Washington casino to deploy IP-based surveillance system

SSI chosen for surveillance project at The Point Casino in Kingston


(Roseville, CA) May 23, 2012 – Surveillance Systems Integration (SSI) announces that it has been selected as the preferred system integrator for security surveillance video at The Point Casino, a new casino being constructed in Kingston, Washington. SSI has designed the surveillance control center and camera system to be integrated at the new casino, which will be used by The Point Casino to ensure the security of its guests. The installation features a fully customized solution integrating the video management system (VMS) with panic buttons located at the property. SSI recently opened a new office in Seattle in order to better serve its growing client base in the Pacific Northwest.

“The Point Casino project is a great example of why we opened our new office in Seattle, which has brought us closer to our current and to other potential customers where we can provide comprehensive proposals and total customer support in a short window of time,” said Todd Flowers, President of SSI.

The Point Casino’s new security surveillance system will consist of an Avigilon Control Center with five 10-terabyte servers managing the video and recording from the state-of-the-art, IP-network-based video management system which will combine video from 164 surveillance cameras that include 2-megapixel high definition fixed cameras, analog fixed cameras, and analog PTZ cameras. The live and stored surveillance footage will be controlled and monitored on four 46” monitors and four 21” monitors from the surveillance operations center. In addition, a unique customization by the casino was to integrate the Avigilon Control Center VMS into multiple panic buttons located throughout the property, with the system uniquely configured to call up specific cameras in order to alert security operators during a panic alarm situation. Challenges, such as the tight timing related to deadlines and schedules, have been overcome by SSI despite the amount of customization the system has required, especially for the camera and panic button locations.

“SSI has been key to getting our surveillance system ready for our launch, demonstrating their superior communication with our general contractor and other related trades to ensure a smooth installation that will be completed on time and on budget, well exceeding our initial expectations,” said Linda Helm, Executive Director of Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gaming Agency. Helm added, “We aim to provide the highest quality experience for our guests, and ensuring their security is critical to the success of that mission.”

Mr. Bill Young, the recently appointed office manager for SSI’s Seattle office, stated, “SSI was selected as the system integrator by The Point Casino because we have strong relationships with gaming properties in the Northwest and thanks to our background and level of competency in working with hybrid, IP-based and other recently developed surveillance technologies, which was a leading factor in being selected for this project.”

The project is expected to finish at the end of this month.