Upscale Bar Surveillance Case Study

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Mar 06, 2014

We talked to a manager at a prominent D.C. bar about how they use surveillance and how the system has already paid for itself, by stopping a man from filing a frivolous lawsuit.

The Bar

The bar/restaurant is part of a well-known chain in the D.C. area. It is frequented by politicians and a notable happy hour spot. In fact, one of its locations is one of the top grossing restaurants in the nation.

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Comments (7)

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