Hotel goes from analogue to digital security with LILIN

posted on Monday, 30th October 2017 by Geny Caloisi

Invision UK  Lilin 

The Seamill Hydro Family Hotel and Family Resort is the epitome of modern luxury. Standing only metres from the beach, this Victorian Hotel enjoys dramatic views over the Ayrshire countryside, the Firth of Clyde and the majestic mountains of Arran.

The building was designed to encompass the most up to date technology and includes high-end lighting, shading, video and audio equipment. The hotel owners were also looking to integrate a comprehensive system with a new high quality security system that could be easily accessed from anywhere inside the hotel. The system had to be simple to use and offer a discreet HD IP solution that blended into the luxurious buildings. LILIN’s IP Video products were the perfect solution.

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Electronics systems contractor Lairds of Troon, was assigned the task of designing and replacing the outdated analogue infrastructure and implementing a new HD IP system to provide intuitive coverage and control of the hotels security systems. The existing system at the hotel had not yet seen the benefits of HD quality images and was proving costly to manage.

After careful consideration of the requirements, and a successful installation of a RTI platform, LILIN was the obvious choice due to their successful and deep integration within the control system (RTI). In addition to its ease of use, LILIN integration within the existing RTI system would allow.

Lairds of Troon to efficiently implement a simple, highly-customised experience that was intuitive enough for the owners and staff to pick up and operate.

With over 37 years CCTV experience and one of the leaders within the IP Video market and the leading provider offering integration into many leading automation platforms, Lairds of Troon were sure that LILIN were the right choice for the project. LILIN’s understanding of new products, innovations and technologies has seen them embrace HD IP; in fact, they have trained over 1000 installers to date in the transition from analogue to IP Video.

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The LILIN solution was designed around the RTI automation system and the hotel’s need for flexibility, simplicity and their commitment to environmentally- friendly products and energy-saving technology. Lairds of Troon and LILIN recognised these stringent demands necessitated the installation of a sophisticated, effective, surveillance solution with minimal impact on visitors.

The family-owned hotel has undergone major renovations in the past decade to make the hotel even more spectacular. Most recently, the hotel completed a £13 million construction project, building a wedding and conferencing venue on the property and named this the Firth Pavilion.

Lairds of Troon selected 22 x LILIN 1080P HD IP network cameras which were installed in strategic locations to maximise the efficiency of the system and monitor vital areas throughout the hotel.

A key element was the involvement of the staff whose knowledge proved invaluable, for example, they helped with the correct positioning of cameras and provided vital information on potential trouble spots.

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By connecting the cameras into the central monitoring solution within the admin office and by monitoring all cameras on the RTI interface at the hotel, the owners and general manager can maintain strict control over the movement of persons entering the grounds of the hotel, monitor any location from multiple review points on the network and easily share incidents captured on video. This provides peace of mind for guests and staff alike.

With the new LILIN network cameras integrated within the RTI automation system, the hotel can expand coverage beyond what its older analogue system could provide. The installation went well and was completed without any disruption to the hotel or its guests.

Mark Laird, CEO at Lairds of Troon commented “The LILIN IP CCTV system gives Seamills the quality of service and flexibility, which it requires for external coverage”.

LILIN’s IP video systems allow full integration, giving Seamills the opportunity to add to the system if desired. This could mean, for example, integration with other intruder or fire alarm systems that are directly linked to the security system and allow for an immediate, integrated response”.

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Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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