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Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems, and solutions to serve, secure, and care for the people and businesses in our communities. Our relationships with our employees and clients are at the heart of everything we do, each and every day. Our national reach and local presence covers the continent.

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Every day, over 150,000 Allied Universal security professionals head to work prepared to secure and care for the people and businesses in our communities. They are responsible for protecting more than 20,000 client sites across North America covering multiple specialty sectors such as Higher Education, Healthcare, and Corporate Campuses.

Technology like access control, intrusion and alarm detection, and IP-based video systems allows Allied Universal to customize every level of security to your needs. Through Allied Universal’s integrated approach to security, the best trained officers are supported by the latest technology like CyCop, our mobile incident reporting platform.

This union enables both proactive planning and the most responsive security programs in the business.

From Allied Universal’s Monitoring and Response Center, our clients receive the right combination of real-time analytics, event-based technologies and the latest in situational awareness from our GSOC as a Service. This enables our security intervention specialists to provide around-the-clock monitoring to give you peace of mind.

When we partner with you, you can feel confident that you have a partner who truly understands your needs and aspirations. Through our leading services, systems, and solutions—security services, security systems, janitorial and staffing services—Allied Universal is there for you. 

Executive Bios

Steve Jones CEO Allied UniversalSteve Jones
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Steve Jones presides over Allied Universal companies and their respective divisions. Jones began his career with Universal Protection Service in 1996 after holding executive level and management positions within two Fortune 500 companies. Under Jones’ leadership, the company has grown from $12 million in revenue to more than $5 billion and has acquired more than 50 companies from 2011 to 2016. Jones’ vision is to be the leader in integrated security solutions, offering clients manned guarding and systems technology to create the best possible security solution.

Jones’ honors include being named the top job creator for two consecutive years by Inc. Magazine, winning the Vistage International Leadership Award, and earning the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Additionally, he is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on various boards, including that of Allied Universal.

Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from the University of Redlands.

Bill Whitmore Chairman Allied UniversalBill Whitmore
Chairman of the Board
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Bill Whitmore is the Chairman of the Board for Allied Universal. Whitmore’s strategic direction has positioned the company for continued growth, and he has lead the industry on critical issues such as training standards, national background checks, military hiring and workplace violence. To share best practices for workplace violence prevention, Whitmore authored a book titled Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success. Whitmore previously served as CEO and Chairman of AlliedBarton Security Services. He began his career in law enforcement before entering the security industry.

Whitmore served on the Private Sector Senior Advisory Committee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He was appointed to the Committee in June 2004 by then Secretary Tom Ridge and served until 2009. He is a member and former chair of the Philadelphia University Board of Trustees, and serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Police Foundation and the Ed Snyder Youth Hockey Foundation. He is the recipient of the Edgar B. Watson award from the National Association of Security Companies; and the International Security Management Association's President's Award.

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