New Metro Video Surveillance Techniques

To improve passenger safety and security, surveillance cameras are increasingly widely used in public transport systems, with thousands of cameras having been installed in trains and train stations worldwide. This article describes the recently developed Siemens' RailProtect system that promises to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of transport video monitoring systems by using electronic recognition. RailProtect is able to analyze real time analog or digital video streams and identify situations such as abandoned luggage, overcrowding or intrusion by people or animals into restricted areas; it can also be used to detect and track people, animals, vehicles, or other objects. The RailProtect video software processes distributed real time video input, issuing alerts when specific events occur, and it logs the information, and supports the dispatching of personnel to deal with emergencies or security threats. In addition, the system architecture will support multiple concurrent applications typical within rail environments such as safety - train protection, security - remote video surveillance, automation - train control, maintenance - remote diagnostics, and information, entertainment and advertising.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 48-49
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  • Accession Number: 01006593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 8:40AM