If you are the owner of a restaurant, you want to ensure that your employees and customers are safe at all times. Over the years, the surveillance camera has advanced greatly and has proved to be effective in cases that deal with all kinds of activity, most notably, crime. You as a restaurant owner should know that there are many different types of cameras at your disposal depending on what you need exactly. There are several factors you may want to consider first before actually purchasing a certain type of camera. Hidden cameras are a lot more compact and can be as small as a pinhole in some cases, allowing them to be placed in all kinds of items. Due to their small size, they can capture all kinds of illegal activity but can be very expensive.
The alternative to hidden cameras are the standard visible video surveillance cameras, which have the advantage of letting individuals who want to commit any illegal offense think twice before doing so, because they are being recorded. This will ultimately cut down the rate of potential theft and other illegal activities.
The next thing you should consider is if you want a wireless or wired surveillance camera. The advantage of a wireless camera is that it can be installed in places that wired cameras can not, however, wired cameras are generally more stable than wireless cameras and usually have a better video/audio output. At the cost of being more mobile, wireless cameras are more expensive than wired ones since they require a fair amount of receivers and transmitters to operate properly.
On the flip side to this though, wireless cameras are a lot easier to install compared to their wired counterparts which may end up costing more if you pay someone to install them. It is best to compare the overall cost of each surveillance unit first before actually purchasing the equipment to ensure that you have made the right decision.