Freja eID increases security with brand-new service for smart cities

Press release

ConnectedZone is a security and surveillance system for public environments. The system connects the user’s mobile with a bus shelter equipped with technical solutions that make it possible to quickly alert both in and near the bus shelter if an emergency situation should arise. In order to ensure the users’ identity, Freja eID+ will be used.

ConnectedZone is a unique security concept for smart cities developed by Teleste, a global provider of video surveillance and network services for public environments and public transport. ConnectedZone combines the user’s mobile phone with a connected digital two-way screen, which allows the system’s security operators to communicate with the bus shelter in a unique way to inform and prevent dangerous situations.

Freja eID+ is used to ensure the user’s identity, partly for smoother registration but also to avoid rogue alarm calls. Freja eID+ is the only mobile e-ID that has been approved for the governmental quality mark Svensk e-legitimation.

Stig Waldemarsson, Director Teleste VSI comments:
“The fast-growing e-identification service Freja eID coincides well with Teleste’s vision for the launch of ConnectedZone. Freja eID, as an independent e-identification service, has no special interests besides providing electronic identification, which makes them a good and reliable partner.”

Johan Henrikson, CEO Verisec comments:
“That electronic identity documents are used to make public environments in the physical world safer for us who reside there testifies to how the use of eID:s will increase as society becomes more digitalised. We have only seen the beginning of developments in smart cities, and everything speaks for this area becoming yet another driver for the need for a modern eID like Freja eID.”

For more information, please contact:
Stig Waldemarsson, Director Teleste VSI Scandinavia
Mobile: +46 705 60 00 41

For more information, please contact:
Johan Henrikson, CEO Verisec AB
Mobile: +46 733 45 89 02

About Teleste
Teleste offers an integrated product and service portfolio that makes it possible to build and run a better networked society. Our solutions bring television and broadband services to your home, secure your safety in public places and guide your use of public transport. With solid experience of the industry and a driving force for innovations, we are a leading international company in broadband, security and information technology and related services. We reach our customers through a global network of offices and partners. In 2018, Teleste’s nett sales amounted to 250 million EUR and the company had an average of approximately 1,400 employees. Teleste is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, see and follow @telestecorp on Twitter.