Advanced Security Systems at Work on the Railroad – and other Public Transits

Places of public transit, like train stations, have long helped us to reach our desired destinations while cutting down on fuel and personal vehicle costs. But they’ve also long been the destination of criminals – the low light, expansive platforms, and shadowy spaces being attractive stops for graffiti artists, pickpockets, as well as precious metal and fuel thieves. Security cameras have assisted in catching and penalizing these criminals, but they often are used after the damage has been done, serving as investigative tools as opposed to preventative technology.

Brand-new innovations in network video, however, are making it possible for authorities to roadblock thieves before they hinder you from having safe travels along the road of your journey.

HDTV-quality network cameras are an increasingly popular technology that have dramatically improved the once grainy, black and white images typical of many surveillance recording devices. And recent IP imaging innovation has further improved image quality in low-light situations – think tunnels, yards, depots, tracks, and of course, even the stations themselves.

Whether it be Lightfinder technology, which filters and sharpens the clarity of images even in the dark and glaring sunlight while still recording in color – or another advancement in video surveillance, these innovations are making public transit places safer while preventing disruption of service.

Besides Lightfinder technology, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology allows security authorities to see clearly, even when there is a wide variety of lighting conditions in any given scene. By giving different exposure to different objects in one area, cameras equipped with WDR ensure consistent perception across the picture. Finally, advanced thermal imaging cameras, a once military-exclusive technology now becoming cost accessible to all, can be utilized to detect heat radiating from people and objects, thereby ascertaining otherwise unseen suspicious activity before it becomes a problem.

Just like these three revolutionary surveillance tools designed to increase security, ARK Systems is dedicated to providing unsurpassed quality and excellence in data communications, video, sound, fire and security alarm systems. We are committed to innovative designs and ideas supported by the implementation of high quality integrated electronic systems and infrastructure. We are constantly striving to expand into the newest proven technologies available that build upon our highly trained technical staff and skilled craftsmen.

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When you consider how crucial security can be, and when you think of all the options that you’re faced with today, one thing becomes clear. You need a contractor with experience. For assessment, design, installation, testing and service, ARK is the expert across the board.

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