Axis cameras enhance security and driver’s overview in EVO 1 trams
Tough installation, technology and esthetic requirements met in comprehensive surveillance system in ultramodern vehicles
“For our customers, we always try to find the most advanced technology that meets today’s public transport requirements of security and reliability. To perform video surveillance, the AMiT IP camera system uses Axis cameras and is a reliable and cost-effective solution and our operational experience shows it brings more security to passengers and comfort to the drivers.” Ing. Pláněk Miloslav, deputy managing director of PRAGOIMEX a.s.
PRAGOIMEX a.s., a Czech engineering company operating under the Aliance TW Team, sought a high-quality surveillance solution for its new low-floor one-wagon EVO 1 trams. A camera system is necessary in these ultramodern vehicles to provide the driver with a good overview of the situation both inside and outside the vehicle. The system also had to provide security and enable video recording for backward analysis in case of an accident or vandalism or other criminal wrongdoings.
AMiT s r.o., which focuses on electronic systems in rail vehicles, proposed a solution that used AXIS M3114-R Network Cameras. The cameras were installed outside above each door and other cameras are located in the vehicle interior. Video from cameras, without the need to be stored first, is projected directly to a 15-inch IP display installed above the driver’s head, which replaces rearview mirrors installed in older models. When selecting suitable cameras, the company had to take other requirements of the customer into account, such as fitting the cameras into the overall tram design.
The AMiT solution uses top-notch technology of Axis network cameras. Thanks to these, the solution completely meets surveillance requirements in today’s low-profile trams where cameras are indispensable for the driver. The cameras also provide the driver with significant comfort – he easily gets a very detailed overview of what’s happening in the entire vehicle. The option to record video and remote surveillance bring the driver and passenger security to a higher level. Based on the Ethernet network, the system can be easily extended. The video feed from cameras complies with high quality requirements even when lighting conditions are not perfect and the system does not suffer from frequent breakdowns as analogue systems often do. The cameras are unobtrusive and the aesthetic aspect of the solution is also met.