Minuteman Security Technologies is getting into product manufacturing with the introduction of TransitSentry, a mobile IP video surveillance and security monitoring system designed specifically for mass transit vehicles.
The integrator developed TransitSentry over the course of the past two years while it was working on a $7 million mobile video surveillance project for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
“The product came out of that contract but it was not part of that contract. We quickly discovered that there’s a need for this type of real-time live video and health monitoring capability [for other transportation entities],” Minuteman CEO Joseph Lynch told Security Systems News.
Minuteman and Genetec in October launched the product at the American Public Transportation Association conference.
“Transportation agencies from around the country expressed interest in TransitSentry,” Lynch said.
The product works with Genetec’s Omnicast VMS and Panasonic IP-based wide dynamic range cameras, although Lynch said that Minuteman is exploring integrating the system with other IP cameras as well.
Buses are equipped with an NVR, a video screen and cameras inside and out.
Using TransitSentry, transportation officials and law enforcement can remotely access real time video; the health data of the cameras, network and other devices; GPS data, and vehicle speed information using a web browser.
Information from the buses can be accessed remotely from any browser on a computer or mobile devices.