City traffic surveillance project completed in the UAE

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Traffic surveillance at the toll gates of the most populous city in the UAE has now been further elevated, reports Videonetics.

The largest city in the United Arab Emirates is the epitome of a city where progress meets tradition.

Since the inauguration of the 21st century, the city has rapidly grown, with iconic landmarks and business centres populating it. Known befittingly as the Global City, today it is the most populous Emirate.

As a part of the city’s metamorphosis into one of the prime international destinations, the visionary leaders of the city have developed a progressive transit system with a well maintained roadway framework, ensuring seamless connectivity within the city’s perimeters.

A significant part of ensuring a hassle-free commute in the city is the installation of an RFID-based electronic toll road system, enabling a continuous flow of traffic through toll gates.

The challenge

While the city has a top-notch public transit system, the efficiency of which has been magnified with the automated toll system installed at the gantries, the government body of the city is cognizant of the fact that the security of the citizens is paramount.

To complement its modern toll system, the city needed a surveillance system to ensure safety.

Considering this, almost a decade earlier, the government body had equipped the gantries with a network of cameras with the vision to surveil the traffic conditions and vehicle movement in the area.

However, the existing surveillance solution, with its limited surveillance and low-resolution video feeds, fell short of the city’s requirements.

The inadequate data storage capacity further augmented the issue, often causing slow investigations of critical scenarios.

As a result, the city decided to undertake a major security upgrade by demanding a video surveillance solution that is resilient, scalable and has proven expertise in monitoring the traffic of urban landscapes.

Further, with the rapid increase in traffic density, it became pertinent for the city to deploy a surveillance solution that empowers operators located across the city to be able to not only access surveillance data round the clock but also provide them a framework to communicate and collaborate interdepartmentally, adding another layer of security to the schema.

The solution

In an effort to enhance security measures at toll gantries, decision-makers recognised the opportunity to upgrade the surveillance solution.

They sought a system that would not only enable effective communication but also proactively monitor traffic across toll gantries.

Videonetics and Vantage Security collaborated to design an intelligent and scalable surveillance solution to keep watchful eyes at toll gantries.

The technology partnership between these companies resulted in a bespoke and modular AI-powered unified solution that encompassed an intelligent VMS (Video Management System) and ultra high definition network cameras.

Advanced surveillance for toll gantries

The city’s government transport officials required an intelligent surveillance solution that could adapt to future needs and accommodate the city’s growing number of vehicles.

It prioritised an open platform that could support additional capabilities and applications over time.

After a rigorous evaluation process, Videonetics and Vantage Security were chosen for the project.

Today, 16 toll gantries in the city are equipped with Vantage Ultra high definition cameras, managed by Videonetics IVMS 3.0.

This integrated solution provides 24/7 monitoring through a user friendly interface and ensures easy accessibility to video data for operators and senior authorities.

Enhanced traffic surveillance, monitoring and recording

The implemented solution empowers control centre operators to monitor traffic activity, maintain traffic flow and capture any adverse events occurring at toll gantries.

The adaptive interface allows dynamic monitoring with swift navigation through the system using a map-based interface.

Operators can simultaneously view live and recorded videos on a single display panel, ensuring no critical event is missed and investigations are expedited.

The platform’s data recovery framework with failover and redundancy features ensures uninterrupted access to critical information, even during unforeseen calamities.

Streamlined collaboration and rapid investigation

The unified surveillance solution offers significant advantages in investigations, streamlining the process and accelerating outcomes.

Previously, investigators had to sift through extensive video data in separate systems to identify relevant information and suspects.

With the platform’s unified view, investigators can expedite their work by easily accessing all required data in one place.

Additionally, the built-in chat engine facilitates seamless communication among active operators, allowing them to share camera views, events and screen layouts.

This feature enables effective collaboration and enhances the speed and efficiency of investigations.

By implementing this advanced surveillance solution, the city’s toll gantries have significantly improved security measures while ensuring scalability and adaptability for future needs.

The collaborative efforts of Videonetics and Vantage Security have resulted in an integrated system that enhances traffic monitoring, incident recording and investigative capabilities, setting a new standard for toll gantry surveillance.

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