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AVS & Improving Restaurants Featured in Food & Drink Magazine

March 2012 — Advanced Virtual Surveillance was featured in this month’s magazine alongside with Improving Restaurants & Genghis Grill. AVS & Improving Restaurants have teamed up to provide a turnkey solution to restaurants including Genghis Grill, Cristina’s Mexican Restaurants and more. With AVS focusing on providing the need for security (video surveillance, alarm systems, fire alarm, TVs, music, and networking), and Improving Restaurants focusing on software development (AlertSerivce and Customer Satisfaction Survey), the partnership has proven to be very successful. Al Bhakta, CEO of Genghis Grill said; “Because it gives its patrons so much freedom to choose, Genghis Grill works […]

Effects of employee theft

The effects of Employee theft; the loss is more than just money Competition remains fierce in the quick-serve restaurant industry, and the state of today’s economy only adds to the challenge of making a business a success. However, there is another real threat to the bottom line: internal employee theft. Revenue lost to employee theft also can affect employee raises, bonuses, 401(k) matches, and benefits, and it might spur good employees to go elsewhere for it. Free food items passed along to friends and family, cash pocketed at the drive-thru window, items tossed out with the trash—ask any quick-serve operator […]

Monitor and Control your home from anywhere!

Advanced Virtual Surveillance has extended its product range to now include more customizable options for end users.  All of AVS customers have had the convenience of checking their Video Surveillance systems remotely for afew years now, being able to load it on their iPhone, iPad, Laptop or desktop.  Now enjoy more options. You may now control your HVAC, door locks, Lights, Alarm system and more.  If you are away from your home and you forgot to arm your system, you may simply login and arm it, or if your kids are home and they do not have a key, you […]

Smothering Crime With Security Fog

What can you do to minimize your loss during a break in? Of course a burglar alarm system is a must, however, combine it with FlashFog and you have just increased its effectiveness greatly. how does it work? when a burglar breaks in, the alarm system goes off and it will send a signal to the FlashFog machine to be activated. Once activated, a strobe light will start flashing rapidly and Fog is pumped in order to create a blinding affect.  Within 30 seconds, the premise will be filled with dense fog and with the strobe light flashing, it becomes […]

Burglary Statistics

A burglary occurs approximately every 15 seconds in the United States. On average, a burglary results in a dollar loss of about $1,600. About 30 percent of all burglaries are classified as “unlawful entry,” meaning the burglar was able to gain entry without using force — often through an unlocked door or window. Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential, and of those, 62 percent occur during the daytime. Most burglaries occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., when no one is likely to be at home. Only 13 percent of reported burglaries are solved, or “cleared,” by the […]

High Def Video Surveillance

Tired of the old analog, low resolution video surveillance that you have? Even though analog cameras are very inexpensive compared to HD cameras, they do not offer the same resolution.  HD cameras started with a high price tag but over the last year, they have dropped significantly, becoming more and more affordable. A standard analog cameras currently costing about $250 can be compared to a 720P HD camera which costs around $448.  Even though the cost is nearly double, the HD camera offers nearly four times better quality than the analog. Little information about analog and digital systems. Analog Systems – Even […]

Why upgrade your Burglar Alarm System?

You have had your alarm system for the past 5 or more years, it is working just fine, why should you consider upgrading? Here are some good reasons why you should. New Technology The technology is always changing, most of the time for better.  This is the case with newer alarm systems.  If you are using a system that is 3 or more years old, you are still using a phone line to protect your business or home.  AVS does not use phone lines at all!  Instead of relying on a phone line to transmit an alarm system, we use […]

Analog vs. Digital (HD)

Which system is best for you, Analog or Digital? The simplest answer to this question is based on quality.  Of course everyone wants the best quality they can buy for their budget but here are some insights to help you make your decision easier. What is your application? Case 1: If you have a small shop or looking for a basic system to just have the capability to have some archives, remotely monitor your business for performance, productivity and prevent your business from suffering in cases of fraudulent activities, you may be better off using an analog  system. Also keep in mind […]