As Highways England has introduced smart motorways, around 100 miles of UK hard shoulders have been converted into traffic lanes – making the necessity of stopped vehicle detection cameras crucial to public safety as well as the safety of our workforce.
Our solar powered intelligent CCTV towers also have countless applications in the commercial world, identifying productivity issues, broken down equipment, and unauthorised vehicular access that must be dealt with rapidly to maintain security.
Existing surveillance technology can take several minutes to recognise that a vehicle has stopped, whether due to a breakdown, accident or collision.
This delay – while it may seem minor – can lead to significant issues and safety threats:
Our stopped vehicle detection cameras harness the power of AI CCTV analytics to evaluate the presence of a stationary car or van quickly, determine the likely impacts, and automatically dispatch alerts as required to activate an appropriate deployment.
The benefits are meaningful, diverting traffic away from the site, automatically closing lanes to oncoming traffic and allocating resources in the fastest possible time.
There are multiple detection types, which can be customised to suit the size or area of surveillance, whether a private access route to a high-value enterprise or a public highway:
One set of stopped vehicle detection sensors can cover broad areas or be programmed in a network for comprehensive coverage of even long stretches of roads.
We’ve discussed roadways, but there are many other environments where Object Detection Cameras form an influential part of a security monitoring system.
Rules-based AI systems operate in real-time, scanning 360° and detecting stationary vehicles at any location within the surveillance radius.
This technology can be used across a range of industries and sectors to:
Smart vehicle detection cameras can be used to assess traffic numbers, detect queues, and identify other potential security hazards such as pedestrians, debris, abandoned objects and wildlife.
Traffic monitoring and stopped vehicle surveillance systems are designed to operate flawlessly in all weather conditions, equipped with infrared cameras to work at all hours of day or night.
Linking the system with NSI Gold Monitoring ensures professional security responders are available to receive alerts raised, correspond with site managers, and follow protocols to dispatch teams as necessary.
The signal is raised in as little as ten seconds depending on how the stopped vehicle system is programmed, meaning immediate assistance and resources can be allocated.
Important features include:
In highways security, stopped vehicle detection allows teams to divert oncoming traffic, prevent additional incidents, send assistance for stranded drivers, warn other road users and automatically close lanes.
Please get in touch if you would like further information about the applications and functionality of our stopped vehicle detection cameras or which system integrations are best suited to your requirements.
Swathes of UK motorways have been converted to smart motorways, which means that there are no hard shoulders, and only intermittent refuse areas for stranded motorists to await attention from emergency services or breakdown providers.
Only a fraction of these roads have stopped vehicle detection, which means the risk to life increases exponentially when a vehicle breaks down or is involved in an accident.
Stopped vehicle cameras use AI technology to apply immediate protocols to raise the alarm, send assistance, and prevent the hazard from becoming a threat to other road users.
Cutting-edge surveillance cameras provide a range of useful functions. They can record events, with clear imagery captured to identify how an incident occurred or for monitoring purposes.
They are a valuable resource in verifying events, with digital imagery captured in real-time, with the technology to record videos even in darkness, fog or heavy rain.
Traffic radars can track individuals or vehicles, detect wildlife, monitor hard shoulder usage and recognise when queues and heavy traffic conditions develop.
Overloaded highways can cause multiple risks of accidents, particularly where congestion occurs in bad weather, with water and spray, darkness or high sun glare affecting drive visibility.
Real-time queue detection enables operators to act quickly, redirect traffic, advise drivers to slow down, initiate warning signs and reduce the risk of collisions.