It is safe to say that security is a primary concern for the public transport industry. Of course, travellers expect safe transportation and so ensuring safety is fundamental for confidence in the sector. From passenger crowding to terrorist attacks, incidents can range from relatively minor routine emergencies to full-scale crisis management. Improving security systems can help public transport operators increase ridership thanks to a more secure, and therefore more attractive service.
Naturally, safety and security go hand in hand and it is hard to talk about one without the other. Safety is being secure against unintended threats, while security is the protection against deliberate threats. Threat monitoring and video surveillance are some of the many ways that the public transport sector can predict and prevent risks, ensuring the safety of its employees and passengers.