DeVere Cameron House Hotel / UKCase example of Panasonic security system
DeVere Cameron House Hotel / UK
Five star protection
“We want our guests to feel at home in the surroundings of the hotel,” explains Vince Fenwick, Cameron House’s Financial Manager: “A major part of this philosophy is to make our guests feel secure within the hotel’s grounds.
Our original CCTV system was a big help with our security effort. However, advancements in CCTV technology and the general wear and tear on the system was beginning to illustrate the installation’s age.”
To conduct a complete overhaul of visual security measures at Cameron House, Vince Fenwick chose Panasonic Premier Integrator, Clear Image. Jim Duncan, Panasonic Business Development Manager and Neil Alexander, Regional Manager at Clear Image liaised heavily with Vince to specify and install a system that would fulfil the hotel’s specific needs.
The interior of the hotel is protected using Panasonic WV-CF224EX dome cameras. Equipped with a 380,000 pixel, 1/4-type CCD they can be used with both AC and DC power sources. In addition to 480 TV lines horizontal resolution, the unit can operate effectively in lighting as low as 1.6 lux, affording visual surveillance across the varying lighting conditions of the hotel’s reception area and adjoining corridors.
surrounding grounds meant that we were able to install a camera that would be
unobtrusive in the peaceful natural surroundings of the loch.”
“Using Panasonic’s WV-CW960 dome cameras for the building’s exterior and vast surrounding grounds meant that we were able to install a camera that would be unobtrusive in the peaceful natural surroundings of the loch. We also used a variety of Panasonic lenses to permit maximum scene coverage, meaning fewer cameras needed to be installed.”
Camera images are transmitted to two onsite security offices. One is situated in the hotel’s management suit adjacent to the main reception and records information from the internal camera system onto a hard disk digital video recorder (DVR). The other is located in the hotel’s marina office, which records information from the external cameras for archive, via a WJ-HD316A 16- channel DVR. Both DVRs are programmed for seven-day event recording and provide the hotel’s management crystal clear images of any incidents captured, making for easy identification of the scenario and individuals involved.
Cameron House Hotel now operates a high-spec CCTV system that supplies not only essential security benefits but has also proved to be an invaluable management tool. With this system, Vince and his team can keep a watchful eye on the hotel’s expansive site, viewing every part of the hotel’s key operations, protecting both the guests and the property successfully.