Crime Trends and Surveillance – A Way Forward?
Although violent crime and property crime rates continue to decline, falling more than 50% since the early 90s, other serious crimes like assault and rape are climbing (Fig. 1,2).  This alarming trend is manifesting on college campuses and around the world., The question for us in the security and safety industry is: what can we do to help organizations prevent these crimes using surveillance practices and begin to reverse this trend?
Quality video surveillance is particularly relevant to our government customers. While budgets can be less of an issue at the federal level, state and local governments often see cost as a significant barrier. This must be balanced with the very real need to ensure public safety.
Don’t fret. While there’s no doubt that IP video capabilities have caught-up to once-fanciful Hollywood renditions, there’s no reason a budget-conscious government customer can’t leverage high-quality IP video to protect citizens and enforce the law. (more…)
Many business owners do not put much emphasis on training and often consider it more of an expense than an investment. However, training your employees is extremely valuable to your business. While you may have to spend time and resources to send your staff to training, ensuring your employees know how to use the latest technology and tools helps your business run more efficiently. (more…)
by Joseph Alvarez, Content and Copywriting Specialist
As Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards revisions pertaining to the alarm services industry come into effect October 2020, you can trust Bold with ensuring your compliance and enhancing your profitability. One recent UL revision is a requirement to implement high availability computer systems. (more…)
If you are heading out on a trip this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve put a lot of effort into your planning: choosing a destination, making travel arrangements, deciding on things to do and see, preparing a list for packing, etc. But what about the house you’re leaving behind? Summer is the peak time for home burglaries because criminals are watching for empty homes. Putting some extra planning into protecting your home before your trip can save you heartache later. (more…)
by Steve Carlin, Senior QA Engineer
While working on Manitou development and QA, I tend to run across small tips that will help solve issues or make things easier for Manitou users. I compiled a few of these for those of you who currently use the Manitou Web Client with Manitou 2.0 or 2.1.
The Google Chrome browser has an autofill feature that many of us find useful in our daily browsing; unfortunately, it can interfere with the functionality of the Manitou Web Client.
Autofill allows the browser to complete form inputs without user intervention. Within the Manitou Web Client, this can be problematic because filters and fields can be auto-filled with unintended data which, of course, can produce unexpected results. However, there is a simple way to disable this feature: (more…)