Integrator Unveils Security System for Wynn Casino in Macau

Stephen Wynn, the casino mogul whose copper-colored Wynn Las Vegas casino was a showcase security system when it debuted last year, is back in 2006 with a casino in Macau, now considered the Las Vegas of the Pacific Rim. The new $1.2 billion casino and 600-room hotel officially opened Wednesday, and at its core was a security system worth roughly $7 million.

U.S. security systems integrator North American Video handled the project, which tied together security, surveillance and point-of-sale, using systems from Lenel, Honeywell and Winsted, plus NAV's own components.

According to a statement from NAV, the integration company had to rack-test and peform a burn-in period for the system prior to installation, allowing the firm to analyze the system and limit post-install trouble-shooting.

Wynn's Macau casino may be one of the largest security and surveillance installation yet, and according to an NAV spokesperson, the system is even larger than the one employed at the Wynn Las Vegas which generated a great deal of attention when it was unveiled last year. Full system details are unavailable due to security concerns.

The security system covers a casino hall spanning 100,000 square feet, 200 table games and 380 slot machines, plus a shopping esplanade, where the security system is tied into high-end stores, six restaurants and the resort's spa. It uses over 2,000 surveillance cameras and is a fully digital system. The system is also designed to provide security for an original Henri Matisse painting and an original Pierre-Auguste Renoir work which hang in the reception areas.

"All of the pomp and circumstance surrounding this event has been surreal for us here at North American Video," said NAV's Cynthia Freschi of the latest project. In addition to Wynn's properties, the integration company has worked recently with the Borgata Casino, Isle of Capri Casinos, the Seminole’s Hard Rock Casinos, Harrah’s, the MGM Grand, Golden Nugget, Caesars, Boyd Gaming, and the recently re-opened Beau Rivage.