A pub or bar is the ideal place for friends, family and work colleagues to relax, chat and catch-up. They offer a great place for people to meet, to celebrate, commiserate and remember. They also offer entertainment, a place to eat – even a community of sorts. As such, they are a part of our culture and for publicans and bar owners, the work placed into operating a well-run establishment will be rewarded with high profits margins.

Like any public place though, they will need to be protected – something that CCTV in pubs can help with. If the above is the light side of running such an establishment, the dark side is definitely the anti-social behaviour that so regularly rears its head. Such incidences do not just cause short-term monetary damage to the business, but it can also create a negative reputation, that may in turn, affect long-term profits through diminishing customer numbers.

How Can CCTV In Pubs Help?

The usage of CCTV in pubs is becoming more-and-more commonplace throughout the last decade. Aside from the obvious benefits in monitoring, recording and storage, improvements in how the technology is manufactured has also led to better systems to become realistically affordable for businesses of all sizes.

As part of their licensing agreements, many pubs and bars may be already obliged to install CCTV in their establishments. Sadly, many may be operating outdated systems that make it difficult to capture any incidents as they happen. Without any useable evidence, it will be extremely hard to prove any criminal liability to the police, local authorities and insurance companies alike; a situation that should never occur. Thankfully, it is something that can be solved with well-placed, modern CCTV in pubs and bars.

Why Pubs and Bars Should Consider More-Modern CCTV

The obvious improvement of CCTV in recent years, has been their ability to generate better images, in high-definition that are just as sharp and clear as our television sets. Aside from recording hard evidence of any incidents, here are some other benefits provided by CCTV:

  • Prevents trouble from escalating. A very common CCTV use in pubs and bars, is to use it to monitor the interior and exterior of the building. The pictures provided will give any security to prevent any further trouble from escalating or give ample opportunity to alert the police.
  • Create a safe environment. Any public establishment that installs CTV will need to inform their patrons of the fact. This is commonly done using signs and posters, placed in positions in which they can be noticed. Not only does this obey licensing regulations, it will also inform genuine customers that the place is being monitored and their safety is being looked after. Ideal to create a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Offers a deterrent. The added caveat to installing CCTV in pubs and notifying patrons about it, is that it can provide a possible deterrent against anyone with designs on causing anti-social behaviour. Not just that, but with theft also being a common occurrence in public places too, the existence of a well-designed CCTV system will help to deter/monitor /record any such incidents too.
  • Bar management. The monitoring capabilities of the CCTV don't just provide a helpful aid in combating anti-social behaviour and theft; they can help with improving the overall setup of the bar too. Whether it's conducting health and safety checks, managing the capacity of a busy bar or even if there are enough staff in key areas of the building, there is much monitoring can do to improve the overall running of the business.

Aside from the monitoring and recording abilities of CCTV, another reason that could result in ineffective coverage is the placement of cameras. By understanding the best areas in which to place their CCTV, building owners can take full advantage of modern cameras – which is why it's always best to get them installed by a professional security company.

CCTV From Maxtag

If you're looking to improve the CCTV capabilities of your establishment, then you've found the right place here at Maxtag. For over 20 years, we have been monitoring the industry, bringing our clients the means to protect their pubs and bars with the very latest in CCTV security technology. No matter the type of public establishment you operate, we can say with some confidence, that thanks to the quality of the technology available to us, there previously has never been as better a time to upgrade your CCTV security.

Get In Touch With Our CCTV Security Experts To Learn More

If you would like to learn more on how we're able to implement an effective CCTV system in your establishment, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our security experts today. You can give us a call on 0800 044 3160, or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to us at enquires@maxtag.com

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