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Hikvision's Subtle Elegance Provides French Hotel Security

When both domestic and international travelers arrive in Paris, they expect luxury and privacy – with both surrounded in a quiet blanket of unobtrusive security.

Yet, for hoteliers, this is a dichotomy not easily overcome. However, the Parisian sense of fashion provides an apt roadmap: an elegant suit should not draw attention from the individual; instead it should highlight them.

This is an analogy Hikvision has taken to heart.

And in this specific case, for Paris' SOFITEL Arc de Triomphe Hotel, this is both a requirement for customers' satisfaction, and both the guests and hotel's security.

And, this is exactly where Hikvision brings value. Specifically, the DS-2CD793PF-E 4CIF Vandal-proof Network Dome Camera – with its bevy of both subtle, and substantial, benefits.

Quiet Tools

The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe is a hotel located next to the Arc de Triomphe and Place de l'Etoile – all a mere 15-minute walk from the famed Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Nicolas Jdanoff, NOVADIS sales manager (the Client of Hikvision in charge of this solution) stated: "The Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe required something special – high quality camera resolution for a variety of external and lighting environments … and all within a discreet design. This is where the DS-2CD793PF-E really excels."

This single Hikvision camera model is tasked with the hotel's main hallways, emergency exits, and interior corridors leading to guests’ rooms. As a jack-of-all-trades, the DS-2CD793PF-E must both overcome, and thrive, in a variety of challenging differing environments. "Obviously, tremendous resolution is paramount for hotel security … we have to know who is going where," related Mr. Jdanoff.

To accomplish this goal, 4CIF real-time video in H.264 / MPEG4 / MJPEG video compression provides the resolution needed; as does the concurrent 3-axis adjustment ability to track these individuals.

However, as with any hotel, the SOFITEL Arc de Triomphe's indoor areas offer both tempting and potential dangers for security equipment. It is not uncommon for guests, or unwelcome visitors, to take advantage of this situation. To overcome this temptation, the DS-2CD793PF-E vandal-proofing conveniently – and soundly – deters any potential threat.

All-In-One: Both Indoors and Outdoors

Due to the nature of this solution, this Hikvision camera is singularly tasked with both indoor and outdoor environments. Mr. Jdanoff noted: "Often, solutions of this nature would be forced to utilize a variety of cameras and different camera manufacturers. Fortunately for both NOVADIS and the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, Hikvision manufactures one versatile model." Illustrating this are a day / night auto switch and super-low illumination – two features allowing coverage within artificially-lighted internal hallways and naturally-darkened external exits.

For Paris and Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel, it is a combination of technical innovation – one bundled within a discreet design that really makes this solution go. Said features, such as Sony's high-performance 1/3" Sony CCD, provide the required security; yet Hikvision's unobtrusive dome design gently blends into the background for the discerning clientele.

In both facets, Hikvision provides and excels. And the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe's guests are none the wiser … exactly as this solution was designed for.