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Choctaw Nation continues to expand use of IQinVision Technology

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IQinVision, market leader in high-performance HD megapixel network cameras, smart IP cameras, and network video recording systems, recently announced that the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has deployed or plans to deploy approximately 1,200 IQeye HD megapixel cameras for surveillance of high-value areas at four of its casinos, including gaming floors and tables, cashier windows and cash counting rooms, entryways and parking lots.

After an on-premise “shoot-out” between several camera manufacturers in 2007, the Choctaw Nation decided to begin deploying IQeye cameras. Upon completion of their fourth site, more than 1,200 IQeye cameras will be installed in the McAlester, Grant, Stringtown and Durant casinos, all located in Oklahoma. Cameras include a mix of IQeye711s, Sentinels and Alliance Domes. The combined Genetec, Pivot3 and IQeye security solution, to be installed at all four locations, represents one of the most cutting-edge casino solutions available today.

Brett Green, integrations manager for the Choctaw Nation, said the IQeye technology is assisting the security team to meet their surveillance objectives. “Everybody is happy with it. The high level of image detail aids us in combating slot ticket scammers and also in disproving slip and fall claims. It definitely has a deterrent effect on our staff; we’ve seen no inside jobs in terms of cheating.”

“The Choctaw security staff really appreciate the IQeye’s low-light performance to cover gaming tables,” said Pete DeAngelis, IQinVision’s president and CEO. “When researching cameras, casino management did some side-by-side camera comparisons, but no camera could measure up to the IQeye’s Lightgrabber performance, and they still have not seen another camera that can compare with the IQeye’s image quality and network stability.”

When Choctaw Nation began researching IP cameras to upgrade existing gaming facilities and for new construction, they were looking for cameras that would fit current surveillance systems, future planned systems and meet the needs of the Gaming Commission. The IQeye cameras provide forensic-level images of the gaming floors and slots and some key locations in the back of the house – vault, safe areas – delivering the clarity the security team demands in order to ensure protection of Choctaw assets and, just as importantly, their valued customers.

“Initially, Choctaw management thought their video surveillance would be an effective tool to combat cheating and related threats,” DeAngelis said. “As time has gone on, they’ve seen that the IQeye’s forensic-level image detail has been just as effective in deterring inside employee misdeeds such as dealers pocketing chips and dealer-player collusion. Employee theft can seriously impact the bottom line, and soon after system deployment casino security directors have been able to go back to their governing councils to show measurable return on investment from their video surveillance system.”