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Selecting the right security systems integrator for casino and gaming facilities

Security teams at casinos and gaming facilities are challenged daily to balance a welcoming and guest-focused attitude with a firm and capable presence to prevent and handle security issues, manage surveillance and security systems, and protect employees, guests, and assets. And all of this needs to be accomplished while complying with strict gaming regulations. An experienced security systems integrator can assist you with many of those challenges, including the very important job of ensuring...

Tyco security solution integrates access control, video surveillance systems at WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa

The casino’s security personnel are better able to manage live and recorded video directly from video devices Tyco Security Products announced recently that WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa, has deployed a complete security solution using victor Unified security management platform to integrate its access control and video surveillance systems for use throughout its recently expanded casino facilities, hotel and parking lots. Provide single user interface In...

How to harness casino surveillance for better customer service and profitability

With the power of new technology and analytics, security systems could be used in other ways as well Security and surveillance systems are valuable beyond strictly providing compliance in the casino market. Even beyond ensuring physical security on premises outside the casino floor, systems are providing additional benefits including customer service, marketing and profitability, says Maureen Bruen, vertical market specialist – gaming, Honeywell Security Products Ame...

Behaviour monitoring and the role of video analytics in understanding casino behaviour

In casino surveillance, there must be an understanding of the behaviour of thieves and cheats. In particular, casinos must understand how the behaviour of a casino adversary differs from that of a legitimate guest. The end result of the understanding is that only threatening or fraudulent behaviour is challenged, leaving other guests free to simply enjoy their visits to the casino. Responding to behaviour anomalies requires understanding that comes from analytics capabilities...

SIA announces Securing New Ground 2015 conference agenda

SNGTM takes a broad look the latest research, and commercial and industrial market trends in the security industry The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the agenda for Securing New Ground® (SNGTM), the security industry’s top executive conference, scheduled for Oct. 28-29, 2015, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The SNGTM 2015 This executive forum takes a comprehensive look at the state of the security industry, the latest research,...

4K security cameras – A new resolution standard for casinos

See larger image The 4K pixel density allows two times the digital zoom of a full HD 1080p camera CCTV cameras with higher resolution have proven their worth in casino settings. Now, 4K security cameras are gaining ground thanks to their ability to achieve full frame rate, which is required by many gaming jurisdictions. 4K is definitely the next resolution standard for casinos in the coming years, says Ron Grinfeld, director, global vertical marketing, DVTEL. DVTEL 4K ca...

Casino security - HD IP cameras offer better video surveillance capabilities

Large busy casinos must maintain continuous surveillance of multiple tables and machines High-definition (HD) cameras are a perfect fit for the casino market. HD security cameras provide six times the resolution of analogue cameras, supplying images with sharper edges that easily identify faces, cards, dice, chips, currency, and fill slips. In addition, high-definition IP cameras can reduce camera count. A single, 1080p camera can effectively cover poker, roulette or craps tab...

Casino IP video surveillance migration boosts as economy improves

Video surveillance systems are extensively used in the casino market, but ironically casinos are more often than not behind the curve when it comes to installing newer security systems. Video technology adoption in the casino market has recently slowed down because of the economy. Analogue to IP migration The economic downturn slowed the analogue-to-IP transition process of video surveillance technology used in the gaming market, says Laurie Smock, vice president of sales,...

North American Video (NAV) opens new office in Everett, Washington

The new location is fully staffed with a team of technicians & a large warehouse for gaming projects Demonstrating its commitment to customers in the Pacific Northwest, North American Video (NAV) has opened a new office in Everett, Washington, which is centrally located within the state’s primary gaming area.  “While NAV has operated a small office in Arlington, Washington, for a number of years, we decided that in order to provide the highest quality ser...

North American Video awarded contract to provide electronic security products for WSCA

This award will enable rapid service implementation and delivery for NAV customers in WSCA / NASPO states North American Video (NAV), a leading provider of security systems integration technology and services, has been awarded a contract with the Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) to provide electronic security products and technologies, along with installation, integration and repair services. The contract, for the newly established purchase category of security and p...

The role of experienced system integrators in casino surveillance

A systems integrator can guide the selection of appropriate technologies to accomplish set objectives, leaving nothing to chance In this article, Laurie Smock-Jackson, Vice President of Sales at North American Video, explains that an experienced and knowledgeable system integrator is a valuable partner who can help casino management make the best choices for security and surveillance and get the most from its budget. It used to be that closing a sale simply entailed c...

A long-lasting alliance between system integrators and customers promises to be favourable for both

Project productivity improves when systems integrator and client personalities “integrate” Long-term business relationships can be a win-win proposition for system integrators and customers alike. In this article, Jason Oakley, CEO of North American Video (NAV), explains that compared to simply transactional relationships that are typically short-term projects, long-term relationships generally provide better working relationships, increased satisfaction, reduced c...