In 1996, the division won the largest digital contract in the world at that time, by offering Melbourne’s Crown Casino with a unique pit cam solution.
This was far ahead of its time in thinking, when all recordings were still direct to VHS tapes, not HDDs. The Crown Casino contract was also the beginning of a long and close friendship with Dallmeier Electronic of Germany, the first manufacturer of digital video recorders.
Following the success of Crown Casino, Star City Casino in Sydney, Burswood Casino in Perth, Reef Casino in Cairns, and Sky City Casino in Darwin soon followed suite, adopting digital recorder technology from C.R.Kennedy.
No two contracts are ever identical, and every customer is offered tailored solutions to their requirements.
In 2003, C.R.Kennedy and Dallmeier founded a joint venture to target the Asian market, with an office in Hong Kong, and later Macau and Singapore. This joint venture has gone on to win the first fully digital matrix solution at the Sands Macau Casino, the largest surveillance and digital recording site on Earth at the Venetian Macau Casino, the Four Season Macau Hotel, and more recently, the Marina Bay Sands Casino in Singapore.
The CCTV division was awarded distribution of Samsung Techwin DVRs and cameras in 2003. In recognition of the division’s high sales figures, Samsung awarded C.R.Kennedy in “appreciation of their superb achievement in sales and marketing in 2007”.
Other CCTV products the division handles includes Watec, which manufactures miniature cameras, VideoTec, a manufacture of camera housings and brackets, and TVS, a manufacturer of high quality CRT and LCD screens.
In January 2010, C R Kennedy was appointed exclusive Australian distributor for LG Electronics Security products. In addition to HD High Definition IP products, the LG range allows the company to expand into providing total solutions, integrating CCTV with access control.
C.R.Kennedy’s Surveillance division has over 20 staff, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Not only has it won success with Casinos, but also with apartment buildings, shopping centres, government departments, petrol stations, prisons, police stations, interviewing systems, city councils, restaurants, airports, hotels and pubs, mining companies, businesses and individual residences.