Frankfurt am Main Public Transport Company (VGF)
The overriding aim of public transport is to provide a service which is safe. Use of public transport depends on how safe passengers feel. Wilful vandalism and equipment which is covered in graffiti have a negative effect on perceived safety. Scratched windows and acid etching vandalism of metal parts also do very little to instil confidence in the travelling public. Video sensor technology and the use of modern systems are topics of considerable public transport debate within the context of the protection and security of passengers and staff.
Securing open space using digital video technology. The tendency for vandalism to cause huge damage is growing. Such damage has a highly detrimental effect on the inward and outward appearance of vehicles. All of this means that transport companies suffer millions of euros of costs each year incurred by maintenance and cleaning measures or by the fact that rolling stock is out of action. The first step towards reducing the damage caused by vandalism is to equip sidings and stations with reliable video surveillance technology. The proven preventative effect of this “third eye” has been shown to make a contribution towards increasing the cost-effectiveness of both vehicles and operations.
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