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Universal Protection Service Acquires Silver Shield
Mar 07, 2012 (02:03 PM EST)

Universal Protection Service Increases Their Security Strength

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Protection Service, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., is excited to announce that they have acquired Silver Shield Security. For over eight years, Silver Shield Security has been providing customers with a wide range of security solutions in the San Jose, CA area.


"This acquisition was very strategic for us, as Silver Shield Security has a great reputation for delivering personalized service to all of its clients and employees in a key market that we are targeting for growth and expansion," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Services of America. "I am extremely excited to have the team at Silver Shield Security as part of our organization."

"After an extensive process, we decided that if we were going to sell our company, the only company we would sell to was Universal Protection Service," said Sabrina Wagner, CEO of Silver Shield Security. "We feel strongly that Universal is the one company that shares the culture, values and passion we have for our clients and employees. This is an exciting time for all of us at Silver Shield Security and we look forward to our continued success within the Universal family."

"We are very enthusiastic that we were able to welcome Silver Shield Security to our great company. With their addition to our Northern California operations, we can continue to grow our professional services in the Silicon Valley," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman and Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "The addition of Silver Shield Security will make us a formable presence in that marketplace, servicing many of the large dot-com companies, and our national presence will enable us to expand our contracts with many of the largest companies in the U.S."

Universal Protection Service is now the 6th largest security company in the U.S. and the 4th largest U.S. owned security organization. Universal Protection Service is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Building Maintenance, Universal Protection Security Systems, Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, Security Forces LLC and SFI Electronics. As they move ahead with their recent expansion, Universal looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the best security solutions, personalized customer service and unmatched value available.

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About Universal Services of America

Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: Keep up with the latest news at:

SOURCE Universal Protection Service