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Honolulu Picks Safety Vision’s Surveillance System for ‘TheBus’

302 municipal buses are to be outfitted

Honolulu has contracted Safety Vision, a mobile video and multimedia fleet automation company, to install onboard surveillance camera systems on 302 municipal buses.
Honolulu’s transit system known as “TheBus” serves 73.4 million riders annually and runs public transportation routes over the entire island of Oahu, according to officials. Along with the cameras, Safety Vision is to install the company’s “SafeStor” technology, which is designed to combine the durability of a solid-state drive (SSD) with the storage capacity of a rotating drive within the network video recorder (NVR).
The contract’s term is for six years, and Safety Vision is currently completing the installation of 58 buses. During the second, third, fourth and fifth years of the contract, Safety Vision is to equip a total of 200 additional buses, with 44 buses scheduled to be equipped during the sixth year. “We’ve provided TheBus with a software interface that’s user-friendly, feature-rich, innovative and essential for their transit fleet,” said Justin Lindbloom, Safety Vision account executive.
Safety Vision created SafeStor to record to the SSD while the vehicle is in motion, eliminating a common point of failure in similar devices, the company says. The spinning drive does not power up until the vehicle has the ignition turned off, but after two other indicators ensure that the vehicle is stable, it then copies the audio, video and metadata from the SSD to the spinning 2.5-inch mobile rated drive, providing redundancy of evidence, according to the firm. The “RoadRecorder 7000” NVR also features a third recording option, an SD card that enables end-users to configure settings.
In addition, Safety Vision’s “SafetyView” viewing software and its “SafetyNet” digital asset management system are to supplement additional video management tools, including remote wireless video look-in, high speed advanced encryption standard (AES) encrypted wireless video offload, terabyte mobile-rated 2.5 inch hard drives, automatic wireless download of triggered events, scheduled wireless downloads of requested untagged video, automatic health status updates and video management and archival, the company says.