San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino Gets New IP-based Video System

Pelco landed a major contract when it signed up the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino for an IP video system.

The casino, located near the Southern California town of Highland, will use a Pelco system for distributing networked video. The system will be the center 'hub' of a 3,000-camera system, placing this installation as one of the top installations in terms of networked size.

Tom Naoum, the assistant director of surveillance at the casino, said that the casino's top needs were both reliability and flexibility.

"What we were looking for was an extremely reliable, flexible video system that would utilize our IT infrastructure to its fullest - with expandability and adaptability to evolve as needed," said Naoum in a statement to the media about the new system.

The project was handled by Southwest Surveillance Systems, a security systems integrator out of Las Vegas.

According to details released from Pelco, the casino began as a bingo operation in the 1980s, then expanded with a 100,000-s.f. casino. In 2003, the casino worked on an "enhancement" project that was completed in January of this year, coinciding with work on the company's surveillance system.

For technology on the project, Southwest Surveillance Systems used Pelco's Endura system, which provides "a networked-based video security system with a powerful, fault-tolerant, distributed hardware and software architecture," according to Susan Brady, editor of Security Dealer, a sister magazine to