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Milestone Systems Public Transport

Public transport 

Every year there is considerable criminal activity on public transportation including buses, metros and trains. With a Milestone solution, public transport vehicles with onboard surveillance can always record video while on route. Technologies such as Edge Storage and Milestone Interconnect™ make it possible for video footage from onboard cameras to be automatically or manually retrieved later. The retrieved video can be combined with other video recordings from the transportation station to make it easy to investigate incidents and export evidence.

Read more in the public transport solution flyer.

Industry characteristics

  • Camera coverage of distributed transit stops and stations, maintenance facilities and operations centers
  • Cameras installed on vehicles with intermittent connectivity 

Security concerns

  • Assaults during hours of operation
  • Non-paying customers
  • Threats to other passengers or staff
  • Lost or stolen goods
  • Forensic analysis of terrorist events

More than security

  • Frivolous lawsuits and liability claims
  • Forgotten items left behind
  • Monitor traffic and assess disruptions
  • Ensuring a safe environment for passengers and staff
  • Keeping an eye on metal theft eliminates the large cost of replacing cabling and traffic disruptions

Industry demands

  • Proactive and centralized management
  • Open platform
  • Ability to communicate with the local police department
  • Headquarters need to access information from different vehicles
  • Surveillance system can be accessed from any computer or on-the-go
  • Surveillance system needs to function even with intermittent connectivity
  • Ability to queue video retrieval from offline vehicles for automatic download once connected
  • Support for a variety of hardened and vibration-resistant components including servers, network switches and cameras
  • Alarm management to help deal with situations such as violence, vandalism, pickpocketing, traffic incidents, terrorism, theft, disorderly behavior and accidents
  • Search and export of large quantities of recorded video
  • Multiple levels of user access rights and audit trails

Suggested Milestone solutions

XProtect® Corporate

Designed for large, high-security installations distributed across multiple locations. With support for an unlimited number of cameras, users and sites, XProtect Corporate is flexible software with no limits.

Milestone Interconnect

Milestone Interconnect allows all XProtect VMS, the Milestone Husky NVR series and Milestone Arcus™ embedded appliances to be interconnected with Milestone premium software, XProtect Corporate. 

Milestone Mobile

Milestone Mobile gives instantaneous access to Milestone surveillance systems via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections.  With Milestone Mobile users can view, play back and export video, control outputs and push live video from the device’s camera, helping users see what’s important to them.

Third-party software integrations

Milestone XProtect video management software integrates with a wide range of third-party software applications and cameras. This gives users the freedom to create a custom solution to fit their needs and budget and provides the possibility to expand with future innovations. 

Solution features

  • Unlimited scalability
  • Secure video export
  • Ability to bookmark certain video sections for further investigation
  • Video database encryption and digital signing prevent video evidence from being tampered with
  • A flexible user rights structure allows multiple users and administrators access to any combination of sites
  • Edge Storage ensures video is always stored even when there is a system or network failure
  • With Edge Storage and Milestone Interconnect, offline vehicles can automatically transfer relevant data to headquarters once the vehicle is stored in a depot with a network or Internet connection
  • With Video Push, security officers can transmit live video from problem areas to a central security office

Contact us to learn more about customized surveillance solutions for the transportation industry.

Customer stories

DAN'X transport and logistics

Day And Night eXpress distribution (DAN'X) is a private transport and logistics company that specializes in night distribution of reserve parts for the IT industry. DAN'X provides 24-hour express delivery of components and accessories for a wide variety of businesses within the IT sector. With XProtect video surveillance software, they can ensure their three large locations in Denmark provide their customers with a fast and professional service.

Read more about DAN'X transport and logistics.


DPD transport logistics

DPD is one of the leading parcel and express couriers in Germany and has more than 7,500 employees. In addition to a comprehensive European network and strong local partners in international dispatch, the most modern technology now provides the basis for perfect transport solutions for highly complex tasks. Modern video technology and the use of intelligent software have helped the company minimize complaints and optimize processes at the Münster DPD depot.

Read more about DPD transport logistics.


DSV transport

The DSV headquarters in Denmark handle approximately 12,000 shipments on a daily basis. The company's analog DVR security system was replaced with an IP network-based solution using Milestone XProtect software. DSV now has a flexible, user-friendly IP video surveillance system that provides many days of archived recordings.

Read more about DSV transport.