Get Ready for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Oct. 16

Get Ready for the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Oct. 16

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, a 6.9-magnitude quake centered in the California Santa Cruz Mountains. That 15-second temblor caused 63 deaths, nearly 4,000 injuries and $6 billion in damage. Earthquakes can strike at any time without warning. Therefore, preparation and knowing what to […]

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National Fire Prevention Week Is a Good Time to Test Your Smoke Alarms

National Fire Prevention Week Is a Good Time to Test Your Smoke Alarms

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that the week of October 5-11, 2014 is Fire Prevention Week. The theme of the week-long fire prevention campaign, which is the 90th annual event of its kind, is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” “Smoke alarms can help make the difference […]

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Universal Protection Security Systems Named 2014 Gold Partner of the Year for North America

Universal Protection Security Systems Named 2014 Gold Partner of the Year for North America

Universal Protection Security Systems was recently named the 2014 Gold Partner of the Year for North America by Axis Communications, a leading provider of network video. The award was presented during the ninth annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference, held in Miami, Fl. from Sept. 7–11. Universal Protection Security Systems […]

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Two-Week Countdown to ASIS: Will You Be There?

Two-Week Countdown to ASIS: Will You Be There?

Two weeks from today on Sept. 29, the opening ceremony takes place for the largest industry gathering of security professionals for networking and professional development in the country. Sponsored by ASIS—the preeminent private security organization in the world with 38,000 members in over 125 countries—the 60th ASIS International Annual Seminar […]

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Commemorating the 13th Anniversary of 9/11 on Patriot Day

Commemorating the 13th Anniversary of 9/11 on Patriot Day

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., with a fourth crash landing in Pennsylvania. Universal Protection Service reiterates a message of safety, security and awareness as our […]

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September is National Preparedness Month: Are You Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month: Are You Ready?

In the U.S., September signifies the beginning of fall and the time when many students head back to school to resume their studies. September also is National Preparedness Month—a time when attention is focused on ways families, communities, businesses and organizations can prepare for man-made or natural disasters, such as […]

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Universal Listed Among LABJ’s Top Workplaces and Makes the Inc. Honor Roll

Universal Listed Among LABJ’s Top Workplaces and Makes the Inc. Honor Roll

For the third year in a row, Universal Services of America has received the Los Angeles Business Journal, Best Places to Work award! This is the 3rd year in a row that the company has made the list. This year, it placed at number 37 out of 100 companies on […]

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It’s Time to Be Certified: Secure Your ASIS Certification to Sharpen Your Skills

It’s Time to Be Certified: Secure Your ASIS Certification to Sharpen Your Skills

“As a security practitioner, the pin I wear on my lapel designates and aligns me with the security industry’s most talented players,” says Russell Mallette, Universal Protection Service Director of Security for First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana, Calif. Russell is the most recent Universal employee to become a […]

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Mall Security Professional Gives Man Second Chance at Life

Universal Security Sergeant Chue Vang at his post—the Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minn.

He may not have nine of them. But thanks to Universal Security Sergeant Chue Vang, a mall visitor has a second one—a chance at life. One May afternoon, while shopping with his wife at Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minn., the man experienced cardiac arrest. When the call to respond to […]

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Security Director’s Value-Added Skills Come in Handy in Special Needs Situation

Security Director’s Value-Added Skills Come in Handy in Special Needs Situation

Universal’s Peachtree Center Security Director Karen Forehand didn’t know that skills as a former special needs teacher for children with Autism would come in handy in her current job. Nor did she know how valuable her local law enforcement contacts in and around the Atlanta metro area would prove to […]

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