Universal Protection Service Launches Autonomous Robot Service

Universal Protection Service Launches Autonomous Robot Service

In keeping with being a trendsetter, today Universal Protection Service announced the launch of its new autonomous robot Machine as a Service offering for customers in partnership with Knightscope, a security technology company based in Mountain View, Calif. We are excited about the continued evolution of integrating various technology applications […]

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Summer Tips to #BeSafe and #SafeforLife

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June is the common denominator for summer and safety. This month is recognized as National Safety Month and on June 20, summer season officially begins. Please heed the safety tips below to help make your summer a fun, safe one. Be safe outdoors. Apply sunscreen (with at least 30 SPF […]

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June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

On the heels of celebrating National Building Safety Month in May, we feel it equally essential to note that June marks a more general but no less important annual observance – National Safety Month. Organized by the National Safety Council (NSC) and observed by thousands of organizations across the country, […]

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Use Colors to Expand Your Situational Awareness

Use Colors to Expand Your Situational Awareness

The U.S. Coast Guard defines situational awareness as follows: “the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission.” More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you. The concept of situational awareness is helpful […]

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AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America Agree to Merge

AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America Agree to Merge

AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America today announced that they have agreed to merge, creating the leading security company in North America. The combined company, which will operate under the AlliedUniversal brand following the close of the transaction, will offer its clients localized response and national support with […]

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Forbes honors Universal Protection Service: Names it as one of “America’s Best Employers”

Forbes honors Universal Protection Service: Names it as one of “America’s Best Employers”

Universal Protection Service has achieved many significant awards and honors over its 50-year history. But being recently named to Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Best Employers for 2016 is one that puts it in a different category. Forbes, which conducts polls and random surveys all the time, launched a new […]

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Cyber Security During Tax Season

Cyber Security During Tax Season

March and April usher in several spring-time events: St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and another annual American ritual — tax time! Unfortunately, tax season is prime time for cyber criminals to strike. The IRS expects more than 150 million individual returns to be filed this year, with four out of five […]

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Universal Reminders as Clocks Spring Forward March 13

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This weekend, Daylight Saving Time begins, lengthening the day by one hour. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016, the time officially “springs forward” by one hour to 3:00 a.m. Please adjust your clocks before bedtime. Workplace clocks should be adjusted when business resumes after the time change. Some […]

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Tips and Tools to Prepare for Tornado Season

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Recently, the RJWestmore Training System by Universal Fire/Life Safety Services team added a tornado module to its interactive online learning system for individuals in the work environment. That’s because tornadoes—though relegated as a phenomena of mostly Midwestern and Southeastern U.S. regions, dubbed “tornado alley”—can strike without much warning anywhere in […]

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Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

Fire Sprinklers Save Lives

Last weekend, a band at a Phoenix, Ariz., nightclub used a flammable liquid at the front of the stage, causing a fire. Because the fire sprinkler closest to the fire activated and extinguished the flames, no one was injured in the event. Thirteen years ago, a similar fire (caused by […]

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