The rail network is synonymous with dedication to safety, innovation and making use of the best technology available to ensure the reliability of their operations.

21st Century Technology’s in-carriage monitoring provides reassurance and enables operators to survey and protect staff, passengers and trains. The presence of cameras are a deterrent to anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. In the event of an incident our systems provide valuable data for investigative purposes.


The solutions provided by 21st Century Technology offer scalable solutions, allowing a hybrid of IP and analogue cameras, spread across multiple carriages. Previously a separate recorder was required for each carriage, thanks to 21st Century Technology’s use of best of breed technology, it is possible to encode analogue signals to digital, and join multiple carriages to a single recorder. The Ethernet infrastructure that this depends on improves system flexibility; and increases efficiency.

Storage and integration

The centralised DVR offers enough storage capacity to meet customer requirements without compromising image quality.

As a standalone system, saloon CCTV provides an operator with increased visibility within carriages, but can be integrated with forward-facing CCTV, Pantograph monitoring and passenger counting systems to offer an all-encompassing solution, increasing operational efficiency and improving the passenger experience.

Customer benefits

  • best-of-breed technology combining digital and analogue components;
  • reduce the hardware required on your vehicle;
  • high-resolution cameras improve picture quality – less cameras required on system;
  • scalable across multiple carriages;
  • integration into other systems; and
  • camera specifications.

Case studies

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