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 security officers and the company’s “Machines as a Service” robots will patrol the exhibit hall Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 140,000 employees, will provide physical security at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, from September 12 to 15. Allied Universal security officers as well as the company’s new “Machines as a Service” robots will patrol the exhibit hall to help ensure a safe and secure environment. Security partnership “We are happy to partner with Allied Universal for security for the ASIS conference,” said Dan Taylor, Principal, Dan Taylor & Associates, LLC. “For five years we have worked together to provide a security presence that the ASIS organisation, exhibitors and attendees have come to rely on. Through this partnership we are taking security to a new level at the 2016 conference with the addition of robots to the team of high quality, responsive security officers.” Allied Universal has also been selected to present five educational sessions during the conference. Allied Universal is proud to support the security industry's premier event offering industry professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, technology and solutions with the participation at these five featured events. Educational sessions presented by Allied Universal Attendees will be able tounderstand the tactics thatlitigators use to tear apart eventhe most carefully crafted policies and practices “Liability Arising from Appropriate Use of Deadly Force” is Monday, September 12, from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. in Room W305AB. Attendees will be able to understand the tactics that litigators use to tear apart even the most carefully crafted policies and practices. Panellists include Geoff Craighead, Vice President, Allied Universal; Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital; Kathryn Canale, Partner, Bradley & Gmelich; Jaimee Wellerstein, Associate, Bradley & Gmelich; Barry Bradley, Managing Partner, Bradley & Gmelich; and Gary Bradley, Chief Legal Officer, St. Moritz Security Services, Inc.“Get Ready for a Weather-Related Crisis” is Tuesday, September 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room W311A. Attendees will learn how to leverage a security organisation in support of a weather-related emergency preparedness plan. Panellists include Alan Stein, Vice President, Marketing Services and Product Development, Allied Universal; Susana Mueller, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Director, TECO Energy, Inc; and Samuel Harvill, Jr., Security Operations Manager for Broward County.“Trends That Affect Today’s Security Industry” is Wednesday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room W308AB. This session will share best practices to combat major issues including the security industry’s role in preventing and responding to workplace violence events, designing a business continuity plan, protecting businesses from terrorism and meeting the demand for cybersecurity solutions. Panellists include Rik Lisko, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Universal; Michael Bouchard, Chief Security Officer – Sterling Global Operations, Security Dynamics Group, LLC; Godfried Hendriks, Managing Director, GOING Consultancy BV; Jeffrey Lee, CPP, Technical Security Advisor, Saudi Aramco; and John Petruzzi, Vice President, Enterprise Security Operations, Time Warner Cable.“Blueprint for Managing Table Exercises” is Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room W311A. Attendees will learn how to create an effective tabletop drill that involves essential personnel. Presenters include Paul Caruso, Director of Higher Education, Allied Universal, and Alan Snow, Director, Safety and Security, Boston Properties. “Domestic Threats: Understanding Active Shooter Response” is Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room W307AB. Attendees will learn how to develop a high-level overview of terrorism awareness that provides insight for an effective emergency response plan. Panellists include Ken Bukowski, Vice President of Vertical Markets, Allied Universal; Rik Lisko, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Universal; and Danny Coulson, Consultant, Coulson, Jackson. Save Save
The acquisition combines two complementary companies and creates a more sophisticated systems integrator Intertech Security, an independent security systems integrator based in Pittsburgh, PA, recently announced that it has acquired Accent Electronic Systems Integrators, Inc. (Accent ESI), a privately-held, certified system integration firm, headquartered in Bridgeville, PA. “The acquisition combines two complementary companies and creates a bigger, more sophisticated systems integrator,” says Ron Petnuch, president of Intertech Security. “The two companies combined revenues for 2013 were $41 million — which places Intertech in the top 20 companies based on the SDM Top Systems Integrators Report.” Customers will benefit from a more formidable line-up of products, people, experience and capabilities. Intertech’s expertise in integrated security systems combined with Accent ESI’s expertise in fire systems, sound systems, networks, audio visual and intercom systems provides additional opportunities and products for Intertech’s growing customer base in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida and Texas. In addition, Accent ESI’s strong presence in the K-12 education market and new construction market coupled with Intertech’s experience in the end-user, client service market will enhance Intertech’s continuing growth. Accent ESI’s 40 employees will join the Intertech team and continue to work from their current offices in Bridgeville, PA and Akron, OH for the immediate future. Paul Caruso, an owner and principal manager of Accent ESI, will join the ownership and executive management team of Intertech as vice president and general manager of the Accent Division. “We are excited to be part of Intertech Security offering a broader range of innovative technology and services,” says Caruso. “We look forward to growing together with our product manufacturers and customers.”