Have you considered purchasing a surveillance system for your bar or restaurant? You may have thought the cost too high for you to afford. The great news is that surveillance systems cost less than you think. The potential savings to your business could also be more than you think.
Surveillance Cameras are Surprisingly Affordable
While there are high-tech surveillance system options available, smaller businesses can find options that they can easily afford. There are security cameras available on Amazon for as little as $35. There are even complete surveillance systems with as many as eight cameras available for around $400. Those numbers may come as a pleasant surprise to you.
Security Camera Footage Makes Insurance Claims Much Easier and Accurate
If a fight ever breaks out at your bar, or your restaurant is ever robbed or vandalized, security camera footage is invaluable. Making claims is far less of a headache when you can prove what really happened. Let the events speak for themselves and any reports that need to be filed can be backed up with this footage as evidence. Your insurance company will thank you for making their investigative duties far easier.
Surveillance Can Lead to Better Patron Behavior
When people know that they are being watched, it’s most likely that they will remain on good behavior. Those patrons that may want to go to bars to be rowdy and cause trouble will often avoid places where their bad behavior will be caught on camera. These are the sorts of clientele that your business does not want around anyway. Just posting a sign informing your customers that there are security cameras watching their every move within your establishment will help keep away a good number of those who might only cause you problems. After all, security cameras exist for just that purpose: the security of your business and those who patronize it. Most people will appreciate that you are watching out for their safety.
Surveillance Cameras Protect You From Lawsuits
On a related note, surveillance cameras can help protect you in the case of a lawsuit. A patron who actually caused a scene, started a fight, or otherwise caused problems may blame you or your employees for the incident. Security camera footage can prove or disprove a complaint. If one of your own employees caused a problem, then you will have the proof to deal with the situation properly. But if the lawsuit is disproved by camera footage, then your business is saved the frustration of a “he said, she said” sort of situation.