Another noteworthy real-world example is at Las Vegas’ newest mega complex, the MGM Mirage-owned CityCenter complex. Given its size, protecting CityCenter is a tall order, and requires a flexible, scalable system to meet its surveillance needs and requirements. The answer to the complex’s surveillance challenges came in the form of an IP-based video surveillance system from Honeywell.
At CityCenter, Honeywell systems seamlessly integrate the newest IP video technology with analog video and the facility's IT systems. All the technology is managed under a single software platform, Honeywell's MAXPRO® VMS (video management system). The platform allows personnel to quickly retrieve and view video from any camera to pinpoint and resolve issues as they arise. The system's distributed hardware network design allows operators to easily choose video feeds to view from the surveillance equipment room, versus pulling through all video feeds at once. The winning result is Honeywell’s IP and analog technology enhancing operations and maximizing initial investments.
Of course, in order to be truly effective, today’s casinos must go beyond gaming areas to protect everything from shops and restaurants to office areas. This is where Honeywell’s integration expertise and broad offering of IP and analog technologies comes into play.
Other Honeywell solutions for the gaming industry include access systems controlling back-office and other employee-only areas; visitor management systems that allow for tracking of corporate visitors; and video allowing surveillance of the floor, restaurants and shops, office areas, etc. Additionally, the company provides integrated POS video solutions.
In many ways, the gaming industry is the perfect arena to see these latest advancements in security coming together. This is because of the very complex, and very public facilities and operations that must be protected. It’s also the perfect proving ground for emerging technologies. So as IP and integrated systems continue to become the norm, it’s fair to assume that security professionals from many different industries will have their eyes on gaming facilities to learn about the newest trends. And Honeywell is one of the few companies with a wide-enough portfolio to provide these professionals the biggest picture.