Back-To-School Safety Tips

Back-To-School Safety Tips

It’s back-to-school time! So, we thought we’d share some basic safety tips for children, parents and communities as students gear up to conquer the 2015-2016 school year. Safe routes and roads. Parents and motorists are encouraged to observe traffic rules and stay alert for children walking to and from school. […]

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Universal Acquires Competitor, Producing the Largest U.S.-owned Security Company

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Universal Protection Service announced that it has acquired Guardsmark, a prominent security service company based in Memphis, Tenn. From its 125-plus offices, Guardsmark serves clients in more than 400 cities in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. Together with Universal’s 100-plus locations nationwide, the combined company will […]

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How to Handle Swatting Calls

How to Handle Swatting Calls

Swatting—a criminal activity that involves initiating a false report of an emergency or violent threat intended to prompt an immediate tactical law enforcement response from a SWAT team—is on the rise. The activity has evolved over the last decade and includes a range of techniques designed to create public alarm […]

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How to #BeSafe this Summer

How to #BeSafe this Summer

Summertime equates to fun. Barbecues, backyard parties, picnics, swimming pools and travel beckon. But your fun in the sun could be short-lived if you fail to take summertime safety precautions. To help you make the summer of 2015 your best ever, we have compiled some tips to help you avoid […]

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It’s National Safety Month: What Do You Live For?

A group of four diverse workers wearing hard hats and yellow safety vests with pickup truck on city street.  They are a crew of construction or utility workers, smiling at the camera.  One of the workers is a woman and two are Hispanic.

These words bear echoing: What do you live for? That’s the National Safety Council motto for the month of June, also known as National Safety Month. All month long in a quest to raise awareness of safety in all aspects of our lives, the organization poses the question so that […]

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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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