Surveillance technology set to travel to rail sector

Date: April 2015

Cutting-edge surveillance technology from Installation Project Services (IPS), part of ADComms (ADComms), could soon be making its way to the rail sector.

This year’s category proved to be particularly competitive, with ADComms handed a commendation in recognition of its flexible, rapid deployment of an infill RF (radio frequency) solution for Network Rail.

The software formed a key part of IPS’ successful bid to install and commission a security based fibre network at the British Library as part of preparatory plans to host the current exhibition. This involved the replacement of a heritage analogue and corporate network with a dedicated security IP network with the capability to transmit audio, video and data signals from different security systems, such as CCTV and access control.

The move has allowed the Library to install high resolution mega pixel cameras onto the security system and also secured the expansion of current CCTV coverage by linking the cameras into dedicated network switches around the building.

“The British Library has one of the most up-to-date CCTV systems on the market, to protect the irreplaceable assets of which the library is the custodian,” said IPS managing director Steve Harris. “The rail industry is certainly very interested in pursuing a similar IP upgrade and in making the move from analogue to digital when it comes to CCTV.”

Jason Pearce, ADComms managing director, added:

“The proven history of IPS in the safety critical rail industry, along with the company’s qualifications and experience, placed the company in an excellent position to protect the assets within the largest public building to be constructed in the UK in the 20th century. We look forward to seeing this technology embraced by the wider rail industry.”

IPS, a provider of end-to-end integrated communications systems and services within the rail, underground and government/enterprise sectors, was acquired by the ADComms Group in September last year. The company provides passenger communications and information systems, CCTV and security systems, as well as mission-critical first-line maintenance and support services, across these sectors.

For more information, please contact St John White or Natalia Gameson at Prova on 01926 776900.