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Allied Universal wants to offer security technology in every market

August 3, 2016Martha Entwistle

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. and SANTA ANA, Calif.—With the Aug. 1 closing of the $4.5 billion AlliedBarton/Universal Services of America deal, CEO Steve Jones is turning to his next task: ensuring that Allied Universal offers security technology in every market where the company has a presence.As Jones pointed out to Security Systems News, that's a lot of markets; Allied Universal is now the largest security manguarding company in North America with a footprint that includes “every major market...

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Guards 'n robots

July 13, 2016Martha Entwistle

Guard provider Universal Protection Service announced late last week that it will offer what it's calling robot "Machine as a Service" to its customers. I guess that's a new acronym for the security industry--RMaaS? It will use robots from Knightscope, based in Mountain View, Calif. RMaaS is available to Universal customers in Northern California now, and they'll be available in Southern California in September. Universal says it will roll out the program nationally in 2017. Want to check out the...

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