SecuRail – Development of a System Solution for Safety Monitoring of Regional Rail Transport

The rail-based public transport (regional rail) is one of the most central means of public transportation and often comes along with a variety of security issues. Unforeseen events such as fires, accidents and even terrorist attacks and natural disasters can cause serious damage which can affect normal operations significantly. To ensure early detection of risks such as these, the joint project SecuRail is developing a video-based system, which allows the identification of potentially hazardous situation characteristics around the carriage doors as well as the interior areas. The concurrent surveillance of both door spaces and passenger compartments enables the automated and early detection of potential hazards, based on a socio-psychological model of behavior of individual people and groups in regional trains.

SecuRailHFC is in charge of the development of a psychological taxonomy of the behavior of individuals or small groups. Subsequently, specific characteristics relevant for the identification of hazardous situations will be linked with quantitative parameters taken from pre-processed images of the monitored door areas, in order to enable an automatic classification of the situation as either “hazardous” or “non-hazardous”.



  • Behavior Observation and Analysis
  • Questionnaires and Focusgroups
  • Statistics



  • asis Soft- und Hardware GmbH
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Disaster Research Unit
  • HFC Human-Factors-Consult GmbH
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, FG Computer Vision
  • INTERAUTOMATION Deutschland GmbH
  • Promo Tool (Project Coordination)
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Institute for Mathematics
  • teleBITcom gmbh