Dutch automotive distributor changes gear with IDIS DirectIP

Dutch automotive distributor changes gear with IDIS DirectIP
Located in Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands, Louwman & Parqui headquarters reside on a 30-hectare site just off the A27 and include the showroom “De Koepel,” a striking landmark designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller that showcases all the latest Toyota and Lexus models and incorporates offices where staff are responsible for all marketing and sales across the Netherlands.

In addition, the site features a museum, Louwman‘s Toyota World, as well as workshops responsible for the maintenance of classic cars, the Louwman College and a logistics centre. Further, visitors to Louwman & Parqui are treated to an extraordinary sight of three camels that reside next to the car parks.

Challenges

In the summer of 2016, Rochus Schoorl, Louwman & Parqui’s Facilities Manager, realized that the incumbent surveillance system was outdated and no longer fit for purpose. There was limited backup capability, image resolution was poor and retrieval of footage was slow and complicated. Schoorl reached out to several respected Dutch security systems integrators to find a system that was both reliable and intuitive—one that would give him the high-performance functionality he needed to effectively and efficiently secure the Raamsdonksveer site.

Solution

System integrator, Ooperon, had already provided all aspects of access control at Louwman & Parqui, and based on the company’s expertise in both electronic and manned security and a truly partnership approach, Schoorl chose Ooperon for the surveillance upgrade. Other integrators proposed a mix of analogue and IP surveillance, while Ooperon offered a completely integrated security solution and an immediate migration to IDIS DirectIP that would prove both cost effective and simple to operate.

The entire aging video surveillance was completely replaced and integrated into Louwman & Parqui’s existing infrastructure and features a mix of IDIS Full-HD internal and external cameras with additional surveillance points added on the advice of Ooperon so that the entire facility is now strategically equipped with cameras. Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) is also integrated into the system enabling reception staff to verify visitors and allow them access to the site. High quality images are providing high performance and user-friendly monitoring with no visible latency even from mobile phones via the IDIS Mobile app.

Benefits

Integrated into existing infrastructure has proven cost effective, while the IDIS Total Solution that Ooperon have installed is realizing significant efficiencies by streamlining previously complicated, slow and manual tasks. The simple user interface makes retrieval of footage quick and easy, while IDIS NVRs provide the necessary storage and IDIS SmartFailover gives Louwman & Parqui the redundancy they were looking for.


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