China's homegrown 5-star hotel goes IP
Huabei Hotel is a 5-star business and conference hotel that offers various services including lodging, conference venues, restaurants and entertainment under one roof. It has a total area of 64,766 m2 and 15 stories. It is equipped with 15 high-end conference rooms catered for different types of conferences and other entertainment services. The hotel wished to build a high-definition video surveil
Austrian hotel boasts homey feel with concealed security design
VingCard Elsafe, an Assa Abloy company, installed the world's first concealed electronic door lock at 5-star Hotel Bristol in Vienna. The lock's minimalist design eliminates all lock hardware on the door, and encases all electronic components, including the reader, inside the door. The design covers the access device, making it practically “invisible” to hotel guests, which solves hotel design pro
French housing complex gets peace of mind
Milestone Systems open platform IP VMS has been installed with Samsung network cameras in a surveillance system that has brought peace and confidence to the citizens of a neighborhood in Eastern France affected by criminal disturbances.
Marriott Hotel in the U.K. enhances customer service and staff efficiency with key control
Luxurious amenities, ideal location, responsive service and fine dining are just some of the features of a first class hotel. First impressions can change quickly, however, if guests must wait in long lines when reception staff is slowed by additional chores such as dispensing and recording building keys used by maintenance or housekeeping.
S. African boutique resort safeguards VIPs with networked surveillance
The Saxon has been voted the World's Leading Boutique Hotel for the past six consecutive years, it is a sumptuous destination designed to offer luxury and comfort to top echelon guests whilst ensuring that their security and privacy are never compromised. Catering to local and international note-worthy personalities, such as the illustrious Nelson Mandela, the visiting prominent patrons choose the
Home Sweet Home
2012 would be remembered as the pivotal year for home security. A perfect concoction of investment, technology and new entrants has now changed the market landscape forever. Service/business models, ubiquitous broadband and smartphones have finally colluded to make home security and surveillance a more than affordable and viable solution. According to Frost & Sullivan, even the cash-strapped Europ
Manchester MediaCityUK development project locks down on contactless access control
Located at Salford Quays on the banks of Manchester ship canal phase one of the MediaCityUK development, which is spread over 36 acres of the 200 acre site, has seen around $103 (￡650) million invested. Designed around the specific needs of the media and creative industries, the bespoke community features one of the biggest HD studio complexes in Europe; commercial offices; 378 apartments; a brand
French hotel chain in Lithuania upgrades security system for enhanced customer experience
Safety and security is very much a focus for hotels, so with specific regard to its guest room security the challenge for the Ibis Kaunas Centre hotel was to find a reliable security system that would not only complement the modern aesthetics of the building and its design, but operate seamlessly and discreetly in the background while giving guests reliable, unobtrusive 24/7 protection.
Chicago student housing centralizes IP surveillance on campus fiber backbone
As DePaul University, located in urban Chicago, Illinois, began purchasing and renovating city blocks of privately- owned apartment buildings to house its growing student population, it began maxing out the capacity of its DVR-based analog surveillance systems. The Public Safety Department wanted to establish a centralized recording system that would run over the university's existing fiber optic
New Hyatt Regency in China puts guests and operators first
In recent years, the rise of budget airlines, increased international focus and a growing middle class in Asia have all contributed to ever-growing demand for hotel rooms across the region. According to reports from the United Nations, World Trade Organization and Intercontinental Hotel Groups, China alone is estimated to have 6.1 million hotel rooms by 2025. With greater demand and numbers of aff
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