One of France’s newest casinos, Groupe Lucien Barrière’s Casino Théâtre de Toulouse, is also the newest showcase for IndigoVision’s state-of-the-art IP video security and surveillance system.
It is a demanding venue as well, encompassing 14,000 square meters and containing 14 gaming tables and 250 slot machines, a 1,200-seat showroom, three restaurants and three bars. To cover it IndigoVision through its partner SPIE Sud-Quest has deployed 350 cameras operated by its Control Center Security Management Software, which allows staff to view live and recorded video, manage alarms and quickly search and analyze recorded video as needed.
The system’s advanced compression technology allows video to be streamed across a network with no dropped frames, whatever the level of motion and activity in the camera scene - a fundamental requirement in a casino, where dropped frames can conceal fraudulent or criminal activity or make customer disputes more difficult to resolve.
The system’s built-in redundancy and reliability were also key factors for Lucien Barrière. Should a camera or recorder
fail, the associated gaming tables or slot machines might see their operation compromised. But IndigoVision has developed one of the most advanced fault-tolerant recording solutions available. Video from all cameras is recorded directly from the network onto 28 primary standalone Network Video Recorders (NVRs). The same video is simultaneously recorded onto 14 secondary Windows-based NVR servers as a backup. Three additional stand-alone NVR units are configured for automatic “fail-over,” taking over from a primary NVR if needed. Video is recorded at full frame rate continuously for 28 days on 80 key cameras and for seven days on the rest.
IndigoVision, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, provides end-to-end IP video security solutions across a range of industries, governments, law enforcement and military establishments worldwide. In the gaming space the company currently serves 27 casinos.
For more information, visit www.indigovision.com.