RailTel installs Internet Protocol (IP) based Video Surveillance System (VSS) at Begumpet railway station

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Begumpet railway station has been provided with the IP based Video Surveillance System (VSS) by RailTel Corporation. It is o­ne of the railway stations in the country entirely being run by women staff. The VSS has been installed to strengthen the security measures for passengers at Begumpet railway station.

The work has been done utilizing the Nirbhaya fund for ensuring better safety particularly for women. A total of 20 IP based close circuit television cameras (“CCTV cameras”) have been installed in the Begumpet railway station premises keeping tab of all the activities at station premises 24X7. The CCTV cameras are connected through internet and live feeds are displayed o­n multiple screen at the Railway Protection Force (RPF) control room for monitoring.

All CCTV cameras provided in Begumpet railway station premises will be networked o­n optical fiber cable and the video feed of the CCTV cameras are brought to a centralized CCTV control room from where the video feeds will be viewed o­n multiple LCD monitors by RPF personnel, enhancing the security and safety of the passengers tremendously.

Railway Board has entrusted RailTel with the work of providing IP based VSS with video analytics and facial recognition system at all the railway stations, premium and EMU coaches. RailTel will provide Video Surveillance System to stations of A1, A, B, C, D and E category, coaches of premium trains and suburban EMU coaches.

Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager South Central Railway complimented the RailTel for enhancing the security of this important all women station and will be beneficial also for RPF in their surveillance mechanisms to ensure stricter security. Talking about the feature of this new Video Surveillance System, Sh. Puneet Chawla, Chairman and Managing Director, RailTel said, this will enhance the safety and security of women passengers as well as the women crew of the Begumpet station who are o­n duty 24X7.’

The recording of the video feeds form CCTV cameras will be stored for 30 days for playback, post event analysis and for investigation purposes. Important videos can be stored for longer duration. This Video Surveillance System is expected to ensure better security of passengers at railway stations and railway property.

Source: South Central Railway

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