Network Communications News (NCN) August 2016 - Page 19

Edwardian Hotels London PROJECT FOCUS Edwardian style Three years after negotiating a single source supply relationship which resulted in all of its luxury hotels being equipped with Samsung branded video surveillance solutions, Edwardian Hotels London has confirmed that it intends to continue to entrust Hanwha Techwin Europe to fulfil all its requirements for IP network cameras and video recording devices. Michael Crane finds out more. The May Fair hotel has 400 beautifully crafted bedrooms. E dwardian Hotels London’s collection of hotels include, 11 Radisson Blu Edwardian hotels ranging in style from bijou boutique, to large scale five star luxury. The company also owns The May Fair hotel. Tucked away in London’s luxury quarter in Mayfair, this has 400 beautifully crafted bedrooms, including 12 of the Capital’s most spectacular suites, a luxurious spa and a 201 seat screening room. A new 350 bedroom hotel in Leicester Square, London, is currently under construction. ‘The safety of guests and staff is always on the top of the list of our priorities and so we are constantly reviewing the effectiveness of the video surveillance systems in operation at each of our hotels,’ says Mohamed Elsebahy, group CCTV manager for Edwardian Hotels London. ‘As and when it has been appropriate to do so, we have not hesitated to invest in the latest camera and video recording technologies.’ Research & development Mohamed Elsebahy built an R&D facility at the company’s Heathrow hotel, where with the help of technology consultant Nick Kalsi he tested a wide range of cameras from Hanwha Techwin Europe and other manufacturers. ‘We have been very pleased with both the performance of the products and the quality of the support we have received from Hanwha Techwin Europe over the last three years,’ comments Mohamed Elsebahy. ‘The video surveillance system at our Heathrow hotel has even been complimented by local police officers. They have told us that they regard the system as the most reliable of all that are installed at the many hotels on the A4 strip and that they always have confidence in the system’s ability to provide them with high quality video evidence. ‘I nevertheless have to be certain that Edwardian Hotels London achieves 19 20-21 Project Focus.indd 19 02/08/2016 16:00