QSR Video Surveillance Best Practices

By: Ari Erenthal, Published on Jun 21, 2017

Fast food restaurants or QSRs (quick service restaurants), are frequent victims of crime and fraud. Because they are open late, deal with cash, and are designed to be exited quickly, they make attractive robbery targets. Because they are often carry extensive insurance policies, they make attractive targets for lawsuits such as slip and falls and workplace injury claims. In this guide, we examine best practices for QSR surveillance, including

  • Camera placement
  • Food preparation areas
  • Offices and safes
  • Stockroom and storage areas
  • Restroom
  • Drive through lane
  • Minimizing camera counts
  • Protecting the recorder
  • Viewing the video

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*** **** ***** *** operators **** ** ******* are

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Cash *********

**** **** ********** ******* for ********* ******* **** tend ** **** **** on ****, ** **** late ** *****, *** have ********** ********* *** exits. ***** ******* ******* make ************ **** *******, as *** *********** *** demand ***** ******* *** window *** **** *** away.

* ************ ****** ****** be ******* ***** *** cash ********, ****** *** customer. *** ***** ** view ****** ** **** enough ** ******* *** cash ******** ******, **** drawer, ** **** ** the ********. ****** *** foot/meter ****** ** **** enough ** ******* * clear ***** ** * suspect's ****.

** *** / *** ppm ****** ******* ********** detail. **** ***** ******* now ***********, ** *** could ** ********* *** a *** ***** ** 24' / ~**, * fairly **** ******** **** covering **** ******** ********.

*************, *** ******** ** not ******** ** ************* for ***********, ** * common ***** *** ********* to ******** *****. **** a ******* ** ***** notices ** ********** ***********, it *** ** **** difficult ** *****.*** ************** *** **** ******** camera *** **** ***** sweethearting. **** ********** *** data **** *** **** register **** *** *****, allowing ******* ********* *** video ** ******* *** amount ***** **** ** with *** **** ******** being ****. ***** *** then ****** *** ***** clips ** *********** **** searching ** **** ** motion *****.

PoS ***********

*** *********** ** ******** for *** *********** *** can *** ********** *** cost. *** ******** *** for *** *********** ** a **** ******* **** a ****** **** ***** it **** ** ****** feed; **** *** **** with *** ******** *** cannot ** ******** *********. Many *********, ********** **** expensive ****, ******* ****** integration **** *** *******. Specifiers ****** ***** (*) the ************ ** *** recorders **** *** *********** and (*) ******* *** the ******** *** ****** that *** *** ** using.

Food *********** *****

** **** ******* ******* worker's **** ****** *** lawsuits *** ****** ******* conditions, ******* ****** **** a ******* ******** ** food *********** *****. **** will **** ********* *** circumstances ***** ***** ********* injuries ********. **** *** also **** ***** *** operators ** ** ****** or ********** ******* *********, and ******* **** *** employees *** ******* *** working. ** *** / 200 *** ** ******* sufficient *** **** ***** cameras ** ******, *** can ***** ***** * fairly **** ****** ****.

Offices *** *****

******* **** **** **** so **** ****, ************* exist *** * ******* to **** **** **** the ****. *********, * camera ****** ** ******* at *** ****, ******* the **** ** *** person ******* *** ******* it. **** *** ********* prefer *** **** ***** not ** ******* ** the ******, ** ** employee **** ****** ** the ****** **** ****** not ** **** ** figure *** *** ****.

******** ****** ** *** into ***** ******** **** all ******** ***** *** done *** *** **** is ******* ** **** of *** *******.

Stockrooms *** ******* *****

** ***** ** ******* employee *****, ********** *** storage ***** ****** ** covered **** * ************ camera. ** ******* ******* areas *** ********* ********, it ** ********** ** cover *** ******** *** exists ** *** ** them ** ****. *** example, * ******* ******* to * *** ******* area, * **** ** refrigerator, *** * **** freezer *** *** ** covered **** * ****** camera. **** ** ******* most ****** ***** ******** are ******* *****, *****, and ********* ** *******.

******** ********** *** ******* areas *** **** **** QSR ********* ** ********* are ************ ***** ****** work *****.

*********

**** **** ***** ******* outside ****** ********* ** order ** ********** ********* and **** ***** ** consumption. ******* ****** ** aimed ** ****** ****** entering *** ******* *** restroom, *** ****** *** be **** ** *** inside *** ******** ******, even **** *** **** opens *** ******.

Drive ******* ****

**** **** **** ***** through ******* *** ************ cameras ** ******* *** amount ** ******** ** line. ***** ******* ** not **** ** ** very ********, ** **** are *** *********** ******** rather **** ********. **-** ppf / ***-*** *** is ******* **********. *******, they ****** ** ******* of**** ***, ** **** **** be ********* ***** ******** lighting **********.

Minimizing ****** ******

**** ***** **** **** low ******** *******, ****** surveillance * **** ****. Minimizing *** ****** ** cameras ******** ** ******* them ********** ********* ** integrator's ****** ** ****** their *** ********. **** preparing * ***** *** a ***, **** *** mounting ***** **** **** allow * ****** ****** to ***** **** **** one ******** ****.

*** ********* ********* ******* leaving *** ******* ** a **** ****** *******, most ******** ** *** dining ****, **** ****, or ******** ** *** building. *******, ** *** United ******, **** ********** that****-***** ****** **************** **** ***** ***** that **** ******* ** the ******** ******** ** least.

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***** *** ******* *** the **** ** ** infrastructure **-****, **** ********* purchase *** / *** appliances ****** **** **** servers **** *** ***** VMS ********. ** *** extent **** **** *** VMS ********, ********* ** will ** ** *** company's *** **********. **** simplifies ** *********** *** often ******* ***** ******** to ********* * ******.

Protecting *** ********

****** ** *** *** or *** ****** ** restricted *** *********. *****, employees *** **** ** work ***** **** ****** or ** ***********. ******** them ****** ** *** video ******** ****** *** possibility **** **** ***** erase ** ******* *****,**** ** **** ** not **** * ********. ******* ******** *** ********, ******* *** **** with ** ********. ***** recorders *** ***** ****** inside * **** *** in *** ******, ********** mounted *** ** *****.

Local ******* / *******

**** *** ********* ****** having * ***** ******* showing * **** ******* in *** ******. **** is ** ***** * manager ** **** ** eye ** ********** ******* allowing ****** ** *** recorder ****** *** ******* having ** ****** * separate ** ** ******** to *****. ****, *** not ***, ********* ******* local **** ********** *******. This ****** ** ******* to ****** **** ***'* preferred ********* ********.

Public **** ********

**** **** **** * large ******* ** * prominent ******** **** *** entrance *** ******-**** *******. * ******-**** ******* allows ********* ** **** an *** ** ***** of *** ********** **** cannot ********** *******. ** addition, ** ***** * clear ******* **** ************ video ** ** *****, reassuring ********** ********* *** discouraging ********* *******.

Remote *******

**** **** **** ********* are ***** ** *****-**** franchisees ** ************. ***** customers ******* ******* *******, and **** ** **** the ******* ** **** video **** ******** ********* at *** **** ****.

******** ********* ************ *** be * *** ****** as **** ********* **** limited ********* **** *********** / ********* *********** ****** a ******** **** **** can ** **** *********-********* remote ***** *********. ** that ***, ********* ********* built **** *** ***** recorder *** ***** ******* to ****** **** *** DVR / *** **** not ****** ** **** the ***'* ***** ********.

Remote ******

*** **** ****** *** QSRs ****** ******** ** via *** *****(*) *** network **** ** ********* connected ** ********** ********* / **********. ************, *** management ***** ****** ****** (outside ** *** *****'* network). **** ***** ************ systems *** *** ******** remote / ***** ****** facilitating ******* ** ***** / *** ****** ******* of *** *****'* *******.

Remote **********

**** **** ****** ****** monitoring ******** **** ******* and/or ******* ********* ** the **** ** ** emergency ** *******. ************, they *** ********* *** audit ********** *** *** data ** ******** ******** theft ** ******.

Comments (4)

***** ******* ******** ** some ****'* ** ******* to *********** *** ******'* I ** *** *****. Unfortunate ******** ** *** camera's *** ********* ** high *** * ******** identification. *** ****** ** the ******* **** ** be ******** ** * additional ******(*) **** ** be ********* ** * shoulder/ **** ******. ****** this * ***** ****** to ******* * ****** beside *** *****/ **** door ** * ********/ head ****** *** ****** identification ****** ******. **** issues **** **** ***** as ** **** ** our ******* ** *** Caribbean.

** ***** ***** *** fault ** ******* * would ****** ** **** use ** ****** ******'* beside *** ***** ******'* as ********* ** **** article

***** *******. *** *** market ** ******* ******* and ***** *** **** good ************ ****** *** lane *******, *** ******* and **** *******.

** * *** ***, in *** *** ****** applications ******* ************** **** to ** **** ** regards ** ******* **** Industry **** ******** ********, also ***** ** *** DSS **********. * **** seen **** ************ ***** the *** ******** *** because ** ******* ****** card ********** ** ** unsecured **** ** *** network. ******* * *** of *** *** ****** customers *** *******, ***-*** stores, **** ** *** understand *** ************ *** PCI, ***** *** ****** in ***** *****.

*** ********** ******* ** this ***** ****** **** time ** ***** *** understand *** *** ** ensure ****** ************ ** the ******* *******.

*'** ****** *************** *** ** **** world. ****** *********, *** great **********. **** ******* full ********** ******** ** look *** ***** *** loss.

* **** ****** ****** are ******* ****** ** a ******* ****, *** would *** ***** **** a ****** ******** ******** things **** *** **** drawer, ******** ******, *** customer. ***** *** ***** only ****** ****** ***** to ********** *** ** two ****** ** *** most **** *** **** of *** *****. ** course **** ************* **** a ****** **** *** see *** ******** ***** and ****** ****** ** the ***** ***** **** get *** ****.

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