United American Security Boosts Hurricane-Preparedness Capabilities with Acquisition of New Orleans Security Services Provider

United American Security Boosts Hurricane-Preparedness Capabilities with Acquisition of New Orleans Security Services Provider The newest group to join the United American Security family is New Orleans Private Patrol (NOPP), an 87-year-old security services company with clients that includes high-end condominium communities, commercial businesses within the Port of New Orleans, a hospital, a military contractor, and retail outlets. According to John Nail, United American Security Regional Vice President, UAS was attracted to NOPP’s enduring commitment to providing its clients with quality services, quality staff, and 24/7 support—qualities that mirror UAS’s approach in the security guard industry. “It was a perfect fit,” says Nail. United American Security Offers Guaranteed Hurricane Readiness After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the owners of NOPP put significant thought and investment into hurricane preparedness, ultimately purchasing an old fire station and converting it into a headquarters office. The result: a self-contained facility where staff can operate during emergencies and where processes, equipment, and supplies are readily on hand should a storm barrel through the region. “We now have such thorough hurricane preparedness that we can respond to any need that our clients have,” says Nail. He states that United American Security could “most definitely” provide uninterrupted services should another Katrina occur. In fact, just recently, when Tropical Storm Gordon struck South Florida and thrashed the Gulf coast, United American Security was fully prepared. “Three days before the storm was expected to make landfall, we put the hurricane preparedness program in place and we were ready to provide services to our customers before, during, and after the storm,” recalls Nail. Part of UAS’s preparations included ensuring there...
The Importance of Proactively Hiring Security Services in Texas

The Importance of Proactively Hiring Security Services in Texas

The Importance of Proactively Hiring Security Services in Texas “Texas is a unique state,” says Jeff Moore, Regional Manager for the Texas Southwest Region. “And the reasons it is so unique are the same reasons Texas business owners should proactively invest in business security guard services.” Moore emphasizes that Texas is an industrial state with two ports that operate massive shipping and receiving operations. “Tons of industry and commercial business comes through Houston,” Moore says. “Texas is also a border state with many unique warehousing and logistics companies have security needs related to their involvement with cross-border trade.” “The Houston area is also very unique to commerce.  Two of its cities—Sugarland and Pearland—are among the fastest growing cities in the country. With growth comes crime.  And with crime comes the need for excellent security guard companies.” “Texas is not a poor state,” he continues. “It’s a thriving and industrial one. But it presents challenges to every business owner and requires them to take extra steps to keep themselves safe.” In Moore’s view, the solution to Texas’s unique situation is obvious: Texas businesses need security services and the best security guards before their security and their business are threatened. Proactive Versus Reactive Approach to Security Many business owners wait for a robbery or other situation to occur before hiring a security services firm like United American Security (recognized as one of the best security companies in Texas). But that’s the wrong tactic, argues Moore. Engaging with United American Security from the start will save your company considerable costs, both in human and financial capital, related to preventative measures. Seven Reasons...

United American Security Purchases “Broad Spectrum Security Company” in New York City

United American Security Purchases “Broad Spectrum Security Company” in New York City With its recent purchase of Clark Investigations & Security, United American Security now has a presence in New York City, perhaps the most diverse metropolis in the world. And fittingly, UAS’s newest acquisition is perhaps its most diverse company yet. With a clientele comprised of museums, hotels, commercial properties, residential facilities, and construction sites, Clark Investigations & Security was known as “a broad spectrum security company,” according to its previous owner, Jay Finn. This broad spectrum certainly attracted UAS’s attention, and in June it acquired the company, bringing in Finn as Branch Manager. A Mutual Attraction United American Security wasn’t the only party intrigued by the possible merger. Says Finn, a law school graduate and 27-year veteran of the New York Police Department, “I was looking for a partner to grow the company. I wanted somebody who had both the depth and the knowledge to bring the merge together.” “When I sat down with the different levels of management at UAS prior to the merger, I saw a lot of things that I saw in myself,” Finn continues. “UAS is a group of dedicated professionals. Like me, they feel every problem has a solution. They want to meet and exceed client expectations.” It was a win for all.  United American Security has many years of experience working with sellers of security guard businesses. A Sprawling Metropolis Supervising security guards as they provide top-notch security services in the nation’s most populous city certainly comes with its challenges, and Finn, a one-time Commanding Officer of the Manhattan District Attorney...

United American Security Opens New Office in Colorado

United American Security Opens New Office in Colorado To meet the needs of clients in the Rocky Mountain area, United American Security has opened a new office in Commerce City, Colorado, just outside Aurora, and 15 minutes from Denver. With the addition of the Colorado office, UAS now has a presence in 20 states across the country. Security Expertise in the Oil and Gas Industry The Aurora office was established, in part, after a rather large energy company, based in Colorado, awarded United American Security a major contract. The contract requires the services of some 25-30 security guards, an assignment that could present transition challenges to some security services companies but one that UAS was able to easily adopt. Since its inception in 2010, United American Security has safeguarded the properties of numerous energy sites, and according to Brad Montague, UAS Corporate Director of Operations, “we’re well versed in everything concerning energy districts.” When assigned to chemical plants, UAS staff undergo tailored training to ensure optimum safety and security effectiveness. “We deal with homeland security in these kinds of accounts,” says Montague, “so there are different regulations to abide by, different training to complete.” Owing to this specialized experience, Montague explains, UAS has emerged as an industry leader in providing security services to petroleum refineries/distributors and other oil and gas companies. A New Team United American Security Vice President John Nail, who already oversees offices in Arizona and Florida, will head up the Colorado office when it officially opens August 1. Assisting John will be a general manager and a full management team. “This is our first contract in...

Selling a Security Guard Business

Interested in selling a security guard business? Mergers and acquisitions are common in the security guard industry, where more than 8,000 companies vie for the same pool of customers in the U.S. United American Security is currently acquiring great security guard businesses of all sizes. We currently service over 800 clients from 25 local offices, we are well capitalized and our executives have completed over 100 transactions in the security industry.  We have an efficient and fair acquisition process to ensure success for buyer and seller alike. Why you should choose UAS Experience isn’t the only thing that makes UAS different from other buyers; We are not looking to slash and burn staff and management to make a deal work. We work with you to determine key relationships between your staff and the customers. We maintain current personnel, bill rates and pay rates to minimize disruption to the client We offer better-than-market pricing and terms. Rather than focusing strictly on revenue, we determine your company’s value by evaluating many metrics including current standing hours per week (HPW), average bill rate, average pay rate, customer concentration and your current office staff Our process is simple. We’ve streamlined our due diligence and contracting process to save you time by asking only for the information we’ll need to in order to move to the next stage in the process We have completed deals where sellers owe past due sale taxes, payroll taxes or have factored their receivables. These issues aren’t uncommon in the security industry and they don’t scare us away from a deal We are well capitalized and experienced at doing security...
How Security Guards Keep Businesses Safe

How Security Guards Keep Businesses Safe

Protecting your place of work Security guards help keep people safe. They also help to keep physical structures safe. While the safety of individuals is often times the first thing that comes to mind when you think of security guards, keep in mind that they can do more than that. Rather, hiring security guards to survey a property where business is conducted is a smart idea. If you think that a business is fine as long as there are people working inside the building, think again. Here are some things that can happen on a business property even during normal business hours. Keep the following things in mind for how security guards keep businesses safe. Loitering. Individuals who loiter outside of businesses are definitely a nuisance. Did you know that they are often times committing a crime too? Loitering can deter actual customers from entering a place of business since it can make the area look sketchy. Here is where security guards come in. Security guards can keep the property that belongs to a business secure by asking loiterers to leave or preventing them from coming to a certain spot in the first place. Vandalism. Vandalism can be an issue for businesses. This is anything that causes damage to a property. Things like graffiti, breaking windows, or damaging any physical structures all fall under the umbrella of vandalism. If you think that vandalism could be a problem for your business, consider hiring security guards to prevent it from happening. If your business is in a unsafe location, this is an extra smart idea. Having a security guard who patrols...
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