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Matthew Narowski promoted to president of Bold Group

July 8, 2019SSN Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Group, a global provider of business solutions for the security industry, announced the promotion of Vice President of Technology, Matthew Narowski, to president effective July 8, 2019. He is succeeding Rod Coles, who announced his decision to retire.“It has been an honor to lead Bold Group; I want to thank everyone who has helped me build this company into the industry leader that it is today,” Coles said of his retirement decision. “This is the...

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EverCommerce acquires SGS

January 23, 2019Paul Ragusa

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—EverCommerce announced the acquisition of the Calif.-based central station software company Secure Global Solutions (SGS), producer of the software platform, stages. This is the fourth company in less than a year to enter the Bold Group Security Division of companies, which consists of Bold, Perennial, SIMS, and now SGS.Rod Coles, president of Bold Perennial, said in the announcement, “We're so pleased to bring SGS into our family of companies. The stages software...

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Bold Perennial acquires SIMS

December 5, 2018Spencer Ives

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Perennial, a provider of central station software, announced on Dec. 3 that it acquired fellow software provider Security Information & Management Systems Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Rod Coles, president of Bold Perennial, told Security Systems News that SIMS is a complementary purchase that “allows us to extend our product line.”There is crossover between the Bold Perennial and SIMS product lines, according to Coles, including...

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Advances in monitoring technology changing the standards landscape

July 18, 2018Paul Ragusa

YARMOUTH, Maine—As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace within security, monitoring companies and third party standards organizations such as UL are doing their best to understand what this means for central stations today, especially in regard to creating requirements that reflect the current state of innovation within the industry.In March, UL published a proposal to extend the effective dates for two sets of requirements that are new to the eighth edition of UL 827, The Standard...

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Bold Technologies and Perennial Software merge, both companies acquired

July 11, 2018Spencer Ives

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, an alarm monitoring software provider, yesterday announced that it has completed a long-planned merger with Perennial Software, which provides business management software in the security industry. The companies will become one, with Bold bringing Perennial's line of products, including SedonaOffice and AlarmBiller, under its umbrella.To facilitate this merger, Bold and Perennial were acquired by EverCommerce, a multivertical service commerce platform....

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Bold Technologies integrates with 3xLOGIC

April 20, 2017SSN Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies, a provider of alarm monitoring and PSIM software, has recently completed the integration of ManitouNEO, Bold's latest alarm monitoring software, with the 3xLOGIC VIGIL video platform. The integration leverages all aspects of the ManitouNEO Video Control Center (VCC) and the 3xLOGIC VIGIL software and Multi-Sensor NVR solution. Charlie Erickson, SVP Product Marketing for 3xLOGIC, states, “Both 3xLOGIC and Bold have an ambition to satisfy the fast-growing...

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Monitoring Matters

Bold releases ManitouNEO

February 1, 2017Spencer Ives

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—ManitouNEO, Bold Technology's latest version of its central station automation platform, is commercially available as of today. Rod Coles, Bold's CEO, called ManitouNEO “the first major re-architecture of the software. … This is version two.” Bold Technologies released its first version of Manitou in 2003, 14 years ago, and Coles expects this version to hold up just as long. Bold has about 600 customers using Manitou; the upgrade is free for current Manitou...

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Virtual roundtable: Monitoring in the cloud

September 7, 2016Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—In the past few years, several providers have introduced monitoring center software that will enable central station infrastructure to sit in the cloud. Proponents of this software say it can reduce the cost of entry for new monitoring stations to start up, bring new capabilities to existing monitoring stations and make it easier for end users to set up proprietary monitoring stations.Security Systems News invited three central station software providers—Rod Coles, CEO,...

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Bold Technologies refocuses on existing customers

July 5, 2016Spencer Ives

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bold Technologies' president Chuck Speck recently left the company to pursue other opportunities. Speck's departure comes as the company takes a new approach, Bold CEO Rod Coles told Security Systems News.“Chuck did a fantastic job getting new customers and building our account base. … We're just shy of 600 customers right now,” Coles said. “[In] the last few years, our focus has been adding new accounts, but we're at stage now where we really don't...

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Monitoring Matters

A Bold move to the cloud

October 7, 2015Spencer Ives

Bold Technologies has launched its new cloud-based automation platform, Manitou Cloud Services, and is working to add 30,000 accounts to it by the end of the year, Rod Coles, Bold's president and CEO, told Security Systems News. Designing the service to be UL compliant was the company's top priority, Coles said, and it is currently in the process of attaining that certification. Coles said the release of Manitou Cloud Services was sooner than he expected and credited a rise in consumers' confidence...

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