Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, announces the acquisition of ALERT Protective Services, a residential community security firm based in Sarasota, Florida. Understanding Client Needs “Like ALERT Protective Services, we know the value in offering customers a total security package,” said Steve Jones, Allied Universal CEO. “That’s what’s special about our new partner. They have an outstanding reputation for understanding and meeting their clients’ needs. And they’ve invested in smart technology that evolves as the security landscape changes. I’m excited about the opportunity to be able to offer ALERT’s clients more resources, and look forward to working with new members who will be joining our team.” Similarly, to Allied Universal, ALERT Protective Services offers integrated security systems and uniformed security professionals to work in tandem with a complete security program at community gatehouses, concierge desks, or security command centers. Some of these solutions include remote video monitoring, access control and an electronic patrol reporting program that enables security professionals to report threats in real time and alert authorities if back up is needed. Providing Optimal Security Solutions “We are excited to join Allied Universal,” said Jeff Haidet, CEO of ALERT Protective Services. “Both companies embrace combining the use of state-of-the-art technology with manpower to provide an optimal solution to our customers. We also share the same passion and commitment to be the employer of choice for security professionals and provider of choice for security users.” With a portfolio that consists of 95% residential condominiums and communities, ALERT Protective Services owns the homeowner’s association and residential lifestyle communities’ security space in Southwest and Southeast Florida. The firm’s security personnel, adept at securing HOAs, gated, and un-gated communities, excel as ambassadors who often provide the first impressions to a community’s residents, guests, and prospective owners. With over $10 million in revenue and 430 employees, ALERT Protective Services has been in business since 2005.