Thrive Intelligence acquired by Universal Protection Security Systems

Acquisition part of company’s strategy to offer customers a ‘total security’ solution


Universal Protection Security Systems, a division of Universal Services of America, recently announced that they have acquired Thrive Intelligence, a Dallas, Texas-based video security as a service provider.

According to a statement, the acquisition will enable UPSS to expand their national command center and provide customers with advanced surveillance solutions.

“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, CEO 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, said that Thrive Intelligence’s edge-based video analytics and monitoring capabilities will also be a key part of the company’s new risk mitigation monitoring and response service and will “bring tremendous value and efficiencies” to both current and future customers.

“On behalf of Thrive, we are thrilled to be onboard with a team that has such great vision like Universal,” said Rick Cook, executive vice president 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.”