Casino Video Surveillance Guide

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 30, 2010

Casinos break most of the 'rules' in video surveillance. With their large camera counts, high risks, frequent threats and numerous regulations, casinos operate by a different set of rules than their commercial and industrial counterparts.

Here are some of the most interesting aspects we examine in this report:

  • Why casinos have firm demands for maximum frame rates
  • What type of on-site tests for frame rate conformance are used
  • Why security and IT have minimal relationships in casinos
  • Why using the corporate LAN is almost never allowed
  • How the pricing structure differs in casinos vs commercial
  • Why UTP is the most common cabling choice in casinos
  • Why significant barriers exist for using IP in casinos
  • Why SD IP cameras offer little value for casinos
  • Why SANs are uncommon in casino applications
  • Why casinos strongly prefer large manufacturers
  • Why only a limited number of recorder vendors qualify
  • Why analog integration impacts a product's suitability
  • Why Milestone has struggled in the casino market
  • What Cisco did right and what issues they face

In this special report, surveillance experts Zebedeo Pena and Todd Pulver from TriTech Design provide in-depth analysis and insights into casino video surveillance. Over the last decade, Zeb and Todd have worked with dozens of casinos to design and deploy large scale casino surveillance systems. They break down dozens of key issues in casino surveillance, explaining best practices and decision criteria in selecting, deploying and using video surveillance in the casino market.

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ROI ******** *** ************ *******

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Casino ************ *****

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****** ********** *** ********** ********, ******* ******* ** *** ****** market *** *********** *** ******* ******* ******* *-**%. ** ** any ******** **** *********** ****** ******* ******* *** **** ** up ** ****** ***** ****** ****** * ****** **** *** what **** **** ** ********* ** * ****** ******* ******** and ******** ***.

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**** ***** **** ********* ******* ******* ****** **** ** ******* clouded *********** **** **** *** ***** **** ********* ** ** who ** **** **** ****** *****. *********** ***** ** *** number ** ********* ******* **** **** ******* *** *** **** margins **** *** ** *** ****** **** ********** ** ***** products **** **** ******* *** ******* ** **** ** **** the ******* ******** ** *** ************* **********.

Importance ** ***** ***********

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Technology ***

VCR ***

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Analog **. **

***** *** * **********: ******, ****** *** **. ****** *** no ******* ******** **********, ****** ***** **** ****** ******* ***** digitally ******* ******* ******** ******** *** ** *** ** ****** cameras ***** ********** ******* **** *** ******. *** ******** ** the**** ******* ** *** ***** ****** **** ****** ***** ****** *** ** ********** *** remaining.

New ******** - ****** **. **

**** ** **** *** ******* ************ **** *** ******** ** new ******** ** **** ***** ** ***** ****** ******** ** IP *** ****** ***** ***-******** ** **** ****. ************ ********* expect *** ****** ****** ** **** **** *** *** *** next ******* ***** ***** *** ********** ** *** ******* *** the ******* ****** **** ** ************* **** ** *** ***** of ***********.

Recorder **********

******** ********** *** ****** **** ********* **** *** **** *** years. *****, ****** *** ************* ***** ********** ***** ********* ********* redundancy ** **** *********. *** ***** ** ********** ****** **** power ******** *** **** **** **** ** ****** ******** ******** or ****** *** *******. ******* ********** ******* *** **** **** sets *** * ***** ************* ******** *** * *** ******* without **** **** *** ***** ***** ****** ** ** * HDD’s ** **** ******* **** ****. **** ***** *** ***** data **** *** ** ******* ******** **** *** ******** ** a ****** ***** ***** ***** ****** *** ******* ** ****** immediately ******* ********** ************.

***** **** ********** ********** **** ** ****** ****** ****-* *** SAN ******* *** *** ****** ********** ************* ** **** ***** although ***** **** **** * ******* ** ***** *************. ******** separate ***** ******* *** *** ********* ****** ** ******** **** based ********* ** ******* ***** ** ********** ********* ***** ******* as ** ******** * ********** **** **** *** **** **** set ***** ******** *********** *** ***************. *** ******** ********* *** expected ** ****** ****** ****** *** **** ** ****** ** this ********** ***** **** ******* ** ***** *** *** ***** become ******** ** *** ******** ** **** ********** **** ****.

Cabling ******* ** ************

*** ** *** **** ******, ******** ** **** *** **** fiber. ***** ** ************ **** *** ******** *** **** ******** analog ************ *** ****** ****** **** **** ** *** *****. If * ****** ** ***** ****** ** ** **** **** likely ******* **** *** ** *** ******** *** **** ******* or **** ***** ** *** **** * ***** ** **** more **** ****** ******* ***.

*******, ****** *** ********* **** *** ****** **** *** ****** is ** *****. *** ********** **** *** ****** *** ** are **** ********* *** ****** *** *** **** ********* * future ***** ** ****** ** *** **** ** ******* **** will **** ** ******* **** ** ***** ************** ** ***** to ********** **** ** **.

Current *** *********

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Matrix ******

****** *** ******* *** * ****** ****** *** ** *** pre-existence ** *** ****** ****** *** *** *** ************* ** “Live” ****** **** **** ** *******. ***** *** “******* ***” of *** ******** ** ***** ****** *** ****** ****** ** the ********* *** *** **** *** ****** ** ****** ************ for * **** **** **** *** ** *** *********** ****** will **** **** ***.

***** *** ******* ******* **** ******* *** ****** ** *** analog ****** **** ** *********** ****, ******* ****, ********* *********** of *****, ******** ** *********** ********** *** **** ** *** control ** ****** ****** ** *** *** ** *** ****. PTZs *** ********* **** ** ***** *** **** ** * particular ******** **** ** * ***** **** ******** ** ** follow ** ******** ** ****** ** ******** (***) ***** ** the ****** ********. ***** *** ***** *** ******** **** ** spotting * ******** ** *** ***** *** *** ** ******* in **** ***** **** *** ***** ******* ** ** *** latter **** ** ******** *** ******** ***** ********* ******** *** most *****. ****** ** ****** * **** ***** ******** ** it ** ********* ******* * ******** **** ** ** *** is **** ********* *** *********** ** ********* *** **** ** the ***** ****** ******* *** ******* ** ** ****** ****** to ******* *** ***** ***** **********. ***** ******* ** *** disputed ** *** ** ** **** ******* *** ****** ** this ****** *** *** ******* ******** *** ******** *** ***** analog ****, ******** **** ** ****.

Hybrid ******** / ********

*** ****** ***** ** *** ** ***** *** ****** *** the ******* *** ********** ** ******** ** *** ** *** surveillance ***********. ***** **** *** ** ** ****** ** ******** all ** * ***** ****** ******* *** ****** *** ********* QWERTY ********* *** **** ** ****** **** ** ***** ****** control ********* ** *** ** ** *** ** * ******** masking ** *** ****** ****** ** *** ****** *********** ********** through *** ******* *** ********. *** ******** ** *** ****** model *** **** ******* ** *** ************** ****** ****** ********** with * *** ***** ********. ***** ********** ******** ********* *** the ******* ** ******* ***** ************ **** ****** *******, ********* representations ** ******* *** **** ** ********* *** ******** ** new ********* ** **** ** **** ******* ** ***** **** the ******** ******* ****. ******** **** ********** **** ********** ****** into *** ****** ****** ************* *** ******* ** *** **** display **** *********** ** * ******* ****** ** * **** graphical *** *** ********* *** ****** ** * *** ** perform ******** ******* **** ** ********* ***** ******** ******** ********* the ********** ** ********** *********. *** ****** *********** ** *** bedrock ** ***** ***** ************ *** ******* ***** ***** ************ such ** *********, *** *** ************. ** *********** *** *********** and ********** ** ******** *** ** ********* **** ***** *********** and ** *** *********** ***** ******* ** ******* ******* ** and *********** *** ****** ******** ******* *** ********** *** ******** with * *** ****** ******.

******* ****** *** ** *** ****** *********** ** *** ******* to ******** ***/**** *** ******** ******* *** ***** ***** ************ of *** ****** ******. ***** *** ***** *** ******** **** this ** * ******** ***** ** **** **** ******* **** the **** ** ******* ******** ******* *** ******* ****** *** more **** ** *** *** ** ** ******* ******* **** prevalent *** ******** ** *** ****** ****** **********. *** ** this *********** ** *** ******* ** ******* *** ****** ****** an ***** ********* **** ** ********* ******* *** ***** *** analog ***** ** ***** *** ******* ********* *** ********* ***** notifying ********* ** *** ********* ******* *** ********* ** *****. VMS ********* ********** ***** ***** ** ********* **** *** *** end ****** ** *** **** *** ** *** ******* **** is *** ****** **** *** **** ****** ***** ***** ** the ****** ******.

******** *** ***** *** ********** ** **** ****** **** *** instant ******, ***** ******* **** ****, ********, ******** ******** *** integration ************ ** * ******* ****** ****** *** **** ******* of **** *** ********* ********** ******** ** **** *****. ******* are ********* **** *********** **** ******* ** ***** ***** *** to *** ***** ****** ** ***** ****** **** **** ********** against *** ****** ** ***** **** **** ******** ****. ********* receive ******** **** ***** ********* ********** ** ***** ** ****** incidents *** *** ******* **** **** ***** ***** ***** *** be ********* *** **** ***** *** ************ ******* **** *** system ******.

Megapixel *******

** ** ******* ***** ****** ** ** ******* ** ******* casinos. ** ******* *** ******** *** ************ **** ** ** cameras ********* ******** *** ***** ******* ** ** ** *******. Enhanced ***** ******* ** ** ******** ********** **** ** ********* efficiency *** ******** ** *** ********* ************ *** ***** ** make ** ********** ** ***** ********** *** ******’* ********. **** is *** *** ******* **** ** ***** ******* ** **** point *** **** *** **** ********* ***** **** ** ***** games. ****** **** ******** *** **** **** ******* ***** ****, using **-*********** ********** ** ********* ** ********* *** **** *** how **** ***** *** ** **** ** *** ***** **** an ** ****** **** *********** ** ********* ********** ****** *** first ****** *** ** ****** ****** **********.

*** ********** ** *** ** ******* *** *** ***** ** several *******:

  • ********* ** *** ******* **** ** ********* ** *** ****** market. **** ***** *** ******* ********* **** ** ***** ***** but ** **** **** ***** ************** *** ***** *** ******* regulatory **** *** ***** ** *** ****** ***** ******* ***** watch ********* **** **** ***.
  • **** ******** ** ** ********* ** *** ************ ********* ** casino ********. *******, *****, *** *********, *** *** **** ***** libraries, *** *** ********* ** **** ******** *** *** *** manufacturers ** **** ***** *** ***** ******* ***** ** ** their **** ** *********.
  • ********* ** ***** ******** ****** ***** *********** ** ********** *** offerings ** ******* **** **** ** ********* ***** **** ******** to *** *** ***** * **** *** ***** *** *** them ** ***** *****.
  • **** ** ************ **** *** *******, *********, ***** ******** ****** clients ** *** ********* ******** ****** ** ** ******* ********* a ******* ** ******* ***** *******. ********* ** *** *** the ******* ******* ****** ** *** *** ** ******* ** only * *** ** *** ** ***** ** * **** rather **** * *** ** **** * ***.

** ********** ****** ** ******* *** ***** ** ** *** the ******* ****** ***** ******** *** ********* ******** ** ** over ****** ** ***** ****. **** **** ******* *** ****** for ************ **** ******* * ******* **** ********* *** **** for ** ******* ****** ** **** ** *** ******** ** the ******* ** ** ** ** * ***** **** ******* major ********** ** *** ******** *****.

Storage *******

* ******** ** *** ******* *** ******** ******* ****** ** the ***/*** *** ***** *** ******* ***** ** *** **** to *********** *** ******* **********. **** ******** ******* ** **** units ***** *** *** ******* ************ ** ***** ***** ** more ********* ****** ** *** **** ********. **** ********* ******* and *** **** *** **** *** ******** **** ************* ** partner **** ******* ********* **** *** **** *********** **** ***** place. *** (****** ******** *******) ** ******** ******** ** ******* higher ******* ****** ** ****** **** ********* ** ************* *******. A *********** **** **** *** ************ ** *** ********** ** onsite *********** ** ************ *** *** ******** ** ****** **** inter-connect ****** ***** *** ****** *** **** ** * **********’* existence. ******** ******* ***** ****** *** ***’* **** ******* *** quite * ***** *** ***** ******* ** **** **** ******** and ******* ************ ** * **** ***** **** ** *** users **** **** *** ******** *********** ** ********** *** ******* of *** ****** ******.

**** **** ******* ** ****** ** * ************ ********** ******* NVR/DVR ** **** ** ******** *** ********* ** ** ** nearly ****** ** *** ******* *** ******** ********* ** ******* cameras. ***** *** ***** ***** ** **** ** ***** **** an ******** ****** *** * ******* ******* ****** ** *** current ***** ******.

*** ************ ********* ****** **** ****** ****** ** *** ****** vertical ******* ******* ***** *** ******* ** *** **** ** expand ** * *** ***** ** **** ** ** *********** Technology. ***** ** **** *** **** ** * ****** **** grows **** ***** ********* ** *** *** **** ** *** area ** ***** ***** ********* *** ****. ** **** ******* is *********** *** ***** ** *** **** ***** ** *** recorders ** *** **** ******* ** ****** * ***** ** fill * **** ****** ** ***** *****. ***** ***** *** with ****** ****** ****-* ** *** ******* *** ********** **** SAN ************ ****** *** **** *** ** ******* ** *** burden ** ******* *** ****. *** ******** ** ****** ** overwhelmingly ****** *** ****** ***** *********** ** ******* *** ******** a ******* ****** ***** ** **** **** ** * **** center *** **** ******* ** *** ****** ** ************* * SAN ************, ** ****** *** ******* **** *** ************ ****** it ** **, ** * ******** **** *** ***** **** little ** *** ****** ***** ** *** ***** ***** ********.

Video ******** ***

**** ** ** **** ** ***** ******** ** **** ** this ******** ** *** ******* ** ***** *** ********** ** becoming *** *** ** *** ****** ** *** ************ **** is ***** ******. ************* ************ ********** **** ******* **** *** delivered ** * *** **** **** ***** **** ******** ** impacting ***** ****** **** ***. ****** ******** ** ************ ****** and *** **** ********* ******** ** *******. *** ******* **** due ** *** ******* ******** ** *** ************ *** *** understanding ** *** *********** ** *** ******* **** ********** ******** the ***********. **** ******** ********* **** ** ***** ** ** overhead **** ** ******** ***** ** ***** ********* ** **** casinos *** ** ****** * **** ** ******** *** **** of *** ******** **** *** *** ** ******* *** ***** expanses. ****** ******** ******* ***** ** ****** ********* ** ******* their ***** ***** ******** ***** *** *** ********** ****** *** net ****** ** *** ******. **** ***** ******** ** ********* used ** ******* ** ******* ********** ** ********* ******* ******** which *** ******** ****** ** * ***** ******* ** ******** levels *** ** ******** *** **********.

** **** ** ******* ****** *** ******** ************* **** ** the ******* **********, *** ***** ******** *********** ***** ** *** casino ******** **** ***** **** *** ************** ** ******** ****** or ******* *********. *********** **** ** *** **** ** ****** in ***** ***** ***** ***** * ***** ************ ** ******** investment ** *** *********** *** ****** ****** **** **** **** many ******** **** ********* ******* *** *******. ****** *** *** and ****** ************ ***** ***** ** ******** ****** ***** ****** with ******** ***** *** **** **** **** **** ************* ******* into ***** ********* ** ** ******** ********.

*** ** ******* ******** ******** ** ******** ** ****** **** mixed ******* ** *** *** ** ***** ******* ** ********* to ******** ****** *** ***** ** *** *** ************ ** narrowly ******* ** *** ******. ***** ******** ********* **** ** Object ***** ***’* **** **** ** **** ***** **** ****** due ** ********** *** ********* ** *********** ********** **** *** other *******. ** *** ****** ******** **** ********* *** **** in *********** **** ***** ******* ***** ***** ******* **** **** evident *** ***** ****** **********. ******** *** ******* ** ****** loitering **** * *** ***** ** * ** **** ** Promo ********** **** ** *** ** ** ***** ** *** register ** *** **** ** **** *********** *** ****** ******** employee ******** ******* *** ******** ** ******** ********* *** *** time. ******* ******* ** ********* *** **** * ******* ***** system ** ******** *** ************ **********’* ******* ** ********* ****** or ******** *** ****** *********** *** *********** *** *********** *** people ** ******** *** ******* **************.

***** ** *********** ** ******* ***** *** ******* ******** *** promise ** ********* ** **** **** **** * ****** ******** their ********* ******** **** ** ******* *******. **** *** ********* are ********** ** ******** ********* ** * ******* ** * larger ******* *** ** ** *** ******** ***** *****. **** narrows *** ******** ***** *** *********** ********* ***** ***** ** integrating **** **** ******** *******. ******* *** **** ***** ** analytics ** ** ****** *** **** ****** * ********* ** this ****** ***** ******* ** ** **** *** ******** ********* have ***** ** ** ***** ****** ** ***** ******** ** the ******** *********.

Manufacturers/Products **** ** *******

Commonly **** *************

** *** ********** *** **** ******** **** ************* ** ** casinos *******: *********, *****, *****, ************, *********, ****, *****, *******, AD, ********* *** *****.

Choosing *************

*** ** *** ********’* ******* ******* **** ****** **** *********** and ****** ******* **** ** **** ***** **** *** **** in *** ******** ** **** *********** ** *** ********’* **** for ***** ********. *********, *****, ***** *** ** ******** ***** analog **** ** **** ******** *** ********* ** ****** *********** into *** ******** ****** ****** ** ********* ** **** *** of ***** *** *** **** ** *******. *** ********* ************* must ****** ********* **** *** ******** ****** ****** ****** ** seamlessly ** ********, ***** ** *** ****** ****, ** *** the *** **** ** ********** *** **** ***’* **** *** matrix ******* ***** **** **** **** *** ** ***** * very ***** ****.

Preference *** ***** *********

*** ********** ** ****** **** *** ***** ** * ***** company ***** ******* ** *** ****** *** **** ****** *** recommendation, ************, *** **** *** ******* ****** ******* *** *****. Something ** ******** ** *** ****** ******** ** *** *********** of *** ****** ****** *** ******** ** ************** *** ***** property. **** *** ********* ** *** ***** ****** ******* ** Nevada *** ******** **** ******* *** ******** ** ***** *********** and **** ***** * ***** ********** *********** ** ***** ***********. It ** ********* ** * ************ **** ** **** ** choose * ******* ******* ********** ** *** ********* ** **** technological ********* ** **** ** * ***** ** *********. *** larger ********* **** ** **** ** *** ***** ******** *** regardless ** *** ********* ** *** ******* ** **********. **** were **** *********, *** **** ***** *** **** *********** ****** be ******** ** ****** *** ********* ******** *** * **** one ******** ***** **********. ***** ***** *** ******* ********* *** can **** ** **** *** ******* ** **** **** ** thinking ***** **** ***** ********* ** ******* *** **** *** seen ** ***** *** ** **** *** **** ** * vertical **** ***** *** ** **** *** ****!

Vendor ********* ********

**** *** ***** ** ************ ******* ******** ** * ***** factor *** **** *** ********* ***** ** ***** ********. ***** manufacturers **** ****** ***** ******* ** ****** * ***** ******* or ********* ** * *** ******* ******* **** **** ******* to ***** ******* **** ******** *** ****** ************* ** ********** reasons. ********** ** *** ************* **** * ****** ***** ** the ****** ******** ** *** *** ** **** ** ******** the ******** ** ******* ******** ******* ** **** ** *** major *************. ***** ***** *** * *** ************* **** ***** integrators ** *** ***** ** ***** ********* ***** ******** **** other **** ** ***** ******** **** ********** * ***** ******** in *** ****** ********. *** ***** ** **** *** *** manufacturers ****** *** ** ***** ***** *** *** ****** ****** units. ****** ****** *** ***** *** ******** ** ******* **** with **** ********** ******* *** ** **** ********** ** ** forego *** ******* ******* ** ******* ********* **** ** ******** and ***** * ******* **** *******. *** ******** ****** ** openness ** ****** *** ************** *** *** ******* ** **** manufacturers *** **** **** ** *** ***** ** ***** ******** they ****** ****** ** ** *** **** ** ******. ********** knowledge ** ****** *** ********** ** *** **** ** *** to ****** ** ******* ***** ******* *** *********** ***** ***** allow ***** ***** ** ** ********* **** ****** ******* ** as * ******* ** ********. ***** **** **** ***** *** finger ******** ******** **** ** ***** ** ******* ****** *** this ** ****** ********* **** * *** ************* *** *** compatibility ******* *** ******* * ****** ****** *** *** ******** support ***** ****** ** *** **** **** *** ******* **** for *** **** ***** **** *** *** *************.

*** ******* ** ******* ******** ** ******* ***** ********* ********. In ***** ***** **** **** ***** **** **** *** ********* advantages. ******* ** *** ************* ** **** ******** **** ******* staffs ** **** **** ** ****** ** **** ******* *** have ***** ******* ******* *** *********** ********** ******* ** *** US ******. ***** **** *****’* ********* ******** **** ******* ******* it ********* ********** **** ******* ****** ** ******** *** **** intervals *** ********. ****** *** *** ****** ***** *** ****** or **** ******* ********* ************ ******* ********* **** ** ****** hand *********** **** * ********** **** ***** ******** ****** *** issue *** ********* *** **********. ***** ************* **** ** *****, HW, ***** *** ** **** *** ********** ** **** ****** on *** ****** ***** ******** ****** ******* *** ** ******* they **** * ****** ** ****** ******* **** ***** ** leverage ** ***** *** **** *** *****. ***** **** ********** does *** ******** ****** ** ******** ******* ** ** *** perception *** * ***** ******** ***** *** ****** ****** *********. Integrators **** ** *** **** **** ******* *** ******** **** install *** **** *** ****** ****** ** **** **** **** install *** ******* ** *** ** **** ********* *** ********* a ** *** *********** *** **** ** ******* ****** **** just ******* ** *** ** *** ************. ******* ************* **** to **** ** *** ********** ** **** ***’* ***** *** overhead ** ********** ******* *********** ** **** *** ** ** the **** ** *** ********** ** ****** **** * *******. It ** * ****** ****** **** ** ***** ***** ********* for *** *** **** *** ******* ********* ********** *** * solid ******* **** ****** *****.

** ******** ** *** ******* ****** ** *********** ********* **** been ****** ** *** ****** ******** ******* ****** ************* *** integrators. *** ****** ** ***** **** ** **** ******* *** sales ******** ******* *** *** ********* *** ** **** **** effectively *** *** ********* ********** ****** *** **** ****** **** suffer ******** **** ***** ********. **** ******** *********** **** ****** a ***** ****** ** ******* ********* **** **** * *** having ********* ********* **** * ********** ************. ********* *** *** of *** ***** ** ****** **** ******** **** ** **** coast ***** ********** ** ***** ****** ** ******. ***** ********* occasionally ********* ***** **** **** ********* *********** *** *** **** coast ***** ********** **** **** ******* **** ***** ************* **** alliance ********* **** ***** **** *** ****** *** *** *** other ************* ** ****** ****. *** ******** ** **** ********* is *** **** ** *** ******** ******* ** *** ********** and ***** ******* ** ******** ********* ******** ****** **** ****** offer *** ******* ******** *** ********* ************ ** ***** ******** partner. ** *** ** ********** ***** ** *** ** ******* and *** ****** *** ************** ****** **** **** ** *** been *** **** ***** ** **** ** ******* ************ ***** is * **** ** ******* *************** ** *** ********** ** they **** **** ** ***** ************ *** ******* *** ****** opening *** **** ******* *** ** ********* ** *** *****.

Milestone *** ** *******

*** ********* ***** ** ******** ****, ***** ****** *** *********** at * ****** *****, ** ********* ** *** **** *** most *********** ** ******:

  • ********** ** ******* ** ***** ** *** *** ******* ******** translating **** ******** *********** *** **** ** ***************.
  • ***** ** ******** ** ******* *** ******* ***** ** ** is *** ** ******* ** ******** ** *** ***** ******* in *** *****. *** *********** *** ***** *** ******* ***** to *** *** **** *** ** *** *********** ** *** understand ** *** *** ***** **** ***** **** ***** ** or *** ************** ** **.
  • ********** **** ** ****** *************: **** ** * ******* *** manufacturers **** ***** *** *** ******, ***** **** *** ** with ***** ****** **** **** ******** ***** ****** **** ******** in *** ******.
  • ***** *** **** ********* *** ** ****** ** ***** *************. While *** ******* *** ****** ** ***** ** ** ****** than *** ** *** ***** ******* ** *** ***** *** usability ** ******** ** **** ******* **** ***’* ** *******.
  • *** * “******** ********” ** ****** ** *** ***********. *********** make *** ******* ***** ** *** ****** *** **** *** thief’s ***** ** *** ************** *** ***** ********. *********** ** not **** *** **** ** ******** ** ****** *** ***** NVR/DVR ********** ** **** *** ******** ** ******* *** ********. Exclusivity *** *** ******* ** ****** ********** **** ********* ** well ** ************ ******* ********* ******* ******* **** ** **** discounts *** *** *********** ** *** ***** ********* ** ****** deals *** ***** ***** ** **** ********.

Cisco ** *** ****** ******

**** ***** ******** ****** *** ********* **** ****** ****** ** do ********* *** **** *** ************ **** **** *** ******* the ******’* ***** ** ************ ** ****** *** *** **********, the ******** ****** ******. *** ****** ******** (*** ************ *******) *** *** **** ********** *** *** *** *** ************* but ** *** * ********** **** ******** ** **** **** as *** *** *****. ****** **** ********* ***** *** **** approached *** ****** *** ********* **** * **** ********* ********** in *** *** ***** **** *** **** ******* **** ***** knowledge **** ******** ******** ** *** ****** ******** ****** **** immensely. *** **** ***** * ******* *** *** ***** *+ protocol ****** ********* ** ******* ********* ************ ** ***** * switches ********* **** ****** **** ***** **** ******** ******* ** pricier ***** * ******* ********.

***** *** ******* ****** ************* *** ***** * ******** ******** as *** ***** ***** ************* ** *** ******** *** ** so **** * ********* **** ****** **** *** ******* **** not *** ****** ***. ******* *** ***** ** ******* ** the ** ********** ** ******* *** **** ** ****** ******** equipment *** ***********. ** ******* *** *** ********* ********* ** casinos ***** **** **** ************ **** *** ********** ***** *********** in *** **** ** *** ******** ******** ****** ** **** did **** *******. *** ******* *** ** ***** **** ************ product ** *** ********* ********** *** **** ** ***** *** is ************* *** **** **** *** *********** **** ** **** of *** *** *************. **** **** ******** *** ********* ** many ** *** ****** ******** ****** *** **** *** ***** and ***** **** **** *********** ****** **** **** ****** ** a ********* *** ** ************ ***** ****** ** ** **** are ****** ****** ** * ***** ***** ***** *** *** well.

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