A large part of a surveillance agent’s job is reviewing video to locate an incident or event such as theft, guest slip or fall, or a violation of policy by an employee. While these types of review and many others are conducted almost daily, most surveillance personnel have never received any formal training nor has there been an industry-wide best practice established for conducting reviews. This lack of training results in inefficient review as well as the poor documenting and securing of necessary evidence.
For the most part, litigation involving claims of inadequacy and negligence where surveillance or security had a legal duty to protect their patron from foreseeable harm remained consistent with prior years. I received calls from both defense attorneys representing casinos and plaintiff attorneys representing customers who felt they were wronged in some way.