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CCTV DVR for Fast Food Restaurants

posted by Andy Wendt

Fact: Employee theft is less frequent when video cameras are in conspicuous places and proper signage is displayed on entry doors and walls. Once a potential robber or thief sees that your place is under surveillance, they don't try anything.

DVR - Digital Video Recording Computers are now widely found in restaurants! They are easy to install, offer many features and could save your life.

Using color cameras inside your building is best because people will be more identifiable by the color of clothes they are wearing. Used in conjunction with the face shot at the entry point, you have an excellent record of all people and activities in all the surveillance areas of your restaurant.

Warning to Restaurant Owners: Some employees get caught stealing and there could be terminations after a security camera system is put in place.

"We got robbed just after we installed the Camera Security Now system." Explains John Bower who owns 2 Dominos Pizza restaurants in Harrisburg, PA. "The picture was so good and getting it to the police was so easy, they caught the guy!"

"Making sure that people can see that there really are cameras in the restaurant is very important. Plus I have cameras pointing to every cash drawer." said Emad Hamdan of who owns multiple restaurant franchises including Gold Star Chili.

Do you have a pizza parlor or other restaurants?

Protect Employees and Profits as well as Prevent Employee Theft.

Recommendation: Use a Color Security Cameras with a 4mm lens for your typical  restaurant dining room and storage areas.

Minimum Recommendation: 4 Security Camera System for  Restaurants

This system is very easy to install (DYI) or you we can manage the install for you.
Either way, a surveillance system is becoming a necessity rather than a luxury for the restaurant industry.

Here are some ideas for the use of a security camera video surveillance system in a business:

1. Indoor Video camera records all customer faces and actions
2. Outdoor Camera can record cars (colors, make and model).
3. Video records all of your cash handling transactions.
4. Video shows you how long the line is at peak times to help with scheduling staff
5. Video keeps eye on all exits and entrances to the building
6. Video can show who vandalized your landscaping.
7. Video of your dumpster yields many surprises.
8. All Video is viewable from remote locations with internet connection.
9. View video from your wireless laptop computer from in your car.

Video surveillance in restaurants is on the rise for good reasons! Video surveillance is saving money, protecting employees, catching bad guys and deterring crime.

DVR Systems work best when configured with Microsoft Windows XP Operating system. Windows based DVRs, like GeoVision, offer the best quality at competitive prices.

GeoVision DVRs have Windows Compatibility for all recorded video.

Video can be easily viewed over the internet remotely from home or anywhere. Best of all, Windows based GeoVision DVRs require no special software to play back the video (.AVI File). Anyone with a computer can playback the recorded video. Email the legal watermark video clip to partner, attorney and the police whenever necessary!

Geovision Features that you should consider for your Restaurant CCTV System

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The People Counting software is a powerful tool that many retail chains have begun to use to accurately keep track of peak hours in their store. The software counts people that pass through a predetermined area, and can count both people coming and people leaving. The DVR can also generate and export a report in multiple formats such as XLS, PDF, and CVS.


Used to detect human faces in the video and saved as thumbnail image index. It is easy to retrieve the video by checking and clicking the thumbnail image index. It is suggested to be installed near the entrance and exit.


Single PTZ tracking is able to track a moving object using only one PTZ Camera. The camera is set to detect motion and when an object passes through it will automatically follow the movement of the object. When the object becomes out of view, the PTZ camera can return back to its designated position.