Las Vegas offers gambling and entertainment opportunities at every hour of the day and night. Because of the large number of visitors, it is necessary to provide additional safety measures such as video surveillance cameras, metal detectors, etc. There are two main areas where these tools are located – hotel room doors and casino floors. Let’s see below the security services in Las Vegas casinos.
Video Surveillance Cameras
These cameras are placed all over the property so you can capture any suspicious activity. It is recommended that you wear a hat or hoodie when visiting the casino floor because most people are wearing their hair loose while walking around the casino. Also be careful with jewellery, watches, and other valuables since they may easily be snatched by thieves on the way out of the hotel/casino.
Metal detectors are used to check for weapons and other dangerous items when entering the building. However, if you’re not carrying anything valuable then this tool will take longer than usual. You should also remember that most people have cell phones, wallets, keys, credit cards, and other items in their pockets. This could cause some delays in the process.
Body scanners are used to identify individuals who may potentially pose a threat to your safety and privacy. If a person refuses to go through an x-ray machine or has something hidden under his clothes, security guards will pat him down before allowing him entry into the area. The device sends X-rays toward the body which allows staff members to determine whether someone is hiding weapons or contraband underneath his clothing. This method is especially effective in airports but many hotels now use them as well.
Personal Identification Verification System (PIN VPS)
PIN VPS systems are computerized devices that store information about each individual who enters the casino. They create an encrypted code through biometric data (fingerprints, palm prints, retinal scans, iris scans, facial recognition, and voice print). To access the casino, players must enter their identification numbers (or passwords) into the system. A player’s fingerprints and palm scans are stored in the database along with their names and addresses. These codes are compared against the ones entered by the user and if there is no match, they are denied entrance.
Checkpoints are used to stop vehicles from entering certain restricted areas of the casino. The technology involves three types of sensors: infrared beams, radar, and licence plate readers. When entering the parking lot, your vehicle is detected by either one or more of the above sensors. Depending on what type of sensor detects your car, you will either be directed to a designated spot or have your vehicle stopped altogether. This method is particularly useful for stopping taxis and limousines which don’t display licence plates.
Smart Card Access Control
Smart card access control systems are designed to make it easy for employees to locate guests. They allow security officers to scan guest IDs instead of searching through massive lists of names. Using RFID tags, smart cards communicate with other equipment using radio frequency signals. All guests who enter the casino must carry their ID tag or pass card. Once scanned, the smart card reader automatically stores information about the visitor in the company’s database. This makes it easier for security personnel to find specific guests in case of emergencies.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
Closed-circuit television cameras are usually mounted high up above the ground near the main entrances and exits of buildings. Cameras transmit images 24/7 to security stations where surveillance experts can watch for suspicious activities. Individuals aren’t allowed to approach these machines because they may interfere with the transmission of video footage.
Lobby Security Guards
Lobby security guards provide additional protection for patrons. Although they cannot physically prevent an attack, their presence gives visitors confidence that the premises are secure. Most casinos offer free shuttle services between lobby checkpoints and hotel rooms at night. Also, some hotels assign security guards specifically to protect popular attractions such as slot parlours or gaming tables.
Video surveillance helps monitor activity at various locations within a casino. It is often installed throughout the property so workers and management can keep track of guests and staff members. Some establishments have closed-circuit TV systems while others use less conspicuous monitoring methods. Regardless, video surveillance provides better protection than human guards alone.
An alarm system sounds when someone trespasses past an authorized area of a building. An intruder can be caught off guard while trying to break into a secured location. Many casinos utilize motion-activated lights to illuminate paths and stairwells. Other systems sound loud bells or whistles which draw attention to the area. Alarms also work well for detecting fire risks inside a casino. Sensors can measure changes in temperature, smoke concentration, gas leaks, and carbon monoxide levels.
In conclusion, there are many different ways to increase security in gambling facilities. No matter how many security measures are put in place, crime still happens every day. Fortunately, these ten strategies help reduce theft risks significantly without compromising customer experience.