Supporting local authority, highways and traffic organisations, UK manufacturer Vemotion, is promoting their range of low latency, plug & play, live video streaming solutions to provide highly secure and cost-effective wireless CCTV surveillance, for temporary or fixed camera traffic monitoring of highways, road construction and road maintenance site protection.
Extending the coverage of hard-wired video surveillance systems to cover highway surveillance applications, deployable CCTV camera surveillance systems typically consist of static or PTZ cameras, camera domes, or tower masts. Deployable real-time camera surveillance can be used across a variety of temporary or permanent deployment CCTV applications, by agencies looking to provide proactive coverage of highways, monitor and react to traffic flow and incidents, protect valuable road construction assets, and ensure health & safety procedures are being adhered to during road infrastructure construction and maintenance.
Temporary deployment surveillance
Temporary deployment CCTV cameras can also provide cost-effective road and site monitoring for bus gate enforcement, bus lane enforcement, box junction enforcement, traffic flow, accident alert, and special events management. To help keep traffic moving, live information from wireless cameras can include monitoring and statistics of traffic flow, average speeds, space and time headway, space and time occupation, vehicle type, queue length and traffic status.
CCTV cameras can support traffic management where congestion and traffic queues are frequent, and where there is an increased risk of accidents and traffic incidents. When used for traffic surveillance, cameras can either have a fixed field of view – for example, when used to monitor traffic and provide alerts – or be equipped with a pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) capability, to supply operators with a wider field of view of larger areas, such as roundabouts, gyratory systems and junctions.
As a highly cost-efficient alternative solution to cameras with fixed cable networks for traffic monitoring, Vemotion wireless transmission technology and deployable cameras can be used to remotely monitor driver behaviour in real-time and reviewed via high-definition recorded footage. Vemotion technology ensures a dynamic CCTV solution that will keep pace with rapidly developing hotspots or changes in road infrastructure across entire road networks. Moreover, wireless camera extensions to existing hard-wired CCTV networks can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively in response to requirements – versus the slow, costly and disruptive installation of new fibre-optic cable infrastructure.
Vemotion’s unique range of wireless video (streaming) encoders and cameras enable flexibility for organisations looking to maximise their surveillance budgets and efficiency, and to be more proactive at integrating highways, traffic monitoring and penalty and fine enforcement into existing CCTV control rooms.
Now, previously difficult or costly to achieve remote camera surveillance monitoring of highway applications, whether temporary or permanent can be achieved, benefitting from simple installation, ease of use, low cost-o-ownership and real-time evidential quality video.
Supporting surveillance systems with multiple stakeholders, where traffic monitoring is required to be shared amongst more users than just highway, roads or town centre control room operators, Vemotion wireless transmission can provide any authorised user, wherever they may be located, with instant live or recorded footage. For example, this could be video feeds for police, event managers or emergency services, for other security, health & safety or operational purposes.
SIM card savings
Compared to other streaming solutions, Vemotion streaming technology provides substantial cost-of-ownership savings, as they do not require special SIM cards to operate, such as those with a fixed IP address. In fact, any mobile SIM card can be used to stream the best quality camera images available, allowing CCTV system operators to take advantage of the best performing local network coverage, allied to and the most economical SIM pricing plans. This advanced functionality allows Vemotion wireless video transmission to be automatically transmitted in the best quality but without racking-up increasing costly bandwidth usage, or reaching the monthly data cap.
This unique ability wrings the most efficient use of data from pre-paid SIM cards, to yield substantial cost savings for system operators, with data savings as high as 97% possible whilst retaining high-definition picture quality. And in the event of poor data connection, Vemotion images can also be stored locally and wirelessly downloaded for analysis later, so no vital footage is ever lost.
Meeting the demanding needs of local authority and highway organisation surveillance system operators, the versatile range of Vemotion live streaming HD video transmission can be used over GPRS, 3G, 4GLTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and Satellite networks, enabling live video surveillance and play-back solutions for any mobile, rapid deployment, temporary, or permanent deployment CCTV video surveillance application.