Protect

Personnel and infrastructure

Protecting personnel and infrastructure is every operator’s utmost concern – just as it is ours. Our solutions contribute to an increased safety and security on and near our customers’ tracks.

 

Protect

All in one solutions for security requirements

In the past, various security monitoring applications required individual systems, which made a single point of surveillance and integration expensive and complex. Moreover, installations were short-range and needed to be handled on a local-level, which was both costly and inefficient. Security patrols are often employed to conduct random checks at all points on the network. The ideal security system installed for Railroad use should address several minimum requirements:

The ability to detect trespasses, to enhance worker and passenger safety, enable protection of infrastructure as well as improving operational efficiency. The system Frauscher Acoustic Sensing FAS is based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing, and offers an all in one solution to secure the total network. FAS is a part of the Frauscher Tracking Solutions FTS family.

Trespass

Trespass
Key facts
  • Detecting trespassers
  • Determining effective evacuation routes

FAS can detect trespassers on or about the sensing fibre cable. It may assist in identifying persons on track to send personnel and to switch off power in the right areas or in determining the most effective evacuation route in case of train evacuation.

Work crews

Work crews
Key facts
  • Effective coordination and protection of work crews

With the FAS monitoring range capability, maintenance of way and work-crew activities can be more closely coordinated and better protected for rail operations, which increases productivity and can improve operational efficiencies.

Cable tampering

Cable tampering
Key facts
  • Shortening response times

The FAS system sensitivity allows identification of different types of activities and can be a powerful tool to protect against vandalism and theft. This sensitivity will naturally shorten response times for front-line security to suspicious activities.

Vandalism

Vandalism
Key facts
  • Security patrols with increased efficiency
  • Preserving time and resources

By targeting security patrols to the point of interest the effectiveness of security patrols can be significantly increased. A paradigm shift to vandalism prevention will save tremendous amounts of time and resources in reducing damage remediation.