Red CCTV Secure Two Prestigious Network Rail Christmas Contract Wins

Red CCTV Secure Two Prestigious Network Rail Christmas Contract Wins

RED CCTV is celebrating Christmas contract wins on two prestigious multi-million Network Rail projects.

Red CCTV will provide bespoke security solutions at the £56 million Birmingham University Station redevelopment and the £19 million Bristol Temple Meads upgrade.

The prestigious projects are both hugely important to Network Rail and further cement Red CCTV’s position as the premier provider of innovative security solutions to the rail industry.

Red CCTV will be unveiling it’s state-of-the-art Halo Access A-POD Contactless access solution as part of the Temple Meads security solution.

The A-POD will be used to screen staff and visitors for possible symptoms of Covid-19 to ensure a safe working bubble on site.


The self-contained, contactless access solution, includes an integrated Halo High Definition Artificial Intelligent CCTV System.

It measures body temperatures and checks that face masks are being worn.

As well as monitoring the health and wellbeing of staff entering the site, the system doubles up as a roll call time management system.

The A-POD is a self-contained unit that can only be accessed by authorised personnel. It utilises cloud-based Halo Smart Tile technology.

Work will continue over Christmas preparing for the renovation of the famous Victorian roof at Bristol’s oldest and largest station.

It is the first major upgrade of the station fabric for 25 years and is scheduled to be completed by 2023.

Red CCTV Technical Director Ashley Cardno, said: “These are two very prestigious projects and they further cement Red CCTV’s reputation as the premier supplier of security solutions to the rail industry.

“We are well known for our ability to provide protection for sites and compounds, protecting plant and averting potential criminal activity.


“But 2020, and the impact of Covid-19, has allowed Red CCTV to develop an exciting new range of products, designed not to deter criminals but instead, equipment to halt the spread of this deadly virus.

“The Halo Shield range scans people for possible symptoms of Covid and allows clients to create safe working bubbles.

“These two projects allow us to showcase both skillsets, protecting the workforce at Temple Meads from the perils of Covid-19 whilst utilising our industry-leading Halo Eco Smart CCTV Towers, created to reduce CO2 emissions and protect important sites.”

Temple Meads is a Grade 1 listed building and the work is crucial to prevent further deterioration.

Red will deploy three Halo Eco Smart CCTV Towers to the £56 million University Station redevelopment in Birmingham along with a human guarding team.

Transport for West Midlands, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority, is leading a consortium to develop the project.

The consortium includes the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, Network Rail, West Midlands Trains, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP.

The existing station, built in the 1970s, is one of the busiest in the region and needs to be redeveloped to accommodate the four million passengers passing through every year.

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Video: Birmingham University Station

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