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June 29, 2022


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London student accommodation security upgraded with end-to-end video surveillance system

An end-to-end video surveillance system from IDIS is helping to enhance safety and security at Chapter White City, a recently built student accommodation in West London.

Chapter White City, run by residential property management leader Greystar, serves students from institutions including Imperial College, BPP University and London College of Fashion UAL. On-site amenities include bedrooms and studios, study spaces, a gym, social areas, meeting rooms, a laundry, secure entry, and a 24/7 security team. The video surveillance upgrade comprises network cameras, recorders, and IDIS Center VMS, and is designed to eliminate security blind spots, improving image quality, and usability for the 24/7 security team.

Safety and wellbeing are top priorities for students and their families and with the previous surveillance system said to have provided inadequate coverage and poor image quality, systems integrator Triple Star Fire and Security was asked to install a complete upgrade.

Triple Star’s installation team designed a system which more than doubled the number of cameras across the site, delivering HD image capture of every location without increasing operating expenditure.  The solution provides full coverage of the building’s exterior, including entrances, storage areas and the car park, as well as internal communal areas including lift lobbies, corridors, and kitchens.

The installation at Chapter White City has already had one notable success with a recurring problem of damage to parked vehicles during refuse collection being resolved after the system was commissioned due to the availability of “indisputable” video evidence.

External security has also been enhanced with 5MP IDIS vandal-resistant IR domes that feature varifocal lenses, true WDR, and IR LED to provide clear images in all lighting conditions, including night-time coverage up to 30m.

IDIS DirectIP plug-and-play technology is said to have minimised disruption for students and day-to-day operations as it made the installation “faster and easier” for Triple Star’s engineers, with mutual authentication and “seamless compatibility” of the H.265 cameras and 32-channel NVRs. H.265 video compression combined with IDIS Intelligent Codec is reported to have contributed to the reduced TCO by lessening the data storage burden by approximately 60%.

Matt Edwards, Security Systems Director at Triple Star Fire and Security commented: “Greystar is delighted with the IDIS solution because it gives them outstanding performance now and the best TCO value long term, with low OPEX costs and assured flexibility. Building on this success Triple Star is undertaking more projects for this leading property developer.”


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