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WHY Your Bar and Restaurant Needs a Security system

Whether you own a small restaurant, a busy bar, or a chain of cafes sprinkled across the county, you’ll need to consider a customized security system. Restaurant security measures need to not only account for common threats like after-hours robbery or vandalism but also internal problems like employee theft and the safety of patrons. Professionally installed security systems for restaurants will address security, surveillance, and safety, as well as, help ensure you can focus on the success of your restaurant instead of worrying about the next incident or insurance claim.

First, let’s look at the benefits of installing an integrated security system for your restaurant and then what measures and features you should consider to keep employees, the premises, your inventory, and your customers safe.


If you opt for a security system that integrates fire alarms, surveillance cameras, and other common-sense security measures, you’ll experience additional benefits you may not have accounted for. Here are just a few of the functions an integrated security system can provide:

  • Deter crime
  • Minimize property damage
  • Ensure employee safety
  • Limit access to valuable inventory
  • Promote patron safety
  • Provide remote access to cameras, alarms, and user management
  • Get detailed reports to maximize efficiency
  • Improve response times from authorities
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Control environments
  • Detect emergencies sooner for earlier evacuation
  • Discourage violence

The kinds of benefits you’ll receive depend upon the types of security measures you need. The demographics of your customers, the hours you’re open, the sort of restaurant or bar you operate, and the location of the business all factor into decisions about which components of a security system will have the most value for your restaurant.

What to consider in a restaurant security system

The kinds of services your business requires will be unique to your building or property, type and size of business, and the location. It’s likely you’ll need some combination of the following security services and protocols to keep your property, assets, inventory, and employees safe.

Security Systems for Your Restaurant

From door and window sensors to alarms and motion detection sensors, a security system that can be armed after hours and detect intruders is vital. Even if you don’t keep any cash on the premises after closing time, you’ll still have valuable inventory inside that may be attractive to thieves. An integrated security system equipped with sensors can help you alert authorities faster and ensure less property damage or theft. Security measures can also be part of a more extensive network that covers multiple sites.

Video Camera Systems for Your Restaurant

You’ll want high-resolution video cameras not only to keep an eye on the parking lot and patrol the perimeter of your restaurant but also indoor surveillance cameras that monitor employees and alert you to suspicious activity. Some common areas that you might want to install cameras include anywhere money is exchanging hands like a cash register or behind the bar. Surveillance cameras can also help you watch for unruly customers or patrons and provide evidence in the case of an insurance claim or altercation. And finally, a video camera system that is integrated with your security system can help you visually verify tripped alarms or sensors and relay relevant information to authorities.

Access Control Systems for Your Restaurant

There may be spaces in your restaurant that you’ll want to restrict access to. For instance, a room stocked with your most expensive wine inventory could be equipped with a reader and door lock that only allows a manager with credentials to enter during operating hours. These kinds of security measures can add an extra layer of peace of mind for business owners who can’t always be on the premises. Access control systems can also provide daily or weekly reports and alert you to patterns of suspicious user activity.

Fire Alarm Systems for Your Restaurant

One of the most serious safety hazards in any restaurant is the danger of fire. A fire alarm system equipped with the ability to detect fire, smoke, and carbon monoxide is an essential security measure to ensure the safety of both employees and customers. Early warning can be vital in helping evacuate the premises quickly and alert authorities before significant property damage occurs. Other types of sensors, like flood sensors, can also alert managers to severe leaks or other issues that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Professional Monitoring Services for Your Restaurant

A network of sensors and a state-of-the-art security camera system doesn’t do you much good if no one is there to respond to alarms and dispatch authorities. That’s why you want to make sure that any security system you invest in is backed by professional monitoring services from a certified monitoring station. These stations, staffed by trained professionals, should be available 24/7 to respond to concerns on the property even when you can’t.

Restaurant Security Systems from American Alarm

American Alarm knows that every industry is different, with specific security concerns that need to be addressed. That’s why our trained security professionals work with restaurant owners to design integrated security, camera, and fire systems that’ll meet your business needs without breaking your budget.

Security and Fire Alarm Systems

With more than 50 years in the industry, American Alarm has served a wide array of both small and large businesses, including bars and restaurants. We’ll design an integrated system that meets the latest fire and building codes and gives you access to remote monitoring on your mobile device.

Access Control Systems

Given today’s security challenges, an access control system can be an important and vital tool for limiting unwanted visitors and avoiding major security incidents. Let American Alarm design one that will work for you using card or fingerprint readers and a management system that lets you control access for specific users remotely and generates reports of user activity on demand.

Security Camera Systems

Keep an eye on your restaurant with HD quality video solutions, video storage, and off-site remote monitoring. We have a variety of indoor and outdoor cameras equipped with HD and night vision as well as pan, zoom, and tilt capabilities that can give you 360-degrees of coverage.

UL Certified Central Monitoring Services

Our central monitoring station and services are UL certified, meaning they meet or exceed the highest industry standards by the industry certifying body Underwriter’s Laboratories. You can have confidence that our trained professionals are on standby to respond to emergencies or incidents at your restaurant and alert authorities accordingly.


History and Reputation

Owned and operated by the Beale family continuously since 1958, we have grown into a large, full-service security solutions provider with an excellent reputation. We service all of Southern California and beyond.

Commitment to Clients

We owe our longevity to our loyal clients. Our mantra is “treat every client as if they are our only client”. Because of this goal, we strive to exceed client expectations in every facet of our work.

Local Provider

We are your neighbor, which drives us to provide you with prompt service and security. We are familiar with the neighborhoods you live and work in because we are part of your community.

Superior Technology

Our UL central monitoring station is equipped with top-tier hardware, software, redundant dual coast communications, and is recognized as a leader in the security industry.

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