Universal Protection Security Systems, a division of Universal Services of America and one of the largest providers of security services and systems in the U.S., announced it acquired THRIVE Intelligence. Using a combination of analytics, technologies and real-time monitoring, THRIVE Intelligence operates a centralized command and fusion center out of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.

According to the company, the acquisition of THRIVE Intelligence will allow Universal Protection Security Systems the ability to expand its national command center and provide the most advanced proactive security surveillance solutions available.

"The acquisition of THRIVE Intelligence is part of our overall strategy to provide our clients with a "total security" solutions approach where we deliver more services and value to our clients than any other security provider is capable of," said Steve Jones, chief executive officer of Universal Services of America. "We are excited to be able to roll out this service offering to all of our clients across the U.S. and to lead the way in how security services operate in the future."

Ty Richmond, Security Systems & Technology and National Accounts president of Universal Services of America, added, "The addition of THRIVE Intelligence to the Universal portfolio provides a key strategic end-to-end technology solution that delivers cutting edge-based video camera analytics and monitoring services. This capability is key to our new risk mitigation monitoring and response service, and will bring tremendous value and efficiencies to our current customer base and future clients."

As it moves ahead with its recent expansion, Universal looks forward to continuing to provide their clients with the best security solutions and systems, personalized customer service and exceptional value available.

"On behalf of THRIVE, we are thrilled to be onboard with a team that has such great vision like Universal," said Rick Cook, EVP of THRIVE Intelligence. "With them we have the potential to change the landscape of the security industry and its technology, and I'm excited to see what will come."

 Universal Protection Security Systems is a division of Universal Services of America, which includes Universal Protection Service, Universal Building Maintenance, and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services.