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IDIS DirectIP upgrades analogue CCTV at Down Hall country house hotel in England

Published on 14 April, 2014
With significant experience implementing DirectIP across hotel and leisure complexes, RIS demonstrated the powerful full-HD and networked surveillance capability
The first phase of upgrading includes IDIS DirectIP megapixel cameras, NVRs, VMS, and network switches

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.

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.

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