CCTV video captures a woman stumbling off the platform onto the tracks before terrified bystanders at Boston’s North Station shortly before 11pm on Friday night.
One technology that could help avert incidents like this in the future would be Intelligent Video Analytics.
Analytics today can analyze video and send alarms very accurately on motion, object size, direction, people counting, loitering, removed or left objects and many other functions. To prevent an accident like this happening again the track could be selected in the analytics system and configured to send an alarm if an object moved into the area. This alarm could be passed to oncoming train drivers to alert them there was a problem on the tracks. It was fortunate that the actions of the fast thinking driver in this incident prevented a serious and possibly fatal accident occurring.
With an open CCTV management platform such as Cware Video Analytics can be easily integrated into security operations. By combining Analytics, Access Control, building management, intruder and fire systems together into a single management interface security operations are easier to manage. Video is even supported remotely thanks to Transcoding technology that enables not only the monitoring of video but also the control of PTZ cameras and Analytics from mobile phones. This enables security personnel on the ground to see and control video data on the move allowing better coordination of security operations between the control room and mobile patrols.