Integrated door triggers have long been a staple of advanced surveillance platforms.
These triggers provide a far superior solution to traditional motion triggers. Hardware-integrated triggers use very similar, if not identical, hardware as well established alarm companies use for their door triggers. This proven technology provides highly accurate results with minimal installation costs. Today, advanced surveillance systems are integrating with much more than simple door triggers. Operational or event driven triggers are providing users with impactful, low cost tools to manage a wide variety of operational procedures. The triggers create an easily reviewable log ensuring compliance that can be quickly inspected for accuracy and consistency. In the past, management was forced to rely on training, handwritten logs, and an employees’ work ethic to ensure proper procedures and tasks were carried out appropriately. The more advanced operational triggers provide a tool to ensure more consistent and auditable results creating a culture of accountability. These triggers can be utilized to manage a wide range of operational needs including, but in no way limited to: delivery check-ins, product waste, cleanliness inspections, time and temperature readings, and food preparation. Following is a discussion of a few of these items and how they can be addressed with door triggers.
In the fast-paced world of the restaurant business, it can be challenging to ensure deliveries are properly checked in upon receipt; yet, there are few things more important to a restaurant than ensuring you have an accurate inventory on your food stock. If a manager, or whoever is accountable, becomes busy or distracted, it is easy for them to simply pencil whip the receipt and check-in of a delivery. The impact of running out of an item or items can be devastating. I know that I do not frequent establishments where poor controls lead to unavailable items listed on the menus and I doubt you would either. Using an operational trigger that becomes part of the procedure for checking in a delivery creates an easily auditable time for review of the check-in process. While there may not be a need to audit every delivery, the availability of the information makes it much easier to do so and has the added benefit of reinforcing employee accountability.