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1. Valor Security Acquired by Universal Protection Service

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

On February 3, Valor Security Services was acquired by Universal Protection Service, based in Santa Ana, Calif. We look forward to continuing our tradition of quality security services with Universal. Universal is a great fit for Valor, as they are focused on delivering quality, have a track record of success, and have a stated goal to invest in and grow the business. The acquisition of Valor Security Services makes Universal Protection Service the single largest retail security provider in the U.S. We believe this union will create a significant growth opportunity for the combined companies, as well as the devoted men and women of Valor. With offices located nationwide, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. We invite you to learn more about Universal Protection Service on their website.


2. Ind. city fire official seeks restriction on hotel stays

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

Merrillville, Ind., Fire Marshal Phil Topor has proposed an ordinance limiting the length of time people can stay at hotels and motels, citing concerns about people who disable safety equipment to set up cooking appliances, which short-stay rooms are not equipped to accommodate. The proposal would limit stays in short-term facilities to 30 days in a row or 60 days within six months and to 365 days in extended-stay facilities. Times (Munster-Hammond-Merrillville-Valparaiso, Ind.), The (02/22)


3. Chicago hotel allows guests to check in, enter room with a smartphone

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

The W hotel in Chicago now offers a smartphone application that allows guests to check in and enter their room without stopping at registration. While the technology is in demand, security experts warn users to lock down their phones. "Somebody picks your pocket, steals your purse, gets your phone. You don't have it locked. They can get into your room, get into your bank accounts. They can get into everything," said William Kresse, assistant professor at Governors State University. WLS-TV (Chicago) (03/13)


4. Robotic butler completes small tasks to take pressure off hotel staff

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

Butlr is a robot used at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif., to deliver small items and snacks to guests, setting the hotel apart from its competitors and easing the workload of hotel staff. Staff members use a tablet to punch in a security code and the hotel room the robot is being sent to; Butlr summons an elevator with Wi-Fi and calls the guest's phone to announce its arrival. Computerworld (03/12)


5. JetBlue to expand Mint business class routes by year's end

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

JetBlue plans to add Mint business-class seats to routes connecting New York and the Caribbean beginning in November. Currently, the lie-flat suites are available on transcontinental flights in the U.S. USA Today (03/15)


6. ICSC: Security at shopping centers remains high priority

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

Retail centers have long prepared for security threats by taking a customized approach to procedures, said ICSC representatives, addressing a recent video that encouraged terrorist attacks on retail centers. There's no "one-size[-fits-all]" security approach, ICSC said in a news release, but measures such as uniformed officers and surveillance cameras are visible, while many other measures are not. Associations Now online (02/24)


7. Tips for managing seasonal cash flow

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

Several strategies can help small businesses manage cash flow throughout the year, writes National Funding CEO David Gilbert. Consider preparing for slow seasons by getting a working capital loan, and be ready with adequate capital and inventory for your more active periods. American City Business Journals (03/12)


8. Fraud with Apple Pay spurs banks to tighten security

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

Recent security breaches at major retailers have led to a string of fraudulent transactions with stolen credit-card data involving Apple Pay. Some banks are responding by changing how they activate customers' credit-card accounts to use Apple Pay, adding verification steps to the process. Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (03/05) Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (03/06) Bloomberg (03/05)


9. Ky. airport uses phone tracker to speed travelers through security

Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

The median wait time at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport passenger security checkpoints dropped 30% from 13.2 to 8.9 minutes after the airport installed a mobile-phone-tracking system that estimates traffic in each security line. The Blip Systems technology lets airport officials post wait times at the security lines and shift resources as needed. Verge, The (03/12)


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Valor Security Services Advisor | Mar 18, 2015

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