Allied Universal, global security and facility services company in North America, has recently announced a broad array of new all-inclusive capabilities and divisions, which will be showcased at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference (Booth #523) slated for September 8 – 12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Allied Universal recently launched HELIAUS, an advanced artificial intelligence platform, and announced new divisions such as Allied Universal Technology Services, Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services, and Allied Universal Event Services. Allied Universal smart services “We are proud to be ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry by delivering all-encompassing capabilities to our clients with the ultimate goal of providing top-notch security services,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “Our tech solutions are the most highly advanced, comprehensive and integrated in the security industry.” For more than 60 years, Allied Universal has been offering manned guarding services that include armed and cleared security professionals, vehicle patrol, visitor management/concierge, K-9 services and guarded touring and management software. HELIAUS advanced AI platform HELIAUS focuses on creating an ecosystem around the company’s manned guarding security services" HELIAUS: The Power of Insight into Action - “HELIAUS focuses on creating an ecosystem around the company’s manned guarding security services that brings together rich data and advanced artificial intelligence to predict not only what's going to happen but to give recommendations on how to prevent it from happening and drive better outcomes,” said Mark Mullison, CIO of Allied Universal. “The sophisticated location-aware workflow engine ensures that these recommendations are acted upon.” “Allied Universal Technology Services offers clients electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, technological threat management and response, and other smart tech innovative solutions, including a broad array of hosted /managed services via Allied Universal’s Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC), and the Global Security Operating Center (GSOC-as-a-Service),” said Carey Boethel, President, Allied Universal Technology Services. Risk assessment and prevention Allied Universal Risk Advisory & Consulting Services – “We have combined risk assessment, prevention, and investigative practices, developed over more than four decades, with the extensive experience and knowledge of industry-leading consultants into a centralized practice with strategic focus on reducing risk,” said Ty Richmond, President, Allied Universal Risk Advisory & Consulting Services. “We help customers determine where and when risk is most likely to turn into threat and the most effective means to combat threat—arming organizations with the knowledge to make critical business decisions that ensure better risk management outcomes. We also have a network of more than 10,000 armed and unarmed high-level off-duty officers located throughout the country to respond to any threat, disaster or emergency.” Single-source security solution Allied Universal Event Services is a single-source solution for staffing, consulting and security for all events"Allied Universal Event Services - “Allied Universal Event Services is a single-source solution for everything from temporary staffing, consulting and security for all events,” said Steve Claton, President, Allied Universal Event Services. “Our event services team has a successful formula for addressing convention and trade show's complex challenges from a security and staffing perspective. “ Allied Universal is proud to present sessions at GSX 2019 which include: Brent O’Bryan, Vice President of Training & Development is scheduled to be on the following panel: "Are the Lines Blurred? Transforming the Human Factor“ on Tuesday, September 10 from 11AM to 12:20 PM, Location: X Learning - X1 - Booth 3601. Paul Caruso, Vice President, is scheduled to present a session, titled “Balancing Culture Against Control,” with Keith Moser, Manager of Security Operations, Housing and Residential Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on Tuesday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room S403 A Brent O’Bryan, Vice President of Training & Development will discuss “How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Build a World-class Security Presence” on Wednesday, September 11 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Room S405 B Mark Mullison, CIO will discuss The Change Driver: AI on Wednesday, September 11 from 11:30 to 11:45 AM, Expo Floor/X Stages. Paul Caruso, Vice President, will discuss “On the Witness Stand,” with Kevin Davis, CPP, Assistant Director of Public Safety, Harding University, on Wednesday, September 11 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Room S404 D. Caress Kennedy, CPP, Regional President, Northeast Region, is scheduled to participate on a panel discussion titled “ASIS Certifications and Your Career” on Wednesday, September 11 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., ASIS Career HQ - Booth 2115.
Allied Universal®, a security and facility services company in North America, with headquarters in Santa Ana, California and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, announces the acquisition of Midstate Security – a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company based in Wyoming, Michigan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The addition of Midstate is the first of many steps we are taking to build-out our technology services business following our platform acquisition of Securadyne Systems earlier this year,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “This acquisition is an important part of our broader strategy to leverage technology across our entire business footprint.” Innovative security solutions Allied Universal aligns perfectly with Midstate’s mission and overall customer service philosophy" Midstate Security, with revenues exceeding $20 million and 89 employees, is known for providing innovative security solutions and world-class customer service throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Founded in 1980, the company designs, installs, services and maintains security systems for a wide variety of customers. It also provides an array of remote services from its UL listed central station in Wyoming, Michigan. “Allied Universal aligns perfectly with Midstate’s mission and overall customer service philosophy,” said David Nemmers, CEO of Midstate Security. “I am extremely proud of our employees and what we have built, and I am excited about the future growth potential offered by Allied Universal for them and our customers.” Electronic access control Midstate Security will expand the company’s Allied Universal® Technology Services division, which provides electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, hosted /managed services and a variety of Global Security Operating Center (GSOC-as-a-Service) offerings. “Midstate’s ability to expand our geographic reach into the Midwest, as well as their enterprise-class delivery capabilities are both strategically important additions to our business,” said Carey Boethel, president of Dallas-based Allied Universal® Technology Services. “We are excited to be partnering with such a great team as we continue to grow and expand across the US.” Midstate Security was represented by Barry Epstein of Vertex Capital Corp. and the law firm Rhoades McKee PC in the transaction.
Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Securadyne Systems, a security systems integration company based in Dallas, Texas. The deal is expected to close on April 15, 2019. This acquisition will combine a leading U.S. security services company with a world-class technology solutions provider, which will serve as a platform for providing technology-enabled security solutions on a global scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Specialises in integrated security solutions The new tech platform will be rebranded as Allied Universal Technology ServicesFounded by CEO Carey Boethel in 2011 in partnership with Pamlico Capital, Securadyne Systems specialises in integrated security solutions by offering security consulting, design, engineering and installation. With revenues in excess of $73 million and more than 300 employees, Securadyne has a branch network of more than 17 locations across the United States. “Our new acquisition of Securadyne Systems supports our long-term strategy to become the leader in the security technology market,” said Steve Jones – CEO of Allied Universal. “As security needs change and evolve, Allied Universal will offer clients cutting-edge technology and service that will help make their security programs more effective and efficient to better protect their employees and assets.” As a result of this acquisition, Securadyne Systems will become the technology service platform upon which Allied Universal will build out global systems integration capabilities. This new tech platform will be rebranded as Allied Universal Technology Services, which will be headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Prevent incidents and protect people Allied Universal Technology Services will help clients mitigate risk with the ultimate goal to prevent incidents The Securadyne team will be joining Allied Universal under Allied Universal Technology Services. Boethel will become President of the combined enterprises under the direction of Jones. Ty Richmond, who formally oversaw Allied Universal Security Systems, will now be responsible for Risk Advisory and Consulting Services and Allied Universal’s international business. Allied Universal Technology Services, a highly advanced, comprehensive and integrated tech solution, will help clients mitigate risk with the ultimate goal to prevent incidents and protect people and assets. Most importantly, Allied Universal Technology Services’ all-inclusive service approach offers intelligent and seamless technology solutions from access control and video surveillance to threat monitoring services and Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven security management tools to installation and service. Allied’s Monitoring and Response Center Allied Universal Technology Services will offer clients electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, technological threat management and response, and other smart tech innovative solutions, including a broad array of hosted/managed services via Allied’s Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC), and the Global Security Operating Center (GSOC-as-a-Service). We are excited to now offer our clients a comprehensive approach to security to include security guarding"“During our acquisition integration planning, I have witnessed first-hand not only the strong culture fit, but also the compelling growth synergies that exist between our two organisations,” said Boethel – CEO of Securadyne. “In addition to our systems integration platform, we are excited to now offer our clients a comprehensive approach to security to include security guarding, consulting and investigations, executive protection, alarm monitoring and a broad array remote technology services.” Fourth largest security integrator in USA Once the acquisition is completed, Allied Universal Technology Services will employ over 500 employees with 27 locations and will be positioned as the fourth largest security systems integrator in the United States. Advisors to Allied Universal for this transaction included Ernst & Young (EY) and Sheppard Mullin. Raymond James and Alston & Bird represented Securadyne Systems on the deal.
PSA, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, announced changes to its Board of Directors. The following PSA owners were elected to positions on the Board: Carey Boethel, President and CEO, Securadyne Systems Central Regional Director Skip Sampson, President, KST Security Midwest Regional Director Terry Rivet, President and CEO, Securitronics Northeast Regional Director Incumbents remaining on the Board are: Paul Thomas, President and COO, Northland Controls Chairman Dan Budinoff, President and CEO, Security Specialists Vice Chairman Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies Western Regional Director Darryl Keeler, CEO, Tech Systems, Inc. Southern Regional Director Bill Bozeman, CPP, President and CEO, PSA Named Director as President and CEO of PSA “The deep industry knowledge and business acumen of the PSA Board of Directors is something we all hold in high esteem,” said Bill Bozeman, CPP, president and CEO of PSA. “We are pleased to announce the incoming directors who will help guide the future of PSA and continue to solidify PSA’s position in the industry.” Tom Hagen, chairman of the board for Pro-Tec Design, reached his term limit serving as the director for the Midwest region for the last six years. Boethel, Sampson, and Rivet were all elected to two-year terms in their respective positions. Lanning and Keeler have one year remaining in their current terms but are eligible for re-election next year.
In addition to new sessions on cyber security and robotics, PSA has also announced various speaker lineups PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced the addition of several new sessions and the lineup of key industry experts slated to speak at PSA TEC 2016 to be held in Westminster, CO on May 9-12, 2016. New sessions that have been added to the schedule for Thursday, May 12 in recent weeks include: Robotic Technologies and the Future of Physical Security; Thursday, May 12 | 8:30 a.m. Robotics and Automated Guarding; Thursday, May 12 | 10:15 a.m. Commercial Integrated Access Control Solution; Thursday, May 12 | 10:15 a.m. Robotic Security: Where it's at and Where it's Going (Panel Discussion); Thursday, May 12 | 1:15 p.m. Assessment, Control and Monitoring Strategies for Internal Cyber Hygiene (Presented by the PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee); Thursday, May 12 | 1:15 p.m. Space is limited in these sessions so new attendees are encouraged to register now or current attendees may modify their registrations to add these sessions to their agendas. “We are pleased to announce these new additions to the educational lineup for PSA TEC,” said Anthony Berticelli, director of education for PSA Security Network. “Robotics and cybersecurity are two of the biggest developments in the security market in the last 12 months. We felt it was critical to bring these additional sessions to TEC to ensure our attendees were getting a comprehensive overview of the industry landscape and how these trends might impact their businesses moving forward.” In addition to new sessions, PSA TEC also announced the lineup of speakers for the annual State of the Industry and State of the Integrator panels. This year, the State of the Industry panel will focus on recent market trends, challenges and opportunities facing integrators and manufacturers, and look forward to what the next five years might hold for the industry. State of the Industry panelists: Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance Dave Carter, Managing Director, NetOne Chuck Wilson, Executive Director, NSCA John E. Mack, Executive Vice President, Imperial Capital Bill Bozeman, President and CEO of PSA Security Network (moderator) The State of the Integrator Panel will bring together a panel of expert integrators who will discuss new business models, corporate culture and resource management, and vendor relation strategies for success. State of the Integrator panelists: Brent Franklin, President, Unlimited Technology Carey Boethel, Founder, President and CEO, Securadyne Systems LLC Mike Meridith, President, SEi Jeffrey Nunberg, Founder, President and CEO, Integrated Security Systems Paul Boucherle, Founder/Principal, Matterhorn Consulting (moderator)