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Trains and Transit industry focus

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With the right investment in technology, transit agencies can empower their teams to be faster and more effective at spotting issues and keeping passengers and staff safe. With a centralized view of all your security systems, you'll instantly know when a camera goes offline in a terminal, if someone tries to hop a fence at a depot, or if a fight breaks out on a metro, train, or bus. Using a single interface, your team will go from response to resolution in minutes using easy-to-follow procedures that help operators stay compliant. The best part is that they'll be able to quickly retrieve and share evidence without leaving their desk. Moving to a unified view doesn't need to happen all at once. An open-architecture security platform lets you evolve your operations over time. For instance, start by converting analog cameras to IP in your terminals and then extend video onboard your transit fleets. Later, you could link the video management system (VMS) to your intercom, access control, or passenger notification systems and monitor everything from one location. In the long-run, you can use the data from your security solutions to gain business insights and make improvements such as shortening passenger wait times, boosting parking revenue, and even collaborating with police to secure big city events. No matter how your operations evolve, an open and unified IP security platform is your ticket to keeping your transit business efficient and safe. Top 5 things to think about before making a security investment 1 Adapting to changes Upgrading to a non-proprietary security platform allows you to freely evolve your security operations as needed. You can re-use existing cameras, readers, and other infrastructure, add new devices or integrate third-party systems into the platform. 2 Keeping security data safe Choosing a platform designed with individuals' privacy and cybersecurity in mind is a must today. Whether obscuring faces in video, using built-in data encryptions and controlling who sees what, you can use core features to enhance resilience and compliance. 3 Enhancing operations with analytics Video analytics helps you get more value from your security platform. For instance, implement collision avoidance to minimize accidents and pedestrian detection to improve public safety. Add facial recognition to identify wanted persons or use people counting to know passenger numbers. 4 Managing digital evidence No need to waste time and money copying files to USB sticks and then shipping the evidence. Using a digital evidence management system, you can speed up investigations. The system also allows you to securely email digital files to authorized individuals. 5 Streamlining parking enforcement With a unified platform, you can install automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras at station parking lots or on the front of buses. At the station, the ALPR system can track commuter cars entering and exiting your lots and alert operators to vehicles in violation. On buses, the system can capture cars parked in bus lanes, allowing for quick enforcement to deter offenders.

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