If you are on the fence about security cameras, we understand. You have already invested in several other tech solutions. Can you afford another one? And, are security cameras worth the investment? To help you decide, here are five quick reasons why your restaurant needs security cameras.
Security cameras help prevent employee theft.
We all know that we pause when we see security cameras in a store. Whether we are thinking about doing something wrong, the sight of a security camera makes us a little nervous. We think to ourselves, “what if I do something wrong by accident?”
That’s silly, but it is part of human psychology. We link it to the idea of accountability. We make better choices when we know we will be held accountable for our actions. Security cameras tell employees that you will hold them accountable if they steal from you, so they don’t. Unless they know the camera is working. That’s another issue altogether.
Video surveillance discourages vandalism and break-ins.
The idea is the same in this regard as with the issue of employee theft. We’ve all seen the video of the would-be thief walking up to the front door of a home only to realize that it has a security camera. More often than not, the thief will run away.
Security companies like to put their stickers in your windows and their signs in your yard to let the bad guys know they will be caught if they break in. Security cameras function as the same form of deterrent. They also provide a recording of the bad actors if they choose to take the risk anyway, which can help law enforcement catch them.
Video recordings can protect against fraudulent claims.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where some people make a living suing others for things that never happened. Your restaurant is a prime target, especially if you don’t have security camera footage that you can use to dispute the claim.
Remote access lets you see what’s happening in your stores from anywhere.
Sometimes you need to put your eyes on your restaurant. However, you can’t always be there. With security cameras located in prime locations in and outside your restaurant, you may not have to.
If your camera system has remote access, you have the opportunity to log in to the camera feeds through your computer or mobile device. You can pick the desired view and see what you need to see.
This feature can help you evaluate how your employees operate and identify coaching opportunities that can make them more effective and efficient, giving customers a terrific experience.
Security cameras can help increase store profits.
It might be self-evident, but we should point it out anyway. If you reduce theft, vandalism, and fraudulent claims while improving operational efficiencies, you’ll reduce your expense, which will increase your profits. Why wouldn’t you invest in a technology that can help you make more money in the long run?
One final note about security camera systems: make sure you partner with an organization that knows how to configure the system to meet your needs, can install it for you, and help keep it running long into the future. RSS can assist you with all of your video surveillance needs.