Raymond Blanc’s luxury restaurant and hotel in Great Milton, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, is benefiting from the installation of a new HD IP solution.
Home to The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, the Oxfordshire restaurant and hotel has held two Michelin stars for 29 years, has trained numerous Michelin starred chefs, won many awards and become a destination of choice.
It was unsurprising that when Le Manoir’s management team updated their CCTV system specifications were extremely stringent. The system had to be simple to use and offer a discreet HD IP solution that blended into the listed buildings. LILIN’s IP Video products were the perfect solution.
Transition from analogue to IP
G4 Communications, the trusted IPCCTV integrator, were assigned the task of replacing the outdated infrastructure and implementing a new system to provide coverage of Le Manoir’s grounds. The existing system at the restaurant and hotel had not yet seen the benefits of HD quality images and was proving costly to manage. After careful consideration of Le Manoir’s requirements, G4 Communications had no hesitation in putting forward LILIN as the provider.
With over 32 years CCTV experience and one of the leaders within the IP Video market, G4 Communications were sure that LILIN were the right choice for the Le Manoir project. LILIN’s understanding of new products, innovations and technologies has seen them embrace HD IP; in fact they have trained over 500 installers to date in the transition from analogue to IP Video.
The LILIN solution was designed around Le Manoir’s need for flexibility, simplicity and their commitment to environmentally- friendly products and energy-saving technology. G4 Communications and LILIN recognised these stringent demands necessitated the installation of a sophisticated, effective, surveillance solution with minimal impact on visitors.
G4 Communications selected 25 x LILIN 720P IP iMEGAPRO network cameras which were installed in strategic locations to maximise the efficiency of the system and monitor vital areas throughout the property.
A key element was the involvement of the staff whose knowledge proved invaluable, for example, they helped with the correct positioning of cameras and provided vital information on potential trouble spots. Also installed was a management PC, 5 x Ethernet switches along with LILIN CMX software used to monitor and control the cameras.
Control of the system
By connecting the cameras into the central monitoring solution within the maintenance room at Le Manoir, Csaba Balogh, the Back of House Manager, is able to maintain strict control over the movement of persons entering the grounds of the hotel and restaurant, monitor any location from multiple review points on the network and easily share incidents captured on video. This provides peace of mind for guests and staff alike.
With the new LILIN network cameras and central video management system, Le Manoir is able to expand coverage beyond what its older analogue system could provide. The installation went well and was completed without any disruption to Le Manoir or its guests. Dave Allen, Managing Director at G4 Communications commented “The LILIN IP CCTV system gives Le Manoir the quality of service and flexibility, which it requires for external coverage”.
Investing in a ‘future proof’ technology was essential to Le Manoir. LILIN’s IP video systems allow full integration, giving Le Manoir the opportunity to add to the system if desired. This could mean, for example, integration with other intruder or fire alarm systems that are directly linked to the security system and allow for an immediate, integrated response.
Le Manoir wanted to safeguard their investment with their chosen system ultimately providing the best of both worlds – protecting their property, providing access to the benefits of advanced network video technology and the ability to add to the system at a later date. Already the management team at Le Manoir are looking to upgrade all the internal CCTV cameras across the site. Gurval Durand, Deputy General Manager at Le Manoir said “We are pleased with the new CCTV system and the support G4 has provided”.