Every route operator knows how frustrating it is to find an expensive coin-op game or digital photo booth damaged by a thief breaking into the cash box. But you can't monitor every photo booth all the time, and not every location is suitable for a debit card system.
Sometimes, the thief may even be a location employee!
But which one? And, how do you prove it?
Pellegrini ingenuity also created the Jukebox VIP “Very Important Play,” which allows jukebox customers to “Make Mine First.” Such a concept had never been seen in the jukebox industry, until Frank Pellegrini and his brother, Ed Pellegrini, decided that patrons should be able to pay a fee to make their special song play next, instead of at the end of the queue. Operator revenues were increased, as a result.
Many clever Pellegrini inventions have been useful for maximizing operator profit and preventing loss. But, I think that one of their coolest inventions to date is the “Forced Entry Feature” of Team Play's Fun Stop Photos digital photo booth.
Coin-op photo booths frequently are operated as unattended, stand‑alone photo booths. And, all photo booths are at risk after hours. So, digital photo booth manufacturer Team Play, Inc., has addressed the security concerns that go along with any coin-op amusement machine.
First, the Fun Stop Photos photo booth is designed to thwart break-ins. The printer access panel and the rear electronics access panel are protected by two screw-type “T” handle locking systems. The interior and exterior cash doors are equipped with “T” handle, quarter‑turn, three-point locking systems, to keep your cash safe.
In addition, the photo booth is designed to double as a security camera and catch criminals in the act! Any attempt to force entry into the cash box of a Fun Stop Photos digital photo booth will trigger a series of photos of the offender, taken every three seconds during the break-in attempt.
Even at night, the photo booth's LCD screen provides enough illumination for the Fun Stop Photos photo booth to capture the thief!
The photos of this criminal using a screwdriver to try to break into a Fun Stop Photos cash box are real photos taken by a Fun Stop Photos photo booth during an attempted theft. As you can see, it is not easy to break into the cash box of a Fun Stop Photos photo booth!
Truth be told, we’d prefer to just give the rotten crook a nice, big jolt of electricity . . . But, Team Play’s Forced Entry Feature is the next best thing!