Hotel La Marvella Employs Axis Surveillance and Remote Monitoring Solution

18.03.2014 - La Marvella is a luxury boutique hotel located in the Jayanagar suburb of Bangalore. A part of the Best Western Premier group, the hotel prides itself for being an oasis of tranqui...

La Marvella is a luxury boutique hotel located in the Jayanagar suburb of Bangalore. A part of the Best Western Premier group, the hotel prides itself for being an oasis of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of a large city. The hotel offers services to meet the varied demands for all segments, be it corporate or leisure, and is focused on ensuring that its service and hospitality match up to the highest international standards. In line with this vision, the hotel's management team was keen to install a surveillance system that would ensure utmost safety and security of the guests at all times.

The hotel management was looking for surveillance and monitoring system that would provide security and safety and minimize pilferage. At the same time, the cameras were required to be discreet, in order to maintain aesthetics and to ensure that the guests' comfort is not compromised. Being a multi-nationally managed hotel, it was also necessary that image quality should be of high quality to enable remote monitoring by the management team overseas.

At the same time, they required the surveillance installation to increase system efficiency by preventing pilferage at various staff and material movement locations and by better monitoring of utility areas such as electrical panel rooms and DG power rooms.

Front and Back Office
The local Axis partner Zener Systems in cooperation with Hashnine Software installed a mix of 64 Axis PTZ and fixed network cameras. The Axis camera models 209FD, 215PTZ, 216FD, 5532, M10, M1011, M3011, M3202 and P1311 were chosen for their discrete size, high video quality, performance in low light, wide area coverage as well as their ease of installation through Power over Ethernet. These cameras are also equipped to handle intelligent video analytics features such as motion and audio detection, a tampering alarm along with multi-streaming in low bandwidth. These cameras are installed at different locations at the hotel covering the corridors, lobby, lift, main entrance, restaurants and bars. They have also been installed in utility areas to monitor material movement locations, electrical panel rooms and DG power rooms.

The solution has been successful in ensuring safety and security of guests, which was the primary concern for La Marvella's management team. The network recording and storage provision has brought down the necessity of staff dependency, thereby increasing efficiency while cutting costs. The high image quality available over IP has been acknowledged and appreciated by the hotel's senior management, which can now monitor the hotel from across the world.

Pan Scan
The PTZ dome network cameras offer network video functionality combined with pan/tilt/zoom capability, enabling wide area coverage and great detail when zooming in. The camera's movement is easily controlled by an operator, or it can be run in preset mode where the camera automatically moves between preset positions. This has made the monitoring process more effective than the physical surveillance methodology that was used before.

"We greatly value the safety and security of our guests and are extremely happy with the results achieved from the installation of these Axis network cameras. We have found them to be smart in looks and discrete, so we don't have to compromise on the aesthetics or comfort of our guests to ensure safety. Remote monitoring of the premises, including the utility areas, has enabled our senior management to study the operations and to ensure world class services," said Mr. Sashi, IT Manager at La Marvella.


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