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Catch stop-arm runners in their tracks

Many operations are turning to exterior cameras to help capture — and deter — illegal passing of school buses. Here are details on six systems that can collect crucial evidence.


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REI’s high-resolution stop-arm camera captures the license plate info of stop-arm violators. Its day/night setting provides optimum viewing of the license plate.

REI’s high-resolution stop-arm camera captures the license plate info of stop-arm violators. Its day/night setting provides optimum viewing of the license plate.

Camera features day/night setting

Radio Engineering Industries Inc. (REI) offers a new high-resolution stop-arm camera that captures the license plate information of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.  

The camera’s exclusive day/night setting makes it unique, according to the company, as this feature automatically detects the amount of light and switches settings for optimum viewing of the license plate. The camera also has a built-in heater and is weatherproof, and its cast aluminum housing makes it durable.

REI recommends integrating the stop-arm camera with the company’s BUS-WATCH mobile video surveillance system and A.R.M.O.R.-VMS software solution in order to capture and record the stop-arm violation information for future reference.

By utilizing A.R.M.O.R.-VMS, users can set safety alerts to capture violators. Officials say that the software provides user-friendly tools to download and share violator information, such as license plate, car color, make and model, and passenger description.  
Radio Engineering Industries Inc.


ATS and AngelTrax have partnered on an innovative solution that can capture illegal school bus passing events and process citations — all automatically.
<p>ATS and AngelTrax have partnered on an innovative solution that can capture illegal school bus passing events and process citations — all automatically.</p>

System automates stop-arm detection, citations

American Traffic Solutions (ATS) and AngelTrax have formed a strategic alliance that aims to reduce injuries and fatalities from illegal school bus passing.

The alliance brings together ATS, which provides road safety camera solutions, with AngelTrax, which provides mobile surveillance technology for school buses and other industries.

Officials say that the partnership will enable both companies to leverage core strengths to produce a robust, high-quality product specifically designed to reduce school bus stop-arm running.

Under their agreement, ATS’ turnkey, automated School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement Solution CrossingGuard will be powered by AngelTrax’s IntelliGuard Stop Arm Enforcement Camera System.

Officials say that everything from violation detection and capture to citation processing can be done automatically with the ATS/AngelTrax system. It automatically detects when a driver illegally passes the bus, and the event is marked and stored on the hard drive. The footage can also be wirelessly transferred (depending on the setup of the unit) and processed automatically using ATS’ back-end CrossingGuard system.
AngelTrax
American Traffic Solutions


With a 16mm lens, the CHW HD can capture license plates across a wide field of view.
<p>With a 16mm lens, the CHW HD can capture license plates across a wide field of view.<br /><br /></p>

Exterior camera records in high definition

Seon Design has launched an IP67-rated, high-definition (HD) outdoor bus camera.

Company officials say that the new CHW HD camera, combined with the new MX-HD five-channel DVR, is targeted for applications in which image clarity is imperative.

The small, rugged camera features a weatherproof metal housing that is built to withstand harsh conditions, including bus washing.

With a 16mm lens, the CHW HD can capture license plates across a wide field of view, making it an ideal solution for catching stop-arm violators, according to the company.

The camera provides 1280x720 pixel resolution using progressive scan technology. It also features a 350-degree rotating gimbal to support vertical and angular mounting.

The MX-HD DVR offers a 720p HD video channel and four analog DI video channels with audio (each channel records up to 30 FPS). It stores up to 750 GB.
Seon Design Inc.

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