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Allied Universal acquires Atlanta-based SecurAmerica

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Allied Universal acquires Atlanta-based SecurAmerica

January 20, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, recently announced the acquisition of SecurAmerica, a privately held, Atlanta, Ga.-based security company with 49 offices located throughout the United States. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SecurAmerica was founded by Frank Argenbright, a Georgia entrepreneur who over the past 40 years has built both security and facilities management companies with operations around the world,...

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Allied Universal to hire 100-plus security pros in Phoenix

January 18, 2021SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is seeking to hire 100-plus security professionals in Phoenix, Ariz. The company is holding an open house hiring event on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the branch office at 3030 North Central Avenue, Suite #407 in Phoenix. In addition to in-person interviews, Allied Universal’s virtual interview process allows applicants to complete the company’s online application from...

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Allied Universal to buy G4S for $5.1B

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Allied Universal to buy G4S for $5.1B

December 8, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced it has reached an agreement with G4S on a cash buy offer of $5.1 billion, to be made by Atlas UK Bidco Limited (Allied Bidco), a newly incorporated entity that is indirectly controlled by Allied Universal. Allied Bidco has committed financing available to satisfy the full cash consideration payable to G4S Shareholders under the terms of the offer, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. The combination of Allied Universal and...

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Allied Universal honors and supports all military personnel

November 16, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal honors and supports all members of the military not just on Veterans Day this November but each and every day. “While many businesses talk the talk about why military veterans are important hires, the physical security sector actually walks the walk,” said Allied Universal Chairman & CEO Steve Jones said in the announcement. “We honor and appreciate the sacrifices made by our nations’ military and we constantly seek out ways to show...

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Allied Universal acquires IT-focused integrator

September 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal’s recent acquisition of New Jersey-based Service Works Inc. (SWI), a security and IT infrastructure integrator offering turnkey and custom solutions to clients nationwide, expands on its IT capabilities in the Tri-State area. Allied Universal Chairman and CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems News that Allied Universal had been working with SWI for about a year on this deal as this type of acquisition “aligns perfectly with our strategy to target...

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Allied Universal acquires, continues expansion

July 22, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the recent acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc. (PSSI), a full service security systems integrator based near Chicago, Allied Universal continues to expand its footprint as it grows to meet the increasing demand COVID-19 is placing on security.While the acquisition of Phoenix Systems & Service will help Allied Universal expand its technology services business in Illinois and nationally, Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said the deal almost didn’t happen.“I’ve...

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Allied Universal employee saves toddler’s life

July 13, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Off-duty Allied Universal security guard and ex-Marine, Phillip Blanks, caught a three-year-old child who was dropped from the third story of a burning apartment building in Phoenix. Blanks was hanging out with a friend when he heard commotion outside. As smoke and flames engulfed the apartment, Blanks saw what was about to happen and ran towards the building to see how he could help. Within moments, he had a toddler in his arms. “I’d seen the building was on fire and...

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Allied Universal rolls out distance screening solutions

July 1, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced the availability of distance screening solutions as companies continue to launch their ‘return to workplace' initiatives."With new and evolving COVID-19 guidelines, organizations in every industry are trying to determine how best to minimize risks and move forward," Jim Geyer, vice president of sales, Allied Universal Technology Services. "With the right protocols, trained security personnel and technology solutions, organizations will be able...

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Allied Universal helps schools, universities

June 16, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—As educational leaders continue the challenging conversation about what the new normal will look like for students across the nation, Allied Universal is helping school administrators and campus safety departments plan and prepare for students returning to school. Allied Universal’s more than 7,500 campus security professionals safeguard nearly 700 schools/universities nationwide. “Institutional stakeholders are asking questions about what the ‘new normal’ will look...

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Allied Universal’s HELIAUS app helps keep facilities secure

May 28, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal is using its HELIAUS, an advanced artificial intelligence platform designed to improve safety and reduce risk by enhancing on-site guarding services, to support its customers’ return-to-workplace initiatives. By enhancing the platform to include a new visitor screening application, it offers screening questions based on Centers of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and implements customer-specific visitor screening protocols such as instructing security professionals...

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