Overcoming the Three Main Challenges of Deploying Surveillance Cameras on the Exterior of Trains

There are multiple challenges for rail operators to consider and overcome before a reliable surveillance system can be deployed on trains. Many experts within the rail industry agree that the most challenging place to deploy surveillance cameras is on the exterior of trains. As trains regularly travel at up to 200 kph, cameras that are installed on the exterior of the train need to be specially designed to withstand the forces that will be encountered. There are two main advantages to installing cameras on the exterior of trains. The first…

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SASKEN Computer Vision based Fire Detection System

Many fire detection devices have been around for quite some time and they are essential safety devices. The devices that automatically detect fire have been available since 1890 when Francis Upton invented the first smoke alarm [1][2]. With further technological advances in the mid of 1960s, smoke detectors started being used in buildings all over the world and became an essential safety device [3]. But the devices like smoke detectors have some serious limitations which make them inefficient in many important situations. For example, they may work well in small…

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