Rail Technology Magazine Focus On Red CCTV Covid-19 Defence

Rail Technology Magazine Focus On Red CCTV Covid-19 Defence

Red CCTV’s work keeping rail staff safe from Covid-19 has made national media headlines.

Rail Technology Magazine focused on the work of our automated Halo Shield army screening staff, visitors, and suppliers for possible symptoms of Covid.

The rail industry’s leading publication featured our work protecting against Covid-19 on key sites, whilst simultaneously defending against intruders.

Halo Eco Smart Towers are guarding sites across the UK while our Halo Shield range of products protect British businesses against the global pandemic.

Rail Technology Magazine published the article ahead of their festive shutdown – as we prepared to begin work protecting two key Network Rail projects.


Red CCTV are already protecting HS2 workers on behalf of Balfour Beatty VINCI in the Midlands and at the TRU West Headquarters in Manchester.

TRU West (Transpennine Route Upgrade West) is an alliance involving Network Rail, Amey, BAM Nuttall and Arup.

Now, the Halo A-POD will be deployed to protect workers at the prestigious Bristol Temple Meads station refurbishment for Network Rail.

The A-POD isn’t due for official release until January but, the demand for the state-of-the-art, contactless access solution, is such that Taziker will use it this Christmas.

Every single person entering site will pass through the A-POD to be screened for possible symptoms of Covid. The self-contained, contactless access solution, includes an integrated Halo High Definition Artificial Intelligent CCTV System, which measures body temperatures and checks that face masks are being worn.

Red CCTV Technical Director Ashley Cardno, said: “This is a very busy time for the Red CCTV team as we continue to provide bespoke security solutions to a number of prestigious projects.

“Red CCTV has long been regarded as a premier provider of bespoke solutions to the rail industry and has recently been awarded two significant contracts for Network Rail projects.


“The Coronavirus pandemic provided an unexpected opportunity for a new line of business, as clients asked us to provide an effective way of defending against the virus, rather than the threat of external criminality.

“We developed the Halo Shield range of products to provide exactly that, a method that allowed businesses to create safe working bubbles by ensuring the virus did not enter into those working spaces.

“The A-POD is an evolution of the product range and we believe it will become the new normal when it comes to site entrances.

“We will officially be unveiling the product in January but it will be deployed this Christmas as part of the work at Bristol Temple Meads.

“We anticipate there will be significant media interest in this product and the others in the Halo Shield range as, even after Coronavirus becomes a distant memory, we will all become used to a new norm when it comes to working safely.”

The Halo Shield and new Halo A-Pod Access Range was unveiled to workers at the £24 million Temple Meads roof refurbishment upgrade in Bristol for Network Rail over Christmas.

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