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SECURITY NEWS FROM UNIVERSAL PROTECTION SERVICE

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  • Shelter in Place: When Staying Put is Your Best Option
    By Michael Fickes

    If an office building catches fire, the building management team or the security director will call for an evacuation. But what if spring weather produces a tornado? Instead of an evacuation, staying put or sheltering in place might make more sense. Click here for more


  • Back-to-School Safety Tips

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 5, 2010) – It’s almost time to send your children back to school, and some parents may be breathing a sigh of relief after the long summer. But before you pack the kids up and rush them out the door, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding their wellbeing. Universal Services of America gives you the following tips to help ensure the safety of your little ones, as you send them off to tackle another school year. Click here for more


  • New General Manager at Top 10 Largest Security Service Provider
    Universal Protection Service Introduces Greg Goree as General Manager

    SANTA ANA, California (July 29, 2010) - Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to introduce Greg Goree as General Manager responsible for overseeing their Dallas/Fort Worth operation. Goree will be responsible for management and expansion of Universal Protection Service’s security solutions in the commercial real estate and corporate facility industries throughout Texas. Click here for more

 

  • Universal Protection Service Acquires Shield Security and Bower Security, Inc.
    Universal Protection Service Increases Their Security Force in Southern California

    SANTA ANA, California (Aug. 2, 2010) - Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired Shield Security and Bower Security, Inc. in Southern California. With their outstanding reputation in the security guard industry, together Shield and Bower Security employ close to 1,500 security officers throughout California and have been providing security guard services since 1964. Click here for more


  • Important Tips for a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend

    SANTA ANA, California (July 2, 2010) – Fireworks are a prevalent and exciting way to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, but they can also be dangerous if not used correctly. Universal Services of America has compiled a list of items to consider when planning and enjoying your Fourth of July celebrations. Stay safe and have fun! Click here for more


  • Universal's ProGuard buy comes with video monitoring contracts
    By L. Samuel Pfeifle

    SANTA ANA, Calif.—Universal Protection Services was in early on the emerging trend of guard firms increasing their abilities in electronic security. As G4S (here and here) and Andrews, for example, have both lately emphasized their desires to better coordinate their guarding and electronic security operations, Universal Protection began its Systems division in 1999, after having founded its guarding operations in 1965. Currently, the company does about $300 million in revenue, with roughly five percent of that in installation. The installations, however, are a gateway to attractive RMR opportunities. Click here for more.

  • Universal Protection Service Acquires ProGuard Security Services, Inc.
    Universal Protection Service Increases Their Security Force in Arizona and Expands to Texas

    SANTA ANA, California (May 1, 2010) - Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired ProGuard Security Services, Inc. in Arizona and Texas. With their outstanding reputation in the security guard industry, ProGuard Security Services, Inc. employs close to 500 security officers throughout the state of Arizona and Texas and has been providing security guard services since 1990. Click here for more.

  • Universal Protection Service Awarded Safety Act Protection

    Universal Protection Service, one of the nation’s top 10 largest security guard companies, has been placed on an exclusive list of approved providers from the Department of Homeland Security, and now offers its clients Safety Act protection. In addition to the providing of security guard services, Universal Protection Service was also awarded Safety Act protection for Emergency Preparedness Services, which includes Fire/Life Safety Training. Click here for more.

  • Follow These Seven Steps for Earthquake Safety

    SANTA ANA, California (March 16, 2010) – Earlier today, a magnitude-4.4 earthquake shook southern California at 4:04 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It was centered approximately one mile from Pico Rivera, Calif., and about 11 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, authorities said. Click here for more.
  • Safety Break: Tips for Spring Break Safety and Security

    SANTA ANA, California (March 16, 2010) – Universal Services of America, the largest provider of security services to the commercial real estate market in Southern California, has compiled a list of items to consider when planning and enjoying your spring break. Click here for more.
  • Universal Protection Service Acquires D.N. Security Services, Inc.
    Universal Protection Service Increases Their Security Force in Northern California

    SANTA ANA, California (December 11, 2009) - Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired D.N. Security Services, Inc. in California. With their outstanding reputation in the security guard industry, D.N. Security Services, Inc. employs close to 300 security officers throughout Northern California and has been providing security guard services since 1986. Click here for more.

  • Orange County Register’s Top Workplace of 2009
    Universal Services of America Ranked No. One

    SANTA ANA, California (December 8, 2009) – Universal Services of America, the company that includes the largest provider of security services to the commercial real estate market in Southern California, placed first on the Orange County Register’s Top Workplace of 2009 list. The award, divided into categories based on the number of employees, honors outstanding employers whose staff love to come to work everyday. Universal was awarded first place in the large company category. Click here for more.
  • Holiday Shopping Safety Tips from Universal Services of America

    SANTA ANA, California (November 18, 2009) – Universal Services of America, the largest provider of security services to the commercial real estate market in Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington, is offering tips to consumers regarding holiday shopping safety and security at stores and online. Economic woes and job uncertainly will undoubtedly make this holiday season more stressful and increase the potential for crime, theft and other fraud. Millions of Americans will be hitting the stores during the next two months, starting with the busiest shopping day of the year—the Friday after Thanksgiving. To help keep your holidays safe and happy, Universal offers the following tips for mall and online shoppers. Click here for more.

  • Universal Building Maintenance Reaches Out to Yosemite National Park
    Protecting Our Land and Resources

    SANTA ANA, California (October 6, 2009) – Universal Building Maintenance, the all-green janitorial division of Universal Services of America, is doing their part to protect the environment by sponsoring Yosemite National Park. The “Sponsor a Wild Place” program, put forth by Sierra Club, offers businesses the opportunity to help U.S. national parks in need of protection from environmental concerns. The funds from Universal Building Maintenance’s sponsorship will help promote the use of shuttles within Yosemite National Park, which will lower the vast amount of traffic and air pollution the area currently suffers from. Click here for more.
  • Orange County Business Journal’s Best Places to Work of 2009
    Universal Services of America Ranked Within Top Five Workplaces

    SANTA ANA, California (September 25, 2009) – Universal Services of America, the largest provider of security services to the commercial real estate market in Arizona, California, Colorado and Washington, placed within Orange County Business Journal’s top five places to work list in the large company division. The award, divided into three categories based on the number of employees, honors outstanding employers whose staff love to come to work everyday. The Best Places to Work 2009 award recognizes leading workplaces in Orange County and is given based on surveys from the company’s employees. Companies with excellent communication and respect for their employees topped the list, and were honored by the Orange County Business Journal for their ability to help minimize the impact of a rough economy. Click here for more.

  • Universal Services of America’s Co-CEOs Win 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    SANTA ANA, California (June 12, 2009) – Brian Cescolini and Steve Jones, co-CEOs of Universal Services of America, have won the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Orange County/Desert Cities area. The award honors entrepreneurs based on ingenuity, hard work and perseverance, paying tribute to growing business ventures and their excellence. Click here for more.

  • Fire Season Is Here – Are You Prepared?

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 10, 2009) – It’s that time of year again when outdoor temperatures rise and the threat of fires are at their highest, posing a risk to you and your family’s safety and security. However, recognizing the hazards and knowing proper fire safety procedures can assist in keeping the disastrous results of a fire at bay. Universal Protection Service gives you the following tips to help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones: Click here for more.

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