Siemens demonstrates latest traffic enforcement systems at BPA conference

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Siemens has taken the opportunity to sponsor the British Parking Association’s (BPA) annual conference, ‘Parking 20:20’, and use the event to present its latest range of traffic enforcement and parking systems.

Siemens has demonstrated its new fully automated School Keep Clear enforcement cameras, as well as the Yellow Box Junction enforcement cameras that are currently being installed across London. LaneWatch Mk3 is the latest unattended moving traffic enforcement camera, designed to provide wireless, automatic enforcement of yellow box junctions and other moving traffic enforcement.

The LaneWatch range of cameras uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and video analytics to detect and identify unauthorized vehicles. Compact and lightweight, the cameras can be installed on existing street furniture, reducing installation and relocation costs, as well as timescales.

Another new addition to the enforcement range is TrafficWatch PTZ for school ‘keep-clear’ enforcement. Based on LaneWatch Mk3 technology and using the 3G/4G cellular network to communicate, TrafficWatch PTZ can be deployed permanently outside schools or regularly relocated between schools to provide an effective, redeployable enforcement system and a more discreet service for local authorities to meet their enforcement needs, both now and in the future.

Siemens offers proven solutions for the automatic detection and enforcement of traffic, from simple parking and bus lane enforcement, to more complex moving traffic violations, such as banned turns, no entries, going the wrong way in a one way street, and illegal U turns.

These new products are supplied following Siemens’s acquisition of business partner Zenco Systems in 2015, the UK’s leading traffic enforcement organization. Zenco was founded in 2006 to help local authorities realize the potential of using CCTV video evidence to enforce traffic contraventions. Following the first digital enforcement trials in the London Borough of Camden in 1996, the ZenGrab Digital Enforcement Solution has since become the most widely used and efficient digital enforcement system in the UK.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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