What do you think of when you hear “security professional?” Maybe a big, burly guy in a suit, arms crossed, with a perpetual scowl on his face? Or maybe he’s in uniform, complete with a holstered gun and impassive gaze. The “unapproachable” look has been a standard for many years and basically fell in line with the job the security professional performed. However, as the need for security expands into different markets, the job of a security officer is evolving. (more…)
by guest blogger Steve Carlin, Senior QA Engineer
Arthur C. Clarke stated, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
In the age of the Cloud, many people have no understanding of how the technology they rely on each day works, and most don’t care. The important thing to them is that it just “automagically” works. We want our home automation to function like the Jetson’s and our security systems to vigilantly protect us while being seamless and unobtrusive. The average homeowner doesn’t want to know all of the details of how their home is being monitored, but instead they want to be confidently reassured that it is fully protected at a reasonable price. Business owners are no different. They need the peace of mind that comes with knowing someone else is protecting their goods and services. (more…)
Operational Excellence has many definitions, but the Business Dictionary might just say it best: “Operational Excellence is a philosophy of the workplace where problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership results in the ongoing improvement in an organization.”
Last year, Bold Technologies added a new facet of training designed specifically for the needs of the security industry. We saw how many of our customers faced similar challenges in their company, and how achieving higher standards in all aspects of their business was an issue many companies wanted to address. Bold developed the Operational Excellence program as a result of this need. (more…)
We are now deep into the holiday shopping season, most retailers’ biggest sales quarter of the year. But along with the boost in sales comes a surge in shrinkage of inventory and earnings due to theft. According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer study, retail shrinkage adds up to about $42 billion lost each year!
Retail loss is mainly associated with shoplifters, and certainly shoplifting accounts for a large part of it, but in the United States, the bigger problem lies with employee theft. According to the study, dishonest employees account for a staggering 43% of lost revenue, a significantly higher percentage than the rest of the world. In fact, almost a third of failed businesses attribute their downfall to employee theft or fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. (more…)