China's Tianjin Metro is enhancing the safety and security of 23 stations along its Line 2 route by implementing NiceVision's IP video security solution with video analytics.
NICE security solutions are already extensively used in China. In 2010, the company received a follow-on order from the Ministry of Railway (MOR) in China, for its advanced video IP solution. A year before that, its solution was chosen by Xian Metro to enhance safety and security at its 21 stations for Xian City's first metro line.
The company notes that this is the ninth deployment of its kind across different lines and cities in China's mass transit system.
Running from 23.5 km from west to east of the city, Line 2 of the Tianjin Metro is mostly an underground rapid transit line.
For Tianjin Metro project, the NiceVision IP video security solution will provide seamless surveillance of the railway, its tracks, stations and passengers.
The deployment is expected to deliver real-time alerts directly to the metro's security personnel enabling early detection and verification of unauthorised incidents.
NICE Security solutions have been designed to empower organisations to ensure fast resolution and debriefing, as well as continuous security improvements.
Deployment for Tianjin Metro project will result in an increase in situational awareness and ultimately help to mitigate risks, enhance passenger safety and better protect metro assets.
The metro's security personnel will also leverage the NICE solution to keep track of the number of people at multiple entries and exits.
"This is another project which shows the positive momentum our security solutions for mass transit are enjoying in the Chinese market. Nearly two dozen major cities have received approval from the Minister of Railways in China in late 2009, to build 89 metro lines by 2016," said Raghav Sahgal, president, Asia Pacific. "Tianjin is among these cities. Accordingly, we are seeing a rise in demand in China for advanced video surveillance that can effectively protect passengers. Our non-intrusive IP-based video surveillance addresses these needs, enabling comprehensive coverage without disturbing operational integrity - a key consideration for transit environments. We are happy to have been chosen for this project and to be taking a leading role in the country's expansive mass transit system."
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