Case Study

IDIS Delivers a Comprehensive 1,000 Camera End-to-End Video Solution to London Landmark Hotel

IDIS, the leading manufacturer of trusted South Korean-made video tech, is proud to have been selected to provide the Zedwell Piccadilly Hotel, located in the heart of London’s West End, with a full 1000-camera IDIS solution. The Zedwell Piccadilly was recently expanded and transformed with a top-to-bottom refurbishment, including an extension with a major annex in neighbouring Great Russell Street, bringing the total number of rooms to over 700. Video surveillance is an important resource for the hotel’s management team and staff, helping operations to run more smoothly, improving guest experiences, and ensuring security for visitors and employees. IDIS, together with integration partner Rukey Solutions, completed this comprehensive project in just two months.

Zedwell Piccadilly Lobby
Zedwell Piccadilly Lobby Using IDIS Super Fisheye Cameras Blended into Ceiling

IDIS DirectIP® was key to meeting the challenge, with its promise of true, plug-and-play connectivity, and immediate, seamless interoperability of IP cameras, NVRs, and network accessories. Using a trusted, single-source vendor for all system elements makes it simple to plan, price, and deliver projects, avoiding unexpected costs and last-minute component incompatibilities.

London Piccadilly Circus at Night

The hotel’s new system comprises 413x full HD IR dome cameras, offering crisp and clear image capture even in low-light, including up to 20m distances in darkness; and 40x 5MP IR Super Fisheye Compact cameras, replacing multiple conventional fixed lens cameras and allowing the most efficient wide-area scene coverage of the hotel’s communal areas, with IDIS’s patented Smart UX Controls allowing smooth dewarping and multiple display modes, as well as IR image capture at distances up to approximately 15m. In addition, 14HD IR bullet cameras, with IR image capture up to 30m, were installed to cover key locations including entrances, exteriors, and back-of-house areas including loading bays and stock rooms.

Zedwell Piccadilly Lobby with IDIS Fisheye

At the heart of the solution, making extended image storage affordable, are 10x 8000 Series 4K NVRs, which support RAID 1, 5, 10 and are expandable up to 240TB using eSATA storage. Operated with IDIS Center VMS, the solution ensures affordable storage, faster footage review, and powerful live monitoring with no perceivable latency, making controlling the system more comfortable and efficient.

Zedwell Piccadilly Exterior
Zedwell Piccadilly Exterior

Zedwell Piccadilly benefits from a solution with the lowest total cost of ownership, with no ongoing licence fees; and the completed system is protected by the industry best IDIS Ultimate Warranty. The solution also has flexibility designed in with the hotel looking to switch to a remote monitoring model. IDIS’s technology is well positioned to support this, with easy options for adding AI-powered analytics that will support operators and reduce the burden of live monitoring.

Jan Kotze, Head of Security, Zedwell, reported, “Guests look to us for a relaxing experience and great value in the heart of London’s West End and now, with this upgraded IDIS video solution, they also have the assurance of enhanced security, safety and the most efficient possible service.”



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