The hospitality sector can leverage physical security applications to offer increased services, with staff, customer and facility protection, while reducing overall costs.
The physical security needs of the hospitality industry have been changing dramatically as the industry grows and moves to a digital-based infrastructure.
VCR- and DVR-based, analog CCTV systems are being phased out due to
increasing operational costs, and compliance of the systems. In addition to complying with Government regulations, hotel security managers need to monitor diverse areas such as hotel lobbies, parking garages, kitchens, and restaurants to protect their guests, and watch for theft, and incidents that could result in litigation.
Benefits to the
IP systems are providing an open architecture for evolving applications and systems that incorporate video surveillance systems into daily operations, together with megapixel cameras, access control, facial recognition, video analytics and much more. IP systems have reduced costs, improved reliability and performance.
The hospitality industry has deployed video surveillance and new IP technologies successfully in the following five key areas:
- Safety and security
Safety and Security is perhaps one of most basic concerns of any property. Every organization wants to make sure that their guests, visitors and employees are safe and protected from harm no matter where they are on the premises. More cameras are being deployed for both deterrence and monitoring and ultimately archiving events for law enforcement authorities.
- Loss prevention
Loss prevention is probably the second biggest area of concern. Video surveillance monitoring is a key tool for deterring and catching thieves and providing evidence for prosecution.
- Regulatory compliance
Video Surveillance for regulatory compliance is another key element for determining solution design and storage requirements, depending on the stipulated data retention periods.
- Liability and litigation
Liability and litigation. Video surveillance evidence is highly valuable when resolving disputes over slip and fall or other physical incidents. To have real value, recordings must be available for days, weeks, months or even years after the initial incident took place.
- Video analytics
Video analytics can greatly assist with video data management and review such as analyzing traffic patterns of guests and staff. Camera footage can be used to identify bottlenecks or low activity areas in restaurants, lounges, taxi lines and more. Ultimately the right solution can contribute to a better hospitality experience.
Benefits to the
Intransa product platforms deliver reliable, affordable, and proven infrastructure that allows customers to:
- Meet the many security challenges facing them, at reduced cost
- Improved video recording reliability and playback for both live and archival needs.
- Eliminate legacy CCTV systems entirely, or leverage them as part of an enhanced IP/analog solution
- Lower their total server and storage infrastructure requirements
- Leverage existing infrastructure
- Reduce energy use