Comprehensive live video surveillance allows hotel staff members and security teams to prevent break-ins and track visitors. Hotel amenities such as bars, restaurants, and spa services, along with specially scheduled events such as weddings, reunions, or conferences mean heavy trafficking throughout the hotel grounds and facilities by unregistered guests. Outdoor amenities such as pools, tennis courts, gardens, and golf course also attract their very own following of unofficial visitors, and all of these extra people warrant extra attention from hotel staff and security team employees. Theft is particularly common in these high traffic outdoor areas, where intruders can come and go with relative ease.
Executive and luxury hotels deal are patronized by guests of wealth and means, who appreciate the added security that video surveillance systems can provide. Many guests travel with important documents or computer equipment, as well as expensive jewelry and wardrobe items. Security teams equipped with video stations and recording devices can monitor any obvious intruders upon hotel grounds and premises, and in the event of a theft, respond quickly and effectively to detain the perpetrator. Video of such events is also valuable to proving illegal activity for law enforcement agencies seeking to capture and convict the criminals.
Discrete but comprehensive video surveillance of the hotel and grounds lets guests relax in the knowledge that they and their valuable possessions are safe. Hotels catering to high profile clients and celebrities know the importance of keeping a close watch on unregistered guests and other intruders who may disturb the peace or even threaten the hotel’s clientele. In today’s competitive hotel industry, offering guests safety and peace of mind is a tried and true method to keep ahead of the competition.
Modern Improvements to a Tried and True System
While the idea of using combining video coverage and live surveillance is nothing new, modern video surveillance systems have taken a great security strategy up one more notch. By adding a Network Video Recorder (NVR) to the camera system, security video feeds can be broadcast over the internet. Simply connecting the security system video feed to a hotel’s internal network allows security team members and hotel staff to monitor the live feed from anywhere in the hotel, making instant security updates and real-time staff coordination a breeze.
The new wireless ip cameras used for network connected surveillance systems are easier to install than the analog CCTV cameras that used to be commonly used within the industry. Unlike those older models, mounting them requires no special technicians, tools, or extensive wiring. The cameras can simply be screwed into place and turned on. Besides being readily monitored from any secure internal hotel connection point, the cameras can also be remotely controlled via the hotel network, allowing authorized security team members and hotel staff to pan, tilt, zoom, and use infrared recording options. Like their predecessors, the cameras can be mounted either indoors or outdoors, and come in special temperature and water safe versions. How’s that for versatility and ease of use?