SOCHI, Russia — A five-star luxury resort here that celebrated its grand opening in time to house guests for the Winter Olympics is equipped with Bosch fire alarm systems, public address and evacuation technology, as well as a comprehensive video surveillance system. The entire solution is integrated and centrally managed via the Bosch Building Integration System (BIS).
Located close to the Black Sea coast, the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre features more than 500 guest rooms, three restaurants, a health club and spa, among other amenities. With 11 conference rooms and an expansive hall, the Radisson Blu also features one of the largest hotel-attached convention centers in southern Russia.
Because different parts of the resort also have different safety requirements, a Russian-based installer designed a networked solution with 11 independent fire panels and more than 8,000 fire detectors, all being managed as one integrated system. The Bosch fire alarm system tightly interacts with Bosch’s Praesideo public address system to ensure a fast evacuation in case of an emergency.
The video surveillance solution consists of almost 300 IP cameras managed by the Bosch video management system (VMS). Bosch Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) is used to reliably detect critical situations and to reduce the expenditure of human labor, according to a press release.
“Safety and security are very obviously prime issues in Sochi these days”, says Christoph Hampe, head of Country Sales Organization Russia at Bosch Security Systems. “However, Radisson Blu looked much further. They wanted a security solution for the long-term and therefore decided to install an integrated and highly scalable security system based on open standards. This will enable them to easily expand and modify the existing solution whenever the need arises, protecting the initial investment even when requirements change.”