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Synectics Security announces Irish Rail IP video upgrade contract win

21 January 2021

SYNECTICS SECURITY – the business specialising in the design, integration and support of advanced security and surveillance systems – has just won a new contract with Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) to upgrade all InterCity Mark 4 rolling stock on the Dublin to Cork route to an IP-based video surveillance solution.

The contract win follows on from a competitive bid process and will see Synectics Security develop and install an innovative safety-critical IP video surveillance system that enables full connectivity from trains to the Control Room, in turn replacing the existing CCTV approach. 

Using Synectics Security’s T2000 platform, each eight-coach train will boast a suite of IP 360-degree ‘fish-eye’ cameras covering the vestibules and saloon areas in a bid to provide high-quality surveillance information.

Installation is expected to commence in September and is to be followed by an additional support contract designed to provide a five-year in-territory maintenance programme.

Iain Stringer, managing director of Synectics Security, commented: “We’re delighted that Irish Rail has chosen our IP video security technology, alongside our design, programme management and installation capabilities, to upgrade surveillance on one of its premier InterCity routes. This contract win represents a further step into on-vehicle heavy rail solutions for the business, building on our deep experience across light rail markets.”

Stringer added: “Irish Rail is our second public transport win in Ireland over the last few months. This reflects our growing reputation for smart technology developments that meet next generation operator requirements.”

In conclusion, Stringer told Security Matters: “Our approach is opening up new opportunities for all rail operators to transition their video management capability to the cloud and improve operational effectiveness.”

*Further information is available online at www.synectics-security.co.uk