Learn how Allied Universal’s new services and AI technology will minimize vulnerability to threats and give guards better visibility

by Brianna Crandall — July 22, 2019 — Allied Universal, a US-based security and facility services company, announced a new Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division and the new HELIAUS advanced artificial intelligence platform in recent weeks.

New Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division

Allied Universal announced the expanded capabilities to deliver risk mitigation solutions through its new Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division. Providing integrated security solutions, the new Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division offers four decades of extensive experience of professional practitioners with notable backgrounds in corporate security, government and local law enforcement, military intelligence, and physical security assessment, design and engineering.

Ty Richmond, president of Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services and International, stated:

In today’s global business landscape, risk is constantly evolving and sometimes unavoidable. Crucial to enterprise business sustainability is understanding risk factors such as threats and vulnerability with the ultimate goal of acting to minimize that impact.

Allied Universal integrates security consulting, investigations, personal protection and threat, disaster and emergency response with traditional security services and technology systems to present a comprehensive picture of risk and actionable solutions to enhance security program effectiveness and ROI.

Richmond explained:

We help our customers determine baseline program maturity and needs with the appropriate level of investment and oversight to ensure delivery of a solution commensurate with the risk. We arm organizations with the knowledge to make those critical decisions and the resources and partnerships to deliver upon the overall mission.

Leveraging the unmatched expertise of the company’s veteran leaders, Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services helps businesses effectively identify and mitigate risk to prevent loss and protect people, infrastructure, and assets — locally, regionally and globally.

For more about the Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services division, visit the company’s website.

HELIAUS advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform

Allied Universal also announced the launch of HELIAUS — an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed to improve safety and reduce risk by enhancing on-site guarding services.

Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal, remarked:

We developed HELIAUS to deliver better results for our clients through advanced workflow automation, robust data capture and visualization, and artificial intelligence that understands not only what’s likely to happen, but what to do to drive better outcomes. Now, our security officers are better equipped to help reduce incidents, respond faster to emergencies, and provide unmatched operational performance accountability.

The main significance of HELIAUS is to bring together rich data, artificial intelligence (AI), location-aware workflow automation, and seamless user experience design for security professionals. This new tech solution provides insight into the drivers of risk, makes recommendations about how to reduce incidents, and through dynamic workflow automation, ensures that those recommendations are implemented.

Mark Mullison, CIO for Allied Universal, pointed out:

HELIAUS also offers an advanced approach to location awareness that uses a combination of GPS, blue tooth beacons, and near-field communication (NFC) tags to quickly and accurately capture real-time location information both indoors and outdoors. The AI uses this information to understand what’s likely to happen at a client’s site regarding safety and security incidents and then automatically suggests workflows to our security professionals that drive better outcomes, thus reducing accidents and crime.

In addition, this new workforce management technology brings sophisticated data visualization capability to allow security operators to understand the who, what, where and when both in real-time and historically, which increases situational awareness and helps users develop powerful insights.

Mullison continued:

HELIAUS represents a tremendous step forward in building AI technology that is not just smart like humans, but smart with humans. When it comes to safety and security, our goal is to deliver at the highest level.

This new smart technology is not just a reporting or incident management system but also an all-encompassing, adaptable workforce management solution to better protect people, brands and assets, says the company.

For more information about HELIAUS, visit the company’s website.

With offices located throughout the US as well as internationally (Canada, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and the UK), Allied Universal protects client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses. In business for over 60 years, Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business.