Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Mar 26, 2019

For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups

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What best practices has he picked up over the years and, now as a consultant, what does he recommend to his clients now?

He shared:

  • Why he was not able to try Hikvision, Dahua, and Hanwha
  • Why does he avoid American Dynamics and Pelco?
  • How he picks/recommends Integrators to work with
  • Why remote viewing at the casino is atypical
  • How long did it take them to be the first casino to switch to all digital?
  • What brands does he recommend to his clients?
  • How did they decide between Dallmeier, IndigoVision, Geutebruk
  • How does he feel about IT in his security equipment
  • What is the biggest, most complex system he's deployed?
  • Why he has concerns about the reliability of wireless
  • Why they rejected facial recognition
  • How fixing VCRs got him into security

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**** **** ********* *** he ****** ** **** the ***** ***, *** as * **********, **** does ** ********* ** his ******* ***?

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  • *** ** *** *** able ** *** *********, Dahua, *** ******
  • *** **** ** ***** American ******** *** *****?
  • *** ** *****/********** *********** to **** ****
  • *** ****** ******* ** the ****** ** ********
  • *** **** *** ** take **** ** ** the ***** ****** ** switch ** *** *******?
  • **** ****** **** ** recommend ** *** *******?
  • *** *** **** ****** between *********, ************, *********
  • *** **** ** **** about ** ** *** security *********
  • **** ** *** *******, most ******* ****** **'* deployed?
  • *** ** *** ******** about *** *********** ** wireless
  • *** **** ******** ****** recognition
  • *** ****** **** *** him **** ********

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How ****** **** *** *** **** ********

****: *** **** **** you **** ** *** security ********?

***** ** *****.

****: *** *** *** you ***** ***?

****** *******. ** *** kind ** * **** thing. * **** ** own * ******** ********* VCRs, **********, ********** ********* dishes, ***** **** ******** networking. * *** *** VCR ******* ** ** own, *** **** ******* a ****** ****. **** asked ** * ****** to **** **** ****. They *** * ******** with * *********** ***** to ** **** **** and *** *** ******* that * *** * link ** ***** ******** stuff, ***** *******. ****’* how * *** **** it ** *** ****. The *** ************* ********* *** **** way. * *** ***** in **** ******* ** my ********* ** ******** cameras, *** **** ** part ******* * **** how ** *** ****. At *** ****, **** had ***+ **** **** would **** ******. * did **** ****** ********, but *********, * *** maintaining *** ****—********* ***** as **** **** ***, replacing *****, ******* **** clean, ********* ***** ***** so ****’* **** *******.

****: ****** *** *** casino **** *** ****** at?

*****. ** **** *** first ****** ** ** 100% ******* ********* ** 2003. ****** *** ***** a **** ** ** with * ******* ******* being ******** ********* **** or *****. *** ** were *** ***** ** jump ** **** **** feet. **** *** ** project *********** **** *** discussed **** ** ****. I *** ***** ****** free **** ** ****. I *********** *********, ****** equipment *** **** *************** and **** ** *********** with ** **** **** the ******** ** ** what ** ***** ***.

How **** *** ** **** ****** ** *** ***** ****** ** ****** ** *** *******?

****: *** **** *** that ******* ****?

* ***** ** ******* in ***** **** *** then ** ******* ********* it ** ******* ** 2003. ** ******** * year *** * **** to *** **********. ** the **** ** *** difficult ** **** ******* that ***** ** **** 4CIF. **** ** *** stuff *** ***** *.*** codec. ** ****** ** a ***** ** ******* that **** ***** *** resolution, ***** *** ******* and ** ******* **** that ****’* ***** ** cut **. ** ** were ******* *** **** system **** ***** ** at ***** ****. **** was ********* ***** **** a ****** ***** *** out ** **** ****. So ** ****** ** be **** ** **** back *** **** *** it *** ****. ** didn't **** ** ****** it ** *** ********** and **** **** ** back ** ******* **********. So ** ****** ** a ****** ** ********* and ****** ** *** could ******* **** ***. There *** * ******* that *** ***** ***** and ** *** *********** because ****’* *** ***** one ** *** **** could ** **** **********. They **** ** * spreadsheet ****** *** **** cameras ** **** **********. We **** ** **** saying **** ** ****** all ******* ** ** FPS *** **** ****. And **** ****: “****’* going ** ********* ** storage!” *** **** ***** out. ****’* *** ** chose **** **** **********. The ****'* [******** ****** Gaming **********] ****, ****'* Minimum ******** ******* *********, stated **** *** ******* games *** ****** ** have “**** ****” ** at ***** ** ****** per ****** *** *** critical *******—***** *****, *****, cash **********—**** ******** **** they ****** ****-****. *** they ********* **** *** needed ** *** *** you ******’* ** ** with ******* *** ** FPS. **** ** ***** could ** *****, *** we **** ***** ** do ***** ****** ** high. **** *** **** us **** *** ********* systems: *** ***** ** that *** * ********, 1 ***** *** * below *** ******* ****, or *** ***** ***** System—it *** ********* *** same ***** ** *** Honeywell ********** ******. ** was **** ***** ******* of **. ** **** at *** ********* ***, too.

****: ***** *** *** go ****?

** **** **** *** Alpha *****. ***** *********** for ********** **** *** better **** ******** ****. Honewell *** ******* **** cheap ******** *** ***** Point *** ************ * Cisco ********** ******. ********, that *** ****** ***, too. *** ******* ********* installs *** * *** of ********** ******. ** kept **** ***** ***** system *** ** *****. It *** ******** *** we ******* *** ******* at *** **** *** storage * ****** ** times. ** *** * lot ** ***** **-*****. It ***** ** ** 2013 **—** ******* ** 784 ******** ** ********* like ****. ** *** time ** ******** ** with ************, ** *** 1,024.

How *** **** ****** ******* *********, ************, *********

****: **** ** ** about ************ **** *** liked?

*** *** *** *******. The ***** ***** *** that *** ***** ****** and **** ******* **** within ****. * *********** part ** **** **** watch ** ***** *****. So *** ****** *****, they’ll **** ** **** in **** ******. **** was *** ** *** main ********. ** *** very **** ** ** back *** ***** ******* live *** ********. **** the ****** *** ***** the ****** *******. **** and ********* *** *** lowest *******. ***** *** specific ***** **** ******* tend ** ***. *******, Milestone, *****, ***. ***** aren’t ****** **** ** Casinos. *** **** ** casinos **** ** ******** certain ******** ************ *** casino ***. **’** *** of *** *** *** tend ** ***** ***** live *** *** **** and **** *** *** recorder ** **** **** what **** ********. * lot ** ***** ** casinos ** ***** ********. So **** **** ** limited **** ** ***** use. ** ****** ** Genetec ***** ** **** and ****. ** ****** at ******, ***** ******, I ***** ** ***. It ****** **** ** two ******* **** *** a *** ** ****** experience—Dallmeier *** ************. *** we ****** ** * dark ***** ** **********. That *** *** ***** shootout. **** **** ****** because **** *** **** really ****** ********. ** did *********, *** **** were ******. **** **** the **** *** *** they ****'* **** ** look ** ******** ****. Geutebruck *** ******, ***, but **** ****** ****** to ***** **** *** casino ********, ** **** wanted ** **** **** it *** **** *** that ***** **** **** for **. **** **** sort ** ***** **, “What *** ** ** to ****** *** *** casino ******?” **** **** interested ** ******* ** their ****** ** **** well **** *** ****** industry. ************ ***, ***, though. ** ** ***** up ***** ******* ************ and **********. ** *** end, ************ ******** **** us ** ***** ******* and ****** ** ***** system ******* ** *******. Geutebruck *** ** ******** casinos, *** *** ****. So ** ***** *** IndigoVision *******. **’* ********* to **** * ******** if *** ***’* *** the ****** ********* ** your ********.

****: *** *** *** own **** *** ******** consulting ***?

*******. **’* ********* **** under ** ****. * have ** ** ***** LinkedIn ** * ****** consulting *****. * **** of *** * **********—**’* a ****** ********, *** casino ********—*** * *** a ********** *** ** knowledge, *** ****'* **** I'm ***** ** ** credentials.

How **** ** **** ***** ** ** *** ******** *********

****: ** *** **** a **** ** *** you * **** ***?

****. **’* **** ** a **** **** *****. If **** *** ******* for ** ** **** part ****, * ***** have, *** **** ****’*. This ** ********* ** do. * ***’* **** to ****** *** **** away. * **** ** keep ** ****** ** the ******** *** **** my ***** *********. * have ********* ** *****. A *** ** **********. It’s ****** ** *** point **** *** ***’* just ***** ** ******* off *** ****** *** have **** ******* * system. *** **** ** be **** ** **** up ******* **** **** knack **** ***** *** you ***** ****** **** to *** ** ******* and *** ***** *** put ** **********. ** used ** ** **** simple. *** **’* ****** super *********. ** *** industry, *** ****** **** to **** ****** *** can ****** **** ** you **** ** **** outsiders. *** **** **** expensive. * *** ** casinos ****** ** **** IT *** *** ** part ** ********. ** chose *** ** ** that. ***** *** ** to ******** *** *** different ***********, *** **** the ****** *****. *** don’t **** *** ** people ** **** *********. Basically ** ***** ****** on ** **** ** got * ****** ** and *******. ****** ******* installation, ****, *** **** it *** **, **.

****: ** *** *********? Or ****’* *** **** way ** **** ** new ********?

* *****’* **********. *’* just ******* ** ***** organically. *’** ******** *** more ****** ** *** summer.

****: **** ***** ********** have *** **** ******** in?

* ******** *** * few ****-***** **** ** banks, ***** **. **** I *** ***** ** a ** ****** ****. They’re *** **** *** had *** ******** **** the ******* *****. * was ***** ** ** their *******. *** * year *** * ****, I *** ** *** road **** *** ****** servicing *** ***** ****** from *** **** ****** County ** *** ******* border **** *** ******* Coast ** *****. * don’t ******** *** **** stores, *** **** *** 2 ******* *** **** had ** ** **. I’d ** ** *** road **-** **** ********. I’d ** ********** ******* in *** ****** ** LA *** **** *’* be ******* ** *** parapet ** *** ** the ******, ******** ***** 25 **** **.

****: **** ***** ** equipment **** **** ***** in *** ******* ******?

*** ******* **** * mix ** **** **** and ********* *** * lot ** ***** ****. The ******** **** *** Pelco. **** *****, *** old **** *******. ****’* how ******* **** ** these ****. ** *** all ****.

Why ** *** *** **** ** *** *********, *****, *** ******

****: **** *** **** thoughts ** ********* *** Dahua?

** ********** **** *** Hanwha *** **** ** them **** ******* ** give ** ******** ** test. *** **’** *** going ** *** ** unless ** *** *** a **** ** **** first. **** ****** * purchase ***** ** **** first. **** ***** **** since **** ******'* **** directly ** *******, **** needed * ******** ***** from *** ********** ****** they’d **** * ****. So ** ***** **** what ** ****. ** did *** **** **** and ** ***** *** a *** ******, *** no *** ****** ** really ******* *****.

****: **** *** *** think ** *** **** cameras?

** ***** ** ****** some **** ******* *** specific ********. * ***** it *** *** **** P5635. ******* ************ *****'* make * ******* *****. So ******* ****** ** use * ******* ******* and **** *** ***** hanging **** **** *** ceiling ** ****** ** make **** **** ** a **** ** ***** the ******* ******* *** even **** ** ***** still ***** ****. ** we ******* ** **** the ****. *** ****** everything *** ************. *** since ****'** * ******** manufacturer, **** ****** **'* more ********* ********, **'* worth ** ** *** something **** *** **** is ***** ** **** with **** ******. **'* just ******.

What ** *** *******, **** ******* ****** **'* ********?

****: **** *** *** biggest/most ******* ****** *** ever ********/*******?

** ***** **** ** be *** ****** *** they **** ***. **'* 1024 ******. *** ************ system. ** ******* *** as *** ********* ****** inputs, *** ** ****’* have **** ****. ** wanted ** ** **** to ******. *** *** IP. *** *** ****** when ****'* ************ **** be ********** **. **** I **** ** **** probably **** ** ***** 700 ******. ** ***** filled **** ***, *** we **** ******** ** 700 ****** *** ***** the ** ** ** 320. *** *** ***** games **** ** **** the *********. **** ** started ***** **** ***** and ***** ***** **** IP ** *** *** higher **********. *** * assume **** **** **** continue ********* ****** **** IP. **** **** *** budget *** *** **** for ******* *** **** can ***** **** ****. To ******* ** *** would ******** **** $*-$* million.

****: *** ***** ****** cameras **** **** ****** because ** **** ** resolution?

*’* **** **** ***. But ** *** **** stuff ***, ** ***'** got ********* *** **** the ******. **’* *** a ******** ****** *******. But * **** **** we *** ****** ******* to ***** ********** ** might **** ** *** on *** *****.

****:**** **** * ******* day ** *** *** look **** *** ***?

* ******** **** * computer ** ***** ** me */* ** *** day, **** ******* *** communicating *** ******* ** with ****’* ***** **. I **** ****, *** I ***’* ** ** as **** ** * should. ** **** *****, I’m ************ ****** ** casinos *** *** **** don’t ***** **** * lot.

What ****** **** ** *********?

****: **** ***** ** technological ********* ** *** regularly *********?

*********, ************ ** ** fits ***** *’* ** familiar **** **. ** far ** *****, *’** dealt **** *****, *********, Genetec. * *** ******* on *** ***********. **** casinos, **’* **********, *** IndigoVision, ******. ******* ***** really **** ***** **** the *****. **** ** their ******* *** ******.

What ****** **** ** *****?

****: *** ***** *** products **** *** ***** or ****** *******?

** ****. * ***** advise ******* ******** *********. Some ** *** ******* toward *** ***—** ** wanted ********, ** ****** to *** **** **** Honeywell. ** ** ****** licenses, ** ***** **** buy **** **** *********. We *** * **** when ** ****** ** replace *** *** ****** computers *** ********* *** selling *** **** *** quite *********. * ***'* remember *** *****. ** was * ******* ******* that *** ********** ***** computers—O’Rourke. **** ****** * lot, ** ** ***** up ******* **. *** then ***** *** ********* that **** ****’* **** on *** **. * think ** *** * subprogram. **** *** ********* about *** ***** *****, the *********** ** ** was *** ********** *******. You *** *** ******* called ****** ******* **** you **** ** ********* encoders, **** *** *** one ****** ******* ******* and *** *** ** do ****, *** **** another ******* ****** *** User *******—** *** ***** subprograms **** *** *** to *** ** ** any ** ***** ******** for *** ***.

****: **** *** **** stopped ********** *** * particular *******? ** **, why?

*** ***** *** ***** be *****’* **********, ******** Dynamics. **** *** * Matrix **** * *** there *** ** *** just ********** ***** *** the **** ******* *** the ***** *’** **** seen. ** *** * problem ******* *** *** to **** * ******** interface ****** ** ******* the *** *** * asked ** ***** **. We **** ****** ** control ***** ******* **** them. **’* ******** ** work, *** **** **** said: “*** ** **** you ** ***** ****?” That *** **** * stopped ************ **** *** anything. *** **** ***** honestly, ** ** *******, they **** ******** **** they **** ****** ** Schneider. ********** **** ********. So * ******* ****. I ***** ** *** it, *** ** ***** worked ***** ****.

****: ** *** **** of ****** ***** ***** analog **** * ***?

*** ************, *** *’** heard **** ***** *** still **** ***** ******* that *** ***** ***** VCRs. *’* ****** **** that ***** ** * business *** ***** **** are ***** ***** *** repair *** *******, ********** and ********* **** ****.

How ** *****/********** *********** ** **** ****

****: ** *** ********* security *********** ** **** clients?

**, * ***** *** decision ******* ** **** VMS ****'** ******* **. Then ****** ***** *********** that **** * *** of ********** **** **** VMS. **** *** *** way ** ***** ** it. **’* **** ** who *** *** ******** experience ** ******. ** was ********* *********** ********* on ***** *** ** chose.

****: **** *** **** had ******** **** ******** integrators—lack ** ** *********, being ****************** ********, ******* ** go ****-****** **** ****** orders, ***.?

** ***. **** * first ******* ***, ***** was * ******* **** had **** ********* *** stores ******, *** **** got ***** *** ****’* how ** *** *** job. *** ***** **** and ********* **** ** their *******, **** **** okay, *** ***** **** some ******* **** ** couldn’t ****** *** *** they *** **** **** did. *** *** ****** of ********* **** **** did *** *** **** than ****** ** ** done. **** *** *** time **** ** *** a **** ** ********** skill. **** **** ***** in *** '*** ** '80s. **** **** ****** only **** *** **** trying ** ** **, but ****** ****’* ********** it.

Why ****** ******* ** *** ****** ** ********

****: ** *** ********* remote ******* ** * viable ****** ** **** clients?

*** ****, ** *******. Typically, ****** ******* ***’* take *** ** ***** video *******. **’* *** local. ***** *** ** people *** ************* ***** see ** **** ******* if **** ******* **. But **** ***** **** to **** * ***** into *** **** ** connect *** ** *** servers ** *** ******* world *** **** ** would *** ********** ** Webex, ********* ** *** was ******** **, ** allow **** *******, *** that *** ****** **** and ******** ********** ** watch ** ** **** time *** ******* *** session ************. ****** ******* is ******** ** *******.

How ** ***** ***** *** *********** ** ********

****: *** ** *** feel ***** ******** **********. Do *** **** **’* reliable *** ******?

* ***’* **** ** it’s ******. * **** it’s *** ** ******** as *****. ** ***** has ****. **’** ***** it * ****** ** times *** *** ****** with ** ***** ****. The ******* ***** **** and **. ** **** it ******. **** ** used **, ** ***** be ** * ********* situation ** ****** ********* immediately *** **** *** a **** *****.

****: **** ** *** recommend *** ***** **********? Insurance? ******** ************* ******?

*** ***** ** ****, again, ******* ***’* ****** connect ** *** ******* world. ** *** **** through *** ****** ** cybersecurity ********. **** **** a ***** ** ************ on ** *** *** traffic *** *** ****. So ** *****’* *** to ****** ***** ***** that. ***** *** ** outside ****** ** **. Toward *** ***, ** had ** ***** **** with **, ** ** put ******* ** ***** IDF ** ** ***** see *** *** ***** what ** *** *******.

****: *** ***** ** you ******** *** ****** and ******** **********?

** *** ******, ** it *** ********* **** I *** ** ********* I ****, ** ** had * ******* ** our *******, *’* *** to *** * ****. You **** ** **** investigation *** ***** *** to *** *******. *** that ***** ***** *** out. * *** ** keep ** **** ** now, *** **’* * little **** ********* ** you ***’* *** * demo ** ** *** can’t *** *** ******* to **** **** *** as ** **** **** going ** **** *** money *** ** ***.

****: ** **** * problem **** ************* ***’* talk ** *** ****** you’re ** **********?

****, * ***’* *** the ****** *** **** as ** ******* ** say *** * **** to **** ** * particular *******, ** **** say: "****, *** *** you?"

****: **** *** *** have *** ********** ** the ******?

** *** *** **** up ** *** ******* and ** **** **** on ** *** ** on *** *******, ***. And **** **** *** generators ****** **, *** UPS ***** **** ***. It ****’* ****** **** often.

****: *** *** **** have ** ********** **** the ***** ****** *** the ********** *** ******?

** ****, ** ******** a *** *****. ****** it ** ****. ** tested *** ********** **** a *****. **** ***** was * *** *** when ** *** *** wildfires. **** **** ****** close ** *** ******. They ****** **** *** lost ***** *** * while.

****: ** *** ********* your ******* ** ***** own **** **********, ** do *** ********* * 3rd ***** ********** ****** that *********** ** ***** monitoring?

** ******* ** *** situation. ***** *** **** few ******* **** ***'* have ********** ****** ******* rooms. **** **** ***** very ***** ******* ** just ****** ***** ******* with **** **** **** operators. * ******* **** also ******* ** **** machines ** ****, ***. in ****** *** ***** states **** ***** ***** operations. *'** ***** *********** 3rd ***** ********** *** that's **** *** **** of **** *'** ******.

****: **** ******** ** you ** ** * potential ******** ** ******* for * *************? ** other *****, *** ** you **** **** ** your *******?

**** **** *******. ** it ** ** ********** application, * ** ***** thorough ********. **** ** my ***** ***** ******** of *********** **** *** client ** ******** ***** needs *** ******* **** early **** *** ***** to ****** **** *********** ideas ******. ** ******, I ***** ******* ** plan ** * ****** meeting, ****** ** ****** or, *******, *** ***** and *****. ** "****" is ** **********.

****: **** *** **** used *****-****** *******? *** or *** ***?

****? **. * **** tested **** ** * few ****** ************ *** found ** **** ***** a **** **** ***** single ****** ****** ** 2, ************* ******, *** cover *** **** ***** with **** **** *** fuss—and, ***********, ******* ****.

Why **** ******** ****** ***********

****: ** *** *** facial ***********? *** ** why ***?

** ****** ****** *********** a *** ***** *** always **** ** *** same ***********: ****** *********** requires ****** ******* ********** image ******* ***** ** be ******; **** ********; Appropriate *** ************ ****** angles; ******* ******* ** sunglasses *** ****, ***.; Management ***** ****** ******* required ** *** **** facial *******.; ***** ****** would ** ******* ****; Requiring ********* ** **** off **** *** ********** would ** ********.

****: *** ***** ***? Why ** *** ***?

**** *** ******** ********* considered *** *** ******** in ***** ** **** capturing ****** *** ****** reference.

****: *** **** ***** analytics *** ****** **** managing ******* ****/**********, **** used ***** ** ****** open ******, **** * lot *** ****, *** long **** *** **** parked, ***?

**. **** *** ******* structure *** ********* ** Casino ********, *** **** has ****** ** *******. Local ******* **** *******. "Hands-on" ***** **** *** them *** **. ** an *****: ************'* ****** mission ** "** ******* the ****** ** *** casino *** *** *****." That ** *** **** jobs ************* ********* ** a ************ ********** *** instead ********* ** ***** departments. ******** ******* ****** everything ******* ** *** casino ******. "**** *** Beverage" ********** ******* *** employees. ************ ***** **** department ********** ***** ************** independently ******** ***** ****.

****: *** ******* *******/******* behavior *********? *** *******, someone ********* ** * table, *** *** *******, etc. *** ** *** not?

**** **. ********* ** a ***** ***** *** be ********** "******* ********" unless ** ********** **** gameplay, ** ***** **** the *** **** ***** call ************ *** *** for * ******. **** is * *** ********* to *** "****" ******* whereby ************ *** ****** Management **** ******** ****** than *** **** ****** Surveillance *********** **** ** "Us **. ****" ********. When * *** *****, the ************ ******** *** that ************ ********. *** replacement ********* *** **** that ** ***** ********** far **** ** *********** without ************* *** ********** duties. *** *** ****** was ****** ************ *** thus *** **** *** a *** ******* ************ Department **** **** *******-***** properties.

****: **** ********* ****** the ******** ** ***** in? *** *******, *** should ******** ************ ** used ** ***** **** and **** ********** ************ do *** ***** **** have *** ******* ******?

**** * ********* ***** of ****, * ***** like ** *** *** equipment ****** **** *** play. *'** **** *** many ***** **** ************* expect *** **** ***** from ***** *** *****. Engineers ** *** ****** the ********* *** ******** to ** ****-********.

Comments (38)

**** *********** *********, ***** you. ** *** **** any ******** ********** *** the ****** **** ** the ********? * ***** grocery ** ********** *****? Convenience ** **********/**** **** chain **** *********?

***** ** #*. ** this ****, ***** *** none ** *** *****. However, ** *** **** contacts ** **** ***** who ***** ** **** to **** **** ****, please **** **** ** email ** ** ***@****.*** and ** *** *******.

* *** **** ** you ****.

*********** ****! * ***** like ** **** **** of *** *** ******* about ******** ********, ***** being *****, *** ****** with ***** **** ****** to ** **** ** one **** *** **** it ** ** *** had *** **********, ***.

*** ****,

********** *** **** **** a *********. ** **** two ****** * ***** to ** **** ****, change, ****** *** ****** per ***** ** ** man-hours **** ****** *** day. **** ********** ***-***** were ****** ***** **** a **** ****** *** required. *** ************ (*****/********/???) had ** ******* ********* substitute ****(*) ** ****** in *** *** ***** the ****(*) **** *** incident **** ***** ****** back ** ***** ******* VCR. *****, ******** *******' video *** ******** *** the ****** ** ******** tapes *** ** ** swapped.

****, ** ****-**** ******** storage *** ********, *** incident ***** **** *** or ******** ***** *** dubbed ** *** "******" and ****** **** *** distribution ** ******* *********** entities. *** *** ****** was ***** ****** **** quality ***** *** ******** recordings **** ** "**" (SLP) *** **** ********** of ****** ************ **** there.

*** ******** ****** **** VCR ** ******* **** around * ****** ** install. *** ** *** main ******** ** *** both ***** *** * lack ** ********** ****** Room *****. **'* ***** to *** *,*** ******** of ********, ******* *** storage, ***. **** * 14-1/2 **. ** **-*/* ft. ****. *** ********** /Honeywell ****** **** **** Pelco ******-*** ****** ************ Amplifiers ** ********** ***** from *** ****** ******* to *** ******** *** our ***** ******. *** CM9760-MDA's **** * ******** from *** *** ****** - ** ********** ****** them *** ****** ************ on **** **** *** to ****** **** *** date *** ****** # onto *** ***** ****** it *** ********.

**** *** ********** ******* us ** ******** ********-***** VCRs ** ~$*** **** instead ** *** ***** Casino **** ** >$*** each. **** ****, *** cost ** *** **** was **** **** **** up *** ** *** cost *******.

******, *** **** ** space *** *********** ** keep **+ **** ********* of ***** **** ******* downtime *** ****** ******** that ********* ************ ** "staged". ***********, ** *** our *********** *********** ********* some ******* ** ******** with *** ****** *********, recorded ************** ** **** systems ***** *** *** system *** *** ********* time *****, **** ******** the *** **** *** new ** *** *** space. ***** *** ******. Since ***** ****** ******** analog ** **** *** ~700 ******** ****** ** 2013 *** **** **** in *** ***** **** when ** ******* ********* our ****** ********.

*** **** ****** ********** had **** ******** ********. One ** *** **** egregious *** **** *** Parallel **** *********. ********** were *** **** ****** and ** **** ************ problems **** ********* ********** due ** *** *********** on **** ****** *** terminators. **** ***** ******** back ** ***** ** 80mbps, **** ** ******. We ******** ****** **-****** for *** ** *******-***-****** so *** ****** ***** drop *-******. **** ******** in **** ***** ****** with *** ********* *****. One ************ *** ****** in *** ***** ****** a ******* ******* ***** games *** * ****. Video ******** ****** ** empty *******, **** ******* appeared ******* **** **** the ****** ****** ****** down *** *****. **** walked * *** *****, then ***********. ** ****** it *** ****** *****.

** ****, ** ******** the ******* *** ******* and ***** ********** **** multiple ******* *************, ***** fiber *******; ** *** data ********* ****** ******* the ***. ***** ******* was *** **** ********* than *-**** *** *-**** was ** *** ******* at *** **** (*** the "****" **** ****** us). ******, ***** *** infinitely **** ******** *** we *** **** *** problems ***** ****.

************ (** ***), *** 2013 ****** ** ************ was *** ******** **** in ****.

* **** *** * prison ****** **** ***** a *********** ****** ** money ** ********* **** they ******** **** ***** to *******! *** **** place **** *** ** store *** ***** *** in * **** **** somewhere ** *** ****** of **** *** ******. They **** ***** *** a **** **** *** tapes ***** ********** *** moldy ******* *** *********.

*** **** **** ******* but ***** **** * huge ****** ** ******** with **** *** ****.

*********- **** ******* ***** rewind ***** ***** ** the ****. ***** **** saved **** ****, ** meant *** **** *****'* recording *** *** ******(*) it **** ** ******. Also, ********* ** *** VCR ***** **** ** the **** - **** tapes **** ** ****, they ***** ******* ** fold ** *** **** looked ** **** *****. In ****** ****, *** mutilated ****(*) ***** **** clog ** *** ***** and ********** ********.

Crap ***** - as manufacturers moved production offshore or abandoned making tapes altogether, the quality deteriorated. Cases also got cheaper and less immune from daily handling. The end result was more lost or unusable video and more repairs required to the VCRs.

Cheaply **** **** - as "Pro" machines with beefy drive mechanisms were discontinued, replacements were often just "consumer grade" VCRs with the tuners removed and RCA (phono) video connectors replaced by BNCs. Otherwise, the so-called "Pro" machines were no better, and often far more expensive, than their consumer counterparts. I saw no need to pay almost $500 to purchase a "consumer" machine with no tuner and BNC video connectors.

Lack ** ***** - often VCR manufacturers stopped selling parts soon after discontinuing a model. So toward the end, we were replacing VCRs annually. That cost around $84,000/year. It was one of the arguments we used to put our case to go digital in front of the Tribal Council. That, along with efficiency improvements gained by eliminating tape handling and VCR replacements/repairs.

****** *** *** ******** Carl! * *** * hard **** *********** **** VCR's *** **** ******** back ** ***** **** gives ** **********.

****,

*********** *** **** *** a ****! * *** a ****** ***** ******* job *** ** ***** the **** **** ** VCRs. *** ***** ** an ******* ** ***** 20-25 * *** **** we ****'* **** *** help ********** ******* ** pulling ******. ** *** found *** **** *** chewing ***** ** ********* still ******'* **** ******** after ********, * ***** take ****.

**********, ** ******* ** was ******* *** ****** to ******* **** **** had ***** ******** ****** than ********* ****. **** out ** ******* ***** heads ****** *** ***** knell *** *** *** the *** **** *** machines ** **** *** their ************. ** **** through * ********** ** Mitsubishi ****** ******** **** the **-****'* ** ********** bought ** ******* *** expensive ******. **-**** *** followed ** **-****, ***** became **-****, ***** *** followed ** *** *** and *******, *** **-****.

*** **** *** *******! When * *** ******* jobs ***** ** ***** hired ** ******, * actually *********** *** * bench **** *** ** a *********** **** *********** facility ** *********, **********. Just ***** ** **. Technicolor ************* ***. ******** video ********** ** **** major ******. *** ******** had ********* **** **,*** modified **** **** ******** at **** ******** ** normal *****. **** *** something **** ** ** 20 *********** ********** ********* the ********.

**** * **** ***** for ** *********, **** "bench" *** ********* ** or **** **** ******* up **** ** ** and * *** **** the ** *********** (********) were ******** ** ******* at ***** ** * day. ***** ***** **** expected ** ****** ** least ** * ***.

********, *** ***** ***** have **** *** ****** child *** ** ******* about ***** *****. **** of *** ***** ****** to ***** ***** **** - **** *** *** frowns. **** * *** waiting ** **** ** the *******, *** *** verbally ******** *** **** for *** ******* ********** goals - ***** ** front ** ********. **** my ********* ******* **** place, * ****** *** telling *** * *** no ****** ********** ** the ********.

****!!!!

**** **** *********.

** * ********** *** casino ******** **** **** of *********** ******* ** you ******** *** **** data, ***** ** ****, and ****** ******* ***********?

** *** ********* ** see *********, "************", ** a **** ******** *** these ***** *******. ** let ** / ****** security ****** *** ****** control *** *** ******** but ******* ******* *** own ******* ********.

*** ************* *** ****** control *********** ** ********* from *** ***********, ** that ** ***** ****** present *** **/*** **** in *** *** *** not **** *** ***** out ** ** ** client/API.

*** *** ****** *** integrators ************* **** ***** or ********* ********** *** software *********** ******** ?

** ***,

**** ****** **** ****** to ****** ********* ** who ** ****** *********** for ****. ** *** case, ** *** *** Slot ********** ******* *** slot ****, *** **** were ********* ** ******* department ** *** ****** Commission. ** *** *****, Surveillance *** ****** ** slot **** *** ** was * *********** *** us ***** *** ****** reported************,********** **** ****** ** a ********'* **** *** a ***** ***** ** unidentified ****** ** *** could *******. ** *** end, ** **** ****** the ******** ***.

*** ** ***** "********** functions" *** ******** ********** to *** ** *** Surveillance **********'* ******* **** "To ******* *** ****** of *** ****** *** the *****" **** ***** delegated ** ***** *********** with ****** ********** ***********, including ************, ********* *********.

* ********** ***** ******** may ****** ** **** Surveillance ******* ****, ** all, ** ***** ********** functions ** * **** familiarized ****** **** ******* and ******* ** ******* them. *'* **** ******** with ********'* *** ********* and **** ****** **** access ******* ** **** jobs *** *** ***** departments **** **** ***** own *******.

*'** ****** **** ******** Security *** ******** ** the *** *********** **** but *** ****** ***** caught *** ********. **** and *** *** ** outstanding *** ** ******** their *** ** *** job ********** ***** ** just ********** *** ******* video ********.

****** *** ******* ****. Great ******. *'** **** told **** ******* ****** the ******** ** ************ managers ** *** *** application. *** ********* *** doing **** ** *** investigations **** ******** ********** with ********. * ***** there ***** **** ** a ********* *****. ** this ******** *** *** common ** **?

***** *********** * **** with * ******* **** makes ** ******* **** could ** **** ** the ******** *'* ****** about.

*******,

*** *** ***** **** details ***** **** ******* as ** **** **** exact ******* ** ****. We *** ***** **** OEM **** ****->***** / rtsp *** ** *** not **** ********* **** the *********** , ******** and ********** *******.

** ***. *** **** is *** ********: **** out, ** *******, *** generate ** ***** ***** stream ** *** ********'* desktop. * ***'* **** to ****** **** ****** with * ******* ***** pitch. ** *** ****** ION-E100HD *** ****** **** the ******* *** *** encoder. ** *-**** ** at *****.*****@*******.*** *** *'** send *** *** *** details

***** *** *** ****** my ******** ********. ** this ******** ******** ** gaming?

****** *******,

* **** **** ** done ** * *** places. ******* *** ***** log ******* ** *** VMS ** **********. ****** the *** ******* ********* helps ** * ***** deal **** ******** ** examining ******** ******.

*** **** *** ******* your **** *** ********** product *********.

*******,

*** **** *** ********** of (******/*********/*************/...) - *** camera ********?

** **, ***. **** Casino ************ *********** ****** activities ** *** ******* Room. **** **** ****** audio ***. ** **** that *** ** ** document ********* ** ***** "questionable" ********** ** ************ personnel *** *** **** often ** ** ** used ******* ****** ** the "** ****, *** said" ******** ***** ******* claims **** ******** ************ of ********* **** **** didn't ** ****** ************ said ********* **** **** didn't ***.

** ****. *** **** is ******* *** ******** I *** ****** *****. Thanks *** *** ********. The ***** **** ** interesting, * ****'* ******* of ****. ** *** ambient ***** ** *** Control **** ******** ** is ** ******** ******** from *** ***** ****? Is *** ***** ********* integrated/synchronized **** *** ***?

*******,

*********, ******* ****** *** ambient ***** ****** * have ***** ** **** recording ***** *****. * would *** ****** ***** a ***** ****** ** microphones *** **** *******.

*'* * ****** **** to *** ***** ****, but ** *** *** very ****** ************ *** our **** ** *******. One ** ** *******/***** rooms ** ****** ****** amounts *** **********. *** other ** ** *** security **************/********* ****. *'** also **** ************* ** control ***** *** ** high ***** ******, ****** in ** ********** ***** aren't ** ******.

*** ******** ***'* ****** over *** ***** ****, they *** ******** ** pick ** *** ************* audio. ** **** **** the *** ** *** either ******* ******* ** IP ****** ** **** one ** *** ** devices ****** ** *** VMS *************.

* *** *** *** repairs ** ** ***...

@****, *** *** *** a *******?

**** **** ** ****** was *** :)

*********** #*,

**, *** **** *** because * **** *** TV ***** ******* **** briefly. * ***, *******, make *** ** **** a ****** ** ***** during ** ***** ******:

*'* ****** ******** ***** interviews. **** *** ** particular *** ********* ****. I **** ****** *** a ***** "*** *** pop" **** *********** ** VCR *** ******* *******, and **** *********** *** the ******** *** ********* for *** (*****) *******. In **** ****** * took ***** *** ** repair ***** ** ***** work ** ******** *** staffs *** *** *******, and *** **** *** to *** *** *** the **** ********** *** parts ***** ****** ** build ** * ****** extensive **********.

****** **** *** ***!

* **** ****** *** a ***** "*** *** pop" **** *********** ** VCR *** ******* *******, and **** *********** *** the ******** *** ********* for *** (*****) *******.

**** *** *** ** one ** *** *** people ** **** **** that **** ***** *** arcane *** ********* ****** size ****** ***** ****, e.g. */*” */*”, ** it *** ****** *** outer ******** ** *** glass ******* ****, *** some ****** ** ******** measurement **** ** ** with ***** ***** *******.

****** * */*” *** is ********* (*******) ******** to * ****/*** ******:

**** * ***** ******* out, * ***** ***** with *****:

********* **-**** ****** *&* Vidicon **** ******.

*** ****'* [******** ****** Gaming **********] ****, ****'* Minimum ******** ******* *********, stated **** *** ******* games *** ****** ** have “**** ****” ** at ***** ** ****** per ****** *** *** critical *******—***** *****, *****, cash **********—**** ******** **** they ****** ****-****. *** they ********* **** *** needed ** *** *** you ******’* ** ** with ******* *** ** FPS.

*** *** **** *********** for ** *** ********** or ***********?

*********** #*,

*** ****** **** ** "Sufficient ******* ***** *** of ********** *** ********* at * ******* ** twenty (**) ****** *** second. *********** **** ********** are ************ ** ******* the *********** ** ********** clarity." *** **** **** on ** ***** *** term ** * ****** of ************ ********* ****** Tables, *****, *********** **** machines, ****, ****-****** *******, fills *** ******* *** currency *** **** ******** and ******* *****.

*** **** **, ** my *******, ****** ****** since * ******* ** the **** "********** *******" when ******* ** *** applications ****** *****, ******* to ***** ** ***** resolution ***** *** ********** appears ** ***** ** frame ****. ****, **** we **** ******* ** the **** *******, ********* the ********, * ********** him ***** **** *********. He ****'* ****** *** my **** *** *** pleased. ;^*

****'* * ****.*****://***.****.***/***-***/************?**=&***=********************************&*=****&*=****.*.*.*.**

** *** ****, **** apparent **** ** ********** clarity (*** ********) ** to **** *** ******** required **** ** *** on *** **** ** caution. ** ******* ** we ******** *** ******* at **/**** @*****, ** one ***** **** *** we ****'* **** **** requirements. *** **** *** true. *** **** ********* us * ****** ** times **** *** ***** and ** ***** ******.

**** ** **** ********: The **** ********* ****** per ****** *** *** 20 ****** ******** ******* from **-****** ****-**** **** that *** *** **** at */* ** *** speed *** **** ******** odd (** ****) ****** to ***** ** ***** at **+*** ** * single ****. **** **** 2 ***** ******* *** degrees ***** ** * drum ******** ** *,*** RPM (***** ****** ** revolutions/images *** ******). **** head ******* *** ***** back * *****. ******* the **** ** ******* so ****, *** **** would ********* *** ********* of *** ***** ** they **** **** *** of *** *** ***** and *** ***** *** a *****. **** ***** Real-time **** **** ******** every ***** *****.

**** **** ******* *** plays **** * *****. Because *** **** ** running ** ****, *** head ***** ********* *** recording ** *** ***** so **** **** **** one ** *** *** heads *** *** ***** was * *****. **** means ****-**** **** **** recorded ***** ***** *****.

*** ** ********, *** it *** *** ***** or ***?

** ** **** **** one, *** ** ********** for *** ******* ***** by ********* *** ******** field, ** *** ** squish *** ********* *** image?

** ***, *** *** second **** “**** *** bleed”, ******* ** ********* the ***** **** *** head?

****** ***, *** ********* vertical ********** ** ****** on ********, *****?

****, **** ******** *** field ** ********. **'* been * ***** *** I **** ** ****** the ********** ******* ******** VCR **** ***** *** Real-time *** **** ***** is **** ** *** standard *** **** *****, the *** ****' "****" were ****** ** ***** to ******** ********* ******* adjacent ******. +/- * degrees **** "********" ***** to ****. * ******* Real-time **** *** *** heads **** *** ****** being ** *** **** direction, *********** ******** *** two ***** ** **** the **** ***** *****.

***, * ******* ****-**** VCRs *** ** ********* vertical ********** ** *** lines.

* *** **** ********* and *** ********* ***** your ******** ** *********.

* **** ** ** inhouse ********** *** ********* for * ****** *** they've **** ********* *** like ***** ** ****** years ***. ***** **** a *** ** ******'* are.

*'* *** * **** fan ** *** ******* myself, * ***'* **** a *** ** ********** with ***** ***', *** I **** **** ***** must ** ******. ***** like * *** ** Casino's *** **** *** scared ** ** * total ****** ****** ****.

*** **** * **** for **** ** ******** it ***** **** ** awhile **** ********* ***** to ****** *** ********* they **** ** ** for ****, ** ****** jacks ** *** ***** of ********* ** *** or *********. *** *'* not **** ** ****'* ever ****** ******* **** it.

**** *** ***** **** to ** ****? ******'* kind ** ******* ********** in **** *** ****** and ******* *****?

******* ********** * **** about ***** ******'* ***** through ** *******, *** pretty **** **** ***** with ***** ********* ******'*.

*********** #*,

***, ******* *** *********** resistant ** ******. ** fact, *** *** *** hired ** *** *********** to ******* ******** *** stayed **** *** ****** when *** ****** ********** replaced ***. ** *** "boss" *** * ********* person *** ********* **** in *** ********: ** believed ** ********** *** employees. ** **** ******** me ** ********** **** Lead **********.

***** ** *** *** the ****** **** ****, my *** **** ***** me ** ** ***** had *** ******. * said ***, *** ******'* we? ** **** ** would ***** **** ******** it *** ** ****** it ***** ***** **** constantly **, ** *** very *****, *** *** for ******.

** ********** **** **** Las ***** *** **** was, *** ******** ***** is, *** ******* ** Corporate *******. ** *** can't *********** ** ***, you ***'* *** *** funding. ****'* *** ********* Casinos **** ** ** the **** ** ***** new ************ **********, ** at ***.

***, ********* ** *** of *** ***** ********* in *** ********. **** forced ********** *** ** their ******* ***** ** offering ** *** ** something **** * ****'* worth ** ******* ********** from *** ***: **** Video ********, ** ** Switzerland. **** ********* *** Alphapoint **** ***** *** "flavors" ** *** ***** system. *** ******* ********** was ** *** ********* competence ** *** *** companies. ********* **** ***** consumer-grade ********** ***** ********** installed * ***** **** core **** *****.

***** ********* ********* *** major ********** ********* ***** our ******* ********* **********. Did ** **** **** issues? *** ***. * believe **** *******'* ******** used ******** **** ********** between *** ******* *** storage. ********* ********* ************* but *** **** **********. I ***** **** ******* were *** ******** **** Honeywell *** **** ********* to **** ***** ** demanding *** ****** **** as **********. ** **** not ** ***** ;-)

***** **** * *** of ******'* *** **** too ****** ** ** a ***** ****** ****** over.

*****, ******* ***’* **** to ****** :)

***, **'* *** *** at ***. **'* ****** knowledge ** *** ******** that *** **** **** winner ** *** *****.

...*** **** **** ****** is *** *****.

****. *** ********, **** offers ** ** * :)

* ***** ** ******* with *** ******** **** identify ****** ************ ** being "**** ******", *** suggest **** **** ** not * ******** **********. For ****** ************, ***** exist ******** ********* ***** of ********.

** *** ********* ** are ****** ** ******* integrators ** ******** **** than ********** ***** ****** or ***** ***** *********** on ******* *********. ** also ***** *** **** of "**** **" **** manufacturers *** ******* ********* or *** **** ** arrangements. **** ** *** an ********** ** *** integrators, **** * ********** of * **** *********** and ******** *********** ********* team.

** ********, *** * suspect ****, ***** ************ departments ****** ** **** a **** ***** ******* relationship **** *********** **** minimizes ******, *********** *** troubleshooting ****** *** *** in ***** ***** ** managers.

***** ***'* *** ****** switchers **** ****** ***********, the ****** **** *** to ******** **** **** not. ***** ***** ********* gravitate ****** ** ***** solutions **** ******** *** old ****** ****** *****. We *** **** *** repaired ***'* *** *** among ** *** **** built *** ********* *** own ***** *** ************** ?

*** ******* ** ***** or ** ***** ******* the ******** *** ******** details ** **** *** optimized ********* ******** **, in ** *******, ***** the **** ** ***** between **** ******** *** risk ****** ********** ********.

**** *********** * *** system ** *******, **** of ***** ****** ************ veterans **** **** ******* at ***** ********** ******** by *** ******** ******** and ******* ****** / NVR **************. ***** **** is ********** *********, ** seems **** **** ***** important ************** *** ******* or **** **********.

**** *********** *********** *** programming ********* *** **** for *** *** ?

*** ***** *** *** software / ******** ******** rolled ***?

**** *** ******* ****** a ****** ******* *** and *** **** ** accessible ******* ** *** ?

** ********* ** * new *** **** *** road **** * ******** installation ** * **** lift ********* ?

*** **** ****** ** software **** "*** ****", analytics, **************, ****************, ****** & ******* ***** *** distributed **** ******* ****** or ********* **** *** recording ****** ** * few *****?

************, ** ******* *** other ******** ********* ************ environments, ** ** **** and **** ********* **** drives *** ***** ****** process. ******* *********** **** live ***** ************ *** still ******** *** ****** in ***** ******* *** relevance ** ****** ********* on *** ****** *****.

***** ***** ** ** exceptional ***. ***** **** and * **** *** shared **** ** * few ***** (* **** the ****** ******** *** joined *** ********), **** has ******** ** **** information, * ******** *****, and ***** ********** *** years *** ********** **** I *** **** ********.

**** **** ****, *** are ***** * ****** of **-***** ********* **** is ****** ** **** industry!

***** *** ***, *******, for *** **** **** words. * **** *********** your **** ** ******* and *** ****** ************ industry. * **** *'* had *** *********** ** test ******** *** ******* it ** ******** ****** per **** ********** *** it *** *** ** be.

****** ******* *** ********** was ** ******** ****. I ***** * ***** still ** ******* ***** if **** *** * major ***, ****** **** an ********** *********. *** good **** ** ***, too.

***** *********** * **** for ************.

****, ***** *******, *** nice ** **** *** learn **** **** ********** as ** ****** ** the *****. * *** some ** **** ******** as ** ******* ****** some ** ** ***** pitches ** ******* **** traditionally *** * **** high ********* ** ********* good ******** **** **** all *** ****.

*** ********* ** *** don't **** ** ****** :

*. *** ***** *** deal **** ******, ************, Service **** ** * have ***** **** ******* would ** **** ********* in ******** ******* **** monitor ******, ***** *** running *** *** ****.

*. ********* **** *** did **** ** **** projects, ******** ** *** VMS's **** *** '****' as ** *** ***** (ONVIF). *** *** *** ensure * ******** ********* of ****** ******* ** lets *** *** ****** version ** *** ***** have **** ******* ** selecting *** ***** *******.

**** - **** *********. Look ******* ** *** more **** *****

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