Security cameras for cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets

Not many people use 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!

A ceiling mounted CleverLoop indoor camera keeps an eye on the counter and till at Floyd's Cafe. Footage from a camera like this can make settling disputes over change owed easy.

CleverLoop is 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 cafes, restaurants and take-away shops all putting CleverLoop video camera systems to good use.

We thought we’d explain how one such place, Floyd’s Café in Island Bay, Wellington, is securing their business and staff with CleverLoop. But before we get started on that, we must let you in on a little secret. Floyd’s Café serves probably one of the best eggs Benedict in town and has coffee that the locals rave about! So if you find yourself in the southern suburbs of Wellington, this is the place to go for your fix.

The CleverLoop camera system handle the security at Floyd's Cafe so they can concentrate on making their awesome Eggs Benedict.

Floyd’s in Island Bay do a mean eggs Benne.

Back to the topic however… the owners of Floyd’s wanted to add to their existing security measures by using video security. As well as allowing the owners of the café to check in on what’s happening during their occasional days off, they had a few other requirements in mind when they started looking for a video security system.

  • Protect cash handling areas – For any business that takes a lot of cash, keeping an eye on transactions is vital. Good, clear, high resolution video footage makes dealing with cash losses, or questions over the amount of change given easy to resolve. Giving your staff some pointers on making any notes that they handle visible to the camera can help lots too.
  • Capture and record video footage during the day that can be reviewed if anything unusual takes place – You never know what’s going to happen on your premises when you work in the food hospitality industry and we’ve heard some amazing stories. 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 something important is happening in your premises after hours, and let you see what happened too. It saves you money on call-outs for false alarms, and gives you control over your own security.
A ceiling mounted CleverLoop indoor camera keeps an eye on the counter and till at Floyd's Cafe. Footage from a camera like this can make settling disputes over change owed easy.

Floyd’s Cafe use a ceiling mounted indoor camera to cover their counter and till area.

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 freshly baked cup cakes with you WiFi camera security system?

Would you like freshly baked cup cakes with you WiFi camera security 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 CleverLoop Team
January 16, 2017