Landmark London Hotel Updated With End-to-End 1,000-Camera Video Solution

A major part of the historic hotel’s expansion and renovation was the addition of a 1,000-camera video solution by IDIS.

Landmark London Hotel Updated With End-to-End 1,000-Camera Video Solution

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The Zedwell Piccadilly Hotel, located in the heart of London’s West End, recently expanded and transformed its historic location with a top-to-bottom refurbishment, including an extension with an annex on neighboring Great Russell Street, bringing the total number of rooms to more than 700.

A major part of the expansion and renovation was the addition of a 1,000-camera video solution by IDIS, the Coppell, Texas-based manufacturer behind South Korean-made video technology.

Video surveillance is 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 the project in two months.

IDIS DirectIP was key to meeting the challenge, with its promise of plug-and-play connectivity and immediate, seamless interoperability of IP cameras, NVRs and network accessories.

The hotel’s new system comprises 413 x full HD IR dome cameras, offering crisp and clear image capture even in low-light, including up to 65 feet distances in  darkness; and 40 x 5MP IR Super Fisheye Compact cameras, replacing multiple conventional fixed lens cameras and allowing the most efficient wide-area scene coverage of the hotel’s communal areas.

Meanwhile, IDIS’ patented Smart UX Control allowing smooth dewarping  and multiple display modes, as well as IR image capture at distances up to approximately 50 feet. In addition, 14 HD IR bullet cameras, with IR image capture up to 100 feet, were installed to cover key locations including entrances, exteriors, and back-of-house areas including loading bays and stock rooms.

At the heart of the solution, making extended image storage affordable, are 10 x DirectIP 8300 Series 4K NVRs, which support RAID 1, 5, 10 and are expandable up to 240TB using eSATA storage. Operated with IDIS Center VMS, the solution ensures affordable storage, faster footage review and live monitoring with no perceivable latency.

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Why Zedwell Piccadilly Chose IDIS

Zedwell Piccadilly benefits from a solution with the lowest total cost of ownership, with no ongoing licence fees; and the completed system is protected by the IDIS Ultimate Warranty.

The solution also has flexibility designed in and, with the hotel, is looking to switch to a remote monitoring model. IDIS’ technology is well positioned to support this, with easy options for adding AI-powered analytics that will support operators and reduce the burden of live monitoring.

“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,” says Jan Kotze, head of security for Zedwell.

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