The increased risk of security incidents worldwide has propelled the need for enhanced security protocols amid increased the public pressure. Video surveillance is a critical tool to help ensure the highest level of security for transit authorities. In fact, surveillance systems are now one of the largest consumers of resources on an enterprise network.
In many deployments today, VMS is used as the backbone of comprehensive security command systems that support thousands of cameras. However, because so many VMS systems deployed today are outdated and utilize older technology, most businesses are not experiencing the full scope of security across their organization as they could.
While more cameras lead to more data, transit authorities continuously search for ways to use this information for better insight, detection, and awareness. But users need solutions that improve accuracy and performance to make video useful. Emerging technologies like machine learning and video analytics can also vastly improve accuracy to allow stakeholders to make continued operational improvements. At the same time, users must also ensure the highest security of the data collected and work to protect network-enabled solutions from cyber threats.
Aside from making systems safer, transit stations use technology that can be leveraged to increase operational efficiencies and build more robust business processes. Video data can be used to evaluate current processes with ticketing or help retail stores within the facility reduce theft while mobile video applications can support staff in-the-field.
Ensuring the safety and security of passengers has always been a significant concern for transit systems operators. But, by utilizing intelligent infrastructure, trusted IT process, and advanced video surveillance platforms in everything from monitoring passenger safety incidents to reducing queue lengths, operators can create safer, more intelligent transit systems.
Security is a massive IT problem and to date, the VMS industry has not adapted. We as an industry must evolve to take advantage of today’s IT infrastructure. Surveill has accomplished this. Here's what makes us different: