COTA CCTV - Security Monitoring Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Security Monitoring Subsystem (SMS) includes surveillance and sensor equipment used to provide enhanced security and safety for transportation facilities or infrastructure. The equipment represented by this subsystem is located in non-public areas of transportation facilities (e.g. maintenance and transit yards) or located on or near non-roadway parts of the transportation infrastructure (e.g. transit railway and guideways). This subsystem also includes surveillance and sensor equipment located on or near major roadway features such as bridges, tunnels, and interchanges, when the equipment’s primary function is one of security and safety. If the primary function of the equipment is traffic surveillance or incident detection, then the surveillance or sensors would be covered as part of the Roadway Subsystem. Similarly, the surveillance and sensor equipment for public areas of transportation facilities is covered in the Remote Traveler Support Subsystem. The surveillance equipment includes video (e.g. CCTV cameras) and/or audio systems. The sensor equipment includes threat sensors (e.g. chemical agent, toxic industrial chemical, biological, explosives, and radiological sensors), object detection (e.g. metal detectors), intrusion or motion detection, and infrastructure integrity monitoring (e.g. rail track continuity checking or bridge structural integrity monitoring). Limited processing of collected sensor and surveillance data is also included in this subsystem to support threat detection and classification.

Functional Area: Field Secure Area Sensor Monitoring

Security sensors monitoring facilities (e.g. transit yards) and transportation infrastructure (e.g. bridges, tunnels, interchanges, and transit railways or guideways) for environmental threats, intrusion and motion, object detection, and infrastructure integrity.

Functional Area: Field Secure Area Surveillance

Security surveillance devices (audio/video) that monitor facilities (e.g. transit yards) and transportation infrastructure (e.g. bridges, tunnels, interchanges, and transit railways or guideways).