YMCA Heart of England has upgraded video systems across its busy community facilities in Birmingham, Solihull, Rugby and Coventry with a roll-out of end-to-end DirectIP technology from IDIS.
Part of the international YMCA movement, YMCA Heart of England supports local people, including vulnerable groups, with services from housing to youth services.
Systems integrator Unison Integrated Technology was asked to replace YMCA’s poorly performing mix-and-match systems, incorporating elements from different vendors, with more efficient end-to-end technology from IDIS, Korea’s largest in-country video manufacturer. YMCA selected IDIS because the single-source model offers advantages including assured compatibility and ease of installation, lower up-front costs, ongoing tech support and long term value, all ensuring lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
At the YMCA Birmingham centre, for example, the inefficient video has been replaced by an IDIS DirectIP solution comprising a 32-channel NVR; 19 Full-HD vandal-resistant IR domes; and 11 Full-HD IR bullet cameras. The IDIS technology was easy to implement thanks to true, plug-and-play design, allowing the project to be completed without interruption to day-to-day activity at the centre.
The 2.8mm fixed lens 2MP dome and bullet cameras, equipped with true WDR and IR LED, were set up to capture crisp, clear images of the building exteriors, entrances and internal corridors and communal areas day and night. And the powerful 4K NVR delivers throughput of up to 960ips real-time recording and live monitoring with no visible latency.
Unison also opted to replace all the legacy cabling, upgrading to a future-proofed Cat6. This new robust infrastructure will allow YMCA Heart of England to take advantage of increased video resolutions in the future, making it easy for them to adopt powerful yet affordable IDIS Deep Learning Analytics for a range of automated detection functions that trigger highly accurate alarms and notifications.
The new solution is simple to use, with the license-free IDIS Centre VMS giving staff and authorised volunteers an intuitive interface to manage devices, benefitting from high-performance live monitoring and rapid retrieval of footage, while easily configuring user permissions to provide team members with appropriate role-based access rights.
“YMCA Heart of England were so impressed with the results we delivered at their Birmingham centre they then asked us to upgrade all their premises across the whole region,” says Matthew Rodden, Director, Unison Integrated Technology.
The entire project was completed in just four weeks. And reducing waste and costs further, a number of third-party legacy cameras were retained to operate seamlessly under the IDIS Center VMS.
“We are delighted that IDIS technology has proved to be the best solution for YMCA, with competitive up-front pricing and the low ongoing lifecycle costs,” says Reiss Spear, Sales Manager, IDIS Europe.