15 Jan. () –
Renfe has installed the first intelligent video surveillance equipment in more than 60 Cercanías stations throughout Spain, which is the first step towards digitizing the security systems of 483 stations within the framework of the ‘Renfe Smart Security Station’ (RS3) project ).
This new system anonymously and automatically collects and processes thousands of data through the CCTV system of each station and integrates them into a single control panel, all with the aim of improving security and customer experience, complying with the data protection regulations, as reported by the company in a statement.
In addition to the 60 stations that have already started up the new system, another 49 already have the analytical system installed and another 78 stations are in the process of installation work, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Likewise , the work has been reconsidered in 276 more stations.
To implement these solutions, Renfe has hired leading companies in image intelligence and analytics technologies, including Infinity Neural and Imotion Analytics, startups accelerated with the innovation program of the company TrenLab.
All this has been carried out within the framework of the ‘Renfe Smart Security Station’ (RS3) project, which has a budget of 31.7 million euros –financed with funds from the European Union–, began at the end of 2021 and will end in 2024.
During this period, more than 5,000 analog security cameras will be replaced by IP cameras, which will allow the information collected through the CCTV system to be shared in an integrated video analytics system.
The project also provides for the installation of 500 state-of-the-art servers and the renewal of operating systems, facilities and digital elements of Cercanías stations, as well as the installation of some 500 cybersecurity probes for monitoring, control and analysis.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ALGORITHMS
Specifically, the RS3 system collects images from the stations that are integrated into a video analytics system, where they are processed and analyzed with artificial intelligence algorithms. Subsequently, the processed images are eliminated from the system in a matter of milliseconds.
In total, this project includes the installation of 6,451 devices for the implementation of a CCTV closed circuit and a video analytics system. In addition, these devices will be accompanied by access control systems, electrical control equipment or communication elements for the connection of the different IP equipment, among other facilities.
With this intelligent security system it will be possible to know what is happening in the Renfe Cercanías stations in real time. In this way, it will be possible to analyze the influx or detect, in an automated way, incidents related to security.