The overwhelming majority of customers and employees are completely trustworthy, but a few bad actors can cost your business dearly. By installing security cameras in your restaurant or bar you’ll deter theft and poor behavior, creating a safer environment for everyone.
WHY YOU NEED A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM
Regrettably, theft is only too commonplace in the restaurant industry, and it takes many forms. Chances are, you’ve suffered at least one of these:
- Customer walk-outs
- Manufactured customer complaints
- Over-pouring at the bar
- Not charging for meals
- Theft of food and beverage items
- Out-of-hours break-ins
Then other problems may not directly hit your bottom line but can be just as bad for business in the long term. This includes things like:
- Unsafe employee conduct in the kitchen
- Employees taking excessive breaks
- Rowdy customers
A good restaurant security camera system captures all this and provides evidence for the police, attorneys, or dismissal case as appropriate. An even bigger benefit is that problems like these go away because when people know they’re under surveillance they tend to behave better.
RESTAURANT SECURITY CAMERAS INSTALLED BY MOSELEY ELECTRONICS
We install indoor and outdoor cameras from Luma Surveillance. These well-proven units come with integral lighting, quality lenses, 4K capability and high-resolution sensors. That results in video where everything is sharp and in focus, even in low light conditions and complete darkness. No one can argue about what happened or who was involved when it’s clear to see!
These cameras are small enough to be unobtrusive and they’re designed to blend into your décor. Plus, when you have them professionally installed by Moseley Electronics, we’ll ensure they’re as discreet as possible while still giving the coverage you need.
Complete coverage is essential—if any areas are left out you can be sure an unscrupulous employee will find them! You could tell us how many cameras you need and where you want them, but a better approach is to let a Moseley expert recommend a solution for your business.
Placement isn’t the only point to consider. There’s lighting, weatherproofing, and night vision requirements if cameras are expected to perform in the dark. Plus, the system needs a recorder to actually hold all the video, and that needs to be installed in a secure location.
WHAT’S IN A RESTAURANT SURVEILLANCE CAMERA SYSTEM?
The two main components are cameras and a network video recorder or NVR. You’re almost certainly familiar with cameras but the NVR may be new to you. This is essentially a computer with a set of hard drives that store all the video from each camera. Storage capacity is determined by the number of cameras connected and how long you want to retain the video.
Our camera system experts can help you understand your options and select the best one for your needs.
The Luma surveillance systems that we install also come with a Luma app. With this there’s no need to go into the restaurant to review an event—you can access the footage from anywhere!
START CUTTING YOUR LOSSES TODAY!
A high-quality restaurant security camera system gives you the evidence you need to identify those guilty of theft or bad behavior. Perhaps of greater value though, its presence encourages people to conduct themselves better, and that alone can curtail theft and other problems.
Moseley Electronics has been installing surveillance systems and other custom technology solutions around central Virginia since 1976 and we would welcome the opportunity to install a system in your restaurant or bar.