In recent news there have been numerous amounts of restaurant and bar break ins. The break ins seem to be happening in the middle of the night or the early mornings when establishments are closed for the day. Although you can’t prevent break ins you can prevent crime.
Law enforcement uses video surveillance both inside and outside of an establishment to identify the suspect(s). The problem is that most restaurants or bars don’t have the proper surveillance that could even help in any case. Make sure you are installing cameras that have good definition and that have nighttime vision.
When you’re installing surveillance don’t just install it on the inside. Also install it on the outside in case the camera can catch the vehicle used in the robbery. There are cameras out there that will even read license plates. This will help law enforcement identify what vehicle they used, who it belongs to, and be able to get them off the street faster.
When installing cameras make sure they are connected to your alarm system. Having an alarm can trigger a break in and immediately alert law enforcement to be at your place of business within 5-10minutes. Decreasing the amount of time, one has to enter the premises and start doing damage to your business. The less time one has in your establishment the less damage that will occur.
Having real time surveillance and having the ability to see your cameras on your phone is very helpful as well. If your alarm doesn’t alert law enforcement but it has alerted your phone you can easily see what is going on. Then you can immediately contact law enforcement to be at your place of business immediately, Again the less time a suspect(s) has in your place of business the less damage they will do.
When you have surveillance make sure you are doing proper backups. There is no point in installing cameras if you can’t go back to any video recording that may help in a case. Check your backups often to ensure they are working properly. A proper backup should have at least 1 month of video recordings.
Last but not least, video surveillance can also be used for insurance purposes. It will help with letting your insurance company know that there has been a break in so you can quickly file a claim on your damaged property. Sometimes waiting for the police report can take time and your business doesn’t have time to get back up and running. For every day your business is down, you lose money.
Make the investment to install proper digital surveillance. You can’t prevent break ins, but you could possibly prevent this happening to someone else. And you can prevent your business from being down for long periods of time by the amount of damage caused.
Contact C Three Business Consultants today for your surveillance assessment!