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Companies beefing up security measures at numerous Strip properties

Security on the Las Vegas Strip is something hotels and casinos are constantly thinking about and changing. Especially since the 1 October tragedy. Now, some properties are taking extra steps to keep their guests safe.

Caesars Entertainment says it plans to add armed security guards to its properties, while the Venetian has decided to add more K-9 units to its patrol. And with the continuation of the massive bollard project, it's safe to say security on the Strip has never been tighter.

"No one ever expected the civilian version if you will of a SWAT team," said Phil Ramos, retired Metro homicide detective and security expert.

According to Ramos, having armed security at the Caesars properties is a good move following 1 October.

"Prudence demands that these resorts have a response, a like response, so you need the threat of force of equal or greater force to neutralize that force," Ramos said.

In a statement to 8 News NOW, Caesars Entertainment says, in part, "these teams provide valuable additional security capabilities, provide a stronger and more visible security presence, and a rapid armed response if necessary."

LinkedIn has a handful of security team jobs posted for Caesars. The positions calls for someone with several years of experience and knowledge of law enforcement techniques.

"You're not going to see these guys walking through the casino with tactical gear and semi-automatic weapons strapped to their shoulders, that's not what they're there for," Ramos said.

Las Vegas Sands Corporation is beefing up K-9 units at their properties like the Venetian and the Palazzo.

The main goals are to act as a visual deterrent and to detect explosives.

So what do tourists think about all of the added safety measures?

Many are on board with them.

"I think just knowing that there are people out there watching for potential problems, and being preventative instead of reactive is always a good thing," aid Marcee Stephenson, visiting from Ohio.

However, some tourist believes the extra precaution will have little effect.

"People take drastic measures when they want to, and no matter what type of security you have, when they want to do it, they will do it, they will find a way," said Willie Clark, visiting from California.

It's unclear right now when exactly those armed response teams will be active. As for the bollards project, the final phase is expected to start at the beginning of next year.

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