N.M. casino installs high-definition surveillance system

(Roseville, CA) May 15, 2012 – Surveillance Systems Integration (SSI) announces that it has been selected after a highly competitive bidding round, as the preferred project leader for the migration from analog to IP-based, high definition megapixel security surveillance cameras and system at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque. The system will feature Avigilon’s end-to-end solution, and represents Avigilon’s largest casino installation in the United States. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque is updating their system to ensure the safety of its guests through higher image quality.

“The challenges with large scale installations like the Hard Rock installation include meeting the customer’s specific and unique requirements for hardware and space, including the use of its existing assets to save on costs and time,” said Todd Flowers, President of SSI. “SSI worked closely with the surveillance team at the casino and with Avigilon in choosing the correct products to meet the requirements for this project. This illustrates SSI’s commitment to provide customers with solutions, like a comprehensive plan of how to migrate from analog to high definition. We take into account any unique requirements the customer has – just another way we exceed expectations for security and operations efficiency.”

“This upgrade is based on our desire to integrate what existing assets we already have that can continue to be used, and SSI has been a knowledgeable guide in the upgrade decision-making process as well as instrumental in the design and project management, exceeding our expectations,” said Michelle Jojola-Barwick, surveillance director at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque.

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque project will include an SSI-planned design and update from analog to high definition cameras, additional video encoders to enhance existing equipment, multiple workstations and servers on a large scale, upgrading the quality and ability to identify threats in real-time while being continuously recorded. The system will use the Avigilon Control Center featuring network video management software with High-Definition Stream Management technology to manage the system from workstations, hundreds of Avigilon HD cameras for clear and crisp images, and Avigilon Network video Recorders to store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance footage. Thanks to SSI’s careful planning and project management expertise, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque expects a reduction in annual power consumed by the system, up to 70 percent, as well as an increase in security and operations efficiency.

Mr. Flowers also added, “Our primary focus is gaming, and, as a result, our engineers are experts in designing casino surveillance systems, like the one that will be used at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque.”

The project has just begun and is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

SSI is a preferred integrator with Avigilon.

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