Rail & road

Digital Barriers has been designing surveillance systems
for rail and mass-transit networks for more than 20 years

Track-side safety
& lone workers

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Rail Workers

Rail Worker

 

Trackside safety and lone workers

Protecting staff is a primary concern in the rail industry, and it is a particular worry in remote and vulnerable locations.

EdgeVis Body Worn, Digital Barriers' unique video-transmitting technology, enhances worker safety.

It combines GPS location with a real-time video stream of what a worker is seeing and doing, allowing supervisors to spot and address any potential dangers or causes for alarm.

Live video from remote working locations enables rapid identification of issues when trackside workers or lone staff find themselves in difficulties.

Obtaining usable video from remote locations is problematic as conventional video codecs aren’t designed for poor transmission over low bandwidth or constrained networks. Typically image break-up or delay renders video feeds unusable.

EdgeVis BodyWorn cameras on a tunic or helmet will send images back to a central control room with none of these issues.

The technology was specifically developed to overcome the problems of streaming over congested and low bandwidth wireless networks, and will reliably deliver usable and continuous video and audio even over GPRS/2G/Satellite at bandwidths as low as 9kbps.

Our unique technology uses around 60% less bandwidth than standard video transmission systems so there are significant savings in data too, making video feeds from rail workers cost effective as well as viable.

The video stream is distributed to central command and other rail workers as required.

It can be integrated into existing video management systems, while secure local recording allows accurate evidence of events to be kept for forensic and evidential use.

The solution also has an on-board panic button and can be used alongside Push4Help and Heartbeat safety services.

So with EdgeVis Body Worn, track workers can have an extra pair of eyes looking after them.

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Real-time video
surveillance from trains

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Rail Onboard Train

Rail Onboard Train

 

Real-time video surveillance from trains

Most trains have CCTV cameras to provide information to the driver/guard and to keep a record of what has happened in carriages.

However, if an incident happens mid-journey or at a station, a control room needs to see the whole picture for a quick and intelligent response.
 
We offer unparalleled real-time video streaming from trains, enhancing safety and providing situational awareness in times of emergency. 

Obtaining usable video from moving trains is problematic.
 
Communications are often limited and conventional video codecs are not designed for transmission over low bandwidth or constrained networks. Typically image break-up or delay renders video feeds unusable.

Our EdgeVis Live technology offers real-time video streaming with none of these issues.

It was specifically developed to overcome the problems of streaming over congested and low bandwidth wireless networks, and will reliably deliver  usable and continuous video and audio even over GPRS/2G/Satellite at bandwidths as low as 9Kbps.

Our unique technology uses around 60% less bandwidth than standard video transmission systems so there are significant savings in data too, making video feeds from trains and stations cost effective as well as viable.

EdgeVis-linked cameras are portable, require no infrastructure and can be set up in minutes, while EdgeVis BodyWorn is as mobile as the staff relaying images from their uniforms, giving security teams an overview of their entire transport network.
 
The footage can be integrated into existing video management systems, while secure local recording allows rail operators to keep accurate evidence of events.

Unparalleled real-time streaming from trains enhances safety and provides situational awareness in times of emergency.

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Level crossing
monitoring

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Rail Level Crossing

Rail Level Crossing

 

 

Level crossing monitoring

Failing to spot a breakdown in video transmission from a level crossing could have potentially catastrophic results.

High levels of activity will provide visual confirmation that video is streaming.

However, during long periods with little or no movement in a scene, video can freeze without an operator being aware.

Digital Barriers’ world-leading technology, though, provides assurance that equipment is operational by embedding safety alarms and visual indicators into its video encoding solutions to confirm images are live.

There are in excess of 4,500 recorded incidents of misuse or error involving rail level crossings each year in the UK alone. 

According to Network Rail safety statistics, this includes more than 400 near misses with vehicles, pedestrians and other road users - and a number of fatalities.

Rail and metro systems with safety-critical applications require surveillance solutions that are engineered for reliable long-term performance.

Our safety features also include alarms if any attempt is made to cut a cable or sabotage a camera.

The COE range of surveillance equipment from Digital Barriers has been proven in the rail sector over the past 20 years. 

Video transmission solutions are certified for level-crossing monitoring in the UK, with equipment deployed to more than 200 locations.

The latest certification of COE equipment for use by Network Rail in the UK rail network is used for transmitting video over a digital network using Ethernet and IP protocol. 

Specific applications include level-crossing surveillance and signalling applications requiring video transmission over a digital network (FTN, Ethernet LAN/WAN).

So Digital Barriers’ unique technology is the safer solution for monitoring level crossings.

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Mass transit
passive screening

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Rail Screening

Rail Screening

 

 

Mass transit passive screening​

​The heightened threat of terrorist attacks on the rail network has focused attention on the protection of passengers and infrastructure.

Screening people in busy stations presents many problems, though.

There are practical and cultural constraints to be considered, while the nature of rail travel involves the mass movement of large numbers of people quickly.  

ThruVis Public Safety, our revolutionary body-heat scanner, checks for concealed weapons and suicide bombs without disturbing passengers as they go about their business.

Ours is the only technology of its kind capable of detecting objects of virtually any material, even under multiple layers of clothing.

It will spot hidden explosives and liquids, and in tests at a range of up to 15 metres was 100 per cent  successful in identifying anyone wearing a bomb vest or carrying a hidden weapon.

ThruVis is portable, requires no infrastructure and can be set up in minutes.

Its TeraHertz cameras gather instant images with no harmful effects to the human body and avoid any invasion of privacy because no anatomical details of the person being scanned are revealed.

Units can be deployed covertly so rail passengers are not even aware they are being scanned and the output can be streamed in real-time to staff with mobile devices and integrated into existing security management systems for command and control centres.

ThruVis’s potential to save lives by providing an early warning of a threat has led to an increase in its use around the world in the last year.

It is now a major deterrent in the fight against crime and terrorism in 10 countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the Middle East and Asia.

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Rail depot and
asset protection

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Rail Depot

Rail Site Perimeter

 

 

Rail depot and asset protection

A targetted approach to surveillance is usually the most effective way to protect rail depots from theft, vandalism and trespass. 

Digital Barriers has a cost-effective solution to safeguarding assets, combining real-time video streaming with visually intelligent award-winning analytics for reliable intrusion detection.

SmartVis, our world-class analytics technology, will detect when a human being is present but ignore nuisance alarms caused by adverse weather, animals, camera movement, shadows or variable lighting.

It is certified by the UK Government’s i-LIDS® scheme as an approved primary detection system for perimeter security.

SmartVis-linked cameras can be moved around easily to target any gaps in existing security or monitor known trouble spots, while our EdgeVis Body Worn cameras can be used by staff to provide another perspective.

The system can also be hosted in the cloud, avoiding the need for costly investment in servers and maintenance.

EdgeVis Shield, our integrated surveillance platform solution, can combine all this technology with existing infrastructure and covert ground sensors.

These sensors can be moved around in targetted areas to provide fast and reliable transmission of alarm events. 

Control rooms and tactical response units receive an immediate view of alarm events – including access to real-time video from fixed, mobile and body-worn cameras.

Our EdgeVis technology was specifically developed to overcome the problems of streaming video over low bandwidth wireless networks. It will reliably deliver real-time video and audio even over GPRS/2G/Satellite connections at bandwidths as low as 9kbps.

There are significant savings in data too because our unique technology uses around 60% less bandwidth than other standards-based systems.

Even over constrained networks, our innovative technology offers the option to zoom in and retrieve high-resolution images.

So Digital Barriers' technology can target specific areas, analyse events in 3D for a more accurate interpretation of suspicious activity as well as offer remote live viewing and camera control to obtain visual confirmation of intrusions at a site for an intelligent response.

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Site & perimeter
security solutions

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Rail Site Perimeter

Rail Site Perimeter

 

Site and perimeter security solutions

​The rail industry has vast perimeters and many isolated sites to protect from trespassing, vandalism and theft.

Installing fixed CCTV in all of those places is simply not viable.

But Digital Barriers’ highly adaptable visually intelligent surveillance technology offers a cost-effective solution. We can provide a targeted mobile security system.

SmartVis, our world-class video analytics technology, will detect when a human being is present but ignore nuisance alarms caused by adverse weather, animals, camera movement, shadows or variable lighting.

It is certified by the UK Government’s i-LIDS® scheme as an approved primary detection system for perimeter security.

SmartVis-linked cameras can be moved around easily to target any gaps in existing security or monitor known trouble spots.

The system can also be hosted in the cloud, avoiding the need for costly investment in servers and maintenance.

EdgeVis Shield, our integrated surveillance platform solution, can combine all this technology with existing infrastructure and covert ground sensors. These sensors can be moved around in targeted areas to provide fast and reliable alerts.

Control rooms and tactical response units receive an immediate view of alarm events – including access to real-time video from fixed cameras as well as staff's EdgeVis Body Worn cameras.

Our EdgeVis technology was specifically developed to overcome the problems of streaming video over low bandwidth wireless networks. It will reliably deliver real-time video and audio even over GPRS/2G/Satellite connections at bandwidths as low as 9kbps.

There are significant savings in data too because our unique technology uses around 60% less bandwidth than other standards-based systems.

Even over constrained networks, our innovative technology offers the option to zoom in and retrieve high-resolution images.

So Digital Barriers' technology can target specific areas, analyse events in 3D for a more accurate interpretation of suspicious activity as well as offer remote live viewing and camera control to obtain visual confirmation of intrusions for an intelligent response.

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