There are many reasons why public transport should be monitored, but safety is the primary reason. In developed countries the surveillance of public transportation, vehicles, stations and terminals are just a matter of good business. Video surveillance is relied on to protect the safety of the public, prevent criminal activity, vandalism and theft, deter crimes against drivers, serve as evidence in case of an event, provide visual coverage for areas out of the line of site.
SNCTechnologies public transportation surveillance systems offer the following features:
- FACIAL DETECTION: Detects human faces in the video and saves them to a searchable index
- CROWD DETECTION: Detects a crowd and generates an alert
- PEOPLE COUNTING: Counts the number of people or objects passing through predetermined areas
- MISSING OBJECT DETECTION: Generates an alarm the instant a defined object goes missing
- UNATTENDED OBJECT DETECTION: Instantly generates an alarm when an unattended object is placed in a defined detection area
- SCENE CHANGE DETECTION: Get immediate notifications if a camera's field of view changes
- VISUAL QUALITY ENHANCER: Filter and enhance object visibility from foggy or blurred environment caused by bad weather such as rain, snow or fog
Versatile video Surveillance systems can easily monitor the immense amount of foot traffic from commuters real-time in order to safeguard these transportation hubs. In recent years bus, train and subway stations have been faced with security threats and must adapt to new measures of security to ensure the safety of staff and travelers. A video surveillance system may be installed in station and terminal to monitor the activity and movement of the public, view hard to see areas out of the line-of-site, and serve as a deterrent to criminal activity. Video Surveillance can be used as evidence when criminal activity occurs either with the driver or passengers.
Real-time information and advanced video analytics reduce the human factors of surveillance reporting.
Operators can readily see and confirm that people are clear of doors before closing and starting the train or bus. Activities and occupant movements can be observed in the carriage. Cameras serve as a deterrent for criminal activity and crimes against the driver.
A camera network can be used successfully in detecting crime patterns, identifying serial offenders and can lead to apprehension through real time, remote policing. It becomes possible to identify and arrest multiple people involved in pick-pocket and petty theft rings, and crack down on vandals responsible for millions of dollars of property damage annually.
Video surveillance puts more eyes on the public - saving time and money for public transportation and improving safety.