We offer custom system solutions for almost any demand in the area of video surveillance. Together with our clients, we work out suitable solutions. Benefit from our know-how and almost 15 years of experience in the area of video surveillance.
Public transportation - reduce costs and increase security
There is just one sensible and, at the same time, cost effective way of fighting the rampant vandalism in busses, trains and trams. Video monitoring vehicles. It robs the scratchers, rowdies and sprayers of their protective anonymity. Besides this CCTV monitoring aids the resolution of violent crime and helps deter anti-social behaviour. This leads to an increase in the perception of security for passengers and staff.
Individual busses are usually monitored using a SilverLine digital recorder which records the video pictures from up to eight cameras installed in the vehicle, and puts out live pictures directly to a driver’s monitor. For large fleets of buses in towns and cities other systems are recommended which not only record locally, but are also linked to the control room via a secure internet data tunnel. The control room therefore has access to live pictures from all vehicles. The facility for remote control, analysis and maintenance of the remote terminals is an additional help in reducing the transport company’s operating costs.
The monitoring of trams, underground and local rail connections follows similar principles. The cameras are usually distributed between two carriages. This means that the system components have to be wired together across the carriage couplings. The installation of analogue systems requires a complex wiring. Each CCTV camera requires seperate cables for video signal and power supply. A network solution based on TCP/IP system reduces that complexity because only one Ethernet bus is required. Using power over ethernet technology (PoE) power supply is realized via the same ethernet cable used for video signals.
Nowadays though rail vehicles are increasingly equipped with network cabling. This provides the basic infrastructure for IP-based monitoring systems with high resolution IP cameras, which, bring big quality advantages compared to traditional analogue technology. Besides transmitting video and audio data, the Ethernet can at the same time be used to provide the power required.
Security and Emergency Management
Cameras often see more than emergency crews who are in the middle of a difficult situation. So it is sensible to kit out police, fire service and military vehicles with mobile systems to transmit live video pictures. Then the control room is always in the picture as to what is happening and if necessary can take appropriate action. This saves valuable time and enables the mobile teams to concentrate fully on their difficult job.
They use the local mobile wireless networks like UMTS for the secure transmission of data to the control centre. Each system supports up to four cameras which cover the vehicle environment. The cameras and recording device are supplied with power from the vehicle battery.
Logistics and transport of valuables - minimizing inventory and operating cost differences
People who work in the transport industry are usually alone on long journeys. If the goods being transported are also valuable, then there is a temptation to help oneself — at the cost of the logistics company and its customers. Large losses are also incurred as a result of vehicle misuse for private purposes and inefficient driving styles. Special specification video systems offer a remedy.
Live monitoring and documenting of loading and unloading procedures with special SilverLine devices offer effective deterrence against theft and negligent handling of valuable goods. Video transmission can utilize the (often already available) GPRS connection. The video system can also be linked to both the GPS system and a locking system which determines in advance where and when which doors can be opened. Besides this, acceleration detectors can be used to prevent the inappropriate or abusive handling of the vehicles. The recordings, which are encrypted using a digital signature, are suitable for evidential purposes and often enable blame to be correctly apportioned when damage is caused.