Internet-based CCTV systems installed at 269 stations, according to Railways, Telecom News, ET Telecom
This was done after an order from the Railway Commission asked the public sector unit to provide these monitoring systems in all railway stations of category A1, A, B, C, D and E, premium train cars and electric commuter trains.
“These centralized control rooms will display video feeds from VSS (video surveillance systems) installed by RailTel at stations in the respective areas,” the railways said in a statement.
“This project is executed using the Nirbhaya Fund aimed at providing better security for women. Currently, 269 stations have been equipped with VSS IP by RailTel. Work on 31 additional stations is underway and will soon be completed. RailTel has also issued a call for tenders for this work at 456 stations, ”he said.
CCTV cameras under the system use fiber optic cables and the video feed is not only displayed in local Rail Protection Force (RPF) posts, but also in centralized CCTV control rooms at division levels. and zones, according to the statement.
Station CCTV cameras and video feeds are monitored at three levels to ensure increased safety and security at railway premises, he said.
A Network Management System (NMS) has also been provided for monitoring cameras, servers, inverters and switches, and these can be viewed from any web browser by authorized personnel, according to the press release.
Seventeen stations under the South Central Railway have integrated the VSS control room and it opened on Monday.
Other areas that have this facility include the East Central Railway, the South Railway, the Southwest Railway, the West Railway, the Central West Railway, the Central Railway, Northeastern Railway, Northwestern Railway, North Central Railway, and South-Central Railway.
“We will complete the work in 756 stations by March 2022. We are installing four types of IP cameras (dome type, bullet type, pan-tilt-zoom type and Ultra HD-4k) to ensure maximum coverage inside the stations. railway premises. will give RPF officials an additional advantage to improve safety, ”said CMD RailTel Puneet Chawla.
Video stream recording from CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days for playback, post-event analysis and investigative purposes. Important videos can be stored for longer, officials said.