DIRECTIP™ FULL-HD SURVEILLANCE INSTALLED IN LUXURY HOTEL RESORT
Partners iCenterHD and Rutledge Integrated Systems, leverage the simplicity and speed of installing DirectIP™ ahead of the resort’s inauguration.
A luxury hotel and resort group has completed the first installation of IDIS DirectIP™ full-HD surveillance at its new flagship resort in Phuket, Thailand, as part of a wider DirectIP™ rollout programme. Commissioned ahead of the resort’s inauguration in December, the project is the first of twelve DirectIP™ solutions to be installed across the group’s new properties in Asia and North America.
Ahead of opening the Phuket resort, the group’s security team needed to implement a modern and high performance HD video surveillance solution that would be unobtrusive and match the resorts luxury brand and image. The solution needed to ensure the safety and security of the resort’s guests and staff, while the implementation needed to meet extremely tight deadlines ahead of the inauguration in late 2013.
In November 2013, the hotel group turned to their trusted systems integrator, Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS). RIS worked in partnership with CCTV specialist’s iCenter HD to review a number of server-based surveillance solutions. After thorough evaluation, the team selected DirectIP™, based on its innovative high performance combined with its capability for fast and simple implementation, affordable pricing and bundled IDIS Center™ video management, requiring no ongoing licence fees.
The complete end-to-end DirectIP™ solution, comprising 45 internal and external dome cameras and two 32-channel network video recorders (NVRs), is managed through the simple and intuitive IDIS Center™ video management software (VMS). The IP-enabled and vandal proof range of one and two megapixel cameras, also feature pan-tilt-zoom, low light and audio functionality. Eighteen terabytes of storage provided by the DirectIP™ NVRs support the resort’s requirement to store 31 days of footage all in full-HD.
The user-friendly solution operates just like a traditional analogue DVR-based system with all the necessary accessories supplied by IDIS to build a complete full-HD surveillance solution.
Andy Rutlege, Managing Director at RIS, said, “The luxury resort group are an existing prestigious and important customer for RIS, and we were determined to complete the project ahead of the inauguration. As an established systems integrator, having completed a large number of IP CCTV projects, DirectIP™ offered us a previously unseen level of seamless integration. To ensure we delivered the project on time and on budget, iCenter HD distributed the kit in record time to Thailand and remained incredibly responsive throughout the project.
“We are currently rolling out two similar DirectIP™ solutions in the Maldives and Miami with another nine scheduled over the next few months. We intend to use IDIS DirectIP™ combined with the services offered by iCenter HD for these and many projects in the future.”
IDIS is a global security company that designs, develops, manufactures and delivers surveillance solutions for a wide range of commercial and public sector markets. Headquartered in Korea and operating across 35 countries and strategic partners, IDIS is the world’s leading DVR manufacturer with an annual turnover of $140 million and more than 1.7 million installations worldwide.
IDIS next generation DirectIP™ surveillance solutions meet the needs of an increasingly demanding security landscape to protect people, property and assets through flexible and cost-effective technology coupled with unrivalled performance, quality and functionality.
About COMO Group
Headquartered in Singapore, the COMO Group offers luxury with a deep respect for authenticity. The Group comprises COMO Hotels and Resorts, international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, award-winning holistic wellness brand COMO Shambhala and the philanthropic organisation, the COMO Foundation. For more information, go to www.comohotels.com.
About Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS)
With a wealth of experience in the design, installation and servicing of CCTV, access control and intruder alarms, Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS) is establishing itself as one of the fastest growing integrated security system companies in the UK.
Through our nationwide network of highly skilled and experienced engineers, we are able to provide a service that is second to none. With the versatility, capabilities and parts facilities to maintain all types of security equipment, coupled with fast response times. RIS have a wide range of clients from all industry sectors both public and private sector.
About iCenter HD
iCenter HD leverages its extensive industry knowledge to connect a select number of leading security vendors with major security projects through a network of integration partners. Founded by Jeremy Cocks, a veteran entrepreneur in the CCTV industry, iCenter HD specialises in simple to install, yet sophisticated, IP security products that are powerful enough to configure into larger security systems. iCenter HD is a strategic distribution partner of IDIS DirectIP™ solutions.