Integrated safety and security in Moscow subway

Axis IP cameras monitor radiation at Moscow subway

“The subway is the main traffic artery of the Moscow city. The Moscow Metro’s top priority is to protect life and health of passengers, therefore we use only the best and proven solutions to build our security system: fully automated, reliable and of high quality. Axis IP cameras have more than once showed its quality at various objects within transportation infrastructure, in Russia as well. No wonder our tests confirmed that they perfectly match all the target criteria and even exceed them.” Security manager at CJSC Scientific Production Center “ASPECT” A. M. Ratz.


The Moscow subway carries about 8 million passengers on average per day and is one of the biggest and busiest subways in the entire world. The Russian capital has a complex transportation system that includes over 200 stations while some of them along with adjacent sections are located above the ground. Subway is considered a critical IT-infrastructure and requires the most efficient and reliable solutions to ensure safety of passengers and staff, rolling stock operation and security of property.


To further enhance the passenger traffic security at Moscow subway station lobbies were equipped with АКРК-01М multi-functional automated radiation monitoring systems. These systems are used to detect radioactive materials and other hazardous substances carried by passengers entering station as well as to automate the security screening procedure. Over 500 AXIS P3384-V IP cameras are already installed at the stations: this model was recommended by Axis Communications engineers based on site features and missions.


Axis cameras integrated with АКРК-01М native software provide an image of an object when the radiation monitor sends an alarm and also perform the live video surveillance in a specified area. When the radiation monitor sends an alarm signal, the camera spots the suspect object. The resulting video record includes the events captured before, during and after the alarm signal: the time intervals “before” and “after” can be different.

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