Celebrating 10 years of onboard network cameras

    Since the world’s first network camera was launched back in  1996, the technology has developed enormously and now has a variety of uses in an ever-growing number of sectors. One area – which was initially reluctant to invest but has since made up a lot of ground – is transportation. Network cameras were first installed […]

      A new direction for UK transport: from forensic to real time

      With a number of high-profile attacks on mass transport systems across Europe, and Scotland Yard recently warning the UK’s terror threat level will remain at ‘severe’ for at least five more years, it is clear the industry cannot be complacent when it comes to security investment. While funding remains a challenge, it must be weighed […]

        Intelligent prevention – how technology can help reduce UK rail suicides

        In the past two years, there have been a staggering 490 suicides and suspected suicides on the UK rail network. These actions, of course, have a long-lasting impact on friends, family, witnesses and emergency first responders. Ultimately, those who are burdened with seeing such an event often require ongoing support, affecting both their work and […]

          Security is only one part of the story for video in transportation

          A week or so ago, I was lucky enough to attend the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in the beautiful city of Montréal. The focus of this year’s summit was every aspect of the future of urban mobility, from autonomous vehicles to renewable energy; from the use of big data to transforming the business model […]

            Next stop: a lasting sense of citizen security

            The explosive growth in urban population and commuter traffic forces many cities to rethink how they manage citizen security and their urban transport systems. This was certainly the case for the city of Vicente López just north of Buenos Aires. A large percentage of its population of around 300,000 commute daily to Buenos Aires – […]