TOP 10 ADVANTAGES OF CCTV IN RESTAURANTS
1 PREVENT EMPLOYEE THEFT OF PRODUCT
Theft of product can happen in countless creative ways, and it is nearly impossible to spot all of it in the moment. Security cameras can deter theft, but also allow you the information you need to spot it and correct the problem. Employees are less likely to steal, and you are more likely to catch it if they do.
2 Protect yourself from lawsuits and possible loss of your liquor license
Restaurants are also a frequent target of false injury claims because they are busy and setting the scene with a spilled drink on the floor is easy. A professionally installed security camera system will cover areas of vulnerability, while crisp HD camera images will make sure that your evidence stands up in court.
3 Keep an aye on things while you are away
Most restaurant owners are not always at their location and some own more than one location. Utilizing cameras gives you the ability to view what is going on from your phone, PC, or tablet. Not only can you keep an eye on the staff, you can also keep an eye on the wait times and monitor when the busiest times are.
4 PREVENT OVERPOURING
It can be tempting to overpour when doing so can result in higher tips. The best way to combat this problem is by always having an eye on the tables and bar. There are also liquor monitoring devices available but cameras are the best way to monitor overpouring.
5 AIDING IN CUSTOMER DISPUTES
Fights are common in crowded restaurants, especially ones with bars. Restaurant security cameras can help reduce fights, and in the event of violence, help police identify the responsible parties.
6 CURB SEXUAL HARASSMENT ISSUES
The number of sexual harassment claims reported to the Equal Opportunity Commission has reached nearly 10,000 cases annually, the number of events are likely much higher. The monetary benefits paid each year because of sexual harassment claims is more than $43 million. In addition to being motivated by a concern for the well being of employees, using surveillance cameras can help curb the incidence, and provide evidence so you can formulate a response and protect your business
7 BOOST PRODUCTIVITY
Studies show that security cameras in the workplace can help boost productivity significantly. Not only does it motivate employees, it means management can spend less time monitoring and more time doing other more beneficial tasks.
8 REDUCE WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
Surveillance in the workplace discourages acts of violence and aids law enforcement in solving crime.
There are many considerations around implementing restaurant security cameras. HLS Technology Solutions is expert in deploying a variety of tools and technologies to help secure the restaurant industry.
9 Adhere to health and safety standards
Keep cameras positioned in the kitchen to ensure that proper health codes are being followed by your food handling staff. Know what the conditions of your backhouse before you are visited by the Board of Health Officials and you find out the hard way.
10 Monitoring of service areas
Keep cameras focused on areas where food and drink are being served by your staff to patrons. Look for meals and beverages given out for free to friends and family or cash being pocketed. Keeping an eye on the service area also allows you to offer training and study customer behaviors such as traffic flow at different times of the day.