Sensonic revolutionises railway security with integrated CCTV and DAS system

Sensonic, a leading provider of intelligent sensing solutions for the railway industry, has unveiled a significant enhancement to its pioneering Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) security system. This integration empowers railways to not only detect and locate track trespassers in real-time but also visually identify them, significantly enhancing security and situational awareness.

More Details:

Sensonic DAS technology acts as a virtual fence, utilising fibre optic cables to detect vibrations and pinpoint suspicious activity along railway tracks. Each unit feels the presence of people near the track over tens of kilometres. The integration of existing or new CCTV cameras to the security system extends the existing covert detection and adds the ability to activate nearby cameras to capture images and video footage for identification and prosecution purposes.

Key benefits of Sensonic’s DAS with integrated CCTV:

  • Enhanced trespasser detection and identification: Provides real-time visual confirmation of trespassers, aiding in apprehension and deterring future incidents.
  • Improved situational awareness: Offers a holistic view of security threats, enabling informed decision-making and faster response times.
  • Cost-effective solution: Combines two security functions into one system, covertly detecting intruder locations and maximising the value of CCTV to monitor activities and identify perpetrators.
  • Scalable and flexible: Adapts to the specific needs of each railway network, with integration of both existing and new cameras around the virtual fence detection area.

Expert Insights:

Mr. Ashish Jain, CTO of Sensonic said, “Traditional security systems often rely on a patchwork of disparate technologies, creating blind spots and hindering response times and accuracy.” By integrating CCTV within our DAS security system, we provide railways with a unified, comprehensive solution that delivers both detection and identification capabilities in a single, cost-effective platform.

Mr. Lindsay McInnes, Director of Product Management said, “This innovative solution represents a significant advancement in railway security, offering unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency.” By integrating CCTV with DAS detection, we provide a powerful tool to close detection gaps, to safeguard rail networks, and prioritise the safety of passengers and personnel.


Sensonic’s integration of CCTV into its DAS security system represents a leap forward in railway security technology. With immediate availability and global interest from leading operators, this innovative solution promises to set new standards for real-time surveillance and safety in railway operations.

Source: Sensonic – Press Release | Image Credit: Sensonic

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