94 cameras including Samsung fixed cameras, speed domes and bullet cameras have been installed at the luxury Le Meurice in Paris.
Ideally located in the very heart of Paris and facing the Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice offers 160 luxury rooms located throughout its seven floors. The hotel’s bar, two restaurants, several lounges and function rooms are part of the space open to the general public, as well as numerous lobbies and stairways.
Senior management at the hotel wanted to upgrade an existing video surveillance system to both extend the areas covered and record higher quality images. Of prime importance in the design of the system was that the Le Meurice has listed interior architecture, which greatly limited the cabling options as well as the size and appearance of cameras. In fact, the existing cabling had to be re-used in the new system.
A total of 94 cameras, including Samsung fixed cameras, speed domes and bullet cameras,
now cover all public spaces and circulation areas including, all stairways, kitchens and laundry rooms, as well as private areas such as the inner courtyards and the roof.
The cameras are deliberately visible with a view to deterring any unwelcome activity. One of the key areas being monitored is a jewellery gallery where items from prestigious Parisian jewellers are on display. The requirement for all of these cameras was that they had to be aesthetically acceptable whilst acting as a powerful deterrent. In addition, Image quality had to be of a consistent high quality, even in challenging lighting conditions.