Mirasys, a provider of open-platform digital surveillance, announced that the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) has installed a centralized video monitoring system coupled with NVR across 18 disparate underground stations to protect the underground construction, tunnel and train system. This surveillance infrastructure allows staff to monitor camera footage onsite and remotely via a central control room, improving security and addressing increasing terrorist threats as well as the subsequent security demands of the National Security Council and Ministry of Transportation.
The MRTA opened 18 underground stations across Thailand in 2004, and has since introduced hundreds of megapixel cameras to protect the underground network. Mirasys partner, Wire&Wireless, has connected this complex camera infrastructure with Mirasys NVR on each site via fiber optic cables which connect to a central control room operating video monitoring system for surveillance analysis. This setup allows security officers to closely monitor live and recorded surveillance footage both onsite from local and remote control centers, improving security and operational efficiency across the underground network.
The platform has allowed the MRTA to take a targeted approach to monitoring by categorizing and grouping footage from each camera. This has allowed for effective surveillance of each individual underground site as well as the travel route itself, enabling the MRTA to respond and act on increasing concerns around terrorist threats in the area. The North and South routes are displayed on separate LCD panels at the control center and an additional 18 workstations also operate to provide remote monitoring and control for each station.
“In order to improve security on the underground network and address the increasing global threat that terrorism brings, the MRTA has used NVR and VMS to create an intelligent surveillance infrastructure which will allow improved security across each site,” said Noppadol Sukhmol, Country Manager for Mirasys Thailand. “MRTA is a complex organization with specific security demands and a desire to innovate and improve the service that it provides.”