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November 29, 2023

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case study

1,000 end-to-end video camera upgrade at West End hotel

IDIS provides the Zedwell Piccadilly Hotel, located in London’s West End, with a full 1000-camera solution.

The Zedwell Piccadilly was recently expanded and transformed with a top-to-bottom refurbishment, including an extension with an annex in neighbouring Great Russell Street, bringing the total number of rooms to over 700.

Video surveillance is seen as an important resource for the hotel’s management team and staff, helping operations to run more smoothly, improving guest experiences, and ensuring security for visitors and employees. IDIS, together with integration partner Rukey Solutions, completed this project in two months.

IDIS DirectIP was key to meeting the challenge, with its promise of true, plug-and-play connectivity, and immediate, seamless interoperability of IP cameras, NVRs, and network accessories. Using a trusted, single-source vendor for all system elements makes it simple to plan, price, and deliver projects, avoiding unexpected costs and last-minute component incompatibilities.

Wide-area scene coverage and extended image storage

The hotel’s new system comprises 413 full HD IR dome cameras, designed to offer more crisp and clear image capture in low-light, including up to 20m distances in darkness; and 40 5MP IR Super Fisheye Compact cameras, said to replace multiple conventional fixed lens cameras and allow wide-area scene coverage of the hotel’s communal areas, including Smart UX Controls, designed for dewarping and multiple display modes, as well as IR image capture at distances up to approximately 15m.

In addition, 14 HD IR bullet cameras, with IR image capture up to 30m, were installed to cover key locations including entrances, exteriors, and back-of-house areas including loading bays and stock rooms.

Said to make extended image storage affordable, 10 8000 Series 4K NVRs were also installed, which are designed to support RAID 1, 5, 10 and are expandable up to 240TB using eSATA storage.

Operated with IDIS Center VMS, the solution, the firm believes, offers affordable storage, faster footage review, and live monitoring, aimed to make controlling the system more comfortable and efficient.

The solution also has flexibility designed in with the hotel looking to switch to a remote monitoring model with options for adding AI-powered analytics that are designed to support operators and reduce the burden of live monitoring.

Jan Kotze, Head of Security, Zedwell, said: “Guests look to us for a relaxing experience and great value in the heart of London’s West End and now, with this upgraded IDIS video solution, they also have the assurance of enhanced security, safety and the most efficient possible service.”

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