Being Big Brother

Installing surveillance cameras to keep an eye on the staff can help business owners boost profits and pinpoint problems.

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Business: Lunar Minigolf
Location: Kansas City
Surveillance system: Connexed
Cost: $250 per camera, plus $1 day, per camera, for a 3-year service contract.
Used since: Spring 2008

David Welch owns blacklight minigolf courses in malls around the country. His employees are mainly teenagers - who know cash can't be traced. But now, Welch can keep an eye on his cash drawers.

At his 17 locations, now wired with cameras, Welch is able to keep the staff from pocketing his profits. He's also able to call mall security if he feels the employees or the customers are being inappropriate.

Because his locations move around frequently, an added plus is that Connexed's cameras are easily portable, needing only a broadband connection to be up and running


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LAST UPDATE: Oct 08 2008 | 12:02 PM ET
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