Hanwha makes the grade at luxury development

Wolverhampton, West Midlands (UK)

A landmark Grade II listed building in Wolverhampton, in the West Midlands, UK, which has been converted into luxury serviced offices, is being protected with the help of a Samsung Wisenet video surveillance system from Hanwha Techwin.

Samsung Wisenet Q and P series cameras have been installed at Deansgate in Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, a two storey building built by the Victorians comprising 24,000 sq.ft. offices which have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and converted into 24 office suites by local businessman Surj Dhami.

“The building used to be an HMRC VAT office. When it became available we saw an opportunity to acquire it as a head office for our own expanding business, but also to provide a high standard of accommodation for companies looking to operate in Wolverhampton,” said Surj Dhami, Managing Director of systems integrator, Security Direct GB Ltd.

The property dating back to the 18th century now boasts modern LED lighting, raised floors, passenger lifts, conference rooms and an exclusive 'tenants and guests only' business lounge, as well as parking for up to 82 cars.

Surj’s approach to the rental costs of the luxury serviced offices suites extends to the provision of the very latest network and Wifi technology, VOIP based telephone systems and a totally integrated security system combining access control, intercom and video surveillance. “Our tenants can be assured that they can run their business in a highly efficient, but also totally safe and secure environment,” said Surj Dhami. “We have capitalised on our previous experience of installing complex systems to ensure all the component parts of the security system at Deansgate work in harmony.”

At the heart of the security system is a video surveillance solution from Hanwha Techwin which has been installed as a powerful tool for Deansgate personnel located within the manned reception area ,to keep a close eye on all activity within public areas of the building.

A total of 46 cameras have been installed. In addition to fixed cameras and domes from Samsung Wisenet Q 4MP range, these include 4 2MP SNP-L6233RHP Wisenet Lite 23x zoom PTZ domes and 2 Wisenet P PNF-9010R 4K (12MP) 360 degree cameras. The PNF-9010Rs come complete with licence-free on-board heatmapping and people counting analytics which can be used to identify which areas of the building are most commonly used and at what times.

Images captured by the cameras are recorded onto 2 Wisenet X 32 channel XRN-2011 NVRs (network video recorders), whilst reception personnel can view live images or retrieve recorded video on one of 4 SMT monitors via SSM video management software.

“As a systems integrator we had access to products from many of the leading video surveillance product manufacturers, but we decided for this prestigious building we would single source from Hanwha Techwin,” said Surj Dhami. “We have had a great business relationship with the company for over 15 years and knew we could rely on its technical department to work with us to specify the best models from the very latest generation of ONVIF compliant Samsung Wisenet ranges for each location and application throughout the Deansgate building and car parking area.”


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