Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, has acquired American Security, a security provider.

American Security has more than 1,200 employees and serves a seven-state area including Alabama.

“I’m pleased to welcome American Security to the Allied Universal team. The transition will be seamless as American Security and Allied Universal share a deep commitment to our employees, as well as our customers and the communities we serve,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “American Security will complement the services we currently provide and give Allied Universal a stronger presence in the Southeast part of the United States.”