Bosai Ltd., a leading provider of fire protection services, becomes a consolidated subsidiary. SECOM has been the principal shareholder in Nohmi Bosai since 1974. The aim of consolidation is to reinforce this relationship, facilitating the integration of the two companies’ expertise—SECOM’s in security and Nohmi Bosai’s in fire protection—and the development of new products that will help SECOM to cultivate a new market.

 

2007

April

Construction is completed and operations commence at Mine Rehabilitation Program Center, Japan’s first private finance initiative (PFI) correctional facility, in Mine, Yamaguchi. A private-sector consortium led by the Mine SECOM Group secured the contract for the facility through general bidding in 2005. Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, SECOM provides security services and support for operational and correctional services. (SECOM subsequently secures contracts for two additional PFI correctional facilities, Kitsuregawa Rehabilitation Program Center and Kurobane Prison, located, respectively, in Sakura and Ohtawara, Tochigi. Operations at both facilities commence in October 2007.)

 

2008

August

The Company establishes the Environmental Management Department and steps up its environmental initiatives.

 

2010

September

SECOM launches the Intelligent Emergency Alert System, which automatically detects abnormal or suspicious situations and alerts a SECOM control center without the need for anyone to press an emergency alarm button.

 

2011

December

The Company launched SECOM Home Security G-Custom, which combines features of SECOM Home Security with a data storage service that enables subscribers to entrust key data such as family photographs and identifications.

 

2012

April

Nittan Co., Ltd., the number three fire protection services firm in Japan, becomes a consolidated subsidiary.

October

At Tokyo Corporation, Japan's leading data center services firm in terms of facility floor space, becomes a consolidated subsidiary.

 

2013

April

The Company launches SECOM My Doctor Plus, an emergency medical alert system for seniors, through a business alliance with two major nursing care service providers.

September

SECOM introduces the Real-Time Disaster Information Service, a next-generation disaster mitigation service that capitalizes on its proprietary capabilities in Big Data analysis.

December

Secom Trust Systems launches the SECOM Premium Net, a system designed to protect against online banking scams.

 

2014

March

Operations commence at Sakra World Hospital, the first hospital operated by Japanese companies in India.

December

Sales of stereoscopic image-based Walkthrough Face Recognition System commence.

 

2015

May

SECOM begins offering the SECOM Anshin My Number Service, which enables companies to entrust their employees' My Number information to SECOM for storage at the highest security level.

August

Kumalift Co., Ltd., Japan's top manufacturer of small freight elevators in terms of market shares, becomes a consolidated subsidiary.

December

Asahi Security Co., Ltd., Japan's leading provider of cash collection and delivery services, becomes a consolidated subsidiary.

The Company launches the SECOM Drone, the world's first autonomous small flying surveillance robot for the private sector.

 

2016

February

The Company introduces the SECOM Airship, the world's first dirigible designed for surveillance for the private sector.