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.

Opened on July 30, the new casino replaces the 19-year-old Hole in the Wall Casino and Hotel and represents one of the largest financial investments the St. Croix Tribe has made. The new casino, located in Danbury, Wisc., features more than 500 slots and 18 table games including one roulette table, two craps tables and four poker tables. St. Croix Casino Danbury guests will enjoy a full array of family-friendly dining options and a lounge offering live entertainment on weekends. The Casino facility also houses a convention center and an attached hotel with 47 rooms and suites plus an indoor pool.

The video surveillance and security system designed by NAV includes approximately 260 network video cameras, a Honeywell Maxpro VMS (Video Management System) and Honeywell’s IDM (Integrated Data Manager) system.

“This was a fast-track project that we needed to complete on-time and on-budget without compromising performance, and North American Video came through as they have in the past,” said Don Karpenski, director of surveillance for Danbury St. Croix Casino. “NAV’s team was also on-site with us through every phase of the project to assure our security personnel learned all the nuances of operating the new system.”

NAV executed an off-site build of the racks at their Las Vegas facility to help ensure a quality installation and meet the tight deadline for completion.

“There was real synergy between NAV and the Casino’s property surveillance department,” said Rich Branda, system sales executive with NAV. “The two organizations worked well together in their common goal of implementing an IP-based video surveillance and security system,” Branda said. “There was a strong commitment and the on-going cooperative progress was evident.”

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