Whenever Pioneering A New Way With Technology, There Are Always Questions That Need To Be Answered.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAMERAS IN A BAR? SOUNDS RISKY… WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE’S PRIVACY?
Look, the last thing ANYONE wants is to be identified on a public video feed in ANY bar. BarSkout was NOT designed to be an “Adult Baby Monitor” of any kind. Rather, our purpose is to offer Charlotte’s fine patrons the trusted, nightlife information that they can verify.
Now, at first thought, a public live video feed watching over Charlotte’s patrons in their social habitat does present some obvious issues. However, we knew as long as we no one could be identified through our camera feeds, we’re not only on to something big here… we’re on to something that could change the world.
ARE THE CAMERAS RECORDING US?
We will pause to make sure this is VERY CLEAR – BarSkout cameras are never recording, they’re just streaming. Just like the old saying, “nothing good happens after midnight,” we feel it’s relevant to reference here… Nothing good would come of us recording patron’s while they drink. Such a thought of us buried in legal paperwork, it makes our head spin. Subpoenas ranging from bar fights to DUIs to Divorce court… we would need an entire wing of our company to deal with that legal shit storm. BTW, if our business model had that big of a hole, we wouldn’t be around very long. The point is, we have ZERO DESIRE for anyone to get identified on a BarSkout camera… EVER.
We aim to add something great to the world, to be to guiding light for patrons to make more informed decisions with how to spend their leisure time and disposable income, not create something that divides us any more than we already are.
WHAT ABOUT WHN THE CAMERAS ARE TURNED OFF?
When the cameras are turned off, it’s most likely because the bar is empty. From there, the bar manager has two options:
They can initiate an Open Seat Special or simply go dark. Going dark will leave the cameras off with no special, in which case, makes the bar a good place to work, study, date, or simply drink in peace.
WHAT IS AN OPEN SEAT SPECIAL?
An Open Seat Special is a live advertisement feature that allows the participating bars to offer food and drink vouchers redeemable through BarSkout in exchange for 25 Skout Tokens. This gives the participating bar the opportunity to generate traffic on slow nights. An example of an OSS would be a BOGO beer offer, or perhaps free appetizers for groups 4 or more.
HOW MANY BARS ARE GOING TO BE AVAILABLE WITHIN BARSKOUT’S PLATFORM?
As we make an initial launch, we are focusing on being strategic in our partnerships. We aim to provide our users with a clear, concise, and organized way to find a desired bar experience in Charlotte. To ensure that we can handle the initial workload and ensure the quality of our platform, we have put the initial cap of bars in Charlotte to 64.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BARSKOUT PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP?
Premium members get 100 Skout Tokens for $6.99 billed monthly. These tokens can not only be used for Skouting the best bars in Charlotte, but they also can be used for the OSS (25 Tokens) each of which is not available with a Free User Account. We plan to also launch with some raffles, sweepstakes, and competitions that can only be entered into with at least 20 Tokens or more. So really, The Premium BarSkout Membership is quite a bit better experience for the User.