Axis surveillance up and running in Tyne Tunnels
The IP surveillance system installed in the Tyne Tunnels, which incorporates Axis P1343 network cameras, is now fully operational and helping to alleviate safety and congestion concerns in one of the UK’s worst traffic black spots.
The New Tyne Crossing, constructed under the River Tyne, connects North and South Tyneside, which makes this a popular route. More than 45,000 motorists use the crossing daily, so Axis’ network cameras were specified to monitor the flow of traffic through the tunnels, approach roads and toll booths.
Installer 2020 Vision Technology deployed the Axis network cameras and also hosts the recording system which feeds images taken from the cameras to the tunnel’s traffic incident management system. This system then alerts the tunnel staff when an incident such as a crash, breakdown or a fire occurs.
2020 Vision Technology, a local systems integrator was tasked with designing and installing the surveillance system. It deployed 102 fixed Axis P1343 network cameras in the tunnel and additional cameras monitoring the approach roads and toll booths.