Casino Security


So Long, Analog Video

So, you’ve been a CCTV provider for years and have watched surrounding technologies surpass you. DVRs have become more powerful, and less expensive, but with the very best analog cameras using composite video, the picture quality has reached its limit. End users look at IP camera solutions, but training all the technicians to become IT professionals is daunting.

West Virginia Historic Landmark Deploys IP Video Solution

Honoring a 232-year reputation for quality, the award-winning Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. has deployed a state-of-the-art Pelco IP-based video surveillance system in its new Casino Club gaming facility. Designed and built by North American Video (NAV) and M. Malia and Associates (MMA), the video surveillance system features approximately 400 cameras installed in a building designated as a National Historic Landmark.

North American Video Designs, Installs IP Surveillance System For Wisconsin Gaming Facilities

Combining high resolution IP-based cameras with a feature rich video management control system, the video surveillance system at the new Danbury St. Croix Casino meets the challenges of a high tech gaming establishment. Designed and installed by North American Video (NAV), the new digital system is the second in a series of projects that NAV has deployed for the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin for their gaming facilities.

New Product Of The Year Award Winners Announced

Security Products magazine, the only integrated product magazine reaching the entire security market, announced the winners of its 2010 New Product of the Year Award at the publication’s premiere Virtual Event today.

New Arizona Casino Features 1,500 Surveillance Cameras, Serverless Storage System

The grand opening for Scottsdale, Arizona’s newest and most lavish casino, the Talking Stick Resort, is scheduled for June 10, and already it’s being favorably compared to the high end properties on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s an apt comparison for the Talking Stick Resort, which unofficially opened on April 15, because, as at many of the Las Vegas casinos, the video surveillance system there was a design/build by North American Video and M. Malia and Associates. The 1,500-camera system also features one of the gaming industry’s first installations of a serverless storage solution.

Puerto Rico Hotel/Casino Deploys Network Surveillance System

The new Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino has deployed an integrated surveillance system from IndigoVision, provider of IP video security solutions.

Honeywell Technology Powers Surveillance At New Las Vegas Mega Resort

While I’m officially back in the office digging out from a deluge of ISC West news and information, I wanted to share some of what I learned in a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the security technology at the new ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last week.

Italian Casino Uses IP Video Technology From March Networks

March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, recently announced that the Casino de la Vallée is using the company's VideoSphere solution to meet the demanding surveillance requirements of its popular gaming venue in Saint-Vincent, Valle D'Aosta, Italy.



Casino Security

All Bets on Better Surveillance

Despite an atmosphere of fun and games, running a casino is serious business. If you operate a chain of gaming sites, your need for vigilance increases proportionally. With the popularity of Native American-run casinos on the rise, the Choctaw Nation, which owns a number of casinos in southeastern Oklahoma, has taken advantage of this momentum to build new facilities and renovate its older locations. Given the increased traffic to its casinos, security is ramping up surveillance to protect its high-stakes operations.

Oregon Casino Transforms Surveillance With IP Video

Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Oregon is an excellent example of how a gaming surveillance operation has been transformed following the installation of a digital IP video solution.

Milestone IP Video Technology Protects Northern Europe’s Largest Casino

Casino Copenhagen, the largest in Northern Europe, is using a powerful yet flexible surveillance solution based on XProtect Corporate from Milestone Systems.

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IndigoVision IP Video Part Of Integrated Security System At Wisconsin Casino

IndigoVision’s complete IP video solution is at the heart of a ground-breaking integrated IP security system at the Mohican North Star Casino in Wisconsin.

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Pow Wow!

Gaming on the reservation is big business, and security plays a key role in making sure the casinos are productive, prosperous and secure. These aren’t small gaming ventures -- they come with the blessing of the Choctaw Nation, the Comanche Nation and the Cherokee Nation. These casinos bring in millions of dollars in revenue and require seven-figure contracts to provide security equipment of the highest caliber and systems that necessitates multi-phase communications and single-minded cooperation.

Big Business

Behind all the glamour and glitz, casinos are a lot like other businesses, yet they face a number of unique challenges. Casinos are required to adhere to numerous regulations and must secure their assets without causing inconvenience to customers. Casinos must protect against physical heists, but just as important, if not more so, casinos must protect their networks. Although it may not play as well on the big screen, a network breach could cost millions of dollars.

Covering All Bets

When the state of Florida mandated stricter surveillance standards for casinos and other gaming venues, Tampa Bay Downs needed to find a cost-effective way to increase the frame rate and image clarity of its archived video.

Oklahoma Casinos Expand Use Of Axis Network Cameras

Axis Communications recently announced that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest tribe in the U.S., has expanded its use of Axis network video cameras to include more than 1,000 cameras at six casinos.

Oklahoma Casino Benefits From Arecont Vision, Instek Digital Partnership

Arecont Vision, provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, and Instek Digital, provider of NVR and Hybrid DVR solutions, recently announced an extended partnership, to offer a seamless and fully integrated solution with the industry’s first full line of H.264 megapixel IP cameras.

Chilean Casino Installs VIVOTEK Network Surveillance System

Gran Casino de Talca is a burgeoning gaming resort in Chile with an accommodation of 400 slot machines and 15 gaming tables. Delighted by the brisk business, the casino manager, however, faced increasing difficulty in management and security maintenance.

IndigoVision Deploys First IP Video Casino Surveillance System In France

One of France's newest casino and entertainment centers in Toulouse has deployed IndigoVision's IP video solution for its security surveillance requirements. The Casino Théâtre Barrière de Toulouse is an exciting 14,000 square meter venue, which includes a 1,200 seat theatre, three restaurants, three bars, 14 gaming tables and 250 slot machines.

Florida Race Track Uses Axis Video Encoders To Meet State Regulations

Axis Communications recently announced that Tampa Bay Downs Inc. has installed its video encoders, enabling the track to exceed new state regulations for recording surveillance video at gaming facilities in a cost effective manner.

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