Even strobe, LED, and dim lighting can’t deter Axis network cameras from their appointed tasks at the Hard Rock Casino
“With as much activity as we have on the property, the cameras and video analytics are essential to handling the surveillance workload. They help us focus on the important events and provide the evidentiary footage we need for prosecution and liability protection.” John Underwood, Surveillance Technology Manager for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
From the twinkling LEDs on the slot machines to the strobes and spotlights in the concert halls to the dimly lit nightclub areas and neon signs in the bar, the ambience is designed to excite and entertain patrons looking for a good time. But the analog cameras at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa didn’t perform well in this constantly changing illumination. The surveillance team needed new network cameras that could compensate for variable lighting and meet the stringent regulations that govern all casino surveillance operations.
The Hard Rock Casino turned to a portfolio of network cameras optimized for high performance in a wide range of challenging lighting environments. The Surveillance Department engineers systematically replaced the casino’s legacy analog cameras and video management system (VMS) with an array of network fixed dome, pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) and 360° field of view cameras controlled by a Milestone Xprotect® VMS. The casino also took advantage of embedded video analytics from Agent Vi designed to alert surveillance staff to unauthorized intrusions and to speed up forensic investigations.
The cameras, coupled with advanced analytics, give surveillance staff more time to spend on the casino floor protecting assets and assuring patron and staff safety. The new surveillance system plays a major role in auditing cashier stations, verifying supply deliveries, as well as helping the surveillance team apprehend identity frauds and other individuals attempting to cheat the casino.