London Hotel Tackles Security Demands With IP Video System

IndigoVision’s complete IP video system has been installed at the prestigious London Marriott Hotel in Kensington, as part of a CCTV security upgrade.

The seven-story, 216-room hotel wanted to upgrade its surveillance capability with the very best available technology, to meet the ever increasing security demands of a central London hotel.

By deploying the IndigoVision solution, the hotel re-used its existing analog CCTV infrastructure whilst at the same time adding advanced features and superior image quality that was not available from the original system. The upgrade was installed by IndigoVision’s approved partner Astro Communications.

The security threats facing a city center hotel are significant, not only does a surveillance system have to aid guest and staff safety but also has to monitor the security issues around high-profile guests and specific incidents such as walk-in-theft. It is therefore, vitally important to have a flexible surveillance solution that provides the very best image quality and analysis tools.

“The IndigoVision system provides us with an excellent tool for monitoring the security of the hotel,” said Jim Fraser, Marriott Hotel chief engineer. “The video quality is superb and the facilities of the video management software are far superior to what was achievable with the old CCTV system.”

‘Control Center’, IndigoVision’s IP video and alarm management software is used by the security operators to view live and recorded video from all of the cameras in and around the hotel. A single PC running ‘Control Center’ software replaced all of the original analog control room equipment and at the same time provided a suite of tools for viewing and analyzing the video. Over 30 days of video recording is achieved using IndigoVision’s NVRs, providing a fault-tolerant recording solution.

“The analysis tools allow us to quickly identify recorded footage of an incident, even well after the fact,” Fraser said. “Following a recent hit-and-run incident on one of our driveways, we were able to quickly identify the relevant footage and export evidential quality video for the police.”

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