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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Camera ***** ******

****** ****** ***** **** *** ***** ***** ** *** ******** or **** ** ****** ***** ** ******** **** *** ********. Although *** ****** ** ******** ************ **** ** ******** ************ to *** ****** ***** ** * ****** *** ****** ** logical **** *** **** *******. *** ***** *** ****** ** integration ******** **** **** ** ********** **** *** ****** *** platform ** **** ** ************ ** *** **** *** *** digital ********** *** *** *** ******* ************ ** *** ******* work *****. ********** ** *** ****** **** ** *** *** the ******** ** ***** ** ******* * **** **** ************* is ***** *** **** *** ** *** ******** ****** **** analog ** ******* **** ******* ** *** **-**** ***********.  **** with ******** ** ** * ******** **** ** ****** *********** for **** ******* ** * **** ****** **** ****** ** no **********.  ********* ** ***** *** ***** **** **** ************ for * ********** ** ****** *** ********** *** *********** **** the ******* ****** ** ******* *** ******** ***** *** ******* VMS ********.

Frame **** ************

***** ** **** ************ ** *** ****** *********** **** ** many ****** *** ****** ****** ** ******* ** **** ** staff *** ******* ** *** ** ******** *** *** ***** that **** ***** *** **** *********.  ******** ** ***** “***** of *****” ***** ***** *** ***** *****, ****, *********** **** Machines *** **** ******* ****** ******* *** ****** *****.  “**** of *****” ***** ********* ********* ** *** *** ***** *****, Card *** **** ***********, **** ***** *******, ********* *** ******* rooms, ********* ***** *** ******** *****.  **** ***** **** ****** the ****** ** ********* ***** ****** ***** ********* ********* ** regulations ***** ** **** “**** ** *****” ***** **** ********* use ***** *** *** *** ****** **/*.  ***** ********* ** general ******** ** ***** *****, **** **** *** **** ** well ** ******* *** ********* ***** *** ********* ********.

Proving ***** **** 

**** *****, ************* **** **** *** ******* ** ******* *** video ***** ** ***** ** * ****** ********** ** ** images *** ****** *** ** ************.  ****** ********** **** ** OSD (** ****** *******) ***** ******** *** **** ** * pre-purchase *************. *******, **** ** ***** **** ** **********, ******* will ***** **** *** ******/********** ***** ******* **** ***** ** several ******** ******** ***** ***** ** ***** ******** ** ** IPS.  ********* ** ** ******* ** **** **** ** *** recording ** ***** **** ** *** ******** ** *** ****** to *** *** *** ***** ***** ** ********** ** ***** video ** * ***** ** *********** ****** ** ******.

Problems ** ******* ***** **** ************

**** ** ********** ** ******** ** ************** ****** *********** *** there ** ********** ** *********** **** ** ***** ** *** with *********.  ****** ********** ****** **** ** ********** ****** ****** on *** ***** ** *********** **** ******* ** * ***** project *** **** *** *** ****** ***** ** **** ** required *** **** **** *** ******** **** *** ***** **** that ***********. **** ** * ********* **** ** *** ************ because ********* **** **********, ********** ** ***** ****** **** ** certify *** ***** *** * ***** ******* ** ****** ***** before **********.  **** ********** ******* ****** ***** ********** ** *** project *** ** **** *** ******** ** **** **** ********* happen **** * *** ** **** ***** **** ***** ** until *** ***.  ************* **** *** ********** ********* *** *** ensuring **** *** *** ***** ** ***** ************ *** **** to ******** **** ****** ** ******* *** *********** ********* *** met.  ****** ********* *** ** **** ***** ***** **** *** juggled ***** ** ***** ******* *** ********* ***** ******* ********* in ***** **** ** ********* ** ***** ********** ********** ********. *** NIGC ** **** ** ****** ***************** ****** ************ ****** *** ******** ***** *** ********* ***** ** ********** of ** ************ *** *** ** ***** ****.

Video ********* ******** ****s

***** ********* ** ****** ****** ** ********* ** * ******** with *** **** ******* ** * **** ** **, ** 21 *** ******* ** **. ********** ****** **** ******** ***** regarding ********* ***** ** ****** ******** ****** **** ** ******** in *** ****** ** **** ** ****** ***** **********.  ********** state ******** ** **** ** *** ******** ****** ****** ********** have ********* ****************************** ********* ** ***** ******* **** **** ****** ***** ** revenue ***** (*, * *** *). 

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

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Using *** ********* ***

******* ************ ******* ** *** ******* ********* *** ** ********* rare. ** ******** ******** ** * *** ****** ******* **** come **** ** ********* ***** ***** ** ****** **********.  *********** and ********** **** ** **** ****** ******* ** *** ***** for **** **** ** **** **-******** ** ******** ** *** common **** ************ ** *** ********* ** ********.  ** ****** all ******* *** ***** ******* **** **** ** * ******* room *** ******** *** ********* *** *** **** ** *** UTP, **** ** *****.  **** ******** ** ********* *** *** common ***** ** *** ****** *********** *** ******** ***** *** exceptions.  ***** ** ********** **** **** *** ****** ******* * network ** ** ** *** ******** ********** *** ********* ** the ******** ********* ****** ** ********* ***** ***** ***** * switches *** **** ** **** ***** ** *** *** **** out ** ****** *********.  *** ******* ****** ***** ***** **** down ** ******** *** ****************** ****** ***** ******** ** ******** layer ** ******** *** **** **********.  ** * ****** ****** Tracking *** ** *****, ** *** ****** ** *** **** system, ********* **** ***** *** ******* *** ********* *** *** very **** ******* ************ ****.

Live ********** **. ************** **********

**** ***** *** *** ******* ** **** * *** **** in **** ***** **** ** ********* ** ************ ********* **************. But **** ** **** ** *** “********” ** **** ** in *** ***** ****** **** ** ********** ** ************ ********* either *********** *** ******** ** ** ** ********* ** ********* a ****** ** ** ******** ********* ** *** ****** ***** by ***** *********.  **** ** ** ***** ********** ** **** I **** *-*** ****.  *** ******* *** ******** *** * VMS ******** ** **** **** ** * ******* ** *** past ***** ** ******** *******.  **** ****** ******** ********* ****** by ************ ** ***** ********* ** *** **** ** ** the ***** ** ********* ** ******* ** ***** ******* *** first **** ** ** ********* *** ******** ** *** *****.  The ********** ***** ********* ** ***** **** ** ******* ****** the **** * ******* ** ***** *** ******* ******* **** is ***** **% ** *** ****** ** ** ************** ********* to ******** *******.  *** **** ** ***** ** ****** ** something *** ** ****’* **** ****** ********** ******** **** *** hours *** *** ************* ** ************ ** ********** *** ******’* assets.  ** ******* ****** ** **** ******* ***** ********* ***** precious **** ****** **** *** *** (****** ** ********) ** still ** *** ***** *** ** *****.  **** *** ****** and **** ********** ***** ************** **** ** * ***** *** solution *** ****** “****” ****** ** *** ***** ******* *********** into ************ ***** **** ****** ********** *** **** ********.  **** Directors **** **** ***** ** *** ******* ********** **** ********* any *** ********.  

Surveillance ********

****** *** ***** **** **** * ****** ** * **** and *** ******* ** * ******** *** *** ****** ******* and ******. ‘*****-*****’ ******* **** ** ***** ** ***** **** many **** ********* ** ***** *** **** **** ***** * few **** ***** ***** ********* ** ***** ****** ****** ***** are *** **** ******* ***** ** * ******. ** ****** all *****, ******* **** * *** ******* ****** ** ***** dedicated ** ******** ***** **** * ******* ********** ** ********** application *** **** ******* ** ***** ********* ** ***** **** to *** ************** **** *** ***** ** ********.

Justifying ************ *********

********** *** ******* ** ***** *** *** ** *** *** factors.  **** ************* **** ******* ***** ******** “**********” *** *** of ****** ********* *** ******* ******* ********** ** ********* ******** on ************* ** ***** *** ******’* **** *** ******* ***.  The ************ **** ** ***’* *** ********* **** * ***** factor ** **** *** *** ******* ** *** ***** ** delivered ** ****** ** ********** ** ***’* (***** *********** *********) involved ** ***** ** **** * ****** ** ***** ******* properties.  *** ****** *** ******** ***** ***** *** **** ******* are ******** ** *** ************* *** ********** ********* ** *********** the **** ****** ** ****** ******* ** * ***** ****. All ******* ***** ***** ********* ******** *** *** ******* ***** for ******* ***** ** **** *********** ** ** *********. *** few ***** **** ****** *** **** *** ** ************ ***** or **** ****** ******* ** *** ******* ****** ***** ****** the ******** ******* ** ********* ** ********** * ********.  ** cameras *** ******* ***** * *** ** ******** *** **** very ***** ** *** ************ **** *** ***** *** ** the ****** ***** **** ***** *****.  ***** ****** ***** *** ability ** ********** ******** *** ******** *** ***** *** ***** in **** ** *** *****.  *********** ***** *** **** ** cards **** ** **** ** *** *** **** ***** ****** and ******** ******** ****** ** **** **** ****** **** ** HD ******* **** ********* ******* ******** ***** ** ****** *** good *** ******** ****** *** **.  **** ***** ****** ********* are ****** *** **** **** **** ***** ** * **** efficient *** ** ********** *** ****** ** *** ******.  **** would ** **** ***** ** **** ** ****** ***** ** relying **** ** ******** ***** ***** ** ***** *******.  ****** this **** *** *-*** **** *** ********* *** ******* *** with * ****** ****** ** ******** ********* ******* **** *** or ** ********* ** * ***** ****** *** ***** ****** decision **** **** ** **** ************ **** **** ******. 

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

****** *** ******** *** ********** ************ ******* ********* *** *** common *****, *** ******** ******** ************ *** ********* ****** *** concepts ** ******** *** ***.  *** *** ** ******** ** post ******** ******** *** ******** **** ******** *************. ***** ** an ******** **** ********* ** ******** **** ********** **********, *** ******** ******** **** *** ***** **% ********* ** catching *****, ***** ******* ******* *** ****** ****** ** ****** to **% ***** ** ** ***** **** ** *** ******* technology ** *** ********** ********. ********* ** *** ***** ****** of ******** ******* * ****** ***** ******** *** ***** ****** multiply **** ****** *** ** **% *** *** ***** ** pretty ******** ****** *** ******** ** *** ******** ******** ** all. ************ ***** **** ** ****** ** ** ********* ****** to ******* *** ****** *****, *** ****** *** *** *******. For ******* * ******* ******** ************ ******* ** * *** construction ****** ** ******* *-*% ** *** ******** **** *** a ******* ******** *** ****** ***** ********** ***** *-*% ** the ******* ****** ** *******. ***** ***** *** ********* ***** large ****** **** ******* ********* ** * * **** ***** making ************ * **** ********* ******.

******* ***** ** ** ********** ********* ** ******* ***** ****** be **********. **** ********** ***** ************ *** ******* ** ******* issues ****** ***** ****** ** **** *** ********* ** *********** more ********* *** **** *********** ** *** **** ****** *****. There **** **** **** ********* ******* ** *** **** ***** a ****** *** **** ***** **** **** ***** ********* **** their ***** ** **** ** *** ******** ********** * ******** receives ** ***** * **** ****** *** **** **** ******’* active ** *** ** ***** *** ****** ***** ****** *** criminals ** **. ***** ********* ******** *** *********, *** **** for ******** ************ *** **** **** ******* **** ******** ****** cases. ** ****** *****, ************ ***** ** * ******* *********** factor ** ******* * ******** ******* *********** *** ****** *** PR *** ******** ******* ** * *****.  *** ****** ******** can ******* ********* ** ** *** ***** ********** *** ******** or ** ***** ****** ***** *********** ******* **** *** ******* the ***** ******* *** ***** ***.  *** ***** ** *** pre *** **** ********** ** *** ******** *** **** ** valued ********** ** *********** *** ********* ** *** ****** ***** to *** ********. 

****** **** ********* ** * ***** ****** ** ************ *************. Fines *** ****** **** *** ****** ********** ********* *** ** faulty *********, **** ** ******** ** ********** ******** *** ********* issues. ******* *** **** ** **** **** ** **** **** a *********** ****** ** ***** ** ******* ***** ****** ** be ****** ** *** ***** ** ******* ****** ***** ********* issues *** ********.  *** ********** ******* ************ *** ********** ****** to ****** ****** **** ** ***** *** ******* **** ********* and ********* ******** ** *** ********** ** ************ ********** *** operations.

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

** ******** ***** $*** ** $**** *** **** **** *** channel/camera *** *** ***** ********** ********* ** ****** ************. **** includes ********, *********, *******, ********, ******** *** *** ***********. **** does *** ******* ****** ***** (***** **** **** ********* ** the ****** ** ***** ** *** ******). *** ******** ** the ***** ********** **** **** ** *** ******* *** ******** of *** ***** *******.  ******* **** ** ********* *** ***** rate ******* *** ** *** ******* ***** *** *** ****** the ******** **** ** ******* ************* ******** ********* ***** ** limited ***** **** *******.  ***** ***** ********** ***** *** ******* double *** ***** ** *** ********** ******. ************, **** *** solutions **** ******* ** ***** **** ** **** ************** *** these *** ** ********* ** ****** ******* ***** ** ********* product ***** ******* ****** ** *** ******** ** *** ****.

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

**** *** *** ********* **** ******** **** *** ****** ****** opting ** ******* *** ********** ******* ** *** **** ************* done **** ****.  ********* **** ***** ************* *** ********* **** to ****** **** ****** ***** ***** *** ************ ********** ***** and ******* *********** ********** *** ********** *********** *** **** ********.  There ** * ******* ***** ** *********** ******* ** ***** volume ********* ** ************* ***** ****** ** ***** ****** *** factory ****** ****** ** *******.  ***** ** ** ********** ** the *** **** ********* ** **** **** ** ** ******* what ****** ** **** **** ** *** ********** *********** ***** rely ** *** ****** ** ***** ***** ** ******* *** services **** ** *** *** **** *** *** **** *** also *** ****** **********.  

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

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

******** ****** ****** **********(****) *** ********* ****** **********(***), ***** ******, **** ********* *********** **** ** **** **** are **** ********** *** ********.  ****** ** * ***** *** adopting ***** *** *********** ** ** ** ************ ** ***** existing **** **** ** ** **** ** ****** ****** **** the **** *********.  ****** **** ***** ****** **** ***** *** standards ** **** ** ******* ** ***** ********** ****** *********** but **** **** ** *** *** *********** ** * ******** due ** *** ******* ** *** ****** *****. *********** *** constantly ***** ******** ** ******* *** **** ********* ** ********** of ** ******* *********** *** ************* ** ********** ******* *** new ************* *** ******** ** ************ *** ********* *** *********** use **********. ****** ******* ******** ****************** ********* ******** *** ******** ******** *** ********* ** *** current ****.

 

Technology ***

VCR ***

***** **** ****** ** **** ******** **** ** *** ***** which ** ********** *** ****** ** ****** ************.  * *** of ** ***** **** ** ****, **** *** ******* ***** the ***** ****** ** **** ****** ****** *** ****.  **** though **** ******* *** ** ***** ****** ******* ******* *** cost ** ***** ** ******* **** ****** *** ** ******** and ***** ************ ** ********** * “**** ******” *** * property **** ****** ** ***** *** ****** ***** ***** ***** are **** ** ******** **** ****** *******.

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 *** *********

*** ******* ******** *** ************ ******** * ******* ***** ** 2 **** ** ******** * ***** *** ***** * **** conductor.  ***** **** ***** *** **** *** ** ******* ******* 10/100 *** ******** ****** ***** ** ******* * * **** CAT5 *** ******** ***** ***** ** *** ***** **** *** either ** *** ** ****** ** ****.  *** ***** **** some *** **** ** **** *** ********** **** *** ********* the ***** **** *** ****** **** * ****** ***** **** a *** *****.  **** ***** **** *** * *** (*** pair ***** *** *** **** *******) *** ***** *** **** broken *****, ********* **** **** ********, *** ********** ** *** of *** **** *******.  *** ********* **** **** *** *** clear ** ***** ** ** ****** ** * ****** ** see **** ***** ** **** ***** **** ** ** **** incurring ******* *****.  *************, *** **** ****** ****** ** ** home *** *** *** *** ****** **** ** *** ******* IDF ** ***** ******** ****** *** ******** *********** ** *** core ******* ****** ***** ***** ********* ****** *** ******** ** PoE ** *** *******.  ***** ********* ** ****** ****** **** greatly *** ** ******* **** ** *** ***** ****** *** use ** **** ******** ******** ** ********** ***** *** ****** hardware ******* ** * *********** *********** ** **** ********* ****** and *** ****** ************ ***** ** *** ****** ** ********** increases.

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 * *** ***** ********.   ***** ********** ******** ********* are *** ******* ** ******* ***** ************ **** ****** *******, graphical *************** ** ******* *** **** ** ********* *** ******** of *** ********* ** **** ** **** ******* ** ***** gear *** ******** ******* ****.  ******** **** ********** **** ********** alarms **** *** ****** ****** ************* *** ******* ** *** only ******* **** *********** ** * ******* ****** ** * very ********* *** *** ********* *** ****** ** * *** or ******* ******** ******* **** ** ********* ***** ******** ******** escalates *** ********** ** ********** *********.  *** ****** *********** ** the ******* ** ***** ***** ************ *** ******* ***** ***** propositions **** ** *********, *** *** ************.  ** *********** *** efficiently *** ********** ** ******** *** ** ********* **** ***** information *** ** *** *********** ***** ******* ** ******* ******* to *** *********** *** ****** ******** ******* *** ********** *** pleasure **** * *** ****** ******.

******* ****** *** ** *** ****** *********** ** *** ******* 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 ******* *********.   *********** **** ** *** **** ** volume ** ***** ***** ***** ***** * ***** ************ ** training ********** ** *** *********** *** ****** ****** **** **** have **** ******** **** ********* ******* *** *******.  ****** *** VMS *** ****** ************ ***** ***** ** ******** ****** ***** alarms **** ******** ***** *** **** **** **** **** ************* cutting **** ***** ********* ** ** ******** ********.  

*** ** ******* ******** ******** ** ******** ** ****** **** mixed ******* ** *** *** ** ***** ******* ** ********* to ******** ****** *** ***** ** *** *** ************ ** narrowly ******* ** *** ******.  ***** ******** ********* **** ** Object ***** ***’* **** **** ** **** ***** **** ****** due ** ********** *** ********* ** *********** ********** **** *** other *******.   ** *** ****** ******** **** ********* *** used ** *********** **** ***** ******* ***** ***** ******* **** more ******* *** ***** ****** **********.  ******** *** ******* ** detect ********* **** * *** ***** ** * ** **** or ***** ********** **** ** *** ** ** ***** ** the ******** ** *** **** ** **** *********** *** ****** unwanted ******** ******** ******* *** ******** ** ******** ********* *** the ****.  ******* ******* ** ********* *** **** * ******* Valet ****** ** ******** *** ************ **********’* ******* ** ********* damage ** ******** *** ****** *********** *** *********** *** *********** tie ****** ** ******** *** ******* **************.   

***** ** *********** ** ******* ***** *** ******* ******** *** 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 ********* ** **** ** * ***** ** *********.   The ****** ********* **** ** **** ** *** ***** ******** and ********** ** *** ********* ** *** ******* ** **********.  They **** **** *********, *** **** ***** *** **** *********** should ** ******** ** ****** *** ********* ******** *** * good *** ******** ***** **********.  ***** ***** *** ******* ********* one *** **** ** **** *** ******* ** **** **** of ******** ***** **** ***** ********* ** ******* *** **** and **** ** ***** *** ** **** *** **** ** a ******** **** ***** *** ** **** *** ****!

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 *** ********* *** **********.   ***** ************* **** ** Pelco, **, ***** *** ** **** *** ********** ** **** people ** *** ****** ***** ******** ****** ******* *** ** mention **** **** * ****** ** ****** ******* **** ***** to ******** ** ***** *** **** *** *****.  ***** **** perception **** *** ******** ****** ** ******** ******* ** ** the ********** *** * ***** ******** ***** *** ****** ****** operators.  *********** **** ** *** **** **** ******* *** ******** they ******* *** **** *** ****** ****** ** **** **** must ******* *** ******* ** *** ** **** ********* *** sometimes * ** *** *********** *** **** ** ******* ****** than **** ******* ** *** ** *** ************.  ******* ************* want ** **** ** *** ********** ** **** ***’* ***** the ******** ** ********** ******* *********** ** **** *** ** as *** **** ** *** ********** ** ****** **** * support.  ** ** * ****** ****** **** ** ***** ***** confusing *** *** *** **** *** ******* ********* ********** *** a ***** ******* **** ****** *****.

** ******** ** *** ******* ****** ** *********** ********* **** 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 ******** ****** ******.  *** ****** ******** (*** ****** ****** *******) *** *** **** ********** *** *** *** *** ************* *** it *** * ********** **** ******** ** **** **** ** VST *** *****.  ****** **** ********* ***** *** **** ********** the ****** *** ********* **** * **** ********* ********** ** the *** ***** **** *** **** ******* **** ***** ********* from ******** ******** ** *** ****** ******** ****** **** *********.  The **** ***** * ******* *** *** ***** *+ ******** Sypixx ********* ** ******* ********* ************ ** ***** * ******** enhancing **** ****** **** ***** **** ******** ******* ** ******* Layer * ******* ********.

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

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