SafeKey Introduces The Protector

SafeKey Protector Delivers Driver Personal Safety System –

Real-Time Driver Security

 SafeKey Corporation, specializing in comprehensive professional driver and cargo safety solutions, announced today the launch of SafeKey Protector, the new driver personal safety system. The updated security solution features 24/7 real time Public Safety agency response to driver security, medical and safety emergencies and a robust cloud based portal providing real time actionable information about driver emergencies.

SafeKey Protector provides portable personal driver protection.  “One of our major benefits is providing drivers and fleet managers an expedited, objective response to driver emergencies.  Drivers are one button from help when they need it most,” noted Tom Richardson, of SafeKey.  “Truck drivers and their family members appreciate the extra peace of mind our technology brings, and see it as evidence that their employers care about their constant well-being.  Fleet and Operations managers know they are taking a proactive step to help protect their drivers from some of the known and unknown security and safety issues their drivers may encounter every day,” according to Richardson, “Our technology also improves recruitment of and retention of professional drivers while helping prevent cargo theft.”

SafeKey continues to enhance its connectivity and speed of alert notification capabilities in this release of the Protector, including improved vehicle identification and tracking when emergencies occur.  “Our commitment to delivering innovative and effective driver safety tools is represented in the introduction of SafeKey Protector” commented Mike Sowada, SafeKey CEO. “Professional drivers are faced with a growing list of concerns, including increased security and safety threats for themselves, their cargo, and sometimes those at locations where they travel. Threats of trucks being used as weapons add to the need for safety solutions that provide real time response when needed. SafeKey Protector provides significant safety support for drivers both in and out of the cab to ensure that they and their truck are able to come home safe after each trip.”

SafeKey Protector is now available. For additional information about SafeKey Protector and other SafeKey Driver and Cargo Safety solutions visit

About SafeKey Corporation

Since 2009 SafeKey Corporation has been a provider of driver and cargo safety solutions for transportation companies’ vehicles in a broad range of industries such as foodservice, beverage, hard goods and energy.  SafeKey’s driver and cargo safety solutions help protect drivers experiencing security, medical, or safety issues by providing 24/7 monitoring, expedited Public Safety services dispatch when needed, coverage across the US and Canada, and a robust cloud based portal to monitor driver emergencies, GPS tracking and vehicle telematics. SafeKey’s remote ignition interlock prevents compromised tractors from being started.

SafeKey provides comprehensive professional driver and cargo safety solutions with several key applications with one common, key component – real-time visibility and objective response to driver emergencies.  SafeKey Driver and Cargo safety solutions helps minimize risk to drivers, saves trucking companies costs by enhancing security and safety and provides a pillar of safety best practices.

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CONTACT:              Christine Reiersgord, SafeKey Corporation      877.920.8230


SafeKey Corporation Announces Appointment of a New CEO

Michael J. Sowada

Michael J. Sowada, Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Sowada Named Chief Executive Officer

SafeKey Corporation, a leader in technology that saves lives, has unanimously elected Michael Sowada as Chief Executive Officer effective February 27, 2016. Mr. Sowada will also become Chairman of the Board. Current President and CEO Jim Rennie will continue on as the President & Chief Operating Officer of SafeKey.

“Safekey is thrilled to have Mike join our team. We met with Mike seven times throughout our two way due diligence period. The experience, vision and leadership Mike provides will allow us to fuel our growth,” said Rennie current President and Chief Operating Officer.

“I am honored that the SafeKey Board of Directors chose me to lead the organization in their next chapter of growth,” said Michael Sowada. “I am also thrilled to be working with a great group of people at SafeKey. The organization is making a difference and saving lives!”

Mike Sowada has been a business and technology leader for 30 years. Before SafeKey, Mike was CEO and/or Founder of Data Center Advisors, VISI, Digital North and DKS Systems. Mike also has extensive business and technology experience at companies such as TDS Telecommunications, Accenture and Musicland Group; plus numerous consulting roles for Fortune 500 companies down to small start-ups.

Mike has won numerous awards, including being named “2009 Entrepreneur of the Year” and “2005 Emerging Entrepreneur”, for his contributions and leadership in the business community. Mike has been a guest speaker at the University of St. Thomas, University of Minnesota and numerous business organizations.

He holds an MBA from St. Thomas University in Venture Management and received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Minnesota State University – Mankato.

About SafeKey Corporation’s Two Business Units.

Safekey manufactures and sells a Voluntary Ignition Interlock, which prevents impaired driving. The system is making an extraordinary difference in our customers’ lives. More at:

SafeKey manufactures and sells a Driver Safety Tool: Assisting transportation companies with deploying a zero cargo loss and driver safety strategy. More at:

For additional information, please contact:

Michael Sowada, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 1.877.920.8230

New Partnership with Waste Management Security Services

SafeKey Waste Management Security Services
September, 2014 – SafeKey Corporation is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with WM Security Services (WMSSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. Together we will be ensuring the safety of the transportation industry across the nation.

Waste Management will be handling the 24/7 monitoring service for our Fortune 500 transportation clients.
We welcome Waste Management to the SafeKey community.

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PeopleNet Partners with SafeKey Corporation

PeopleNet has partnered with SafeKey in an effort to help customers protect assets and monitor driver well-being. The SafeKey system provides customers with another safety-management tool for safeguarding both drivers and vehicles.

SafeKey is a proactive approach to driver safety and vehicle theft protection. The driver initiates an SOS panic button located on the SafeKey check module up to 100 feet away from the tractor. The remote panic signal sends a real-time alert to a 24/7 monitoring service or dispatch department via text and email that details the driver’s exact location.

The vehicle can be remotely disabled via the network, preventing engine engagement and therefore the theft from even happening. In addition, results are also saved on a secure server for fleet management review.

Cargo/vehicle theft is a serious industry issue, with the average incident costing approximately $320,000 according to a report from FreightWatch International.

The SafeKey ignition interlock, a reliable solid-state electronic circuit installed in the vehicle, prevents a vehicle from being started without the check module.