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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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As Chief Executive Officer of Allied Universal, Steve Jones presides over Allied Universal companies and their respective divisions. He was previously CEO of Universal Services of America, which merged with AlliedBarton in 2016 to create Allied Universal, the largest security services company in North America.

Under his leadership, Allied Universal has grown from $12 million in revenue to more than $5 billion and has acquired over 55 companies from 2011 to 2018. Jones began his security career with Universal Protection Service in 1996, after holding executive level and management positions within two Fortune 500 companies.

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 led 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, in 2011 Whitmore authored a book titled Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success.

Whitmore previously served as CEO and Chairman of AlliedBarton Security Services, which merged with Universal Services of America in 2016 to form Allied Universal, the leading security solutions company in North America. He spent nearly a decade in law enforcement before beginning his security career in 1981.

By appointment, Whitmore served on the Private Sector Senior Advisory Committee of the Homeland Security Advisory Council from June 2004 through 2009. He currently serves on the Board of Tradesmen International and is Chairman of the Board of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. He is a former member and chair of the Philadelphia University Board of Trustees and the Philadelphia Police Foundation.

Whitmore 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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