M Casino and Resort - Jan 2009

Southwest Surveillance Systems has been the choice by the $1 Billion M Resort, Spa and Casino. The newest Las Vegas casino resides on South Las Vegas Boulevard and will open in the Spring of 2009. M Resort is owned and operated by Anthony A. Marnell III.

Southwest Surveillance Systems will provide the 600 camera digital CCTV system for M Resort utilizing IndigoVisions latest 9000 product with the implementation of H.264 video compression. Complimented by Pivot 3 High-Definition Storage, this innovative approach matches the availability, bandwidth, and capacity needs of the surveillance system allowing the customer to dynamically expand over time.

Southwest Surveillance Systems recently completed the successful digital upgrade at the sister property Colorado Belle in Laughlin. Operators in both casinos will use a total of sixteen CCTV workstations running IndigoVision's enterprise IP Video and alarm management software, to view and analyze live and recorded video from all cameras. A total of 112 Terabytes of RAID redundant storage providing continuous recording at 4SIF, 30fps for 7 days with additional storage for a fully redundant recording solution.

"We were particularly impressed with the video quality provided at Colorado Belle and the efficient use of network bandwidth and storage," said M Resort Vice President of Security and Surveillance Bill Houtchens. "Choosing IndigoVision and Southwest Surveillance Systems was not just about first-rate technology; it was also a low-risk decision as the company already has a large installed base of working and proven digital CCTV systems in Casinos."

Emerald Queen Casino - Jan 2009

Southwest Surveillance Systems completed another prestigious upgrade to a fully digital CCTV operation. The Emerald Queen Casino and the Emerald Queen I5 Casino in Tacoma, Washington, which are owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, had their existing analog VCR CCTV system completely upgraded to IndigoVisions Digital IP video solution.

The upgrade consisting of over 1500 channels included a remodeled control room with state of the art digital monitor wall. The system has also been integrated with License Plate Recognition. Impressively the upgrade, remodel and removal of the existing equipment were accomplished with no downtime for the facility.

Commenting on the project, Mark Arquette, Surveillance Director for the Puyallup Tribe said, "Southwest Surveillance Systems and IndigoVisions IP Video System were chosen following trials of competing systems. We were particularly impressed with the functionality of the 'Control Center' software, the excellent video quality, the speed at which recorded video could be accessed and the ability in Southwest Surveillance Systems expertise to complete the project.

This project together with the company's many other recent contracts for digital upgrades establish Southwest Surveillance Systems as the leader in the surveillance industry.

Chinook Winds Casino - Jan 2009

Southwest Surveillance Surveillance Systems were again the choice of another Casino in the Pacific Northwest to provide a digital solution.

Majestically overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the Lincoln City shore, Chinook Winds Casino Resort is Oregon's premier casino which is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon.

Based out of the Southwest Surveillance Systems office in Olympia, Charlie Wilkins expertise was called upon to design a system to best replace the existing ageing system the flexibility of IndigoVisions IP Video technology allowed existing analog cameras and the installation of new IP cameras to be incorporated into one seamless system.

Charlie Wilkins of Southwest Surveillance Systems commented, "It was important we deliver a scalable, modular and flexible solution whilst maintaining excellent video quality built on a stable platform."

Comprising of nearly 500 channels of digital recording and a complete remodel of the existing monitor room Southwest Surveillance Systems achieved the migration with zero-downtime and minimal interruptions for the Casino.

Presque Casino - Dec 2008

Located in Erie, PA the 2000 slot machine casino and horse racing facility entrusted the expertise of Robert D. Grossman of R. Grossman and Associates and Southwest Surveillance Systems to create a custom digital solution.

Bob Grossman has been associated with some of the largest and most complex security systems in the world.

The enterprise class Synectics solution was chosen based on its superior user interface, command and control capabilities and stellar reputation from over 20 years in engineering, manufacturing and maintaining highly reliable surveillance systems.

Steve Danowski, Surveillance Director for Presque Isle Downs commented, "The quality of workmanship, attention to detail and professionalism exhibited by Southwest Surveillance Systems enabled a smooth transition to our new system."

Chumash Casino - Oct 2008

Southwest Surveillance Systems completed the successful state-of-the-art megapixel surveillance project consisting of nearly 500 terabytes of Pivot 3 clustered storage to support the bandwidth and capacity needs of Arecont Vision Megapixel cameras.

The new generation of HD Megapixel cameras gives the end-users higher picture quality and a better ability to zoom, which makes remarkable details easier to catch. Mark Meske, director of surveillance and compliance at Chumash Casino Resort, says he and other management saw HD cameras at a trade show and were amazed. "We did the research and found that they have six times the clarity of non-HD cameras," Meske says.

The Pivot 3 storage is a clustered storage array, which aggregates capacity and bandwidth using the company's RAIGE[TM] (Raid across Gigabit Ethernet) technology. For large scale centralized installations such as casinos, Pivot3 storage introduces a new level of system fault tolerance that eliminates planned downtime.

"We realize the tremendous benefits from the Pivot3 solution because it simplifies the installation and maintenance of large-scale environments," commented Scott Bartlett, CEO of Southwest Surveillance Systems. "Instead of being locked into hundreds of physical configuration decisions for hundreds of RAID boxes, we can configure and manage Pivot3 cluster storage at a higher level and then change it at will, without disrupting the cameras."

We are delighted to welcome the Chumash Casino to our portfolio of customers who can now take advantage of the benefits of Megapixel cameras and Pivot3 High-Definition Storage. More customers like Chumash are realizing the strategic nature of choosing the right platform for growth and the open-systems model in progress.

Niagara Falls Casino/Gateway Project

Southwest Surveillance Systems provided the surveillance and security equipment the Niagara Falls Casino/Gateway Project. The facility incorporated the largest single-node video matrix in Canada at that time. The video matrix is manufactured by Honeywell (Ademco Video Blox).

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is responsible for the management of gaming facilities at 18 racetracks and 6 charity casinos throughout Ontario. In 2007, Southwest Surveillance Systems was chosen to provide and install Synectics Synergy digital recording for all of the sites awarded to date--including the main offices and training centre in London, Ontario. This totals thousands of channels of digital recording, all installed without interruption to any ongoing operations. This rollout is scheduled to continue through 2008 with an ever-growing list of facilities.

Biloxi School District

In early 2006 Biloxi School District asked Southwest Surveillance Systems provided the network video surveillance systems for Gorenflo and Nichols Elementary schools, consisting of 176 channels of i3DVR. Cameras provided were Pelco ICS series. Also reinstalled were the Pelco Spectra III series cameras that survived hurricane Katrina. These schools were extensively rebuilt after receiving heavy damage from hurricane Katrina.

Great Blue Heron Casino

Southwest Surveillance Systems was initially chosen to supply and install the Synectics digital recording equipment at Great Blue Heron Casino. Once the design was finalized, Southwest went about changing the entire matrix switch and supplying and installing a brand new Pelco 9780 high-density switch, completely re-designing the Surveillance room, and installing the digital recording. All this was accomplished without any interruption to the daily 24/7 operations and activities of the Casino. Once this extensive project was completed, we were then asked to take out the old security system and replace it with a new Identipass access control system-- again, without interruption to operations.

Hollywood Casino Bay

Southwest Surveillance Systems provided the design and installation for a turnkey system at the Hollywood Casino Bay in St. Louis. The heart of the system is a DvTel networked digital video recording system with virtual matrix, consisting of over 700 channels for surveillance and a separate network for security consisting of 140 channels. Formerly know as Casino Magic, this property was extensively rebuilt after receiving heavy damage from hurricane Katrina.

Swinomish Northern Lights Casino - Oct 2008

Swinomish Northern Lights Casino is scheduled for completion in 2007. Southwest Surveillance Systems is proud to have been selected by the Swinomish Tribe and the Swinomish Northern Lights Casino as the Integrator to handle the expansion of their Video Surveillance Systems and the installation of their new Digital Recording System. The system conversion has been accomplished with no significant downtime for the facility, and included the expansion of the Casino's Pelco CM9760 matrix plus the installation of the IBM/Datacom Network Video Recording System.