Häckers Grand Hotel

06 Feb 2019

Häckers Grand Hotel (1)History meets technology

The Client

The Häckers Grand Hotel in Bad Ems, Germany, was originally built in 1715. Restored and extended during the 19th and 20th centuries, the hotel is a listed building located on a bend of the Lahn river and forms the centre of the city’s spa district.

The hotel, which has its own thermal spring, gained European historical significance through the spa stays of the Russian Imperial court, such as Alexander II Tsar of Russia and the Prussian King Wilhelm I. For over 10 years it has been privately owned and operated by the Häcker family.

The stylish ambience of the traditional building provides a perfect and unique setting for family reunions, weddings, seminars, meetings and banquets for up to 200 people in six individually furnished rooms and also offers state-of-the-art conference technology.


The Challenge

 “Hospitality and cordiality in a family atmosphere are the values under which we have successfully run all our medium-sized hotels for more than 20 years,” said Managing Director, Sascha Häcker. “Young or old, private or business, we aim to offer all our guests an unforgettable stay.

“Of course, this also means offering our customers the maximum level of security. In doing so, we decided to work together with only one single manufacturer, who could not only provide us with the latest available technologies, but could also objectively advise us on the right camera model for each location.”


The Solution

The result according to Sascha Häcker, is an extremely reliable security system which is not only easy to use, but also delivers high-resolution images in every situation.

“Thanks to the integrated analysis of the cameras, it is even possible to recognise situations early and to act preventively. Furthermore, it was important to us that the cameras inconspicuously integrated into the environment of the historic building, which is not easy to solve under the conditions of a monument-protected building.

We commissioned Schwalmtal based CIB-IT who are a Hanwha Techwin certified business partner and they have done an excellent job installing more than 60 Wisenet cameras.”


Wisenet Cameras

Cameras have been installed at all strategic points within the hotel, such as elevators, corridors, stairwell and the hotel lobby in order to ensure guests can enjoy their visit in a safe and secure environment.

A variety of Wisenet X camera models were used, including the 2MP XNV-6010 and 5MP XNV-8080R vandal-resistant dome cameras. Both of these can deliver crystal-clear images even in difficult or dark light conditions and are equipped with intelligent video analytics. They also have the ‘Hallway View’ feature which provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as hotel corridors.

A number of Wisenet PNF-9010RV 360° cameras have also been installed. These fisheye cameras, which provide cost-effective monitoring of large areas, are able to capture superior 4K image quality images allowing users to observe the fine detail of any object.



“The cooperation between Hanwha Techwin and CIB has inspired us so much that we have already started to install a similar system at the sister Fürstenhof Bad Bertrich hotel,” said Sascha Häcker.



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