“According to the insurance industry, more than 1,000 children a month are being injured on local roads around British schools despite the use of zig-zag road markings to improve visibility,”
Without any human involvement and using a single camera, the Videalert system continuously monitors the restricted area and automatically zooms in to capture the number plate of any vehicle that stops during the period of time defined by the local traffic order, typically twice a day during the school opening and closing hours. The camera then automatically zooms out and captures relevant parking signage and the video evidence pack is transmitted to the council for review, before automatically generating a PCN. An additional benefit of the system is that it can also record video outside schools 24/7, providing further protection to pupils, staff and premises.
The Videalert system provides local authorities with a more cost effective alternative to the mobile enforcement vehicles that are equipped with ANPR cameras to issue fines to offenders. These vehicles are typically manned by two people and their running costs can exceed £500K over a five-year period. The system is also more cost effective than recruiting and mobilising additional teams of CEOs to be positioned outside schools. What is more, driver behaviour only changes when they see an enforcement vehicle or CEO and they revert to their previous behaviour when the enforcement has moved to another location.
“We believe that the introduction of this technology is in line with Communities Secretary Eric Pickle’s position on concentrating enforcement efforts on areas, such as outside schools, where children’s safety has become a major issue due to people parking negligently,”
A video of the new Videalert system in action can be viewed at http://videalert.com/
Videalert is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of civil traffic enforcement solutions. The company has developed a unique solution that includes integrated video analytics and ANPR for the enforcement of all moving traffic offences including bus lanes, banned turns, yellow box junctions and stopped vehicles. This is the only civil traffic enforcement solution offering the full range of deployment options including wired LAN, Wi-Fi LAN, 3G-WAN, mobile, attended and unattended as well as supporting all analogue and ONVIF compliant digital megapixel cameras. Videalert’