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The breathtaking oceanfront view at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club in San Diego is no stranger to travelers far and wide. Founded more than 75 years ago, the Club has established itself as a leading destination for short and extended vacations. Today, the Club offers a myriad of relaxation options, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, golf, dining, children entertainment, beach club apartments, and conference facilities.

For more than 15 years, ACS Cable Systems has been supporting La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s cabling infrastructure, successfully connecting the Club's network with state-of-the-art technologies. The Club sought to integrate a security system into its network. The choice was a straightforward: A highly advanced cable network is compatible only with comparable surveillance technologies. ACS became the catalyst that matched Hikvision's technologies with its own to develop a world-class security system backed by the Club's powerful network in place. Hikvision is one of the world's premier suppliers of surveillance products, with an extensive repertoire of success stories around the world. The union of technologies from ACS and Hikvision is truly a match made in Heaven!

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Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) technologies are common installations in many big organizations today. The key challenge in La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club's project is two-fold. First, it must be able to cover it enormous premises, which is by no means an easy feat. Second, this system must seamlessly integrate with ACS’ cable network. Essentially, the existing analog PC based DVRs were maintained and upgraded to an embedded DVR – Hikvision's DS-9116HFI-S standalone DVR, which makes the most out of the legacy analog system. It enables users to experience superior performance in terms of system stability and recording capability compared to the PC based DVR. Notably, the DVR offers three independent local video output (VGA, MAIN and AUX video/audio out), support for up to 32 simultaneous users, and advanced motion detection capabilities. The system enables easy backup to USB and optical drives, and supports up to 8 SATA hard disk drives. These back up features are critical in reviewing past activities and investigations, thus ensuring nothing goes unnoticed. While a human eye may miss a key event, records are easily perused.

Meanwhile, Two Hikvision security cameras were chosen to be deployed on the ceilings to cover the extensive ground. The DS-2CD7153-E mini dome camera offers a maximum resolution of up to 2 megapixels, with 15 frames per second at a resolution of 1600 x 1200. It also offers real time video recording in high definition (720P). The DS-2CD752MF-(I)FB(H) network cameras is vandal-proof. It is 160mm by 134.5mm in size, also boasting a 1600 x 1200 image resolution. It also has a wide-angle view of 101° - 30.4° to ensure nothing escapes its vision.

Finally, the iVMS 2000 Client Software brings it all together, managing the devices including HD cameras and DVRs, which truly achieved a well combined HD digital surveillance system and analog system. Users can not only benefit from a wider view with high definition images, but also the cost-effectiveness the analog equipments bring. As well, the software also boasts powerful functionalities including multi-live video, playback, event alarms, remote configuring, and multi-level user management etc. 

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With Hikvision's introduction, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club saw marked improvement in its security system. The new IP cameras enabled security personnel to have a comprehensive view and complete control from a single workstation through the iVMS-4000 remote client software. Camera feeds were sent in real time and recorded for further investigations if needed. Data integrity in its legacy system was maintained and the new scalable system would serve the Club for many years to come.

"The security features are marvelous!" "It is a one-stop control of the entire Club!" "No more worries about missing a view!” Such were comments from the Club's personnel in charge of security. And with better and more efficient security, personnel comes better customer satisfaction. Indeed, visitors new and old will be pleased to know they are in safe hands.