Northwest Protective Service Now Offers Security as Part of the Universal Family

Northwest Protective Service Now Offers Security as Part of the Universal Family

“We are very honored to have been able to acquire Northwest Protective Service. It is a company that we have long admired and always wanted to partner with,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Universal Services of America, about the company’s latest purchase.    Northwest Protective Service—the leading provider of security officer, patrol […]

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Six Key Points to Consider When Integrating Destination Dispatch and Security Systems

Six Key Points to Consider When Integrating Destination Dispatch and Security Systems

Increasingly, sites are considering Destination Dispatch (DD) for their new elevator systems.  The elevator companies themselves favor the technology, and for good reason. The benefits to the property include: shorter wait times, reduced time to the destination, individualized transportation ability, improved system efficiency and less energy needs—all great things. The […]

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Free Virtual Panel 4/30: Decoding The CMS Rule Book for Dealing with Violent Patients

Free Virtual Panel 4/30:  Decoding The CMS Rule Book for Dealing with Violent Patients

CMS’ (stance on weapon use in hospitals is clear:  the use of weapons in the application of restraint, or even seclusion for that matter, is inappropriate for any healthcare intervention. On the other hand, a weapon may be used as part of a law enforcement action, not a healthcare intervention, […]

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 — Funny Movie, But Serious Business

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 — Funny Movie, But Serious Business

Today the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 debuts in theaters nationwide. It may be a movie that’s intended to make you laugh, but in reality security is a serious business for the thousands of Universal security professionals assigned to malls and shopping centers across the country. As the challenges […]

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Talking Up Integrated Security at ISC West 2015

Talking Up Integrated Security at ISC West 2015

Every industry professional is looking forward to ISC West 2015 with a sense of excitement and foreboding. The trade show, which promises the latest innovations on display and excellent opportunities to network, will draw tens of thousands to Las Vegas for its massive display of security organizations, integrators, and technology. […]

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How to #BeSafe during Tax Season

How to #BeSafe during Tax Season

Since the majority of consumers take advantage of e-filing, tax preparation fraud is at an all-time high. Although your personal information is at risk if you use the Internet at all (because it is basically floating around in Cyberspace), your risk increases exponentially if you fail to practice due diligence […]

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Peer Review: 5 Steps To Engineer Your Best Security Solution

Peer Review: 5 Steps To Engineer Your Best Security Solution

The following is from my non-lethal security guest blog, in which I share ways organizations can engineer a top-notch security solution. Here’s an excerpt: Rapid advancements in security systems integration, security technologies and officers’ response tools have enabled hospitals to develop security and risk mitigation apparatus that are far more proactive, more preventative […]

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Tips to Help You Spring Forward March 8

Tips to Help You Spring Forward March 8

This weekend, Daylight Saving Time begins, lengthening the day by one hour. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, the time officially “springs forward” by one hour to 3:00 a.m. Please adjust your clocks either before bedtime, or later that morning. Workplace clocks should be adjusted when business resumes after […]

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Universal Services of America Turns 50 Golden Years in 2015

Universal Services of America Turns 50 Golden Years in 2015

Universal Services of America, the nation’s fourth largest janitorial and security services provider, celebrates 50 years of existence in 2015. The company that signed its first contract to provide janitorial service for Tree Sweet Orange Juice Company on Feb. 15, 1965, is now a $1-plus billion company, operating in 49 […]

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Universal Builds a Larger Presence in the Retail Sector

Universal Builds a Larger Presence in the Retail Sector

Universal Protection Service has acquired two SMS Holdings Corp. security guard companies—Valor Security Services and Brantley Security Services, extending its foray into the retail mall market.  Valor and Brantley, long-time players in the security industry, provide a variety of security related services to over 350 retail, distribution, manufacturing, office, hotel, […]

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