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Wales certifies Videalert enforcement system

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The traffic enforcement and management solution supplier Videalert has announced that its digital video platform, has received DfT Manufacturers Certification as an approved device by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) on behalf of the Welsh Government.

The platform is used for the enforcement of parking, bus lane and moving traffic contraventions.

“We are pleased to have achieved this accreditation which will significantly speed up the installation process for councils throughout Wales that wish to enforce moving traffic contraventions,” said CEO David Richmond, “It provides councils with access to the latest digital enforcement system, which is already in widespread use across London and the UK, where it is helping to reduce congestion and improve traffic flows.”

The company says the certified system utilises Videalert’s Rapidly Deployable Server, also known as the ‘processor up the pole’, which uniquely supports up to 10 cameras.  This allows up to four additional adjacent or close locations to the primary enforcement location to be supported using the same server via Wi-Fi links, which, it explains, significantly reduces infrastructure and operating costs, speeds up the deployment process and maximises return on investment.

This VCA accreditation has been achieved in line with current legislation under the Traffic Management Act 2004 that requires systems used to enforce moving traffic offences to be formally certified.  It means that councils throughout Wales will no longer have to complete a Technical Construction File (TCF) for proposed installations, including details of all the components and connections, for submission to the VCA for formal approval.

Vide alert says its Digital Video Platform now enables Welsh councils to capture the full range of moving traffic offences including:

  • Bus lanes
  • Bus lanes with adjacent parking
  • Banned turns
  • Box junctions
  • Restricted zones
  • Weight restrictions
  • One way traffic

The Videalert digital video platform runs multiple civil traffic enforcement, traffic management, school safety and Police ANPR applications simultaneously.  It provides unattended enforcement in high traffic volume environments by combining ANPR with video analytics.  The company says this provides an additional layer of intelligence to capture only those vehicles actually committing an offence, something it says cannot be achieved using traditional ANPR-only systems.


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