Protecting the infrastructure of one of Africa’s and South Africa’s integral public services is a top priority for stakeholders across the board. Implementing security measures that’ll effectively regulate malevolent activity on this sector’s asset over the entire scope of its infrastructure, however, presents a massive challenge to the industry. With modern surveillance equipment that can weather wear-and-tear damage while simultaneously providing accurate video evidence, the continent’s railroads can be made safe while the industry continues to grow.
Running a transport network requires innovation and sophistication at every turn in order to offer a smooth service and maximum security to passengers. The rail network relies on high tech images, pinpoint running of control signals and accurate, real-time information in order to keep moving.
By accurately distinguishing between threats and false alarms over the expanse of infrastructure that the railway industry in South Africa, as well as the continent as a whole, consists of, security role-players can respond more effectively than ever before.
Technological advances in the equipment implemented to enable this effective response have opened up a new playing field for the management of a railway network operation. By not only regulating access to high-value areas, like asset warehousing, but by potentially surveying all of an operation’s assets, the industry can maintain a reputation of safety and reliability. Through detecting disturbances with speed and accuracy, modern analytic software can curb vandalism, passenger assault and avoid derailment through keeping tracks clear while simultaneously providing security footage of incidents that can act as valuable legal evidence.
With this advanced tech, together with a host of other innovations and interventions, security investments can ensure that the country’s rail system stays well on track.