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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque Chooses Avigilon High-Definition Surveillance System for Unsurpassed Image Quality


Albuquerque's premier gaming destination adopts state-of-the-art video surveillance technology for enhanced guest safety while reducing annual power consumption by 70 percent

VANCOUVER, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque will deploy the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system. Known for its assortment of entertainment and gaming attractions, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque will use the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to ensure the security of guests at their hotel and 100,000 square foot casino.

"To ensure that our guests have the safest possible experience and we're getting the best return on investment we chose the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system," said Michelle Jojola-Barwick, surveillance director at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque. "Not only will the Avigilon system provide our security personnel with best image quality to prevent potential security and liability issues, but with Avigilon we can also leverage our existing assets and minimize investigation time," added David Schmidt, CCTV supervisor at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque has begun the migration path to full HD with an Avigilon end-to-end solution that provides a 70 percent annual reduction in power consumption. The system includes the Avigilon Control Center software, approximately 250 analog video encoders to enhance existing equipment, hundreds of high-definition cameras, multiple workstations and servers for up to 30 days of storage. Security operations at the casino will use the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management™ (HDSM) technology to manage the system from their workstations. From there they will monitor gaming machines and tables, restaurants, entertainment venues, hotel public areas, parking lots and a variety of locations throughout the casino and resort. With the clarity of the Avigilon HD cameras, the casino can capture unsurpassed real-time and recorded detail at 30 images per second that meet regulatory standards. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque will also install Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance footage.

"Avigilon's high-definition surveillance solution enables security personnel to cost-effectively monitor the entire casino operation—from high stakes gaming tables to retail stores and parking lots—in greater detail using fewer cameras, resulting in dramatically lower installation and labor costs and better protection," said Bryan Schmode, executive vice president at Avigilon. "With high quality video the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque will be able to quickly and effectively prevent potential security issues to ensure the safety of their guests and protect the integrity of their casino operations."

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