Universal Clients Earn BOMA Awards for Building Excellence — Employees Lauded for Roles

Universal Clients Earn BOMA Awards for Building Excellence — Employees Lauded for Roles

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) annually recognizes commercial real estate property managers and owners for quality office buildings and excellent building management. Contenders are judged on criteria, such as tenant relations programs, emergency preparedness and security standards. Several BOMA chapters recently held local awards events honoring many Universal […]

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‘Tis the Season to Spread Holiday Safety and Security Tips

‘Tis the Season to Spread Holiday Safety and Security Tips

Universal Services of America reminds you to keep the following safety and security tips in mind as you celebrate the holiday season. Regift them to family, friends, colleagues, co-workers and building occupants to let them know you care. Happy holidays! Nine Smart Shopping Tips  Park close to your destination, in […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips

Thanksgiving Holiday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tips

Thanksgiving is not only a time for expressing gratitude and enjoying family and friends, the holiday marks two of the busiest shopping opportunities in the U.S.—Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Universal offers the below tips to follow and share with others for a safe holiday and secure shopping experience. Thanksgiving Prep  Smart […]

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Two Buys Expand Universal Protection Service Territory

Two Buys Expand Universal Protection Service Territory

Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., today announced the purchase of two guard services companies—American Citadel Guard Inc. and Cal Crim Inc.  Baton Rouge-based American Citadel Guard brings its portfolio of clients in Louisiana, […]

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Using Integrated Solutions to Meet Your Enterprise-wide Security Needs

Using Integrated Solutions to Meet Your Enterprise-wide Security Needs

In today’s growing and complex risk environment, companies expect their chief security officers (CSOs) to provide solutions to mitigate threats. By being more adept at understanding situational intelligence and applying an acceptable level of reliability to include what-if scenarios and risk assessment, CSOs move higher up in the food chain […]

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Universal’s Tribute to America’s Veterans on November 11

Universal’s Tribute to America’s Veterans on November 11

Universal Services of America invites you to join with us in observing Veterans Day this November 11, 2014 — the federal holiday designated to honor brave warriors for their patriotism, love of their country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. The annual observance, formerly known as […]

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Daylight Saving Time Ends: Clocks Fall Back One Hour Nov. 2

Daylight Saving Time Ends: Clocks Fall Back One Hour Nov. 2

As a reminder, this weekend will bring the end of Daylight Saving Time. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, please “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour to 1:00 a.m. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time has begun the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday […]

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Safety Tips for a ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween Season

Safety Tips for a ‘Spooktacular’ Halloween Season

Universal Services of America offers the below tips for a safe and “spooktacular” 2014 Halloween! Costumes should be well-fitted, flame retardant and provide adequate peripheral vision. Props such as swords, canes or pitchforks should have flexible edges to avoid injury to others or in case of a fall. Consider adding […]

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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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