Canary Wharf Station needed a new CCTV system to replace the ageing analogue-based system that was approaching obsolescence after 17 years of use. Axis partner Telent Technology Services was tasked with upgrading the station’s CCTV system as part of its longterm upgrade and maintenance contract with London Underground’s 100 Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Line stations.
Both Telent and London Underground conducted camera performance tests with a number of the major camera providers’ best IP cameras, before selecting AXIS P1354 Network Camera for its ability to integrate with both legacy and new station management platforms, strong performance in low light conditions and its existing pedigree in the rail environment. 160 AXIS P1354 were deployed inside existing London Underground-approved housings, while a further four AXIS Q6035 PTZ Dome Network Cameras were installed to provide additional coverage.
Telent was able to complete the upgrade to IP video in just eight weeks without any outage whatsoever. Telent’s Station Management System, called MICA, was simultaneously integrated into Canary Wharf’s existing Station Information Management System (SIMS) to enable a seamless migration. London Underground has been very happy with the resulting improvements in image quality and their positive implications for passenger safety and security. It now has a highly reliable IP video system that is easier to maintain, enhance and integrate with other management systems as operational requirements demand.
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