HANGZHOU, CHINA / September 10, 2015 —The Villa d’Este has been nestled in Cernobbio for almost 150 years. It was built in 1568 as a private residence and was transformed into a hotel in 1873. The Villa itself is a great example of Renaissance architecture and its luxurious rooms are located majestically along the shore of Lake Como. For years, many international awards have been bestowed upon Villa d’Este as the most wonderful hotel in the world. It has received numerous prestigious international awards for excellence.
Through the centuries, countless celebrities have stayed in this beautiful hotel, including kings and queens, presidents, Hollywood stars, writers, musicians, singers, designers, politicians, etc. The first important guest was Giorgio Ricordi who invited famous composers Giuseppe Verdi e Giacomo Puccini. Additionally, celebrities like Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Sinatra, Leopold, King of Belgium, King Vittorio Emanuele, the Princess of Monaco, Barbara Streisand, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, John Kennedy, Gorbachev, Churchill, the Shah of Persia, Maria Callas, Onassis, just to name a few have all been guests at the Ville d’Este. Also, each year the hotel hosts internationally cultural events like the "Workshop Ambrosetti", a benchmark for the highest levels of politics, finance and industry; and the "Concorsod' Eleganza Villa d'Este", an annual world-wide event for classic cars with custom bodywork.
Dahua, in conjunction with Videotrend, was paid the highest compliment as it was asked to secure this spectacular venue. The challenge was to set up a highly professional video surveillance system with the specialist installer Emit di Lecco for its property protection, while ensuring the most absolute privacy for the celebrity guests. The security system exerts strict monitoring for the entrances, parking lots and other outdoor areas to greatly eliminate possible unsafe factors. In total, the hotel has installed 75unitscomprised of different camera types from the Dahua Eco Savvy 2.0 series.
Dahua’s latest 2.0 series features a 4-megapixel progressive-scan CMOS, which delivers high quality images at 20fps.The end result is an image twice as clear as a traditional 1080p camera. The series features an impressive range of smart detection features, including face detection, tripwire detection, and intrusion detection. These features mean that users are equipped with more precise video analysis and, as a result, greater security efficiency. Eco-savvy 2.0 also boasts WDR image enhancement technology, triple video streams, and Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS). The wide dynamic range (120dB) ensures the cameras offer impressively high performance in scenes that are backlit as well as those situated in dark areas, which has traditionally been challenging for surveillance cameras.
The majority ofthe cameras are installed mainly in the primary areas for monitoring. The camera is equipped with CMOS progressive scan sensor, featuring 4MP resolution which provides high quality images at 20 fps. Thanks to the powerful sensor, images are twice as clear as traditional cameras 1080p (2MP) which affords the hotel better protection with finer details.
In addition to these cameras, Dahua also upgrades the NVRs for the hotel which is NVR6000. It supports max 128 channel IP cameras input with 1080P real-time live view. It is able to provide smooth video streams as well.
Moreover, the hotel has simultaneously installed Dahua VDP system for the interior of the villa. Dahua video door phone is specially designed for the modern intelligent Villa. It features outdoor visual intercom, face recognition access control, card unlock, indoor monitor unlock, and camera surveillance. The outdoor station is made with an aluminum alloy panel with an ultrathin machine. The indoor monitor is very sleek looking and easy for installing and removing. A complete parking guidance system solution, including monitoring, recording, analysis and license plate reading was also installed. All the information is recorded and classified for rapid access of information when searching for a particular event.
“We delivered the most advanced comprehensive product series to secure Ville d’Este. Compared to other suppliers, Dahua's products offer the great advantage of high definition viewing, which enables users to see the details of the scenes and ensures safety as well,” said Elmer Zhang, Sales Director of Europe at Dahua Technology." The proper use of our products in Ville d’Este has proven to be a great success, which we hope will encourage the installation of our products to serve more customers in the hospitality field.”