Public transport systems to invest in video surveillance

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Investments in Internet protocol cameras (IP cameras), real-time functions and intelligent analytics are set to improve security in public transport in the coming years, according to a survey carried out by UITP and Axis Communications.

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Conducted from June to September 2015, the survey contains input from 74 respondents in 30 countries worldwide, mostly public transport operators and authorities. The research confirms that video surveillance is a corner stone technology for public transport operations, safety and particularly security. Not only does it bring concrete benefits, for example evidence collection or deterring crime, it also helps achieve a higher perception of security among passengers and staff. Video surveillance is set to remain a key technology in public transport with three quarters of respondents reporting investment plans in the technology in the coming 12 months. Real-time usage with analytics in particular is on the rise as public transport systems seek to react to security events quickly and efficiently, minimising their impact.

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