GE Security To Provide Safety Solutions For 25 Metro Lines In China

GE Security, a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies worldwide, announced it has won more than 25 metro lines projects across China to supply state-of-the-art metro safety solutions consisting of fire alarm systems, gas release control systems, and integrated metro security systems.

The cities involved in the projects include Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, and Shenzhen. The total length of the projects covered by GE security products is more than 700 kilometers, handling 1.6 million passengers per day and 2.4 million passengers during peak usage times per crowded line.

The announcement was made at the World Metro Rail Summit China, held in Shanghai June 22-24. As an honorary co-organizer of the Summit, GE Security highlighted its world-class subway fire alarm and security solutions and called for building safer and more effective security platforms to meet rising demands in the fast-growing Chinese urban mass transit sector.

Like an invisible hero behind the scenes, high-tech integrated security technologies help to protect the lives and livelihoods of passengers from the moment they step into the subway station. High population density and the high turnover rate of China’s metro lines led to a rising demand for timely, reliable and effective safety solutions to protect the riders and the infrastructure.

“GE Security’s global leadership in fire and security solutions and our experience in serving more than 500 metro stations make us a strong partner for China’s rapid metro growth,” said Lu Yan, General Manager of GE Security China. “China’s unique challenges in handling large numbers of passengers provide us with tremendous opportunities to demonstrate our strong expertise in the industry, such as integration capability for long distance fire alarm networks, high performance interference resistance, an extremely flexible interface and tailored solutions for exchange stations.

“GE Security provides more reliability, compatibility and flexibility to the metro operation company given the project scale, complexity and rigorousness of operating environment. We’ve been working very closely with the metro project owners to make sure we are addressing their needs with value-for-money solutions. Meanwhile, we value and will continue to build strong ties with our local partners to provide customized and localized solutions for each city’s metro lines. We are devoting all of our efforts into Chinese mass transit infrastructure and construction.”

In addition to its fire solutions, GE’s metro security solution, based on the intelligent IP integrated platform, integrates advanced encoding/decoding technology, flexible system configurations, open software & hardware systems, and built-in video content analytics to create a comprehensive surveillance system.

As the Chinese mass transit sector grows rapidly, the demand for safer metro is becoming increasingly important. The Chinese government is significantly increasing investment in infrastructure construction to stimulate the economy and combat the global economic downturn. In the urban rail sector, a new wave of mass urban rail transit construction is set to kick off soon. Nineteen Chinese cities plan to build more than 70 metro rail lines by 2015, while the urban rail networks in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are currently expanding at a rate of 30 to 50 kilometers per year.

Themed with developing safe, green and efficient metros for the future, this year’s World Metro Rail Summit brings together rail industry leaders from government agencies, planning and design institutes, urban rail transit operators, construction firms, and equipment and technology suppliers, to look at opportunities and solutions for addressing the challenges and demands of China’s growing mass transit industry.

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