Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel provides protected environment for ASIS event

International European Security Conference protected with Milestone surveillance.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 4 April 2005

The Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel in the center of Copenhagen is the chosen location for this year’s ASIS International European Security Conference. It is one of several in the hotel chain using IP video surveillance solutions from Milestone Systems A/S.

Radisson SAS Hotels give high priority to taking responsibility for the safety of employees and customers. This is part of the "Responsible Business" program that Radisson SAS has supported with Milestone security software since 2002. They are using a Milestone XProtect networked digital video surveillance solution to achieve their goals for customer safety and protection of property.

"I first heard about Milestone through a business contact. Shortly thereafter, there was a presentation at an ASIS meeting, where I met several of the company's representatives and saw a demo," recalls Paul Moxness, Director of Corporate Security at the parent company, Rezidor SAS. "Digital video was new for us at that time. We wanted just such a solution that could be expanded over time, and integrated with other security systems like alarms, etc."

Milestone software is designed with open architecture that runs on a standard Windows platform, and the TCP-IP protocol allows the option for integration with other systems’ data used in a company's network.


Advantages with digital technology

Paul Moxness reports on the benefits for Radisson SAS: "The Milestone system has improved our surveillance capabilities in many ways. Most notably, the time required to find and process surveillance of specific incidents has greatly decreased. The ability to make small video files and still pictures for use as evidence or documentation, and the general quality of footage has been positively commented upon by police investigators. In addition, the maintenance and general operation of our surveillance system has become a lot easier."

Paul Moxness reports on the benefits for Radisson SAS: "The Milestone system has improved our surveillance capabilities in many ways. Most notably, the time required to find and process surveillance of specific incidents has greatly decreased. The ability to make small video files and still pictures for use as evidence or documentation, and the general quality of footage has been positively commented upon by police investigators. In addition, the maintenance and general operation of our surveillance system has become a lot easier."
Moxness points out that each hotel location may be using different hardware suppliers, so it was important to have a solution allowing the flexibility to choose different equipment. Milestone software allows that kind of independence: it supports over 80 various camera and video server models from the world's leading manufacturers.

Conference educates security professionals

ASIS International, with more than 33,000 members, is a leading international organization for security professionals. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices by developing educational programs, such as the ASIS International European Security Conference.
This year’s European ASIS conference is being held in Copenhagen 17-20 April at the Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel. Milestone Systems management will be presenting a seminar on networked video surveillance at the conference, which is open to those registering on the ASIS website: www.asisonline.org.