The DirectIP solution features an 8-channel NVR connected to six full-HD dome cameras all operated through IDIS Center VMS IDIS announces the successful implementation of DirectIP at the Farleigh Hospice, a registered charity, in Chelmsford, that provides hospice care to people affected by life limiting illnesses across mid Essex. When the hospice’s existing analogue CCTV system started to fail and became too expensive to maintain, the Farleigh management team turned to Security by Design. The London-based systems integrator had already supported the hospice for over a decade and immediately recommended IDIS DirectIP as the best migration path to a full-HD surveillance solution. Already long standing partners, Security by Design and IDIS joined forces to donate a majority of the equipment with Security by Design offering heavily discounted installation services. Richard Bates, Engineering Director at Security by Design, said, “We’ve been installing DirectIP at a range of businesses since 2013, so we knew that the IDIS solution offered the Farleigh Hospice the quality, reliability and performance they were looking for. In addition, with true plug-and-play configuration we could assure the hospice of a low cost of ownership through simple maintenance combined with no licence fees and low power consumption.” State-of-the-art surveillance system The DirectIP solution features an 8-channel NVR connected to six full-HD dome cameras all operated through IDIS Center™, comprehensive yet intuitive video management software, which is bundled and comes without annual licence fees. Plug-and-play functionality and auto configuration dramatically reduced installation time, ensuring a smooth and fast migration to a surveillance system that offers vastly improved coverage and superior image quality Mike Drummie, Senior IT Operations at the Farleigh Hospice, said, “The security and health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors is paramount, particularly as many of our staff and volunteers work throughout the night. IDIS and Security by Design have provided us with a state-of-the-art surveillance system that enables us to effectively monitor our entire facility 24/7 to meet our duty of care requirements. The user-friendly interface is proving simple for our staff to operate, while the system meets our storage requirements and enables the rapid retrieval of high-resolution images in the event of an incident. We are very grateful for the support from IDIS and Security by Design and we’re now looking to roll out DirectIP at our distribution, day care and retail sites.” The IDIS flagship offering, DirectIP delivers a revolutionary approach to HD surveillance—one that is truly plug-and-play, single-source, and highly affordable—comprising a range of full-HD cameras, network video recorders (NVR), and monitors—including 4K UHD and support for H.265.