Public transport

Minuteman Security Technologies Develops Video Monitoring System for Mass Transit

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.

Axis Announces IP-Cameras For Public Transport And Vehicles

The new compact, rugged and discreet AXIS P39-R Network Camera Series with HDTV resolution, high processing power and edge storage is specially designed for surveillance in buses, trains, subway cars and other vehicular environments. Axis Communications, the world leader in network video surveillance, announces a new transportation-focused IP camera series that offers protection against dust […]

Sony Mini Dome IP-Camera Crafted For Train And Bus Surveillance

It’s a duty of every public transport operator to provide an environment that’s safe, secure, and reassuring for passengers and employees alike. Video security is an increasingly crucial part of every journey by train, bus or tram. Customers of all ages often value the discreet presence of a watchful eye in the carriage. And in […]

Trouble On The CTA: Do Rider Cameras Capture More Then Security Cameras?

The CTA says it’s trains and buses are safe, and for the majority of users, that’s true. But for those who get caught in the middle of a fight on a confined train or bus, it’s hard to feel safe at all, wspecially if help isn’t close by. Drug use, physical violence, and bullying are […]

Chicago Transit Authority Using Cameras And Lawsuits To Fight Vandalism

The Chicago Transit Authority is stepping up its battle against vandalism. The city’s public transportation system said it has expanded its network of security cameras at train stations and on train cars. And most importantly, it is using the information obtained from that expanded security network to arrest those responsible for vandalizing CTA property. Also […]

Experimental Webcam IP-Connected Bus Route In Paris

Experimental IP-connected bus route in Paris French Public Transportation provider RATP is currently conducting an experimental “Internet Protocol (IP) in Motion” project on the bus line No. 38 in Paris. The technology provides realtime connectivity for ‘Dilidam,’ a key information initiative for travellers on the RATP transport network, including real time transit and localised passenger information, as well as news or entertainment clips. The on board video surveillance system and other professional applications now have permanent IP connectivity, improving RATP’s customers’ security, safety and travel information. IP Connectivity is now available “on the move” due to an open ecosystem including wireless service providers of any type as well as private wireless networks and a clearing house business function which aggregates data flows and reconciles billing information. Cisco’s Mobile 3200 Series Wireless & Mobile router and Cisco IOS IP mobility solutions connect the vehicles to the RATP back end servers. IP mobility provides an automatic connection and seamless roaming using the different wireless technologies, Wi-Fi and EDGE, and networks. With this innovative approach, RATP and Cisco are demonstrating that IP Mobility technologies can seamlessly extend the enterprise premises to “on the move” LANs. A panel of industry experts at Networkers 2005 awarded RATP the Mobility and Wireless award for its innovative implementation of Wireless and Mobility last December in Cannes. “IP mobility extends the reach of enterprise intranets to professional vehicle fleets. IP connectivity across wireless technologies and networks allows key customers applications to continuously run even ‘on the move’,” […]

Surveillance Cameras Installed On Detroit Buses To Help Curb Violence

Detroit — The city on Monday will begin outfitting its bus fleet with surveillance equipment in an ongoing effort to curb violence on some of its most troubled routes. Detroit’s Chief Operating Officer Gary Brown says the initial, $123,000 effort will equip 50 city buses with cameras within a month. The safety upgrades come days after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed after attempting to quell a dispute between two other passengers on one of the city’s most problematic routes. The violent incident marks the latest attack among riders and drivers and highlights the need for safety upgrades within the system. “The cameras will cut down on those fights and defuse them quicker,” Brown said. “This will make everybody understand that security is a top priority and you are being monitored.” Brown said eight cameras will be hard-wired into each bus, providing a comprehensive view as well as audio inside and outside. The wireless feed will be transmitted to a server that’s accessible whenever needed. The initial equipment is being provided and installed by Canada-based SEON, which provided security cameras for the SMART bus system. Brown said the city will solicit bids to complete the work on an additional 200 buses in the fleet after federal transit officials complete a review of its request for proposals. The effort is being funded through Federal Transit Administration dollars. The department has 445 total buses in its fleet, but has plans to retiree 100 and purchase 50 new buses. “This is simply not […]

Digital Ally Receives Initial DVM-250 Order From Kansas City Transportation Group

LENEXA, KS — (Marketwired) — 12/02/13 — Digital Ally, Inc. ( DGLY ), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, today announced that it has received an initial order for 100 DVM-250 Video Event Recorders from Kansas City Transportation Group (“KCTG”). Operating under the names “Yellow Cab”, “10/10 Taxi”, and “Super Shuttle”, KCTG manages a fleet of over 400 transportation vehicles in the Kansas City metropolitan area. KCTG is part of the transportation division of Veolia Transportation (“Veolia”), the largest non-governmental provider of transit services in North America , with over 5,000 vehicles, 21,000 employees in the United States and Canada , and annual revenue approaching $1 billion. Veolia, which manages many modes of public transit, provides transportation by charter bus, commuter rail, paratransit, private sedan, taxi and airport shuttle services. It is the North American business unit of Veolia Transdev, a global provider of public transportation solutions that is partly owned by Caisse des Depots, a leading French financial institution. “Our immediate objective is to become the preferred provider of event recording solutions to the 400-plus vehicles that comprise KCTG’s fleet in the Kansas City area, and thus we view this initial 100-unit order as a ‘first step’ in an expanding relationship with a regional leader in public and private transportation,” stated Stanton E. Ross , Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "The initial installation of 100 DVM-250 event recorders, along with the infrastructure to wirelessly move […]

Frost & Sullican: Mass Transport Operators Reinforce Security As Threats and Insuracne Claims Grow

Frost & Sullivan: Mass Transport Operators Reinforce Security as Threats and Insurance Claims Grow: — Ideal security solutions will have open architectures to offer convenience and value-added services LONDON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — After airports, it is the turn of the global mass transport market to beef up security, as governments begin to address the security risks posed by large-scale unprotected infrastructure. In addition to terrorism threats, rising instances of crime, antisocial behaviour, and insurance claims have turned operators’ attention to new technologies in video surveillance, perimeter security, and sensors. The need for stronger security is undisputed, but mass transit operators are often constrained by lean budgets, especially since it is difficult to demonstrate return on investment (ROI) from these installations. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( ), Global Mass Transport Security Market Overview, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.76 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $3.16 billion in 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 per cent (2012 to 2021). The market will continue to expand due to large investments in metro projects in China and the proposed expansion of current metro projects in India, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. “Most of the security spending in mass transportation is expected to be directed at securing the stations where travellers gather, buses and rolling stock in which travellers are transported, and the areas adjacent to places where transportation is stationed,” said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace, Defence and Security Research Analyst Krzysztof […]

Minuteman Gets $7M Mobile Video Surveillance Project

Within a year, hundreds of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) buses will be equipped with what Minuteman CEO Joseph Lynch calls “one of the most advanced multiband wireless IP video systems ever installed in mass transit.” The first group of buses will start transporting passengers the second week in November. “The contract is for the […]