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Now the question arises as to whether you should let patrons know they’re being recorded. According to an attorney’s recommendations, posting signs regarding videotaping is not mandatory, but it is good business practice.


For those who have clientele that may store their vehicles for extended periods of time (e.g., airports, monthly pass structures), it’s a recommended business practice to include a short sentence regarding videotaping within the storage agreement terms. Regarding language on the signs, since there are no actual requirements, it should suffice that the signs indicate that the premises are monitored by video surveillance cameras, or that a recording is in progress. At the end of the day, each owner/operator will need to determine the best decision for their business needs.


Can’t Move Patron’s Car Blocking Valet? Whom Do You Call? GoJak!


A vehicle is stalled in one of your parking garages, and it’s blocking traffic. Or a car has just been left with valet and the owner forgot to leave their keys. Perhaps a vehicle in your garage has a flat tire with no spare.


What would your staff do to move these vehicles out of the way and provide service in a timely and safe manner? In cases where a vehicle needs to be moved a small distance from one area to another, many parking garage owner/operators use GoJaks. This device allows a vehicle to be moved quickly and efficiently when necessary. It will move a locked or blocked car in seconds without the need to enter the car or unlock the brakes, steering wheel or transmission.


GoJak operates on the principle of a quick action,


bi-directional, double-pawl ratchet. Mechanical leverage applied to the foot pedal progressively “squeezes” the vehicle tire between the rollers until the tire lifts smoothly off the ground. The rollers touch only the tire – no contact with the vehicle’s frame or undercarriage is necessary, eliminating the risk of damage. Also, the low center of gravity after lifting helps make GoJak safe and stable in use. Its purely mechanical design eliminates the need for electric power, compressed air, or slow and leaky hydraulics. If GoJaks are used at your parking facility, make sure to pass on these helpful safety tips to your staff: • Be sure every employee watches the training/safety video provided by the manufacturer.


• Always remember that if not installed correctly, the device could fall off and cause major damage to the vehicle and injury to your employees and bystanders.


• Be sure every employee practices how to use the GoJak correctly.


• It is not to be used on rough terrain under any circumstances.


• On a hard pavement surface, a GoJak can be fitted under tires, then rolled and moved.


• Carelessness when positioning the device, without making sure there’s a good “bite/grip,” is not worth the potential risk.


• Note: There are right handed and left handed units. Be sure to use the correct one correctly.


Kathy Phillips, CIC, CPP, is First Vice President of Alliant Insurance Services. She can be reached at kphillips@alliantinsurance.com.


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