Re: Re: All those cards....
Originally posted by PosTMOd
Heard there are hidden cameras all over the place... how many, and where, and why?
Yes, there are several cameras located inside & outside the club. These types of cameras are used to protect the safety of the people inside, the club staff and patrons. Most nightclubs in the city are equipped with these cameras- the amount needed is determined by the size of the club: They give a direct view of specific areas in the club where problems arrise. They're not there to spy on people, and are not used to determine if a patron will be kicked out- that is what security is for
I will tell you the specific reasons for some of the cameras, but there are too many to list:
There is a camera facing the office door, so the manager inside can see who is at the door if someone wants in, Security can also keep an eye on the door if the office is empty, and people can be directed away when they think it is the exit, etc. (this is kind of self-explanitory)
There are cameras pointed down at all of the bars to make sure no one gets dangerous around the bar (i.e. violent), tries to steal anything (money or alcohol) and the manager can also make sure that no one is getting served after 2 a.m. and all the liquor is put away on time so we don't have violations.
There are cameras facing the bathroom doors to make sure no one brings any alcohol inside, and that men & women go in the right bathroom (this is actually a liquor license violation as well)
There are camers facing the area outside the exit door to make sure no one leaves with any bottles, and for the inside staff to keep an eye out for any fights that might start on the street
There is a camera facing the door to the staff room to make sure only staff go in there, and so our personal belongings are safe.
The cameras aren't really hidden, either- you can see them if you know where to look- And they are not monitered constantly throughout the evening. Some are more important at different times, and again, the security staff are located at these key areas and many others- The cameras are more of a back-up for them. They allow the manager to see 9 places at once 'cause he definatley can't be 9 places at once
Also, i am not absolutley sure, but i think that the new Liquor code says that you have to have some of these cameras- I know they were installed a few months ago when we had to replace the old security system.
I hope this answers your questions, please don't hesitate if you need to know more......