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Surveillance Systems and Restaurants │Scottsdale

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Surveillance Systems and Restaurants Scottsdale

Restaurant Surveillance

Stop Cheats and Thieves from Stealing Profits with a Surveillance System

Scottsdale restaurant owners, have you had a rash of dine-and-dash incidents occurring at your restaurant? Your server says: ‘Well, I’m coming up short tonight on my paid tickets, because someone pulled a runner’, (sheepish smile). Not a very good liar, are they? You suspect they’re lining their pockets with your hard-earned income. Or not-earned, in this case.

Such a scenario is one reason you would benefit from the installation of a surveillance system. A surveillance system can variously be made up of a remotely-controlled smart camera, a CCTV system, bullet, dome, live-streaming, hidden, and wireless cameras. Each has its own features and functions whether it’s a stationary, pan / tilt / zoom, real-time monitoring, or a stealth-monitoring type.

Protect Inventory with a Hidden Surveillance Camera

A stealth-monitoring camera (hidden) could be a good choice to place in your wine and liquor inventory rooms. Is it a clock on the wall, a mandated smoke alarm, or . . . a hidden camera, poised to catch an employee pilfering some liquid treasure, which contributes mightily to the size of your profits. Beverages are where most restaurants make their profits, not food.

Protect Employees with a Surveillance Camera System

Ferreting out bad employees is one use of a surveillance system. Protecting good employees (well, the bad ones too) when they enter, or leave the restaurant late at night, or arrive early for the breakfast shift creates a safe and secure environment.

You never know when break-in artists may show up to try and force entry into your business. Or assault an employee heading to their car. Customers as well can be waylaid and mugged when leaving your restaurant late at night. You don’t want any of this.


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What you want is every dollar your restaurant has earned. Who can blame you?

Don’t forget (as if you could) keeping tabs on the cash drawer, POS locations, back-office money-handling areas, the cleaning staff. Not only to find out if they’re doing their jobs, but also if they’re helping themselves to freebies, like the dessert tray.

With a good surveillance system in place, you can discover the good, the bad, and the ugly of your work staff, clean house if necessary, and make better hires next time out.

It’s time to make a wise investment in a good surveillance system to keep the money flowing in, not out on the tides of dishonest workers and opportunistic thieves. Consider calling a reputable security monitoring surveillance company like Phoenix Surveillance today. Call 602-248-8477 or click the link below to get a free quote.


Commercial Fire Alarm Systems │Paradise Valley

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Commercial Fire Alarm Systems │Paradise Valley

commercial fire alarm

Commercial Fire Alarm Systems: Which Ones are Right for Your Commercial Property?

Paradise Valley commercial businesses, are you planning to purchase a new fire alarm system? If so, you need to become acquainted with the different categories and types of fire alarm systems in order to choose a commercial fire alarm system that is right for your building.

The thing you should know is there exists two categories of commercial fire alarms:

1. An automatic fire alarm
2. A manual fire alarm

Automatic Fire alarm

An automatic fire alarm has heat and smoke detectors, which when triggered by a possible fire event, transmit an audio-visual alert. The alert has two elements: (1) overhead flashing lights and (2) a computerized voice giving instructions on how to evacuate.

Manual Fire alarm

A manual fire alarm has what are called pull stations (local alarms), little, red metal boxes, located throughout the building that instruct you to “Pull in Case of Fire”.




Commercial Fire alarm Types

Three types of commercial fire alarms are manufactured:

1. Conventional fire alarms
2. Addressable fire alarms
3. Hybrid fire alarms


These fire alarms are local fire alarms, situated in different parts of your commercial building. Each one is connected electronically to a centralized control panel. During a fire alarm testing the fire alarm technician can trigger any of the pull stations from the control panel to check and see if they are working correctly.


Addressable fire alarms known sometimes as intelligent systems, can switch between automatic and manual fire alarms control panels to check the entire system. The addressable fire alarm system assigns an individual address to each alarm, so the technician testing the system can determine alarms that are working, or not performing to expectations.


Hybrid fire alarms integrate conventional and addressable fire alarms under one control panel. The convenience and efficiency of this aggregate fire alarm system suits some building infrastructures better than either the conventional or addressable fire alarms alone.

We want to help you select the best fire alarm options. Our friendly team is ready to help you make your decision. Call us at 602-248-8477 or click the link below to request an estimate.


Access Control and Hospitality Industry │Mesa

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Access Control and Hospitality Industry Mesa

Access Control Systems: The Best Bet for Superior Control in Large Facilities

The hospitality industry in Mesa has its seasonal ebbs and flows. But whether it’s a high season of conventions and conferences taking place, or slower periods of low activity, a hotel cannot be without an adequate access control system.

To simplify what an access control system is we’ll limit our discussion to card readers and biometrics.

A Definition for Access Control

To begin, let’s define access control. Access control is a system that limits bodily access via a doorway or space. Access control most often uses a card reader the authorized person uses to get into the restricted area. Gaining entry to a hotel room is a form of access control as is accessing a locker room at some gyms, usually located in a hotel.

On a macro-scale a hotel’s access control system can be made up of a series of access points. The use of a single key, in some access control systems, can allow entry at any access point, while in other cases access is only granted in designated areas.

Restricted Access Conrol

Restricted access control systems are often programmed for administrative rights. This kind of access control system allows one person to assume administrative control by which they can program—with great flexibility—access to chosen areas within the facility.

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Biometric Access Control

Biometrics access control systems are a step up in security monitoring. Card readers can be stolen unless they are pin- or password-protected. Even then they’re still not 100% full-proof. With biometrics, there’s no ability to cheat the system, because a person’s fingerprints are unique. When your fingerprints are read by the biometric device, you’re in-like-Flynt.

Summing it all up, an access control system protects customers, employees, sensitive business data; and in emergency situations the entire facility can go into lock-down via access control.

So, if you're in need of an access control system for your Mesa Hospitality Business give Phoenix Surveillance a call today at 602-248-8477. Or get a free quote by clicking the link below:


Surveillance Cameras and Commercial Businesses │Glendale

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Surveillance Cameras and Commercial Businesses Glendale

Surveillance Camera Commercial Glendale

How You Can Stop Theft, Protect Business Assets, and Improve Employee Productivity

Glendale commercial business owners listen up! If you’ve been putting off upgrading your surveillance system, here’s some good news. Because of technological improvements in surveillance cameras and their increasing affordability, keeping your business assets safe and sound is now possible to a greater degree with more sophisticated surveillance cameras.

In case you’re not aware of how your commercial business will benefit from the deployment of security cameras, we offer three major reasons security cameras are a must-have in today’s business climate.

Reducing Theft. 

A well-thought-out strategy of where to place security cameras can aid--with greater clarity--the ability to monitor activity, occurring on your commercial property.

The wide-angled and high-def footage of the latest security camera models will permit you to survey any unlawful activities occurring in and outside your business establishment.

Documenting Evidence.

Security monitoring, using a high-res surveillance camera, can capture a crime in progress, clearly identifying the criminal, and helping law enforcement to find and prosecute the offender.

Monitoring Employees.

Having a surveillance camera monitoring employees will deter them from slacking off on the job. Knowing they’re under the scrutiny of a security camera will discipline them, helping them develop better work habits, and possibly leading to improved work reviews. It’s a win-win for your commercial business’s productivity, and a boost to your employees’ confidence they are succeeding at their jobs.

There are more reasons to purchase a security camera that Phoenix Surveillance wants you to know about. Our security pros are ready and willing to help facilitate a solution that works best for your particular business needs.

So, commercial business owners in Glendale, contact us today by either clicking on the link below, or call us at 602-248-8477 for your free quote!


Helpful Cybersecurity Tips for Computer Security Day

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Helpful Cybersecurity Tips for Computer Security Day

It's hard to imagine a world without modern electronic devices. We us computers, tablets, phones, and increasingly more internet accessible devices constantly and reap the benefits of streamlined technology, better communication, and instantaneous access to things. This technology, while helpful, has also created new concerns regarding privacy and security. In order to bring this topic to the attention of the public, Computer Security Day was instituted back in 1988.

Today computer security is more important than ever, so in honor of Computer Security Day here are a few cybersecurity tips from The U.S. Small Business Administration:

Protect Against Viruses, Spyware, and Other Malicious Code

Ensure that all of your company's computers have anitvirus software and antispyware installed and up to date. It's also a good idea to configure all software to update automatically.

Secure Your Networks

Protect your networks by using a firewall and encrypting information. Make sure any Wi-Fi network is secure and hidden. You can do this by setting up your wireless access point or router so it doesn't broadcast the network name. Also be sure to password protect the router.

Establish Security Practices and Policies to Protect Sensitive Information

Set up clearly defined policies on how employees should handle sensitive data. Establish any consequences of violating these policies.

Control Physical Access to Computers and Network Components

Prevent unauthorized use of company computers by ensuring that each employee has a separate user account and original password. Take particular care with laptops since they can be more easily lost or stolen. Administration privileges should be given sparingly, ideally only to trusted IT staff and key personnel.

Check out all 10 tips on the U.S. Small Business Administration's website here.

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