Down Hall Installs Phased Upgrade To DirectIP™

The country house hotel, Down Hall, selects IDIS full-HD surveillance for its high performance and a simple transition.

Down Hall, one of England’s most established country house hotels, has installed IDIS DirectIP using a phased approach to upgrade from its existing legacy analogue CCTV.  On the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall chose IDIS partner, Rutledge Integrated Systems (RIS), to manage the security upgrade following a refurbishment to include an exclusive gym, sauna and steam room facility.

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IDIS DirectIP impressed with its HD performance, affordability, and the capability for a fast and simple phased install.  With significant experience implementing DirectIP across hotel and leisure complexes, RIS demonstrated the powerful full-HD and networked surveillance capability with a delivery plan that kept the impact on hotel operations to a minimum.

Now complete, the first phase of upgrading 70 cameras across the Down Hall estate includes a one-stop-shop and full-HD solution comprising a range of DirectIP mega-pixel cameras, network video recorders (NVR), bundled video management software, and network switches.  Covering the gym, sauna, steam room, and plant rooms, Down Hall is already realising the benefits of DirectIP surveillance through the improvement of staff and guest safety, and the ability to quickly identify any suspicious behaviour, while retrieval of footage has reduced from hours to minutes.

Andrew Oxley, General Manager at Down Hall, noted, “IDIS DirectIP offered an affordable and compelling HD solution without the worry of on-going license fees.  The operational benefits in terms of saving time and the ability to quickly detect and respond to crime are immediate.  While we expect to significantly reduce our maintenance costs compared with the legacy system.  The RIS team ensured minimum disruption to staff and guests, making sure our new facilities opened on schedule as we head into our busiest period of the year.”


Andy Rutledge, Managing Director, RIS, added, “Our fifth DirectIP project, we knew we could offer a competitive solution combined with a staged roll out, which allowed us to install in hours rather than days.  The intuitive interface, very similar to analogue systems, means we then handed over to staff quickly and with minimum fuss.”

Packaged as a one-stop-shop affordable solution, comprising a range of IP cameras, network video recorders (NVR), video management software, and network accessories, DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity, combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility, and industry leading pricing.  For more information on DirectIP surveillance solutions, go to or e-mail


About IDIS

IDIS is a global provider of video surveillance solutions and technologies for a wide range of commercial and public sector markets. Headquartered in Korea and operating across 60 countries with branches in the UK and Netherlands, IDIS is the world’s leading DVR manufacturer with more than 1.7 million installations worldwide.

Today, IDIS leads the HD video surveillance market with its end-to-end DirectIP™ solutions comprising a range of IP cameras and network video recorders. DirectIP delivers unrivalled plug-and-play simplicity combined with highest-quality performance, compatibility and industry leading pricing.





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.


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