BP1-1 Improving Transit System Safety with Integrated Security Solutions

Nov 18, 2014

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Victor Vella

Victor A. Vella

Director, Transit Surveillance Solution

Panasonic System Communications Company - North America

This presentation will address key strategies for transit agencies to consider when evaluating the effectiveness of existing systems or considering the latest integrated security solutions.  Key considerations from initial planning and design to system deployment will be covered with a primary focus on the safety and security of staff, riders and agency assets as well as overall system management, value and ROI. The session will cover the latest technologies being used to address the unique security challenges facing transit agencies based on a real-world case study with Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Transit Police Division and as an example.

Session Content Outline:

Transit Agencies

  • Security challenges
  • Meeting the needs of administrators, staff and riders
  • Case study – Denver RTD

Integrated Security Solutions

  • Overview
  • Strategies for evaluating technology needs

Key Considerations

  • Initial design
  • System deployment, lessons learned
  • Considering ROI

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how a comprehensive security solution can improve safety and reduce agency costs.
  2. Key learnings from a real-world case study with Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Transit Police Division. 
  3. Learn how to identify and evaluate the latest technologies that are best suited for the specific needs of transit agencies.