Allied Universal News

Allied Universal appoints Andrew Vollero as the new CFO after Bill Torzolini’s retirement

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, has named Andrew Vollero its new Chief Financial Officer. Vollero will replace Bill Torzolini, who will retire in 2019, after serving 15 years in the role. “Drew is an accomplished financial professional, evidenced by his expertise, background and achievements over his spectacular career,” says Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones. “I am confident that he is the right leader to propel our company forward over the next sev...

Allied Universal finalises the acquisition of U.S. Security Associates and its subsidiaries

Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, finalises its acquisition of U.S. Security Associates (USSA), further building on its position in the security services industry. This acquisition includes Andrews International (including its Government Services Division and Consulting and Investigations and International Division) and Staff Pro. As a result of the acquisition, Allied Universal is now an organisation with approximate annual revenues of $7 billion and over 200,000 secu...

Allied Universal acknowledges security officers during the fourth Annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week

Allied Universal is proud to recognise security officers during the fourth annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week, September 16 – 22, 2018. “National Security Officer Appreciation Week honours the incredible efforts of our nation’s security officers to create safer and more secure environments,” says Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. “The appreciation week is also an opportunity to profile the many roles security officers fill; debunk misconceptions a...

Allied Universal acquires U.S. Security Associates

Allied Universal, global security and facility services company, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), further building on its position as a major global player in the security services industry. This transaction includes the acquisition of Andrews International, the global arm of USSA. USSA has operations in the United States and internationally, with revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and more...

Robotic Assistance Devices releases AI-powered wall-mounted security solution SCOT Wally

Robotic Assistance Devices, Inc. (RAD), an innovator in the delivery of artificial intelligence-based solutions that empower organisations to gain new insight, announced it has released its latest version of the Security Control and Observation Tower (SCOT): Wally, a wall-mounted security solution that harnesses the power of AI to enhance an organisation's situational awareness, communication abilities and control. SCOT Wally provides organisations with 110 degrees of visibility and takes full...

Allied Universal and partner RAD showcases guarding solutions at BOMA International Conference & Expo 2018

Allied Universal, a facility services company and the largest security force in North America, and partner Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) will introduce the latest guarding solutions, the Security Control and Observation Tower (SCOT) and SCOT Wally to commercial real estate customers at the BOMA International Conference & Expo. The show is slated for June 23-26 at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Show attendees are invited to visit the Allied Universal booth #704...

Allied Universal collaborates with PlanetRisk to provide GSOC service and product offering

Allied Universal, a major facility services company and security force in North America, has teamed up with PlanetRisk to offer organisations an enterprise risk software as a service platform to stay informed of threats to their operation in real time. The service will be offered as a stand-alone solution or as part of the Allied Universal Global Security Operations Center as a service (GSOCaaS) product suite available in the company’s Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC), based in Richar...

Allied Universal acquires Covenant Security Services to strengthen security force

Allied Universal, a facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, announced acquisition of Covenant Security Services, a Philadelphia-based security firm, which is a division of Covenant Services Worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Adding such a well-established company like Covenant Security to our organisation fulfills one of our strategic goals,” said Steve Jones, Allied Universal CEO. “Covenant Security...

Allied Universal highlights security opportunities for senior Americans at Capitol Hill briefing

Allied Universal, a facility services company and a security force provider in North America, has announced that Catherine King, Senior Vice President, Recruiting and Staffing, is a featured speaker at a Capitol Hill briefing on employment needs of unemployed older Americans on Friday, January 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-203-02. The briefing will provide an introduction to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Senior Community Service Employment Prog...

2017 security trends: Increased role of technology integration and robotics

The year 2017 has been a banner one for physical security with the advent of increasingly sophisticated technology to manage threats. As we approach 2018, the field widens with regard to solutions that will expand the capability of security teams seeking ways to shore up their risk exposure and expand situational intelligence. Here’s a recap of milestones and areas we see as important in the new year. Technology integration Technology integration played an even greater role in the market...

RAD and Allied Universal collaborate to deliver intelligent robotic solutions to customers

On the Move Systems (OMVS) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) has executed a strategic agreement to supply its intelligent robotic solutions through Allied Universal. High-tech autonomous patrolling The robots will be leveraged to help Allied Universal customers supplement existing security professionals and improve safety, increase situational awareness and drive efficiency across the enterprise. RAD’s S5 Security Robots add signific...

Top 10 mergers and acquisitions in the security industry for 2017

Rapid changes in the physical security market this year have largely overshadowed one arena where change has slowed down in 2017 – mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Although there were no “mega-mergers” as in years past (such as Axis-Canon and Johnson Controls-Tyco, M&A activity still made headlines last year on SourceSecurity.com. In 2017, we wrote about M&A news involving companies such as HID Global, Eagle Eye Networks, ADT, and Honeywell.   ...