Success Story: Stiebel Place Goes Digital with Video Analytics
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The City of Frankston has implemented an advanced video analytics platform and camera system to help them better monitor traffic patterns and anticipate any potential safety issues. This system consists of an Nvidia edge based processing unit, 2 x 4K cameras for capturing footage in both directions, as well as an AlphaX Cloud analytics platform and reporting tools. Dashboards and reports enable users to visualize data in an interactive manner, track shifts in traffic patterns over time, compare performance across multiple locations or vehicles and identify areas with high levels of pedestrians or cyclists. This helps ensure safe roads by providing real-time data that can inform decisions about how best to manage traffic flow.
Stiebel Place is a vibrant part of the Frankston CBD, located in Victoria, Australia. It is home to many attractions, including The Big Picture Fest – Melbourne’s Murals in Stiebel Place, Frankston and Street Art Walking Tours. Stiebel Lane is also a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Frankston City Council has also been working on improving Stiebel Lane with a touch of Melbourne laneway culture. This has made it even more attractive to locals and tourists alike.
Stiebel Place is also home to the House of Prayer at Frankston Life Church. Here people can come together in prayer and join in on a ‘Day of Prayer’ with others from around Melbourne.
Town planners at the City of Frankston were concerned about pedestrians and motor vehicles sharing the same narrow roadway. They were concerned this could potentially cause a number of safety issues, such as pedestrians at risk of being hit by cars and motorists are at risk of hitting pedestrians who are not visible to them. The limited space available in this narrow roadway also adds an additional layer of difficulty, as it can be difficult for both groups to move safely around each other.
The sheer volume of traffic that passes through a narrow roadway can pose an additional challenge for authorities and planners. Without proper data gathering systems in place, it was difficult to identify the number of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other users traveling through an area at any given time. This makes it difficult to assess how congested a road is and make informed decisions about how best to manage traffic flow.
The City of Frankston recently partnered with Minnovation Technologies to implement a highly advanced video analytics platform and camera system. This state-of-the-art system consists of an Nvidia edge based processing unit, 2 x 4K cameras for capturing footage in both directions, as well as an analytics platform, AlphaX Cloud.
Creating dashboards and reports were an essential tool for managing the video analytics produced by the system. Dashboards have allowed users to visualize data in an interactive manner, allowing them to quickly identify patterns and trends. Reports have also been useful for providing detailed information about specific areas of interest, such as near misses and demographics.
Video analytics data from the AlphaX platform have been used to inform decisions about how best to manage traffic flow, plan road construction projects or adjust speed limits in high-traffic areas. By setting up dashboards and reports that focus on specific aspects of video analytics data, users have gained a more complete understanding of what’s happening on their roads and are able to better anticipate potential problems.
AlphaX dashboards and reports enable users to track shifts in traffic patterns over time, as well as compare performance across multiple locations or vehicles. This has made it easier to identify potential safety issues and take action accordingly.
With the help of the analytics and reporting technology, the City of Frankston has been able to monitor traffic patterns as well as identify dangerous areas where large concentrations of pedestrians or cyclists are present in tight spaces. Additionally, data gathered by the system can provide insights into the number of vehicles and other users traveling through a roadway at any given time.
This comprehensive camera and analytics solution helps to ensure safety for all road users by providing real-time data that can help inform decisions about how best to manage traffic flow. The City of Frankston has demonstrated its commitment to creating safe roads by implementing this cutting-edge technology.
Video analytics has become increasingly popular due to its ability to provide real-time insights into traffic conditions without requiring manual intervention from authorities or planners. This makes it an ideal solution for monitoring high-traffic areas like Stiebel Place where manual observation may not always be possible or practical. To learn more about AlphaX click here.
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