Los Amigos, like all popular restaurants, is a bastion for thieves “looking for a an easy target.” The original patio area was surveilled by a single fixed view camera that was not capable of covering the dining area as well as detailed imagery of entrance. So owner Chris Mandel asked GeckoTech to add yet another camera to his Milestone System. The new camera being a PTZ with low lumens capability and one that could be controlled by the Milestone operator to change pan, tilt or zoom… After collected detailed user requirements (what did owner Chris Mandel hope to achieve with this new camera/view) GeckoTech selected a high end Toshiba PTZ with a 180′ Panning FoV. Now the property has imagery capable of providing irrefutable ID of all people entering the property through the main gate. Thus continuing to prove that Los Amigos is one of the safest (least # of incidence) to dine out.
Savings and Security. What more could one ask for. Especially when the former pays for the latter. with a little change to spare. Such is the case for 3 rental units at Vista Mar that recently became subscribers to GeckoTech’s services: GeckoEye and GeckoWatch. Vista Mar. situated in Jaco, is one of Jaco’s first developments. The owners were experiencing brisk occupancy, but were having their rental income gobbled up by ICE. So they turned to GeckoTech to help lower their AC operational costs relative to ICE power. GeckoTech answered their “cry for help” by installing GeckoEye. The gEye system not only lowered the owner’s AC operational costs by 30% but also allowed them remote managing and monitoring of doors/windows/thermostats. The subsequent savings afforded them the option to install gPhoto at the front door to track all pedestrian traffic in and out of his rental unit. gPhoto takes successive photos on one second intervals and sends them to a web service where the subscriber can review up to 30 days of photos. Gone are the days of wondering if their units are rented.. All three unit owners are now in complete control of their properties even though they might be 1000s of miles away.
Chris Mandel, owner of Los Amigos, is in the process of upgrading his Milestone Video Surveillance sytem (branded GeckoWatch) to allow him to view his property’s cameras real-time “on the go”. To facilitate this upgrade, Chris purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note with both Wifi and 3G services. Now, from almost anywhere in the world, Chris can “keep tabs” on his business. GeckoWatch: Piece of mind with a Costa Rican business.
Seaside (originally known as “Seaside Diner” and “The Fish Shack”) will be reopening its doors this coming fall (high season). The management team has been extended to include not only the original owner/operator Marcel Gauthier, but also restaurant consultant Stephen Carlson. The revamped, rebranded restaurant will leverage many of GeckoTech’s key technologies such as GeckoPOS, GeckoWatch, GeckoPower, and GeckoGreen (energy management). GeckoTech is confident that by exploiting its technologies, Seaside will be serious contender as a “go to place” in Jaco.
Cielo Azul, rental house situated in central Jaco, with 6 bedrooms, has recently upgraded its GeckoWatch video recording system to support Mobile client viewing. The owner can now view all of his GeckoWatch cameras, real-time, or historical from anywhere in the world using his iPhone or Android mobile device.
Wishbone, Jaco’s oldest family owned/operated restaurant, has long been a staple for the Jaco surf community. Both locals and tourists. Wishbone is known as the restaurant with consistent food and drink. Wishbone, up until October of this year has been operating by hand. Hand receipts, hand time tracking, hand chits… In order to stay competitive Wishbone saw the need to leverage technologies such as Point of Sale, and Video Surveillance. Which of course drives additional requirements such as Power Backup. Step in GeckoTech: With managed services such GeckoPOS, GeckoWatch, and GeckoPower, Wishbone is able to realize its dream of automating without the “breaking the bank”. Welcome aboard Wishbone!!
GeckoWatch continues to gain significant momentum for unit owners at various multi-tenant dwellings throughout Jaco. And Vista Mar is no exception.
GeckoTech has recently added its third GeckoWatch subscriber from this beautiful property. The property owner is now able to use his iPhone/Android mobile device to view real-time and 30 day historical video of the rental property’s entrance.. GeckoWatch uses state-of-the-art IP camera and video recording technology. GeckoWatch is the ultimate in Video Surveillance for a property that would not otherwise find video surveillance cost-prohibitive.
Monaco Condominiums, situated in central Jaco, is evaluating GeckoTech’s GeckoWatch (managed service for Video Surveillance). Starting with one hi res IP Camera monitoring the gate, they will be expanding the service to include video coverage of each of the tower’s pedestrian access. It is expected the pilot will grow to 12+ cameras over the next 8 months providing tighter security for guests and unit owners. The cameras are visible (both historically and realtime) from the main office viewing terminal, as well as designated staff with mobile device access.
Wishbone, one of jaco’s oldest and most reputable restaurants, is moving into the 21st century by subscribing to GeckoTech’s GeckoWatch video surveillance managed service. The initial system will consist of 4 cameras scattered throughout the property to allow management/owners to view activity in and around the property. GeckoTech will use Milestone’s award winning xProtect to provide historical and real-time viewing to Wishbone’s staff via their mobile devices. Both Android and iPhone. Next step, in terms of automation for Wishbone will be the deployment of GeckoPOS..
GeckoTech is proud to announce availability of a mobile viewer for Video Surveillance. This add on service allows any GeckoTech client to view their video security cameras from iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. The ability for property managers, property owners and developers to view their assets remotely using their private mobile devices is a huge boon to asset management and security. Vista Las Palmas has recently signed up for the service and designated support staff now have access to any video camera 7×24 using their personal communication devices. They are able to view real time (and historically) video imagery while “on the go”. Wow!!