Hanwha Techwin announced that We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, has selected Hanwha cameras for its new state-of-the-art video surveillance system. First established as a bingo-hall style building by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in the early 1990s, the facility received approval to be revamped into a fully-fledged gaming facility in 2017. To ensure the safety of staff and visitors, this also included a new video surveillance system.
Patriot One Technologies announces the deployment of its Platform at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Phase 1 deployment of the PATSCAN Platform, offers increased security and safety for resort guests, staff and partners. In addition to the PATSCAN VRS component of the Platform for the detection of visible and invisible threats, such as weapons, disturbances, elevated body temperature identification and facial mask detection, the Plaza will also deploy Patriot One’s new PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Gateway.
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd is announcing that it has signed a collaboration agreement (“CoA”) with Port Tampa Bay to beta test HEXWAVE. The Tampa Bay/Orlando I-4 Corridor region is the fastest growing region of the state, home to more than eight million residents and welcoming over 60 million visitors per year.Between the years 2007 and 2017, total cruise ship passenger capacity grew by 25 per cent in North America, with the following 10 years estimated to see a further 41 per cent increase, according to a 2017 report.
Genetec now has over 1,500 employees and has offices around the world. The Genetec team is proud to state that this growth has been organic and not through acquisitions “…that would just make our top line look better.” Genetec is unabashed on focusing on enterprise-size customers and not the smaller “mom and pop” customers. They are a channel driven organization and will “shake up” their channel from time to time to make sure those integrators can continue to support the Genetec customers at the level Genetec feels is necessary.
North American Video is showcasing its comprehensive surveillance and security capabilities along with unparalleled experience in the gaming market at the 2019 World Game Protection Conference here at the Tropicana Las Vegas. A gold sponsor of the event, NAV is the gaming industries largest security integrator with more casino security system installations and gaming partners across the U.S. than any other systems integration firm.
North American Video (NAV) is hosting its 3rd Annual Surveillance Symposium at its Las Vegas Offices on October 10th, 2018. The one-day event provides security management with the opportunity to network with their peers, and learn more about leading-edge technologies and products on display from over 20 leading manufacturers. Special guest speaker Willy Allison, Founder and Managing Director of World Game Protection, Inc., is also slated to shares his insights on the state of the physical security industry with attendees.
North American Video (NAV), the leading security systems integrator in the gaming industry, is showcasing its industry-leading work in surveillance and security systems at the OIGA Conference and Trade Show in Oklahoma City this July 23-25 at booth 1205. In addition to delivering best-in-breed technology solutions on-time and on-budget, NAV’s experienced team of professionals has earned a reputation for its extensive familiarity with tribal business culture and practices.
Cherokee Nation Entertainment uses savVi’s Business Intelligence capabilities to gather data about occupancy and visitor trends in different areas of the casinos. Previously, the security team’s time was heavily occupied by observing hours of footage in search of a specific person or incident. savVi now enables Cherokee Nation Entertainment to run the search automatically, allowing far more effective use of the operators’ time, and reduced search time from as much as 16 hours for a single search, down to a matter of minutes. savVi’s video search capabilities are of considerable importance to CNE.
Pelco™ by Schneider Electric announced a new initiative to deliver fully-integrated, scalable solutions incorporating predictive and automation capabilities. The solutions-led approach helps end users better leverage technology to solve specific application problems, improve their organizations’ effectiveness and respond to a wide range of challenges using Pelco’s VideoXpert™ video management system software. The company will be showcasing a variety of solutions targeting specific markets including traffic management, law enforcement, transportation, oil and gas, casinos and education at ISC West 2018, booth #20031.
Surveillance solutions business Synectics has appointed John Roessler as US Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Global Gaming. From making fast-paced start-ups ‘sale ready’, to identifying and implementing product development and service improvement opportunities for large corporates, Roessler brings over 20 years’ diverse business expertise to his new position at Synectics.
At the ICE Totally Gaming 2018 in London, Dallmeier’s Casino Division team presented for the first time in Europe their brand new innovative Casino Automation Technology (CAT) dedicated to live gaming and table gaming automation. Dallmeier has recently successfully carried out numerous tests in live Casino environments and has proven CAT to be an accurate, secure and market ready product.
We recently discussed how casinos and gaming facilities are realizing the benefits of IP video to secure their facilities and meet gaming compliance regulations. Yet, there’s another reason why the migration from analog to IP video is taking place at such a rapid pace. As gaming facilities continue transitioning to full IP video systems to capitalize on the high-quality imaging they provide, they are also realizing other benefits that include the ability to centralize and manage surveillance operations more efficiently.
One major transformation in casino surveillance and security operations is the transition from analog video to digital recording and IP-cameras. The change is being brought about by several factors: some gaming commissions now insist on remote access to recorded or live video, which analog video cannot do; many manufacturers no longer make or sell VCRs; and analog systems have limitations on cable distances and distribution points, which limits their functionality.
Arecont Vision® announces the availability of the full-featured MegaVideo® 4K/1080p dual-mode day/night indoor box camera series. The MegaVideo 4K is the latest member of the customer-proven box-style camera family and is loaded with advanced features and capabilities. The new dual-mode camera covers a wide range of project requirements with a choice of full 8.3MP (3840×2160 megapixels) for 4K ultra-high resolution image quality at 30 fps (frames per second) or 1080p mode for ultra-fast frame rates of 60 fps.
North American Video (NAV) will hold its second annual Las Vegas Surveillance Symposium on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 10:00 am PST to 6:00 pm PST at the company’s Western Regional Headquarters in Las Vegas, NV. The one-day event will assemble a wide selection of the surveillance and security industry’s leading providers and gaming security professionals to address new and innovative integrated system solutions.
Casino environments are difficult, and, as such, so is the design and implementation of a casino surveillance system. Historically, whether by design or restriction of available technology, many casinos have operated on separate Pit Cam systems (for surveillance of gaming areas including blackjack, roulette, and baccarat) and general surveillance systems (covering slot/pokie machines, bars and entertainment areas, entrances/exits and public walkways).
As the physical security / video surveillance market continues to mature, you are seeing more and more attention paid to integrated solutions. Instead of solely looking at video management software (VMS), or video analytic software, or access control systems, you are now being drawn to VMS systems that work seamlessly with a wide range of additional capabilities such as video analytics, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, and access control – just to name a few. Over the years, end-users have come to understand —even expect— advanced technologies like video analytics being part-and-parcel of the provided solution set. Security.World caught up recently with Paul Eaton, President of Convergence To Pixel, to talk more about integrating other organizational systems into video surveillance VMS systems.
Interesting question. They actually employ former card counters and have them sit in the security booths and watch players via the security cameras. If they see a lone card counter raising and lowering his bets, they either send more drinks to slow him down, or they’ll eventually send a pit boss or security to ask him to leave. Catching a team card counter is slightly harder to do just through the “eyes in the sky.”