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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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SASKTEL CONTINUES DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGY WITH SECURTEK

Deputy Premier and Crown Investments Corporation Minister

Dwain Lingenfelter today announced that SaskTel is continuing its

diversification strategy with the launch of SecurTek a Yorkton-based

wholly owned subsidiary of SaskTel that will offer remote monitoring

services, including province-wide security. Using SaskTel's

leading-edge technology and telecommunications expertise, SecurTek

will provide services such as Real Time Event Detection, monitoring

and dispatch.



"SecurTek will offer Saskatchewan residents the reassurance of home

safety through a variety of monitoring packages and services,"

Lingenfelter said. "While most alarm monitoring services in

Saskatchewan are provided by service bureaus outside of our province,

SecurTek will operate its call-handling centre out of Yorkton,

creating jobs here at home."



SecurTek will initially employ about 20 people in Yorkton, with that

number projected to increase to more than 50 in the future. SecurTek

will offer a variety of wired and wireless security system options

such as heat, smoke and motion sensors, glass-break detectors and

Panic/Medical alert. These products and services will be available at

competitive prices through a province-wide SecurTek dealer network

(see attached backgrounder).



"SecurTek has formed dealer relationships with local security

companies in a manner similar to the successful arrangements with

independent SaskTel Mobility Centres which provide wireless

services around Saskatchewan," said SaskTel President Don Ching.

"SaskTel has always supported community-based Saskatchewan

business, and this relationship will allow both these businesses

and SaskTel to grow in the security industry."



"Diversification initiatives such as consulting, project

management, software sales and now SecurTek draw on SaskTel's

state-of-the-art network and the established skills and expertise

of Saskatchewan people to ensure SaskTel's long-term success,"

Lingenfelter said.



SaskTel is the leading full service communications company in

Saskatchewan, providing voice, data, Internet, text and messaging

services over a fiber optic-based, fully digital network, as well

as cellular, paging, wireless data and FleetNet 800 service

through its SaskTel Mobility division.



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For more information, contact:



Tim Kydd

SaskTel Corporate Affairs

Regina

Phone: (306) 777-5638

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