Camera security for restaurants take aways and cafes

Not many people associate the words cappuccino and security camera in the same sentence, but when you run a business that serves some of the best coffee in town and you want to make sure you protect your business, your staff and your customers, they kind of go together!

Floyd's Cafe use a Cleverloop indoor camera mounted on the ceiling to cover the main counter and cash register.

CleverLoop systems are used for security by small-business owners working across an amazing variety of sectors. But one area that has a lot of CleverLoop users is food hospitality, with take-away shops, restaurants and cafes, all putting CleverLoop video camera systems to good use.

We thought we’d take a look at how one such place, Floyd’s Café (a favourite of some CleverLoop staff) uses CleverLoop to secure their business and staff.

The amazing Eggs Bene and coffee are what attract the CleverLoop staff to Floyd's. It's the features of our cameras systems that attracted Floyd's to CleverLoop.

The amazing Eggs Bene and coffee are what attract the CleverLoop staff to Floyd’s. It’s the features of our cameras systems that attracted Floyd’s to CleverLoop.

Floyd’s wanted to complement their existing security system with video cameras. As well as allowing the owners to keep an eye on what’s happening when they manage to tear themselves away from the cafe, they had a few other points on the checklist for their video security system.

  • Protect cash handling areas – For any business with a big cash turnover, keeping an eye on the till is vital. Good, clear, high resolution video footage makes dealing with any cash shortfalls, or the occasional query about change given easy to resolve. Getting your staff to make any notes that they handle obvious to the camera makes things even easier.
Floyd's Cafe use a Cleverloop indoor camera mounted on the ceiling to cover the main counter and cash register.

A CleverLoop indoor camera mounted on the ceiling of Floyd’s cafe covering the counter and cash register.

  • Capture and record video footage during the day that can be reviewed if anything unusual takes place – People who work in the food hospitality industry see a lot of strange things happen on their premises. Having cameras covering various areas of your site, including those where the public aren’t supposed to be, gives you the peace of mind of having CCTV video footage to refer back to if needed.
  • Receive real-time alerts with video footage if someone enters the café after-hours – Alerts let you know if something important is happens on your premises after hours, and let you see what’s going on as well. With no more expensive call-outs for false alarms you save money and get control of your own security.

Dane, one of the owners of Floyd’s said “Thanks CleverLoop, you’ve really added to the security of our café! It’s given us peace-of-mind knowing that if something unusual happens then we can check it out on video. Even better because there are no ongoing fees”

Would you like a fresh cup cake with your CleverLoop system?

Would you like a fresh cup cake with your CleverLoop system?

So, whether your food business is about cupcakes and coffee, pizza and Pepsi or steak and shiraz, CleverLoop can help you protect it.

by The CleverLoop Team
January 17, 2017