Command & Control: Electronic Security Systems Integration Post 9/11

This paper provides information on the application and installation of integrated intrusion detection, fire detection, access control and video surveillance solutions into a Command and Control Center for the rail transit environment. Using our industry experience and insights, information is provided on how the use of common security technologies in an integrated manner can cost effectively meet the needs of rail transit operations post September 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington, D.C. and March 11, 2004, in Madrid. The discussion focuses on: (1) the need for rail security to be an integrated part of a command and control center, and methods to make this an achievable goal of all transit authorities; (2) how to design an affordable, full featured and centrally managed security system; (3) adapting security solutions to your system’s size and budget. Solution scalability for meeting the needs of any size transit system; (4) using intelligent and thorough up-front design to address the uniqueness of each transit environment, while ensuring that best practices from other installations enable cost savings; (5) instituting cultural changes simultaneously with design changes to make the new electronic infrastructure more effective; (6) leveraging existing infrastructure and equipment in your security system design to maximize benefit and minimize cost; and (7) creating a “one-stop-shop” approach, through a security systems integrator, to satisfy your design, management and project coordination needs. The key findings from the evaluation, selection, design, installation and management of security solutions are applicable to all transit authorities.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Rail Transit Conference Proceedings, 2005

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01002130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594155
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2005 10:40AM