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How Security and Automation Can Help Restaurant Owners Lower Prices

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by: ADT Staff

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When researching where to eat out for a meal, consumers often consider a few factors: personal recommendations, online reviews, and price. As menu prices continue to rise, people start to wonder where the increase is coming from. Restaurant owners know exactly where it comes from: the increase in cost of food, service, rent or mortgage, restaurant equipment, and more.

ADT can help restaurants maximize the protection of food, people, and restaurant property —and in turn, help to minimize some of the costs associated with dining out for their customers. Here are some helpful ways restaurant owners can use smart security tools to help make their restaurant a safer establishment and ultimately reduce unnecessary costs.

  • Sensors
    • No matter the location, restaurants must keep food safe and meet health standards. ADT’s temperature control sensors and energy management solutions help to ensure that food safety cannot only be measured but customized and controlled for specific food types. By regulating temperatures, restaurants can help ensure food doesn’t spoil before it is used.
  • Surveillance Cameras
    • Restaurants rely on camera systems to not just monitor theft or break-ins, but they can also play a pivotal role ensuring that employees are following specific safety and sanitation protocols.
    • We don’t often think about employees stealing from the very restaurants they work in, but nearly two-thirds of small businesses fall victim to employee theft, totaling $200 billion in annual losses, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.
    • When combined with motion sensors, restaurant owners can monitor their food and liquor inventories at a moment’s notice.
    • Surveillance also helps with any potential injury situations as footage can be used to help identify the cause and any recourse needed.
  • Remote Access
    • Many restaurant owners manage more than one location and having remote access can be very helpful and cost-saving.
      • Managing logistics: Restaurants get deliveries daily and that usually requires someone on site to let them in. With remote access, restaurant owners can see and allow access to select individuals, thus reducing the need to have extra staff on site.
      • Opening and closing: With remote access, owners can open and close smart locks from the palm of their hands. This allows them to be in more than one place at a time.
      • Energy management: Restaurant owners can also turn on and off lights, heat, and air conditioning and even set them with sensors so they only turn on when there is activity on site. This can help to conserve energy and reduce electricity costs.
      • Security: Owners can arm and disarm their security systems and address any issues remotely with a smart security system. They can even view videos of the time leading up to and following a triggered alarm.

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