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Clearwater Casino Resort Sets Stage for Digital Video Surveillance

Boca Raton, Fla. —Tyco Fire & Security today announced that Clearwater Casino Resort in Washington State has chosen its American Dynamics Intellex® digital video management solution to transition from its analog system and create a powerful virtual matrix solution. Installed by Reliable Security, a full service, licensed electrical contractor, the virtual matrix solution allows Clearwater's surveillance personnel to monitor and manage a highly-diverse security system including multiple CCTV cameras and digital video management systems from a single surveillance room, creating a virtual wall of monitors.

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is a casino and hotel nestled along the shores of the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington. The retreat offers four-diamond amenities and a wide array of pleasures including a full-service spa, zero-entry pool and the excitement of video slots, blackjack, poker, craps, keno and roulette. The resort sought to improve its security system by transitioning from an analog to a digital system in order to protect the integrity of its high-scale environment. Additionally, it was recognized early on that the surveillance room and its adjoining equipment room were close to being overextended in terms of space and had limited power and electrical infrastructure.

While looking to upgrade its current analog system, Clearwater Casino Resort recognized the increasing popularity of megapixel cameras which produce clearer and sharper images. Since the casino's current analog system was incompatible with these cameras, the casino required the new system have a migration path for megapixel cameras with digital recording capabilities. With advice from Reliable Security, casino officials selected American Dynamics solutions because they were impressed with the Intellex system's advanced surveillance capabilities.

"American Dynamics' proven track record for product reliability was very attractive to us," said Bill Jackson, IT director for Clearwater Casino Resort. "With the Intellex system, we can retrieve recorded surveillance footage at a moment's notice so our surveillance officers can work more effectively. And we now have a clear path to adopt digital cameras in the future via the virtual matrix and its ability to migrate from an analog to digital system."

Reliable Security was the first contractor to install the new American Dynamics virtual matrix capability. "American Dynamics is at the cutting edge of casino virtual matrix solutions," said Bill Miller, president of Reliable Security. "The Intellex digital video management system is second to none. Unlike MPEG4 systems and their derivatives, Intellex provides frame-by-frame forward and reverse play so that security officers can closely examine recorded video for suspicious activities one frame at a time at a continuously variable speed. This level of scrutiny is critical in casino environments."

"With the American Dynamics virtual matrix system in place, Clearwater Casino is poised to take advantage of the digital technology while protecting its current security investments," said Gareth McClean, director of research and development for Tyco Fire & Security's American Dynamics product range. "It is obvious that Clearwater cares about the credibility of its casino and resort and with the investment in security the organization has made, there is no question that the casino will easily maintain its luxury resort status."

About About Clearwater Casino Resort

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is quintessentially Northwest, a hotel and casino property nestled among the pines on the shores of Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington. This expansive, luxurious retreat offers four-diamond amenities and a wide array of indoor and outdoor pleasures including a full-service spa, zero entry pool and of course, the endless excitement of video slots, blackjack, poker, craps, keno, and roulette.

About About Reliable Security

Reliable Security is a full service electrical contractor based in Everett, Washington. Reliable Security offers design build services, design only and specification bidding. Reliable Security has over 26 years of experience in the design and installation of large central based information systems that comprise surveillance, security, life safety, audio/visual, voice/data and slot data systems. Reliable Security works throughout North and South America.

About About Tyco Fire & Security - American Dynamics

Tyco Fire & Security, through its leading video brand American Dynamics, provides IP, digital and analog video based security and productivity solutions. Our innovative, reliable products are easy to install and use. We offer a comprehensive line of video products, including Intellex®, the most preferred digital video management system on the market today. Our solutions are the preferred choice for many of the world's leading commercial, government and educational organizations. Tyco Fire & Security, a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd., designs, manufactures, installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers. With $11 billion in annual sales and more than 90,000 employees, Tyco Fire and Security Services includes more than 60 brands, which are represented in over 100 countries. Its products are used to safeguard firefighters, prevent fires, deter thieves and protect people and property.