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International trends in video surveillance: public transport gets smarter

Video surveillance is a very common technology used in public transport, especially for security purposes. In 2015 UITP, together with industry expert Axis Communications, conducted a survey among public transport organisations to get an understanding of the usage of video surveillance in public transport. This official Statistics Brief  shares the results of this survey, which demonstrate that public transport is getting smarter with the ongoing advancement of video surveillance.


      

International trends in video surveillance: public transport gets smarter

“Video surveillance will remain a cornerstone technology for public transport security” – such was the conclusion of the a 2015 report, based on a survey of UITP members. Having repeated the survey in 2017-2018, this assumption has been confirmed. However, the sheer pace and enormous growth of video surveillance, especially advanced techniques involving analytics, has proven to be quite astounding.

St. Petersburg - we are together

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On 3 April 2017 an improvised explosive device detonated in a metro car at 14:40 on the stretch between metro stations "Sennaya square" and "Institute of Technology" in St. Petersburg, Russia. There are victims: 14 people died, 77 were injured. Another explosive device was found and defused at the station "Ploschad Vosstaniya" by station officer Albert Sibirsky. Upon explosion, the Investigatory Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under article 205 (terrorist attack). According to preliminary data, the explosion in the train station was committed by a suicide bomber.


      

Introduce a Mobile retail and service channel for your smartcard customers

When Snapper launched in 2008, we operated a fare collection and micropayments system. Starting out  as a quick and easy way to pay for bus trips and small purchases from convenience stores and coffee shops, Snapper rapidly expanded to include payment of fares in taxis and on  the Wellington Cable Car, as well as  payment for metered on-street parking.

Along the way, we also built a customer service interface for our call centre, brought a mobile reload app to market, and launched Australasia’s first mobile on-the-go payments solution.


      

How thermal imaging is improving safety and efficiency in public transportation

How thermal imaging is improving safety and efficiency in public transportation

Every day, public transportation passengers rely on trains, metros or trams to bring them safely and timely at their point of destination. However, the risky or careless behavior of people can sometimes lead to accidents that will cause a lot of delay as well as severe damage to rolling goods and rail infrastructure. Thermal imaging cameras can detect this risky behavior in time and help public transportation operators to take the appropriate measures.


      

Integrated Command and Control System (ICCS) for intelligent and efficient security management in public transport

We invite you to attend our upcoming webinar „Integrated Command and Control System (ICCS) for intelligent and efficient security management in public transport“ on 25 April 2016 at 2 pm.

In the exclusive 45-minute UITP webinar you can learn more about integration of different subsystems within the Command and Control Center environment utilising the open and flexible ICCS platform - Synergy 3 and witness a live demonstration.

We want to discuss, among other things:

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