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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Visimetrics CCTV footage used in poker game cheat conviction

Footage from Visimetrics FASTAR Digital Evidence Recorders has been used by the Metropolitan Police’s Clubs and Vice Unit to assist in the recent conviction of two poker game cheats, who were arrested in May 2009 at the London Clubs Casino at the Empire, Leicester Square.

During two visits to the Casino, a total of 7 cheat moves were noted by surveillance staff and also recorded by the FASTAR DER. Real Time footage from both fixed and PTZ cameras was handed to the police on movie format DVD, extracted directly from the recorders. The footage was shown to the suspects during interview and both subsequently pleaded guilty to cheating at gambling when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court in June.

Doug Reeman, London Clubs Head of Security commented: “The clarity of the images we obtained from FASTAR undoubtedly contributed to the guilty pleas entered, and underlines the efficacy of both the surveillance team and the technology that backs them up.”

The Visimetrics FASTAR Digital Evidence Recorder is in use by various Casino operators and this is the first ever conviction for this offence under the Gambling Act 2005, to be obtained in the UK.

Visimetrics specialise in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance digital video recording, storage and management systems for dedicated CCTV applications. Visimetrics solutions are deployed within critical CCTV applications such as casinos, prisons, ports, banks, education, transportation, city centre, government and military sites. Visimetrics work in partnership with consultants, integrators and technical partners to deliver CCTV solutions without compromise.


Visimetrics (UK) Ltd
Skye House
Skye Road
Prestwick KA9 2TA
Ayrshire, Scotland

Contact: Barry Rooney
Tel: 01292 673770
Fax: 01292 677990

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