Fire & Security Systems

Fire and security systems are crucial components in the rail industry, and their importance cannot be overstated. They provide critical protection to passengers and staff, safeguard rail infrastructure, and reduce operational downtime and financial losses for rail companies. 

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ClearView Expertise

ClearView has a long track record of designing, installing and servicing systems for the rail sector that help enhance passenger safety, decrease theft across your supply chain, reduce liability and comply with government regulations.

Our experience extends from security systems for single to major international terminals. ClearView have provided large scale security systems to some of the UK’s largest rail operators and transportation terminals. Clients include Network Rail and Eurotunnel.

We have the technical security expertise to integrate existing infrastructure and equipment with the most advanced technology, including CCTV, Access Control, Intruder Detection and Gates & Barriers.

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EuroTunnel manages the Channel Tunnel link which is a large, demanding and diverse environment for surveillance and security. A complex site that required a significant level of security including CCTV, video analytics, perimeter control and high resolution image capture, storage and retrieval. ClearView integrated these systems together to provide a cohesive and secure security solution working in complete synergy.

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Security systems are also critical in the rail industry to protect against potential security threats, including terrorism and vandalism. Rail infrastructure, such as stations, tracks, and trains themselves, can be vulnerable to attacks. Effective security measures such as CCTV surveillance, access control systems, and intrusion detection can help deter potential threats and alert authorities in case of an emergency.

Security systems deployed in the rail sector are likely to address the following:

  • Improved Safety – detection of platform crowding, dangerous behaviour, trespassing on tracks
  • Terrorism and emergency prevention and detection – detection of left luggage on platforms, remote monitoring in real time and automatic historical searches
  • Passenger security – interface to public help-points on platform, long line PA and detection of loitering, groups, and violence
  • Revenue protection – integration with ticket barriers and the ability to track journey of passengers
  • High operational performance – monitoring of train arrivals and departures, remote surveillance by the management team and load adjustment through monitoring of platform crowding
  • Better facilities management – remote control of heating and lighting, access control, detection of equipment faults and automatic reporting and diagnostic camera testing

With threats ranging from terrorism to vandalism, the security of our rail network is of critical importance.

CCTV provides a vital tool in ensuring the safety of passengers and staff, deterring crime, and helping to investigate incidents when they occur.

Not only will CCTV deter criminal activity but it provides many benefits such as  real-time monitoring of trains, stations, and other rail infrastructure. Meaning operators can quickly detect and respond to potential safety or security risks. If an incident was to occur, CCTV footage can provide valuable evidence to help authorities investigate and prosecute perpetrators.

We understand that every rail operator has unique needs and requirements when it comes to CCTV. Our team of experts works closely with our clients to design and install bespoke CCTV systems and control rooms that meet their specific needs. We also offer ongoing CCTV maintenance, monitoring, integration, and support services, ensuring that our clients’ CCTV systems remain reliable and effective over the long term.

The use of intruder alarm systems in the rail industry is crucial to prevent unauthorised access to sensitive areas, such as control rooms, maintenance areas, and storage facilities. Intruder detection systems can provide early warnings of potential security breaches, allowing operators to respond quickly and effectively.

By installing an intruder alarm systems, it will act as a deterrent whilst enabling you to detect intrusions in real-time. Meaning operators can respond quickly to any security breaches, which will reduce the likelihood of criminal activity.

With our expertise in designing, installing, maintaining, and monitoring intruder alarm systems, we are proud to offer industry leading solutions that meet the unique needs of rail operators. Our team of experts works closely with our clients to design and install bespoke intruder alarm solutions that meet your specific requirements. Our also offer ongoing maintenance and support services, will ensure your intruder alarm systems remain reliable and effective over the long term.

Our solutions are designed to provide the highest levels of security, while still allowing for efficient movement of people, vehicles, and goods through your facilities. We can design, install, maintain, and integrate your access control systems. 

Our range of access control solutions includes state-of-the-art technology such as biometric scanners, keypads, smart card readers, intercoms, ANPR, and facial recognition systems. These systems are integrated with our comprehensive software platforms, which provide real-time monitoring, reporting, and control of all access points.

Our solutions are scalable and can be customised to fit the needs of any size facility, from small train stations to large transportation hubs. We work closely with you to ensure that our systems meet your unique security requirements and are designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing infrastructure.

Gate and barrier systems are a crucial part of the security and access control within the rail industry, providing controlled access to train stations, depots, and other rail facilities, ensuring that only authorised personnel and vehicles are allowed to enter.

We offer a variety of robust, reliable, and easy to operate gate and barrier systems, specifically designed for use in the rail industry. As an approved Gate Safe installer, our gate and barrier systems are designed, installed, and maintained to the highest of standards. We can also integrate your gate and barrier systems  with our ANPR and access control systems to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Perimeter fencing is an important aspect of security in the rail industry. It is designed to provide a physical barrier around the perimeter of a rail facility, preventing unauthorised access and protecting against potential security breaches.

At ClearView, we offer a range of perimeter fencing solutions that are specifically designed for use in the rail industry and can also be integrated with other security systems, such as access control, CCTV and ANPR.

Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS) transmit electric pulses along a sensor line attached to the fence. When an intrusion attempt is detected it creates an alarm that can alert the main control room and automatically zooms a camera to the point of detection.

We understand the importance of maintaining the highest levels of security at rail facilities. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of security solutions that are designed to work together seamlessly, ensuring that your facility is well-protected against all potential threats.

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Fire Safety Systems

Fire safety is a critical aspect of safety management in the rail industry. With large numbers of passengers, staff, and equipment moving through rail facilities on a daily basis, the risk of fire is a constant concern. The risk of fire can come from various sources, such as electrical faults, fuel spills, and friction from trains’ wheels. Effective fire safety measures are essential to minimise the risk of fire and ensure the safety of everyone within the facility.

At ClearView, we offer a range of fire safety solutions specifically designed for the rail industry. Our fire safety solutions are designed to meet the highest industry standards and ensure that your rail facility is fully compliant with all relevant regulations. Our fire safety solutions include fire alarms, smoke detectors, fire suppression systems, and emergency lighting. We can also provide customised fire safety solutions based on the specific requirements of your facility.

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We offer a range of fire detection and alarm systems specifically designed for the rail industry. Our systems are designed to be highly reliable and robust, with advanced features such as automatic fire detection and integration with other safety systems. 

We are are certified in NSI Gold Fire and BAFE SP203-1. Allowing us to design, install, maintain and monitoring your fire alarm systems to the highest of standards, ensuring your facility if fully compliant.

In the rail industry, fire suppression systems play a crucial role in preventing and extinguishing fires.

At ClearView, our team of experts will assess your rail facility and work with you to develop a fire suppression system that provides the highest level of fire protection possible. We can supply, install, test, and maintain your fire extinguishers to guarantee compliance with all relevant regulations and standards, as well as maximum protection of your premises.

In the rail industry, emergency lighting plays an important role in ensuring the safety of workers and passengers. Whether it’s due to a power outage or another emergency, having reliable emergency lighting is critical for safe evacuation and navigation within the facility.

Our systems are designed to meet and exceed safety standards and comply with all relevant regulations. We offer installation, testing, and maintenance services to ensure that your emergency lighting is fully functional and up-to-date, providing maximum protection and compliance for your facility.

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Passive Fire Protection 

Passive fire protection is a crucial element of safety in the rail industry. ClearView specialises in providing advanced passive fire protection solutions that are specifically designed for railway facilities.

Our engineers can carry out a thorough assessment of your facility and develop a  passive fire protection plan that meets your unique needs and requirements. We offer a comprehensive range of passive fire protection solutions, including the installation, remediation, and maintenance of fire stopping and fire doors.

Our IFC certification ensures that our solutions comply with all applicable safety regulations and provide the highest level of fire protection possible. Additionally, we provide testing and maintenance services to ensure that your passive fire protection systems are functioning effectively and remain in compliance with safety regulations.

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Sylvain Pamart, Chief Project Manager at EuroTunnel has stated:

“ClearView has provided a system with a user interface which is very intuitive. This has meant the operators quickly and easily adopted the new system. The Control Centre software enabled us to meet many of the new regulations and a networked system allows additional cameras to be added at any point on the network.”

Download the Eurotunnel UK terminal case study here

Download the Eurotunnel France terminal case study here

To discuss your rail security requirements, please contact us today. Alternatively, find out more about us, read our latest news or review our client case studies.

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Our industry leading fire and security systems will provide maximum projection and compliance of your facility. Contact us now to secure your rail operations and ensure the safety of your staff and passengers.

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