Video equipment supplied by Vanderbilt has provided a versatile and effective basis for a temporary traffic-monitoring scheme devised, installed, and operated by the Serco Group on the busy A282 road (M25 south of the Dartford crossing) in Kent, United Kingdom.
Locating and dealing with traffic incidents
The video system needed to aid in locating and dealing with breakdowns, accidents, and other incidents on a section of the road where a long-term contraflow is in operation during major road improvement works.
The installation incorporated 30 cameras to observe the traffic flow on the road, all of which are PTZ domes from the Vanderbilt range.
Traffic control room
The cameras all feature digital interfaces and are linked with the project's control room via single-mode optical fibre connections. Not only is this convenient to install; it also provides excellent performance, and is virtually immune to the effects of electrical interference.
Pictures from the cameras are stored on an Eventys digital video recorder, also supplied by Vanderbilt, which records on hard disk drives with recordings stored for a minimum of 60 days.