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Seoul to Introduce Citizen’s Safety Insurance That Covers All Citizens

Seoul to Introduce Citizen’s Safety Insurance That Covers All Citizens

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will introduce a Citizen’s Safety Insurance policy which will disburse as much as 10 million won (US$8,300) to victims of various accidents starting next year. The city government will be in charge of signing an insurance contract with an insurance [...]

More than 110,000 Downloads of Seoul Safety App

More than 110,000 Downloads of Seoul Safety App

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ansimi App, a safety app designed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to help citizens return home safely at night, has reached 110,000 downloads just 11 months since its introduction. Ansimi App is connected to some 40,000 closed-circuit television feeds installed across Seoul to monitor real-time situations and provide [...]

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

S. Korea to Deploy ‘Ambulance Drones’ at Mountains Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea seeks to deploy first-aid drones at popular mountains next year to deliver emergency medical supplies to victims on time, officials said Friday. The state-run Korea National Park Service (KNPS) said it plans to introduce 32 “ambulance drones” at 16 national mountain parks across the country next year. [...]

Products Recalled Overseas Sold in S. Korea

Products Recalled Overseas Sold in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 130 overseas products that had been recalled in other countries for safety reasons were sold in the local market last year, the Korea Consumer Agency said Wednesday. The agency recommended sales suspension, product exchanges, free repairs and other remedy measures on 132 such products in 2017, up [...]

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

Gov’t Collects Tens of Thousands of Radioactive Mattresses

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 22,000 bed mattresses found to emit radiation levels above safety standards have been collected nationwide over the weekend, the country’s post office said Monday. Some 30,000 employees and 3,200 vehicles were mobilized to collect 22,298 mattresses produced by Daijin Bed Co. on Saturday and Sunday, according to Korea [...]

Architectural Idea Turns Restrooms into Fireproof Refuges

Architectural Idea Turns Restrooms into Fireproof Refuges

SEJONG, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Among this month’s three “new architectural technologies” chosen by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was a restroom design that can function as a shelter in case of fire.  In the new design, a water barrier is created at the restroom’s entrance by sprinklers during an emergency, preventing [...]

Children Learn Safety Drills at Seoul Safety Exhibition

Children Learn Safety Drills at Seoul Safety Exhibition

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The sixth Children’s Safety Experience Exhibit kicked off Thursday for a three-day run at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Hosted by Hyundai Motor Company, the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, and the Citizens’ Coalition for Safety, the event is offering education programs and experience sessions for various accidents and [...]

Korea’s Security Services Market Expected to Grow to 7 Tln Won by 2020

Korea’s Security Services Market Expected to Grow to 7 Tln Won by 2020

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean market for security services is expected to grow by 40 percent to 7 trillion won (US$5.9 billion) by 2020, the government said Friday.  The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy presented the outlook at a conference on how to better protect the country’s key infrastructure facilities.  [...]