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?
Small or Large, Any Company Can Adopt These Traits
Small businesses are amazing organizations, truly the backbone of a healthy US economy. In 2016 there were 30.7 million small businesses in the US comprising 99.9% of all firms, 33.3% of known export value, and 40.7% of private-sector payroll. In addition to this solid economic data, small businesses often promise remarkable intangible qualities: Innovation, customer centricity, quality, expertise, and flexibility, to name a few.
Qualities such as these are not exclusively or automatically endowed upon the small. They belong to the bold, a characteristic of the large and small alike, and a driver of upward mobility. (more…)
You’re leaving money on the table if you’re not measuring your company’s ability to process invoices.
Successful companies focus on optimizing things that affect their bottom line. This spans everything from products to supply chains, manufacturing processes to services, and sales metrics to company reputation. A sole focus on these major considerations may keep a company afloat but broadening the effort can reap significant rewards.
Invoice processing is a Key Performance Indicator – or KPI – that is worth investigating as companies expand their optimization effort. (more…)
We are wrapping up Cybersecurity Awareness Month at Bold Group! We hope we’ve been able to give you some understanding these past few weeks on the different types of threats that can harm your company and livelihood. As we finish up the month, we have a few more vignettes for you to consider: (more…)
So much of our life is now conducted online: online banking, online shopping, online socializing, etc. The internet has helped streamline the way we manage our personal business, but it has also presented new opportunities for hackers and cyber-criminals to gain access to our personal data. As their techniques become more refined, the need for strong password security to guard information becomes critical.
Hackers have multiple ways to get to your accounts and data. Some of the most popular include: (more…)
by Marla DiCarlo, CEO, Raincatcher
Almost all of the successful business owners and entrepreneurs maintain daily habits that help set them apart. While there is no secret to success, by taking time to examine the habits of top business owners, you can find ways to achieve your own goals. Although you may not be able to adopt all of these habits, this list may help guide you on your journey. Keep on reading for more information on the routines of successful business owners. (more…)
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…)
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…)