Making stations secure and enjoyable again
Surveillance has been used in stations since 1975. Stations are complex places, with a large amount of people moving around and multiple area to keep an eye on – from the platform and tracks to underground passageways and car parking areas. To meet a wide range of differing needs, a flexible yet integrated solution is needed.
To begin with, there’s ground-breaking use of Deep Learning (or AI), with People Counting and Facial Recognition cameras. Deep intelligence, or Deep Learning, will become the foundation for the security industry. Technologies that “learn” will become more common and more powerful. This trend will strengthen critical security efforts in every sphere. In this ever-changing environment, DeepinView Cameras and DeepinMind NVRs are set to lead the way by making invisible intelligence visible for users, and then putting that intelligence to good use.
With this technology, station operators can see how many people are flowing through the station, giving them the information to be able to take safety decisions – for example opening or closing gates to manage passenger flow. Facial recognition could be used to pinpoint known criminals, or even to find an individual that is known as a threat.
Smart cameras can provide the operator with alerts when they see certain things – for example, unattended baggage. This could prove crucial in combatting potential bomb threats. They can also provide alerts for individuals acting strangely – with behavioural monitoring. One example of this is Loitering Filter – the camera can focus on a target and track it, automatically detecting the target moving distance, and alerting the operator if this is longer than a pre-defined value. The technology can also be used to send an alert if it detects someone falling down.
Access control gates can be used in stations, but these are not just there to protect revenue – they can also provide security measures and help to control the flow of people. In emergencies they can be ‘locked’ for example, to keep people away from a potential danger. We can provide these gates, with card access, or even access using facial recognition, which could be useful for staff entry.