|GP: Safety and security in Collective Passenger Transport of Rome - Italy|
IPSATAC is the innovative video surveillance support system, being demonstrated in Termini Underground Station, which is able to recognize different standard situations and notify the operators by an audio-visual alarm. It is useful both for control guarantees and for monitoring habits of travellers, in order to improve the quality of PT service.
Objectives/ Innovative aspects
To test an innovative automatic video surveillance support system, IPSATAC, in the Rome underground station of Termini.
Termini Station is Rome’s main Public Transport interchange point. The traditional Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system didn’t allow regular and widespread real time monitoring of the high number of cameras in operation. Also, images of events not digitally recorded and stored were difficult to access.
An innovative video surveillance system, which improves the efficiency of the traditional CCTV system, is now being demonstrated in Termini Underground Station.
The trial has been carried out in one subway station, Termini, which is the most complex. After the test phase the automatic video surveillance system has been identified as suitable for possible future exploitations, both in Rome and other Italian metropolitan areas.
The above project is part of the CIVITAS - MIRACLES initiative.