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Power in miniature: compact Axis cameras provide security for a 120-ton locomotive
Mednogorsk Copper-Sulphur Plant Ltd. launches video surveillance system based on Axis IP cameras to monitor its cargo train vehicle
“We already have a positive experience of using Axis IP cameras at our enterprise. This project implies sending the video signal from the cameras installed at the locomotive over wireless network into the ISS SecurOS program. This solution enabled our security staff to follow every locomotive movement online and quickly respond to accidents.” Security officer of MCSP Ltd.
Mednogorsk Copper-Sulphur Plant (MCSP) is a large-scale non-ferrous metal processing enterprise that was founded in 1939 and today forms a part of Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company. A shunting locomotive TEM2 is used to move carriages loaded with raw materials at the territory of the enterprise and beyond it. This locomotive had to be equipped with a reliable video surveillance system to ensure the security along the carriages as well as on the lateral hood faces and in the driver cabin.
The main feature of this project is integration with ISS SecurOS Premium software and IP cameras. Video is sent to the server located in the security control room via the Wi-Fi wireless network. The specialists of Quorus AKS carried out the installation of Axis IP cameras, auxiliary hardware and software for MCSP. Five AXIS P3905-RE Network Cameras designed for vehicle onboard installation were selected for the locomotive video surveillance.
The video traffic from IP cameras installed at the locomotive is transferred online to the control room. Thus, Axis IP cameras provide an opportunity for the security staff to monitor the area around the locomotive as it moves, the cargo it carries and the work of the operating crew. Therefore, now there is a chance to timely prevent any unauthorized actions, receive information about the locomotive’s progress and respond to emergency situations.