Security monitor screens offer several advantages for both operators and customers, including enhanced safety.  -  Photo: MTA

Security monitor screens offer several advantages for both operators and customers, including enhanced safety.

Photo: MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit unveiled its security monitor screen pilot, which will include over 100 buses.

The high-definition LCD screens are installed on board near the entry stairwell and continuously stream live video feeds from existing security camera infrastructure onboard buses.

The buses will be deployed to routes that have the highest rates of assaults and other misdemeanors that threaten the safety of operators and customers.  -  Photo: MTA

The buses will be deployed to routes that have the highest rates of assaults and other misdemeanors that threaten the safety of operators and customers.

Photo: MTA

Benefits of Security Monitors

Security monitor screens offer several advantages for both operators and customers, including enhanced safety. The screens also serve as a deterrent to potential bad actors and provide real-time evidence to law enforcement.

The buses will be deployed to routes that have the highest rates of assaults and other misdemeanors that threaten the safety of operators and customers.

“Installing new technology to keep bus operators and customers safe is paramount to NYCT’s North Star of providing faster, cleaner, and safer service,” said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. “Our bus fleet has robust camera coverage, and these pilot screens will be a force multiplier to the safety benefits these cameras already provide. We’re excited to roll out this pilot and look forward to continuing to innovate and modernize the system to keep customers and operators safe and prioritize fare payment.”   

All screens are expected to be installed by the end of this year. The pilot is expected to run through the beginning of 2025.

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