When it comes to video surveillance, the security of your business is the deciding factor. So, read on if you want to go for wired or wireless video surveillance. When wireless video surveillance counts With a wireless video surveillance system, you can do two things at the same time. You can go over your receipts and check on your kitchen staff in the comfort of your own office. This saves you time from going to the kitchen just to see how work is progressing when urgent paper work needs to be done. The convenience of monitoring the waiters and the counter people is also yours with a wireless video surveillance system. By adding additional cameras, you can also have an electronic eye keeping watch over the cash register and the restaurant’s entrance and exits. The flexibility of the wireless video surveillance system is enhanced when you add a mobile viewer. You can see all the important nooks and crannies whether you are in the office, in the kitchen, or at the counter. This will deter your staff from loitering or wasting their time, so you get your money’s worth for their services. Like other restaurant owners, you want to prevent theft in the kitchen and at the cash register. A wireless video surveillance will give you piece of mind and control over your business. Going fully wired The advantage of going for wired video surveillance system is the confidence that a particular quarter of your restaurant is permanently covered. Other areas in the restaurant that needs your constant scrutiny are the cash register, bar, wine cellar, front door, and exits. A wired surveillance camera cannot be transferred from the kitchen to the cash register, so you have to add more cameras and have these installed in these important areas. The wired and wireless video surveillance versions give the same advantages when it comes to your business security. Wired or wireless? The option to go wired or wireless may depend on your needs and convenience. Many restaurant owners get both versions. The also get the pan-tilt surveillance cameras to get more viewing angles. The infrared cameras are also a hit for outdoor surveillance. Depending on your budget, you can start with a four camera package or go full time with 16 cameras – whether your system is PC or DVR based. Wired or wireless, you can be flexible. If you want to be discreet about your surveillance, go wireless. This will cost more, though. However, in consideration of your dine-in customers, this will be just perfect. In addition, a wireless system installation will blend well with your interior. Cost versus security Surveillance security systems may not prevent accidents from happening, but you and your staff can be alerted immediately to prevent more damage from happening. Petty theft can be averted and your staff will be encouraged to perform better. It is not cheap to have a system installed, whether it is wired or wireless video surveillance. It will all depend on the number and type of camera you will get, and the floor area of the establishment. A package may cost anywhere from $2,000 to $25,000. Wired or wireless, the installation per camera will run from $500 to $1,000. Indeed, when it is about security and your business, penny pinching is non-negotiable.