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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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On The Editor's Desk

A time to recognize young security professionals

May 20, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As most of you know, each year for the past 13 years, the Security Systems News team has honored a diverse, talented mix of young professionals within the security industry. Known as “20 under 40” up until last year, when we changed it to “40 under 40” to encompass the growing security industry and to include security consultants into the mix for added depth and perspective, once again, we are searching for our next “40 under 40” class of consultants, end users, integrators and monitoring...

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Allied Universal looking to hire 30,000

April 15, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced it is seeking to hire more than 30,000 security professionals and administrative staff to fill positions located throughout the nation over the next two months.In spite of the uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused, there are still many industries, such as security services, that are currently hiring to fill essential roles, the company said.“We are increasing security for existing accounts as well as adding security for new clients,” Allied...

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Allied Universal celebrates Women's History Month

March 10, 2020SSN Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company in North America, is celebrating Women's History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. “Allied Universal celebrates the hard-working women who work for us each and every day at all career levels within the organization,” said Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones said in the announcement. “We employ many women...

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Allied Universal makes fourth buy in a month

December 16, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal's recent buy of APG Security — its fourth deal in about a month — speaks to company's overall strategy to continue growing through acquisition.“The four acquisitions we closed in November and December are part of our long-term strategy to identify and acquire quality assets within the manned guarding space as well as to build out our national footprint in systems and technology,” Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems...

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