RENFE, the Spanish state-owned national train operator, which runs high-speed AVE’s, mainline, local and suburban trains has enlisted Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas, S.A. (SICE), a multinational technology integration company to upgrade station security on two of its networks.
The project, announced this week, aims at installing security and CCTV systems, equipment relocation and alignment with grade 3 of the current computer intrusion detection systems. This technology will be rolled out across 195 stations belonging to Madrid such as Madrid Atocha, pictured right, and Barcelona cercanías (suburban train infrastructures) during 2018.
The Cercanías stations require a grade-3 involving medium or high risk. In addition to this, these systems must be connected to a central unit. The UNE-EN 50131-1 standard establishes 4 safety degrees according to risk, nature and characteristics of the place. In this case In order to adapt these facilities, supplying and installing 114 video recorders and a closed circuit television (CCTV) in 93 new technical rooms will be required. Access control will also be installed through proximity readers in 70 technical rooms. The rail CCTV racks will be relocated to new rooms in 84 stations.
In addition the current intrusion security systems will be updated by SICE to current regulations by replacing 185 alarm central alarms and those intrusion elements that are beyond grade (volumetric, seismic, expanders, etc.). All equipment installed and works done will have a two-year warranty.
The 2004 Madrid train bombings (also known in Spain as 11-M) took placeon the the Cercanías commuter system killing 192 people and injuring around 2,000
The Madrid based company also has the contract for the maintenance and control of the video surveillance systems on the Madrid Metro among other transport security projects around the world.
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