London’s top casinos are being protected by state-of-the-art HD screens supplied by leading UK audio-visual expert eyevis UK, which became UVS in 2018 and installed by security experts HD Integrated Systems.
The project created a video wall at the heart of a cutting-edge security control room for Genting UK in London’s Mayfair.
eyevis UK, which has bases in London, Manchester and Lancashire, provides video wall displays and audio visual solutions to a range of sectors across the UK, including CCTV, security and traffic control.
The eyevis UK video wall system is made up of six large 46-inch industrial LCD displays, transmission cables and a controller, which show live streams from cameras strategically placed in casino gaming areas.
The room is central to the security work ensuring casino operator Genting’s flagship clubs and it’s members are protected from cheats and criminal activity.
The high definition screens allow security staff to hone in and monitor gaming tables. They can also spot if there is anything suspicious about a game and if there are any incorrect payouts on the tables.
The screens have ultra-narrow bezel providing only 5.7mm gap between pixels of adjoining screens in a video wall of three columns, across two rows.
Front access brackets allow the screens to pull out during any maintenance investigation for access to the rear.
An eyevis Netpix 4800 series video wall controller configured for:
- Up to 8 display outputs (currently 2 spare which can be utilised in the future)
- 8x PC inputs via DVI
- Simultaneous decoding and display of up to 32x D1 resolution IP CCTV camera streams
- Eyecon 5 video wall management software
Six eyevis EY-M1-100-20 fibre DVI transmission cables have been installed to transmit the display outputs from the Netpix video wall controller to the LCD displays comprising the video wall.
Genting UK is the largest casino operator in the country with 35 casinos located from Edinburgh to Plymouth – and the plan is to extend the work of the security room to other venues across the UK.
At present the system is protecting six high-profile casinos in the capital. They include its flagship, Crockfords, located in the heart of Mayfair, which is recognised as the world’s oldest private members gaming club.
The Colony Club, Maxims Casino Club, The Palm Beach and Cromwell Mint are also covered by the camera system.
Based in Surrey, HD Integrated Systems has more than 40 years’ industry related security experience. It offers its clients comprehensive electronic security solutions incorporating state-of-the-art CCTV, Access Control, Perimeter Detection and Intrusion systems.
eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy said the work highlighted how valuable video wall technology is in modern security operations.
He said: “The centre monitors gaming tables across the capital, playing an important role in ensuring games are not infiltrated by cheats and ensuring that staff are operating the tables correctly.
“The video wall that we have installed is central to the operation. It brings what is happening out on the casino floor into sharp focus. The high definition screens allow operators to home in on anything they believe to be suspicious.”
He added: “This was our first project with HDI Systems and we are delighted to have worked with one of the UK’s leading security experts.
“It is part of our growing portfolio of work in the sector as an increasing number of security experts look to take advantage of our industry-leading products and our know-how.
“We worked closely with the HDI Systems team and the casino operator throughout to ensure a system that really meets their needs now and in the future.”
Akin Ozdamar, Managing Director of HD Integrated Systems, said: “The new control room utilises the latest state-of-the-art technology to protect the casinos.
“It has also been created with an eye to expanding its work to Genting casinos in other parts of the UK.
“We chose eyevis to install the video wall after extensive research into the latest technology available.
“The six screens eyevis has installed can project up to 32 images in high-definition and that is a real plus point for the security staff working in the centre.
“The system installed has also been created with an eye on expansion and eyevis has played an important role in ensuring that it can be adapted and developed in the future.”
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