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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How to #BeSafe during Tax Season

How to #BeSafe during Tax Season

Since the majority of consumers take advantage of e-filing, tax preparation fraud is at an all-time high. Although your personal information is at risk if you use the Internet at all (because it is basically floating around in Cyberspace), your risk increases exponentially if you fail to practice due diligence […]

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Peer Review: 5 Steps To Engineer Your Best Security Solution

Peer Review: 5 Steps To Engineer Your Best Security Solution

The following is from my non-lethal security guest blog, in which I share ways organizations can engineer a top-notch security solution. Here’s an excerpt: Rapid advancements in security systems integration, security technologies and officers’ response tools have enabled hospitals to develop security and risk mitigation apparatus that are far more proactive, more preventative […]

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Tips to Help You Spring Forward March 8

Tips to Help You Spring Forward March 8

This weekend, Daylight Saving Time begins, lengthening the day by one hour. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, the time officially “springs forward” by one hour to 3:00 a.m. Please adjust your clocks either before bedtime, or later that morning. Workplace clocks should be adjusted when business resumes after […]

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Universal Services of America Turns 50 Golden Years in 2015

Universal Services of America Turns 50 Golden Years in 2015

Universal Services of America, the nation’s fourth largest janitorial and security services provider, celebrates 50 years of existence in 2015. The company that signed its first contract to provide janitorial service for Tree Sweet Orange Juice Company on Feb. 15, 1965, is now a $1-plus billion company, operating in 49 […]

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Universal Builds a Larger Presence in the Retail Sector

Universal Builds a Larger Presence in the Retail Sector

Universal Protection Service has acquired two SMS Holdings Corp. security guard companies—Valor Security Services and Brantley Security Services, extending its foray into the retail mall market.  Valor and Brantley, long-time players in the security industry, provide a variety of security related services to over 350 retail, distribution, manufacturing, office, hotel, […]

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Protect Yourself and Your Property in Extreme Winter Conditions

Protect Yourself and Your Property in Extreme Winter Conditions

As the Northeast region braces for blizzard conditions this week according to The Weather Channel, Universal Protection Service offers the following tips for preparing for heavy snow, icy roads, heavy winds and extreme cold. These conditions could cause property damage and put lives at risk. Knowing what to do in […]

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Stop the Spread of Flu with Simple Precautions

Stop the Spread of Flu with Simple Precautions

Flu season is here. Now is the time to implement some basic precautions to reduce your risk of illness and help prevent the spread of the flu in your home and workplace. Flu symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also […]

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Video Analytics Advice for 2015: One Size Does Not Fit All

Video Analytics Advice for 2015: One Size Does Not Fit All

Video analytics are growing in prominence as end users battle to maximize security capabilities and reduce cost. If you are an end user tasked with examining the decision to delve into this expanding technology in 2015, the following excerpt offers a road map to help sift through the maze of […]

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