Hikvision protects world-class hospitality business school
Installed and specified by Techno Security Systems (TSS), Skotel, a leading hospitality business school, is now being protected by surveillance products supplied by Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions.
One of five similar sites across the Netherlands, Skotel in The Hague is a hospitality business school specialising in training & study for high-level management. Focusing on increasing hospitality, customer experience and satisfaction for companies within and outside the hotel industry, it has more than 85 years of experience and is one of the top five international hotel schools in the world.
Providing education for hospitality management, Skotel works to leverage its knowledge within the organisation and translate it to fulfill clients’ needs, within course subjects such as Hotel Business, Food & Beverage, Revenue Management and Strategic Relationship Management. Designed to deliver the next generation of hospitality innovators, the business school offers programmes tailored for general management, through to MBA level.
More than just a first class training facility, Skotel also offers real paying guests the possibility to stay in a different hotel concept every time they visit. In all, 21 hotel rooms are available, all equipped with WiFi, Internet connection, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. 14 ‘special rooms’ have been decorated by a number of well-known hotel chains, including Marriott, Golden Tulip, Disneyland Resort Paris, Accor, Center Parcs, Sheraton and Hyatt Group, giving each room its own distinctive style, feeling and experience. Seven standard rooms have all been decorated by Okura. The Skotel building also accommodates its international students from over 50 countries, on-site, in its suite of 80 private rooms.
Looking to enhance their on-site security and day-to-day management to provide a secure environment for its students, guests and staff, Skotel turned to TSS to provide a high quality and cost-effective video surveillance solution. After appraising the needs of Skotel management and the physical properties of the hotel school building, TSS specified a Hikvision based integrated surveillance system, employing static IP cameras, NVRs and video management software.
Keeping a watchful eye over all of the hotel school’s entrances, each end of the many corridors and roof terrace area, TSS installed Hikvision DS-2CD2022WD-I 2MP IR Bullet Network cameras. Providing Full 1080p HD image resolution, Wide Dynamic Range and available with a variety of fixed lens choice, the camera model was specified to deliver crystal clear pictures, to enable the effective monitoring of all activity.
Outside of the Skotel building, situational awareness is provided by a number of Hikvision DS-2CD4626FWD-IZHS 2MP Low Light Smart ‘Darkfighter’ cameras. With a highly-effective mix of BLC, auto-focus & motorised zoom, 120dB WDR and built-in 70m range IP LED illuminator, the Darkfighter camera has proven to be the ideal solution to capture all day time and nigh time activity around the school’s grounds and main entrance gate.
Protecting the hospitality students at work, 50 x Hikvision DS-2CD2322WD-I cameras were installed to view each classroom door. Controlling all key system functionality, in the manager’s office, Hikvision’s iVMS4200 video management software is used to enable easy and effective product set-up and surveillance system monitoring. In the server room, Hikvision DS-7732NI-E4/16P Embedded Plug & Play NVRs support up to 6MP resolution recording, to deliver crisp and clear live and playback images to the large format surveillance monitors in the site’s main office.
Quality & performance
With the system completed, the end-user is said to be very happy with quality and performance of Hikvision cameras, their cost, and delivery of Darkfighter night-time images in particular.
Since going live, the Hikvision based surveillance system has played its part in effectively protecting the site and helping to keep Skotel’s management, its students and their property safe.