Sensys Gatso wins new speed and red-light enforcement contracts in Australia and the USA


One of the world’s largest suppliers of traffic enforcement equipment, the Sensys Gatso Group, has received new orders in Australia and the USA, and has signed a framework agreement for Point-to-Point average speed systems in the Netherlands.

Through its subsidiary Sensys Gatso Australia, the company has received an order worth €1.14m (US$1.35m) for the supply of in-vehicle based traffic safety systems and services to the Government of the State of Victoria. The order is for an initial quantity of mobile speed enforcement camera systems to upgrade existing camera systems to the latest technology.

The supply and installation services are expected to be completed progressively by early 2019. As part of agreement, the State of Victoria has the ability to purchase additional mobile camera systems that may lead to future orders amounting to €6.8m (US$7.9m) over the next six years.

Sensys Gatso Australia has also received an additional order worth €2.4m (US$2.8m) from the Victorian government for the supply and installation of new static speed and red-light traffic safety systems by upgrading existing camera system sites to new technology. The supply and installation services are expected to be completed progressively by the end of December 2019.

“We are proud of the collaborative relationship with our client, and have partnered with them to improve road safety for many years,” noted Sensys Gatso Australia’s managing director, Enzo Dri.

“This project supports their road safety strategy by helping produce a general deterrence from speeding for users across the entire road network via an ‘anywhere, anytime’ operational model deployed in thousands of locations across the State of Victoria. This additional project will assist the management of safety at a number of intersections around the State of Victoria, in an effort to reduce injury and fatalities.”

Through its Sensys Gatso USA subsidiary, the company is also taking over the automated speed enforcement program in Monroeville, Ohio, from its previous provider. The expected sales over the contract period of five years is estimated at €777,000 (US$903,000). The company will deploy four fixed combined red-light and speed camera systems, one fixed speed camera system, and two handheld speed measurement units to the Monroeville Police Department.

Under the five-year Managed Services contract, with two-year extensions possible, Sensys Gatso will handle the camera deployment, maintenance, officer training and the entire fulfilment process, which includes citations mailing and payment processing. The enforcement efforts will be focused on SR 20, a major state route that runs east-west across Ohio from the Pennsylvania to Indiana border, carrying thousands of vehicles each day.

Sensys Gatso Netherlands has also confirmed the signature of a framework agreement for 10 Point-to-Point systems on rural roads from the Dutch Department of Justice. The procurement award was previously announced in June, and the company will now start deploying the ALPR-based (automatic license plate recognition) systems that monitor and enforce the average speed of a vehicle over a longer distance, which is particularly relevant on rural roads where the incident rate related to speeding is relatively high.

Niki Gatsonides, CEO of Sensys Gatso Netherlands, said, “We are looking forward to start with the execution of the project and to work with the Dutch Department of Justice. This type of enforcement on rural roads is new for the Netherlands. Together with Dutch authorities we expect that it will significantly contribute to the increase of traffic safety.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).