IN today's global environment the requirement for robust transportation security measures at ports, airports, and bus and rail networks has never been greater.
Those responsible for ensuring the smooth running of this critical infrastructure have to contend with a broad range of challenges from petty vandals, professional criminals and even terrorist attack.
Integrated transport solutions
Dedicated Micros has applied their extensive experience in the transport sector to bring to market sophisticated mobile CCTV and static CCTV solutions, systems which can help to secure the safety of passengers and valuable cargos, prevent damage to transport infrastructure, minimise disruption to services and deliver valuable management information.
Security on the move
Multi-camera digital video recorders, such as Dedicated Micros’ sophisticated TransVu, are becoming a vital element of transportation security. There has been considerable interest in this product for public transport applications.
The potential of this technology to address the vulnerability of what can be an extensive infrastructure, can help operators to spot unusual activity and tackle the day-to-day headaches of vandalism and assaults on passengers and staff, according to Dedicated Micros.
On the right track
When fitted to trains, for example, these compact, self-contained, systems are capable of continuously monitoring the inside of carriages.
There is even the potential to conduct remote surveillance from trains on key routes, therefore complementing the existing permanently positioned CCTV infrastructure.
Applied as an overt measure, with the cameras in public view, experience suggests that this provides a significant deterrent to criminal damage, delivering much needed reassurance to the travelling public, says Dedicated Micros.
In some cases, to enhance protection for staff and passengers, digital recorders are linked to a panic button. In the event of an emergency, the panic button is activated by authorised personnel, such as drivers or train managers, thereby initiating an immediate call to a control station for assistance.
Protecting transport hubs
When it comes to static security for railway and bus stations, ferry terminals, and airports, Dedicated Micros is also able to offer industry leading solutions.
These solutions help protect and monitor the tens of thousands of people who transit through these buildings and ensure that authorised personnel only gain access to restricted areas.
With the latest network enabled video over IP systems, CCTV solutions are an affordable system that uses existing IT infrastructure.
These systems are able to support image storage, fast retrieval from desktop, wide distribution and can easily be extended to meet changing demands.