Security Camera Video Surveillance in the Car Wash Industry

Many operators still don’t have security camera systems at their locations, and some are in need of an upgrade for older systems. This article will outline the reasons why now is the time to install security cameras, and why Turbo Wash DVR is the best option for your car wash.

man installing security camera

When it comes to security, there are three main components. Cameras, lighting, and alarms. Cameras help monitor what is happening and eliminate wasted trips to check on your washes. They help you keep track of equipment, employees, customers, and problems.

Some of the reasons you may have not installed cameras or upgraded your system may be:

  1. Cost
  2. Not sure how to install
  3. No tech support
  4. No internet
  5. Not a priority

1. The Question of Security Camera Cost

Like just about anything, your first instinct is probably to question what kind of investment a camera system requires. Some equally important questions include:

  • What is it costing you to not have a security camera system in place?
  • How often does equipment go down un-noticed?
  • How often do problem employees cost you time and money?
  • How often does someone steal or vandalize your property or equipment?

2. Turbo Wash Provides Installation Help

You may be unsure how to install these cameras. With the Turbo Wash DVR cap kit system, tutorial videos and great tech support, operators can take their remote monitoring to the next level!

3. Tech Support

One of the most frustrating parts of the camera industry is the lack of tech support. Many people I talk with share their experiences of purchasing a system from Costco, Sam’s Club, or other retailers, only to find that when they have an issue, they’re unable to get ahold of anyone to fix it. This can be very time consuming and frustrating. With Turbo Wash DVR, you can expect prompt, quality responses from real people every time.

4. Internet Access and Security Cameras

turbow wash dvr owner
Owner Rick Diehl and wife.

Internet is not necessary for onsite viewing, but if you don’t have internet yet, now is the time to get it. The ability to save time and money through remote viewing is well worth it. Even without Internet access, being able to monitor your property from a central location onsite is a huge advantage. Plus, you have the footage stored in case a problem occurs and you need it for legal purposes.

5. Getting Cameras is an Important Step for Car Washes

turbo wash dvr owner family
Dave Diehl and family.

With a long list of duties and tasks at your car wash, it’s tough to know what to prioritize. That never-ending to-do list is what makes camera monitoring so important. Protecting your investment, and making sure all that work isn’t for naught, is imperative to long-term success.

If you have an older security camera system, now is the time to upgrade. It makes a difference. The resolution and quality of footage can be a make-or-break with customer complaints, or when posting a reward picture of the vandal that cost you lost revenues due to damaged equipment.

Make it a priority. As respected business and management consultant Harry A. Hopf said, “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.”

Why Turbo Wash DVR over Another System?

As a car wash owner/operator of over 30 years, Rick Diehl, the founder of Turbo Wash DVR, has always had constant attention to detail. He kept up with ever changing and evolving technologies. We test our systems and cameras often in a car wash application to assure they will handle the harsh environments. Our systems are designed for operators by operators.

Want some more ideas about car wash security? Read our Car Wash Security Solutions blog!

This article was written by David Diehl and originally published in Kleen-Scene Magazine 38

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