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November 5, 2021


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YMCA upgrades video systems to improve protection of ‘Heart of England’ facilities

YMCA Heart of England has upgraded video systems across its busy community facilities in Birmingham, Solihull, Rugby and Coventry with a roll-out of end-to-end DirectIP technology from IDIS.

Part of the international YMCA movement, YMCA Heart of England supports local people, including vulnerable groups, with services from housing to youth services.

Systems integrator Unison Integrated Technology was asked to replace YMCA’s poorly performing mix-and-match systems, incorporating elements from different vendors, with more efficient end-to-end technology from IDIS.

At the YMCA Birmingham centre, for example, the inefficient video has been replaced by an IDIS DirectIP® solution comprising a 32-channel NVR; 19 Full-HD vandal-resistant IR domes; and 11 Full-HD IR bullet cameras.

The 2.8mm fixed lens 2MP dome and bullet cameras, equipped with true WDR and IR LED, were set up to capture crisp, clear images of the building exteriors, entrances and internal corridors and communal areas day and night. Also, the 4K NVR delivers throughput of up to 960ips real-time recording and live monitoring with no visible latency.

The license-free IDIS Center VMS gives staff and authorised volunteers an intuitive interface to manage devices, benefitting from high-performance live monitoring and rapid retrieval of footage, whilst also configuring user permissions to provide team members with appropriate role-based access rights.

Reiss Spear, Sales Manager, IDIS Europe concludes: “We are delighted that IDIS technology has proved to be the best solution for YMCA, with competitive up-front pricing and the low ongoing lifecycle costs.”

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