Singapore Metro

Provide high-quality CCTV security for passengers of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) rail network
Land Transport Authority of Singapore
Singapore Technologies Electronics, Ltd.

The challenge

The primary goal of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore is to provide the population of around 4.5 million, plus its 10 million yearly visitors, with a safe, efficient and comfortable means of public transportation.

On completion, the Circle Line is expected to carry around 500,000 commuters per day. It will also be used by a large volume of tourists, the numbers of which are anticipated to increase with the imminent opening of two new integrated (casino and theme park) resorts in the city.

With such a high passenger flow, the monitoring and management of crowd control is of paramount importance. The Singapore government is also dedicated to countering potential terrorist threats to the country across its infrastructure. To address these issues, an extensive CCTV system has been installed incorporating our fiber-optic transmission equipment.

The solution

Singaporeans are extensive users of public transport and proud of their world-class system. CCL therefore requires state-of-the-art security equipment. Singapore Technologies Electronics, Ltd., the systems integrator for the CCTV project, chose us as an integral supplier for the systems.

We will be responsible for providing the fiber-optic transmission system within each of the CCL stations. The units will relay the collected video, data and alarm signals from the CCTV cameras to each of the station control rooms. The project involves the deployment of four-channel digital video multiplexers, transmitters and receivers from the Siqura Tetra, which will connect the CCTV security system while maintaining high picture quality at all times.

For such a high-profile installation, the customer needed to have complete confidence in its suppliers. We met this expectation through its strong reputation for product reliability and by demonstrating excellent technical support and local knowledge. The project also demanded short lead times for installation, which we were able to meet as a result of close cooperation between its regional office and the factory.