German Casinos Bet on VIVOTEK Surveillance

VIP Casino is a popular chain of premium casinos in Germany. Systems integrator MB-PC developed a solution customized to VIP Casinos surveillance needs at two of its locations in Germany, Oehringen and Bad Friedrichshall in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany.

It goes without saying that an effective surveillance infrastructure is essential for gambling establishments, where the risk of disputes and even criminal activity is high. MB-PC Account Manager Marco Brueck said, "The casino needed cameras that could give them video and images clear and detailed enough to easily identify individuals they might be interested in."

At the VIP Casino in Oehringen, MB-PC's solution combined five VIVOTEK cameras. At this site, the casino wished to implement a surveillance system inside the casino proper as well as in the parking area and entrance area to the adjoining shopping area that many customers visited before or after time spent in the casino. For the outdoor areas-parking and shopping center entrance, MB-PC recommended a network bullet camera for outdoor environments with an auto-iris lens and IR cut filter to ensure superior video quality whatever the lighting conditions night and day. Inside the casino, MB-PC recommended the casino to use VIVOTEK's high-resolution 2-megapixel video, essential for a scenario usage like the casino's.

Recordings of the surveillance video were archived using Enterprise package from German software vendor Logiware. Brueck said, "The package is popular worldwide, but especially here in Germany. VIVOTEK hardware works especially well with the management, which was another reason we advised the casino to use VIVOTEK cameras."

Another feature in the VIVOTEK cameras was the PoE support. "We just plugged the cameras into PoE switches, providing electrical power and the LAN connection the casino's security team needed to manage everything,” Brueck said. “That made for a really clean, clutter-free setup."

At a second facility in Bad Friedrichshall, MB-PC helped the casino set up another VIVOTEK surveillance system, which consists of four cameras outside and 49 cameras inside.
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