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Resources at the Ready - Emergency Preparedness Planning

A catastrophic event will put your people and property at risk, and can be detrimental to your brand. While organizational leaders invest a significant amount of time, money and resources to make their ventures a success, few businesses plan for disaster scenarios. Weather emergencies alone pose a significant risk. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2015 there were 10 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States.

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The Tech Picture: How Technology Aligns with Guarding Services

The convergence of technology with traditional guarding services is heating up—in a good way. Paired together, the two can deliver greater security results and maximum budgetary efficiencies. 

Think, the Internet of Things—the interconnectivity of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items with electronics, software, and sensors to make environments smarter and more effective.

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Allied Universal Turns 1 Today—August 1, 2017

At the outset, our mission was clear: Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to serve, secure and care for the people and businesses of our communities. We put our relationships with our employees and clients at the heart of everything we do each and every day.

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On Becoming Certified in Security

Doctors and attorneys attain it. Accountants have it. It’s the stamp of approval that deems professionals highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced to practice their craft to the best of their ability. They are certified.

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Evolution in the Active Shooter Risk and Response

Active Shooter incidents are statistically rare, but devastating events (low probability-high consequence). They can be the end point of a long progression along the workplace violence continuum and should be integrated into the organization’s overall violence prevention posture.

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Introducing our Next Chapter at BOMA 2017

Every year at the BOMA International Conference & Expo, Allied Universal, a BOMA Cornerstone partner, welcomes attendees from the commercial real estate sector. We exhibit and host a reception to let clients know how much our company appreciates their business. It’s slated for this weekend, June 24-27 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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Law Enforcement and Private Security Demonstrate Power of Public-Private Partnerships

Our nation’s police departments are under intense pressure to keep crime rates low despite reduced manpower and budgets. As President of the Northeast Region for North America’s leading physical security services company, I believe in the power of public-private partnerships. Three decades ago, very few private security and law enforcement liaison programs existed. Today, New York and other cities across the country boast many collaborative initiatives.

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Giving Back Through a Local Skill-Building Initiative

It’s that time of year when colleges and universities are preparing for graduation. As Allied Universal provides on-campus and residential safety and protection for students and staff across the country, there is one graduation ceremony that has a very special connection to our company. We partnered with The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), a program operated by University City District (UCD) in Philadelphia and have been an active educational instructor and employer of their graduates.

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Prevent Property Crime in Three Steps

Business owners and managers have openly expressed concerns regarding property crime and physical damage to buildings and corporate campuses. Rightly so, as the 2017 Freedonia Report states that property crime accounted for 87 percent of all reported crimes in the U.S. in 2015. 

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Educating the Healthcare Community on How to Handle Active Shooter Situations

Will you know what to do if an active shooter entered your healthcare facility?

Next week, Allied Universal is co-hosting with John Jay College and the Metropolitan Healthcare Security Directors Association (MHSDA), a “Plan to Live” seminar to educate healthcare providers on best practices to handle an active shooter situation and other threats. 

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