Beau Rivage Casino Fast Tracks Security System to Reopen Hurricane-Ravaged Casino

Beau Rivage turns to North American Video to get surveillance and security ready for reopening


Brick, NJ– North American Video, a leading provider of security systems to the gaming industry, announced they have been awarded the contract to provide the video surveillance and security system to the Beau Rivage Casino, now being rebuilt in Biloxi, Mississippi. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the Beau Rivage Casino suffered significant damage from last year’s Hurricane Katrina, as did 12 other casinos in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.

“Restoring the gaming industry to its pre-Katrina state is crucial to the economy of the Gulf States. The Beau Rivage will help stimulate the economy, put people back to work and re-establish tourism in the area. With the recent grand opening of NAV’s Southeastern Regional Office in nearby Horn Lake, MS, we are actively assisting in the rebuilding and recovery effort,” said Cynthia Freschi, President of North American Video. “Our extensive experience in the gaming industry and team of security systems specialists enable us to overcome the challenges presented by these extraordinary circumstances.”

Owned by MGM Mirage, the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino is scheduled to reopen gaming operations on August 29, 2006 – the one-year anniversary of hurricane Katrina.

According to Ms. Freschi, the contract for the video surveillance and security system covers the new casino, the hotel, the garage and surrounding property. The new system being installed by NAV includes over 1200 video surveillance cameras integrated to an enterprise NVR solution along with a new two new matrix switching systems. The new video surveillance and security system is believed to be the largest and most sophisticated installation in the region. Additionally, NAV will furnish and install all alarms, an audio playback messaging system and a new emergency call station system for the parking garage. Also new to the system will be a Point of Sale (POS) interface to the CCTV system.

“This project has very special meaning for us,” said Ms. Freschi. “Because of our previous work throughout the Gulf Region we have personally come to know many of the people affected by Katrina and witnessed the devastation and destruction in their lives. We are extremely pleased to help put people back to work so they can restore some form of normalcy to their lives as part of the revitalization effort in the Gulf Region.”