With public security threats at an all-time high, security cameras on buses and subways can help protect innocent citizens from terrorist attacks and help maintain a safe and secure transportation environment.
India’s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. The major security challenges in this vertical are faced due to unorganized infrastructure development and lack of proper security arrangements. Video surveillance is a great security solution for transportation security.
Benefits of Public Transportation Surveillance
Prevent vandalism – One problem many cities face is constant vandalism, especially at stations and on buses and subways. Prominent video surveillance cameras can prevent vandals from defacing property and buses with graffiti. Security cameras can also be used to help identify repeat offenders.
Prevent violence and crime – Public transportation has been a target for terrorists in recent years – bomb blasts have been witnessed in Chennai Railway station and Mumbai terror attack has been in a constant state of alert since their transit system experienced an attack in 2014 & 2008. Subways and subway stations are also popular mugging or pick pocketing locations in larger cities. A comprehensive video surveillance system can help you reduce terrorist attack, crime or theft opportunities, and can be useful in identifying theft, violence, gang activity or other suspicious behavior so it may be stopped.
Ease of use – Even the most large and complex public transportation network is easy to monitor with video surveillance. Advances in technology have made it easy for surveillance systems to have multiple types of footage that is centrally monitored
Areas of Concern – Rail Transport:
Some of the major areas that need to be monitored in Rail transport are:
- Entrance & Exit
- Ticket gates
- Stairs & Escalators
- Waiting Areas
- Station Offices
- Data Centre
- Rail Platforms
- Ticket Vending Machines