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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Security Industry Expert Mark McCourt Joins our Team to Advance Enterprise Security Services

Security Industry Expert Mark McCourt Joins our Team to Advance Enterprise Security Services

Integrating services, solutions and technology is the trend for managing security programs. Mark McCourt, a security industry leader, will use his expertise in these disciplines to help clients and business prospects strategically align with a total broad brush.   This week we announced his appointment as Universal Protection Service vice president […]

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Flu Vaccine Helps Fend Off the Virus

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Did you get your vaccine for the 2015-16 flu season? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccine can help protect you and others from contracting and spreading the virus. It’s not too late to implement some basic precautions to reduce your risk of illness and […]

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Tips to Handle El Niño Winter Weather

Tips to Handle El Niño Winter Weather

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this winter’s El Niño is expected to bring unpredictable weather patterns across the U.S., including heavy rains in the western region and varying degrees of storms in other areas. Universal Services of America offers the following tips for handling heavy snowfall, icy […]

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7 Safety Resolutions for 2016

7 Safety Resolutions for 2016

  Resolve to Be Ready in 2016 According to StatisticBrain.com, 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only eight percent actually succeed in achieving them. So maybe the first resolution you should make this year is to keep the resolutions you make! Our idea for ensuring success? Buck […]

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