We recently sat down with Boon Edam's CEO, Mark Borto. Mark has more than 30 years in the entrance market, and he spends many weeks during the year on the road, listening to customers and installers, and keeping up to date on trends and where the market is headed. Here are some hot topics we put to Mark for his thoughts.
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How are you currently fostering security as part of your corporate culture? BrightCoach CEO, Peter Ashworth, defines corporate culture as “the DNA that provides guidelines, boundaries and expectations for your team and your customers, and is the primary platform to inspiring and motivating people…” So what is the key to developing a positive corporate culture? Strong communication.
It is no secret that we’re living in a time of great unrest. The news is laden with headlines publicizing "lives matter" and "occupy Wall Street" movements, political protests, active shooter incidents…the list goes on. As a result, businesses are seeing an urgent need to protect their customers and staff from the impacts of these disruptive, destructive, and even deadly acts.
With an investment upwards of five, six and or even seven figures, the selection of security entrances is one of the most highly visible and impactful aspects of a project you can accomplish. The goal is simple, prevent intrusion, but there are many pitfalls that can lead to failure. Failure as a spectrum could range from a bad 6-month stretch of high stress to a loss of your good reputation, or even a breach at some point that could cost you your job.
After 49 years in the grocery business, Bob Mariano is a legend in the Chicago area and beyond. After beginning as a deli clerk in 1967 and working his way up the corporate ladder for Dominick’s Finer Foods, eventually becoming President and CEO in 1995, Bob took on leadership of Roundy's stores in 2002.
Today’s security entrances can last 10 years or more, so your organization can go years without installing a single new entrance. This fact alone intensifies your need for a great experience during the buying process and beyond, so that you are assured the right entrance to meet your needs for years to come. How do you better your chances for such a great experience? Here are 10 factors a manufacturer should offer to create a stellar 360-degree customer experience.
With the increasing threat of terrorism, active shooters and workplace violence, the physical security market is expected to reach $11.09 billion by 2020, increasing 11.3% from 2014. We spoke to our CEO, Mark Borto, and asked him how this growth in the market has impacted Boon Edam’s operations, and how he expects the company to grow to keep up with demand.
Access control and security entrance integration is a specialized discipline. Sure, security entrances require only a dry contact and can integrate with virtually any access control system, but there are some things you should consider when you’re looking into the right access control system for your organization’s security goals.
A great person to talk to about security entrances and integration is our own Kurt Measom, Vice President of Technology & Product Support. With 21 years of experience in the security industry - four of those years serving as an advisor for security solutions to dozens of Fortune 1000 companies – and a Lenel certification, Kurt has extensive knowledge of all things access control and has “seen it all.”
Security entrances are an essential component of a physical security plan, but they should not be the only component. An effective physical security plan consists of a balance between technology, education and manpower. So how much manpower, or how many guards, do you need with security entrances? It depends on your security entrance and your goal towards tailgating and piggybacking.