NICE Systems announced that it has been selected by Beijing Metro to supply its next generation security solutions to help enhance the safety and security at more than 20 stations of the city's subway system.
Following mounting security concerns worldwide and in preparation for the 2008 Olympics, the project is part of Beijing's massive campaign to upgrade its subway system's security network.
All stations connected to the security system will be monitored from the station monitoring room and from the central command and control center, giving security personnel the power to identify risk, make optimal decisions, and take action that improves security.
NICE said that its advanced real-time distributed digital video solution will spot suspicious packages left behind on a crowded subway platform and automatically alert security personnel. The solution will also be utilized to automatically detect unauthorized entry into secured areas.
"We are very excited to be a part of this important project and deliver Insight from Interactions to help increase the security of Beijing's mass transit system," said Doron Ben Sira, President of NICE APAC. "This project is the latest in NICE's history of supplying advanced security solutions for internal security. We already have a strong track record for supporting large city centers and their transit systems all over the world, and are becoming the de-facto choice for governments seeking to ensure the safety and security of commuters."
[Wireless News -- 04/20/06]