Casino and resort security

A roundup of recent security applications and installations

The five-star Atlantic Palace Hotel in Agadir is one of Morocco's premium gambling resorts with a casino that offers slot machines, roulette and many forms of poker including tournament play. Gamblers are attracted to the progressive jackpots of the machines and the country's only bingo hall, with visitors using a hotel complex that is 200 meters from the Atlantic Ocean.

The casino has chosen a combination of network cameras and speed dome cameras from Hikvision to monitor gaming tables and the surrounding areas.

The network cameras offer 1.3 megapixel data, high levels of vandal-resistance and 1600x1200-pixel resolution, as well as video preview and support for Power over Ethernet (PoE). The IP-addressable speed domes feature compact dimensions so they can be deployed covertly, along with H.264 compression.