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Protection via security systems: implementation and experience

Issue 2 2008, Past issues  •  30 April 2008  •  ET

IP Security Roundtable

Jonas Andersson
Director, Business Development, Axis Communications AB

Robert Wint
Marketing Director, EMEA, Verint

Krishna Baboelal
Policy Adviser, RET, Public Transport Company of Rotterdam

Jens Puls
Chief Security Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG

Following the success of Eurotransport’s Public Transport Security 2008 conference, held in Berlin in March 2008, we have given two vendors of security equipment and two end users implementing security in their transport networks, the opportunity to answer some questions relating to their operations and how security is impacting their business and their performance.

First of all, we put five questions to Mr. Andersson and Mr. Wint, from two of the leading industry vendors of security equipment, to gain an insight into what they feel are the main benefits of their systems and how they can help public transport operators.

The Rotterdam Electric Tram (RET) and measures for socially safe public transport

Issue 5 2007, Past issues  •  6 October 2007  •  Beatrix Lourens, Head of Security at RET, and Krishna Baboelal, Area Manager

The RET never intended to play a role in the war on terrorism, but it did want to take preventive measures to ensure an adequate response in the event of a possible terrorist attack. In addition to its sound social safety policy, the RET also has an efficient organisation to cope with disasters. Having both of these is essential in designing an effective anti-terrorism policy.

Safety policy concentrates primarily on measures to make passengers feel safe on public transport. Research has shown that passengers attach importance to the visible presence of personnel that, in combination with the police, have the authority to take repressive measures. This is further enforced with the presence of cameras.