Over 85% of client agreements do not allow for the payment of overtime, and any overtime incurred by guards is considered non-billable overtime (NBOT). Given today’s labor shortage and labor laws, the NBOT rate has increased by over 35%. And with a remote workforce, it is a constant challenge to get real-time data on your staff.
Security and facility services company Allied Universal today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), further building on its position as a leading player in the security services industry.
“Collaborative robots” might sound like a futuristic or complicated term, but their valuable purpose in society is actually quite easy to recognize. Collaboration is at the core of all successful team operations, and with today's advancements in technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, adding robots to the mix only enhances the effort to work jointly in completing an intellectual endeavor.
Earlier this month, AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Protection Services completed its merger, creating Allied Universal – an enterprise with more than 140,000 employees and estimated annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion.
The combined security officer companies employ 60,000 security professionals, with coverage in all 50 U.S. states, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together, they create the largest U.S.-owned security company.
Helping your enterprise to stand out in today’s marketplace means providing services above and beyond your competition, and that involves making your stakeholders, customers and employees feel safe while surrounding them with top-notch amenities, from the building to the perimeter to the parking lot.
Property managers at residential communities wear a lot of hats from filling vacancies and negotiating and enforcing leases, to maintaining the building and property, and securing the premises. To be successful, property managers need the support of their entire team – including security. A comprehensive physical security program at a residential property should extend far beyond the typical security responsibilities to also include a strong focus on customer service. Security officers should contribute to an environment that makes tenants and visitors feel safe and welcome, and encourages people to consider the community as their future home.
Our special feature this month highlights the Department of Homeland Security's newest agency: the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Also, this month we highlight the Leander Independent School District's data practices that protect student privacy. Security experts discuss video monitoring, cybersecurity for public-private partnerships, privacy and more.