Integrated Security Event Management System. A Growing Need for Public Transportation

This paper describes how the ability to deter, detect, minimize the impact of, and respond and recover from terrorist attacks and/or emergencies is of paramount importance to the safety and socioeconomic vitality of public transportation. The inherent openness of passenger rail conflicts directly with the traditional security approach, which limits access to protect persons and physical assets. A combination of new counter measure tactics and innovative technological advances will be the tools used by those responsible for public safety in their effort to minimize threats and reduce the impact of a service affecting event. The demand for advanced security elements in a transportation environment has never been higher, and the number of companies focused on bringing new technologies and sensors (e.g. improvised explosion detectors (IED), cameras with video content analysis, millimeter wave scanners, access control systems, among others.) to the public transportation industry is staggering. This influx of new technologies and sensors creates many new challenges for the transit operator to include: (1) How can I leverage my security investments already made? (2) How can I ensure that my new investment will not generate problems for future investments? (3) How can I make sure that this investment will take into account my specific operating needs? This paper focuses on Bombardier Transportation’s experiences and approaches to meet these challenges, and the need and benefits to the transit operator of an Integrated Security Event Management System (ISEMS). The paper expands on ISEMS role in the public transportation environment, its ability to manage the increasing amount of security-related data and assets, and its impact on the future of the Operational Control Center. (OCC).


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 2007 Proceedings Rail Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594260
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2007 12:13PM