La Spada's Owners doing the traveling this time
January 02, 2008 // Franchising.com // MonitorClosely.com, the nation's largest franchise provider of state-of-the art digital surveillance systems recently announced the winners of the company's semi-annual Las Vegas Weekend Giveaway. Mike & Maria Ruger, owners of La Spada's The Original Steaks & Hoagies on 2912 Edgmont Ave in Brookhaven are in the news again, they recently purchased one of the company's ClearVision MC 800™ security camera systems and tried their luck by entering the national contest. Jeff Stein, owner of the MonitorClosely.com local franchise servicing Southeastern, PA, shared their amazement and delight, after learning they had won. You might remember La Spada's as the Restaurant known for shipping their famous steaks and hoagies all over the U.S. this time they get a trip. Mike and Maria have owned La Spada's for a little over a year and a vacation is well in order. Little did they know that when making an investment in their business by installing digital surveillance from MonitorClosely.com that is what they would get in addition to their purchase. Denise Donahue, MonitorClosely.com's Senior Vice President of Marketing stated "We are thrilled to award this prize, the second of many planned great vacation getaways", said Donahue, "We have several marketing promotions and public relations events throughout the year designed to increase our brand awareness".
Mike & Maria will receive round-trip airfare, a two night stay at the The Luxor Hotel & Casino along with $300 dollars in cash where they will now be able to monitor their business online through their new ClearVision™ system from MonitorClosely.com. Jeff Stein commented "Business owners rarely get out on vacation let alone in their first year of being open because they want to keep an eye on operations. This is one of the many reasons why digital surveillance cameras with online viewing is becoming more of a necessity for business owners today."
Mike and Maria said "It gives us peace of mind even when we are away from the business, that we always know what is going on, it is also great for customer service. We can tell how long our customers have been in the restaurant and how long it took them to be waited on as well as how long it took them to receive their order. We have also had sever suspicious people walk into our restaurant and look around, once they see the cameras they leave with out saying a word."
MonitorClosely.com Digital Surveillance Systems with corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio has 78 locations across the U.S and Canada. Franchisees sell, install, and service state-of-the-art digital surveillance systems for commercial and residential use. With the recent advancements in digital technology, the quality of surveillance systems has significantly increased while the cost of equipment has continued to decrease. Today's systems are so advanced that with hi-speed Internet service makes it's possible to monitor surveillance cameras from anywhere in the World at anytime.