5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Video Surveillance System for Your Restaurant
Protecting your restaurant does not have to be a difficult task. There are so many automated options that allow you to monitor and protect your business daily. As part of your restaurant security management system, we recommend using CCTV. If you want to make your restaurant more break-in resistant and anti-theft, then you need a video surveillance system.
Let us look at how a restaurant CCTV system can benefit your restaurant and bar.
1. Reduce/prevent theft
With cameras by the cash registers and office safes, you can prevent or limit theft. If a theft does occur, then you have the evidence you need to find the culprits and/or press charges. And it also limits employee theft of resources as well.
2. Reduce Wastage
Cameras in work prep areas will increase employee productivity and can limit wastage. This also comes in handy if you operate a bar whereby you can lose out on liquor if portion control for servings are not being maintained. There have also been instances of staff giving friends and family free food or liquor. A monitored CCTV system will prevent this as well.
3. Prevent Fraudulent Liability Suits
Your restaurant surveillance can help you to monitor your workplace for safety issues. This allows you to keep your business up to the required health and safety codes. It also allows you to protect you, your customers, and your staff from fraudulent suits that could cost your restaurant hundreds of thousands of dollars.
But not all cameras are at the required level to be admitted as evidence. So, make sure to invest in a quality system if you want the full benefits of your restaurant CCTV.
4. Improve Restaurant Operations
This is another way that CCTV contributes to your restaurant business. CCTV allows you to know that all your employees are doing the work that they were actually employed for. This is especially important to monitor operations when you are not in the restaurant. It can also help you to identify if your staff are delivering quality customer service which is a critical element in the service industry.
5. Increase Profits
Monitoring allows you to identify and keep track of those areas of your business that are cutting into your profits. When you do this, it gives you the chance to truly maximize the financial benefits of having a CCTV system in your restaurant. And monitoring by CCTV frees up your time to focus more on improving your restaurant than on constantly supervising your staff.
Setting up a video surveillance system in your restaurant
Installing CCTV means identifying the weak spots in your business and setting up cameras to monitor those areas. In addition, you have to think of issues such as appropriate lighting and ideal locations to make the investment worthwhile. And you need a system with remote monitoring functions and recording capabilities.
This is where a security company comes in handy. With trained professionals, they can help you set up your restaurant security system for maximum impact. They take care of all the work and leave you to continue managing your restaurant.
Now that you know how easy it is to get your restaurant video surveillance system up and ready to protect your business, give us a call. Our technicians at American Total Protection are ready to help you take your business to the next level.