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Hyatt Regency Dubai upgrades analogue surveillance system

AgilityGrid has installed the hotel with 20 Intransa devices that are supported by Milestone VMS and 768 cameras

AgilityGrid has updated the surveillance system at Hyatt Regency Dubai to meet Sira regulations [representational image].
AgilityGrid has updated the surveillance system at Hyatt Regency Dubai to meet Sira regulations [representational image].

UAE-based security services provider, AgilityGrid, has announced migrating the analogue surveillance infrastructure at Hyatt Regency Dubai to the latest Intransa IP video surveillance system.

The company, together with Regal Technologies, has fitted the hotel with 20 Intransa devices that are supported by Milestone VMS (video management system) and 768 cameras.

According to AgilityGrid, the upgrade was carried out to comply with the regulations of the Security Industry Regulatory Agency (Sira) and meet the prescribed 31-day retention period.

The upgrade covered the hotel’s full system, including its servers, storage, and workstations. Viakoo performance monitoring software was also installed on all Intransa devices to measure and monitor the solution.

READ: The changing dynamic of security in Dubai

AgilityGrid explained that Viakoo assists the IT security team and management by providing alerts and reports on the number of issues or call outs during a specified period, the number of times a system goes offline, how the system is performing against KPIs, and whether the required performance checks are being carried out regularly by the operators.

Hyatt Regency reportedly opted for storage support of 120TB per device for its residential requirements and 70Tb per device for its hotel requirements.

In addition to IP-based systems, the hotel installed a smart video wall for its control room to enable easier monitoring and review of the footage from the system, AgilityGrid said in a statement.

Michael Mendoza, director of engineering at Hyatt Regency, commented: “Our security consultant recommended the upgrade to an IP CCTV system, and Intransa solution was chosen based on its track record of reliability and high-performance capabilities in terms of data writing and retrieval technologies specifically designed for video surveillance, reliability, up time and high storage capacity per device.

“The new IP technology allows the devices to be more easily integrated with other hardware and software being deployed as part of the overall security platform.”

Hyatt Regency consists of 421 guestrooms and 388 residences, as well as restaurants, bars, a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, an ice, a jogging track, and a basketball court, among other facilities.

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