CCTV - Articles and news items
Industry news • 2 August 2016 • Parkeon
National Express customers, drivers and staff are benefiting from latest generation CCTV technology, thanks to the operator’s partnership with smart transport systems provider Parkeon, which has delivered over 1,000 systems across the West Midlands and Dundee…
Tomás Melero explains how CITRAM is revolutionising the traditional concept of public transport management; Eduardo Hernandez Ledesma discusses intelligent image analysis; and Thomas Kritzer looks at CCTV as a multipurpose tool…
Industry news • 13 October 2015 • Stortech
Stortech’s CCTV Transport division has developed the D053-DPX microdome camera with WDR ‘wide dynamic range’, specifically for use in mobile applications…
Whitepapers • 1 September 2015 • FLIR Systems
Understand how Thermal imaging cameras can detect people’s risky behaviour and help public transportation operators to take the appropriate measures…
Whitepapers • 27 July 2015 • NEXCOM
In this article, we show how NEXCOM’s In-vehicle Computers VTC 7230 and 7240 leverage the 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors to generate video based security intelligence, and how the VTCs provide a flexible approach to not only delivering video analysis but also providing consistent performance regardless of evolving analysis techniques…
Leading East Midlands bus operator trentbarton is equipping 24 new buses with the latest CCTV technology.
In our latest free-to-view Safety & Security supplement, fire researchers from the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden assess the dangers of fires breaking-out on-board buses; James Kelly from the BSIA takes a look at the importance of CCTV in the industry; David Roney from the British Transport Police tells how the force keep the UK’s railways safe; and Independent Transport Consultant Geoff Dunmore looks at how transport organisations should prepare for and manage networks during major events…
Fall in Metrolink crime creates rise in passenger satisfaction (Peter Cushing, Metrolink Director, Transport for Greater Manchester)
Staff: essential for improving the perception of network security? (Thomas Kritzer, Chairman, UITP Security Commission)
Demand for lone worker protection set to rise in the transport sector (Patrick Dealtry, Chairman of the Lone Worker Section of the British Security Industry Association)
SECUR-ED: providing a set of tools to improve urban transport security (Jan Steinkohl and Yves Perreal, SECUR-ED Project Coordinators)
CCTV in public transport: no longer a nice to have! (Dave Gorshkov CEng FIET, Chair, APTA Technical Standards Working Group CCTV & VCA Standards and Eurotransport Editorial Board Member)
SMRT’s security and emergency planning philosophy and initiatives (Maurice Tan and Vaswani Anand Lachman, Security & Emergency Planning, SMRT Trains Ltd)
Sophisticated control keeps urban crowds moving (James Abbott, Technical Editor)
CCTV surveillance in focus for transport security (James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association)
Safety can’t wait! (Thierry Guinard, Safety and System Senior Engineer for Keolis LRT and Metro Department)
Issue 6 2011 • 3 January 2012 • Thomas Kritzer, Deputy Head of Metro Operations, Wiener Linien, Chairman of the UITP Security Commission and Eurotransport Editorial Board Member
Big events in urban areas involving lots of customers are a regular challenge for public transport operators. Wiener Linien has decades of experience in successfully managing big events and lots of customers.
Shortly before Euro 2008, the European football cup held in Austria and Switzerland, Wiener Linien opened a new station on the metro line U2 close to the Viennese football stadium, only about 200m away. Different to other public transport operators, Wiener Linien could build a new station right from the planning phase. The challenge was to give a great number of the approximate 50,000 spectators a high quality public transport travel opportunity, very close to the stadium. Transport before the event is challenging, but easier, as people reach the site over a longer period of time. However, at the end of an event, no matter if it is a football match or a rock concert, a huge number of people want to use public transport – immediately and all at the same time.
It was clear that a normal station ‘setting’ would not meet the requirements of such an event. Wiener Linien, together with architects and supported by the Österreichisches Institut für Schul- und Sportstättenplanung (Austrian Institute for planning of school and sport venues), developed a station building to be used as a ‘normal’ metro station, but also as a station fitting for big events.
Issue 5 2011 • 31 October 2011 • José Ángel Rivero, General Manager, EMT Madrid
In May 2009, EMT Madrid started its CCTV project known as VEA (Videovigilancia Embarcada en el Autobus) for the entire bus fleet of Madrid and it was finished in July 2011. Approximately 2,000 buses running daily in the city of Madrid are now equipped with this on-board video surveillance system. The total amount of installed units is approximately 8,000: that means two to four cameras per standard vehicle and six cameras in the bendy buses.
The VEA project was launched with the objective of improving security levels on board. Although security has not been a major problem in Madrid’s buses, EMT Madrid wants to keep its buses secure – after all, it transports almost 1.7 million people per day! The VEA project is part of a more general programme called ‘eBus’ which includes hardware and software that provides EMT Madrid with full information about ticketing, mechanical failures, fleet location (GPS) and voice communication.
Issue 1 2011 • 25 February 2011 • Pauline Norstrom, Chairman of the BSIA's CCTV Section
In challenging economic times, the need for robust security measures to minimise losses and damage within the transport industry has never been greater. With transport companies facing a range of threats from petty vandalism to large-scale terrorist attacks, being able to identify and counteract these risks as soon as they arise is of paramount importance. For Eurotransport, Pauline Norstrom, Chairman of the British Security Industry Association’s CCTV Section, explains how recent advances in surveillance technology can help transport companies stay one step ahead of criminals.