Safety solution for rail transport

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Due to rising passenger numbers and increasing freight traffic, advanced, integrated solutions are needed both to increase the efficiency of rail transportation and to ensure safety and reduce the strain on staff. Monitoring large, busy areas efficiently on the one hand and ensuring the safety of passengers and transported goods on the other increases the need for effective real-time notifications.

Support for railroad staff to ensure trouble-free operations

Rapid intervention in highly frequented environments

In busy metro stations and major transportation hubs, the control room needs to monitor several key areas simultaneously, such as ticketing areas, platforms or freight areas, in order to provide service and respond to potential problems. The large amount of image information tracked in these environments requires real-time alerts to better manage crowds and passenger flow, avoid dangerous situations and facilitate incident investigation.


EIZO's IP decoder solutions support flexible integration into security, life safety and access control systems with the Alert-to-Action function. This means that the IP decoder monitor and IP decoder box itself can act as a two-way communication device and send alerts directly to personnel when certain events occur.

IP camera systems with video analytics can detect these events and be used, for example, to detect overcrowding, loitering, fare evasion and people moving in the wrong direction. This helps security personnel to identify areas where action is needed.

The IP decoder solutions can be programmed to automatically enlarge the image display as a warning, display visual alerts such as a text message or a colored frame. This minimizes service interruptions, especially during busy periods, and ensures smooth operation.

Alert-to-Action can also be used to respond to video analytics that enable the detection of unattended baggage and suspicious objects or people. This allows security personnel to respond to potentially threatening situations before they escalate or to provide targeted support to the police to ensure security.

Accident prevention through obstacle detection

Visual alarms about obstacles on tracks

People, animals and vehicles can obstruct train traffic on tracks or level crossings, which not only poses a danger to those involved but also disrupts rail operations. Efficient real-time alerts enable operators to ensure the safety of their passengers as well as the surrounding environment and wildlife. It also ensures the best possible service for passengers.



Alert-to-Action can be used to alert operations centers to obstacles such as people, animals or vehicles located at switches, level crossings, tunnels or other risk areas. If object detection reports an event to EIZO's IP decoder solution, it immediately displays a message or other visual indication on the screen using Alert-to-Action.

Object detection systems and Alert-to-Action can also be used to warn of fallen trees, rocks or other objects in the path of travel. This provides the opportunity to visually check the problem from a distance before sending personnel to the scene, saving effort and resources in the event of a falsely triggered alarm.

Protection of railroad property and facilities around the clock

Visibility in unoccupied areas

Rail infrastructure consists of a large network of operations offices, station terminals and platforms, maintenance facilities, storage areas and depots. Maintaining security, preventing intrusions and responding to incidents is of paramount importance. Keeping an eye on these key areas at all times is a challenge, especially with limited staff. Integrated visual systems help operators, maintenance and security teams ensure the safety of these sites.



By integrating with the local access control system, EIZO's IP decoder solutions can take an active role in protecting facilities. With the Alert-to-Action function, the monitor indicates when object detection reports that an unauthorised person is entering a restricted area such as train depots and cargo areas. For example, a surveillance camera can use motion detection to send an alert to the monitor that automatically changes the layout or displays a visual cue on the screen to notify staff immediately.


Solution: Alert-to-Action

Customizable reaction to events

The web API of EIZO's IP decoder solutions supports customized integration with the local security systems and devices to enable communication with and response to alarms over the network. When an event occurs and an alarm is sent from IP cameras, access control, hazard detection, VMS or other systems, the EIZO solution responds with a predefined action, such as layout adjustment, message display, audio activation, camera adjustment, masking and more. Implementing an intelligent visual communication system into the workflow is a step towards future-proofing security systems with a large amount of information that security and railroad personnel need to manage on a daily basis. Optimizing the security and surveillance system with intelligent event response ensures that transit operators can provide a safe and efficiently functioning environment for their customers and employees.


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