Traditionally, security and surveillance departments were primarily concerned with protecting slot areas, table pits and other spaces within the casino where gaming took place and money freely exchanged hands. Fast forward to today and the role of the casino security and surveillance arm has greatly expanded, especially as casinos have morphed into multi-purpose resorts and new technologies have pushed gaming beyond brick-and-mortar confines. Simply stated, casinos are more vulnerable than ever before because they offer more than ever before, and it is up to security and surveillance department to identify and mitigate the risks that arise from this expansion. It is a pretty heady task.
Fortunately, security and surveillance vendors are on the scene, providing products, technologies and services that make protection and observation tasks easier and more efficient. What follows is a rundown of some established and new gaming security and surveillance equipment providers that have made news in 2016 and bear watching in the future, as determined by the editors of Casino Journal.