Acquisition brings state-of-the-industry capability to McRoberts’ clients and adds expertise in certain specialised vertical niches to USA portfolio U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced the acquisition of McRoberts Protective Agency, Inc., the oldest security firm in America and a venerable brand synonymous with quality and innovation. The acquisition brings state-of-the-industry capability to McRoberts’ valued clients and adds expertise in certain specialised vertical niches to the USA portfolio. Richard Wyckoff, President and CEO of U.S. Security Associates commented. “We are excited to bring McRoberts Protective Agency into the fold. McRoberts has a core competency in superior customer service and forming partnerships with their clients to deliver customised security solutions. This acquisition supports our strategy for growth and strengthens our presence in multiple strategic markets.” “McRoberts is renown in the industry for their maritime knowledge and industry advancements. This provides a great national opportunity for our company to further augment in-house maritime capabilities,” stated Alton Harvey, Senior Vice President of National Accounts of U.S. Security Associates. “Our comprehensive training academy already includes a rigorous training and certification program to ensure our security officers meet the federal and international requirements set forth by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.” Meredith McRoberts, fourth-generation CEO and majority shareholder of McRoberts, said, “U.S. Security Associates (USA) is clearly the best security company in the industry today and we are thrilled to be able to offer our external and internal clients USA’s capabilities and opportunities. McRoberts has always been committed to delivering maximum value to our stakeholders and this move is consistent with that commitment.”
U.S. Security Associates planned several events for clients and associates and introduced new USA executives In just a few days, security professionals from around the world are converging on Anaheim, California for the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015). U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company headquartered in the Atlanta area, is exhibiting at the show and hosting clients and prospects at specially planned events throughout the week. “Every year, we look forward to this opportunity to entertain customers and colleagues, make new connections, and expand our global network,” says Alton Harvey, U.S. Security Associates’ senior vice president of national sales. Mr. Harvey and a contingent of national account representatives are joining USA’s corporate executives, region presidents, and other key security company leaders in USA’s booth, #1601, located at one of the main exhibit hall entrances. USA’s representatives USA’s affiliates Andrews International (AI) and Staff Pro also plan to have representatives present in the booth. James Acevedo, CPP, CPS, AI’s executive director of global operations, and D.C. Page, senior vice president of AI’s Consulting, Investigations and International division, are scheduled to speak at two of Monday’s education sessions. William M. Besse, CHS-V, vice president of the Consulting, Investigations and International division, is also representing AI in the USA booth. Besse served on the technical committee that just released the new ANSI/ASIS Risk Assessment Standard. U.S. Security Associates is one of the largest security companies represented at the conference, which is promoted as “security’s most influential event.” With over 600 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and more than 200 educational sessions on security industry hot topics, there is much to see and do at ASIS 2015. Introduction of USA’s new executives U.S. Security Associates is planning several events for clients and associates and introduced new USA executives to include Brian Gimlett, former Secret Service, Harold Underdown, former Navy SEAL, and Tony Velasquez, former FBI. Mr. Harvey anticipates that the conference and trade show will be busy and productive. “Every day is jam-packed with valuable opportunities – to learn from a world-class lineup of speakers and education sessions, to educate the marketplace on the USA brand and service capabilities and to meet with our prospects and clients throughout the show.”
USA unveils biometric and voice recognition enhancements to Post-Positive, 24/7 post monitoring technology With less than one week left until the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, security professionals around the world are finalising travel details and planning their schedules for the week. With over 600 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and 250 educational sessions on security industry hot topics, there is much to see and do at ASIS 2014. U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company headquartered in the Atlanta area, is exhibiting at the show and hosting clients and prospects at specially planned events throughout the week. Occupying Booth #1105, U.S. Security Associates is one of the largest security companies exhibiting at the conference. “We have a great location and look forward to seeing many of our clients and potential prospects at the show,” says Alton Harvey, senior vice president of national accounts. “With the latest additions to our technology product line and focused expansion of our core service capabilities, we are excited to spread the word about everything we have to offer. Senior members of our operations and consulting and investigations teams will be available to answer questions, and experts from our technology division will be on hand exhibiting some of our new systems.” Keith Rossrucker, director of field technology and telecommunications for USA, is providing live demonstrations of Security Information Systems® (SIS), a groundbreaking performance management tool recently recognised by OfficerReports.com as one of “6 Security Guard Company Innovations That Rock.” Accessible by Internet browser, Android device, or mobile app, SIS puts compliance information relating to security staff processing, training, and quality assurance at the fingertips of security managers around the clock. USA is also exhibiting many of the smart technologies and applications the security company is currently implementing at client sites. Rossrucker points to Tour Positive® as one example. “Tour Positive® is our proprietary tour monitoring service with live streaming functionality. We are adapting Tour Positive® to support everything from live monitoring of critical facility systems to keeping third shift officers alert to eliminating the need for a separate fire extinguisher maintenance contractor. We are developing new applications every day.” USA is also unveiling biometric and voice recognition enhancements to Post-Positive®, the security company’s 24/7 post monitoring technology. Brian Dooling, vice president of marketing, believes the show will be busy and productive. “Between an impressive lineup of speakers, the visitors we are expecting in our booth, and the special events we have planned, including an evening at the newly opened College Football Hall of Fame and a tour of the Sweetwater Brewery, there is a lot to look forward to in the week ahead and no better opportunity to stay connected and keep pace with changing dynamics in the security industry."