Bars and restaurants face a wide variety of security challenges daily. The constant change of customers and high employee turnover leave a special risk of theft for this business model such as bars and restaurants. The benefits of a properly installed surveillance system with IP cameras can improve security for customers, employees and property owners.
Easy installation – OTC IP video surveillance camera systems for bars and restaurants are very easy to install and configure. Unlike the old analog CCTV camera systems, all you have to do is set up the cameras and connect the NVR. No special tools for coax or power cables are needed.
Avoid theft – Surveillance IP cameras can help prevent burglaries and a properly positioned security IP camera can put an end to “eat and go”, where customers eat but leave the place before their account arrives.
Less Fights and Violence – Fights are common in crowded bars, especially during busy environments, such as on game days or weekend nights. IP security cameras in restaurants can help prevent confusion and, in the event of fights or violence, help identify those responsible.
Check images at any time – A network of IP cameras with an NVR (network video recorder) can transmit images over the internet, allowing a check-up of the restaurant or bar at any time. This is perfect for restaurant chains – you can access multiple locations from wherever you are, at the same time with a single Internet connection.
Privacy – IP cameras in restaurant and bar can only record images in public areas such as the lobby where the dining tables, bars, administrative areas such as stock and kitchen are. Keep IP cameras away from bathrooms or employee locker rooms.
Vandalism – IP cameras installed in public places are susceptible to various forms of vandalism, especially in bars. Cameras damaged by vandalism can cause recording failures.
Power failure – Surge or power failure can cause failure or interruption in recording images. Even if it occurs rarely, this possibility always exists. In a well-designed project, IP Cameras with PoE (Power over Ethernet – are powered via network cable by the PoE Switch to which they are connected) are used, thus a well-sized UPS will allow recording to continue even in the aforementioned cases.
The correct sizing of the IP and NVR camera system depends on the need for each bar or restaurant, the number of people circulating the layout of the property, etc. Below are some questions that must be considered before defining the IP camera system: