The system allows monitoring of two lanes from a single location. Red rail contains a digital camera system, which is mounted on a telescoping mast in a height of 3 meters. It is positioned in 15 to 25 meters to the stop line. For maintenance purposes the telescoping mast can be levelled to a height of 1.7 meters, which allows easy handling without the use of a ladder. The camera is aligned in a way that it is possible to capture the whole intersection area as well as the red light on the recorded pictures.
A red-light detector developed by EBE Solutions activates the camera system ones the road-side signals turns red. SMART Red Light works self-sufficient and no connection to the existing traffic light system is necessary.
Ones the red light is activated and a vehicle is crossing the stop line, SMART Red Light records the incidence. The system encrypts and stores the image data locally. Data can be retrieved through a secured local gateway or transmitted to a central office via an UMTS/LTE-modem. Authorities can decode the encrypted data using a “key code” and will receive pictures of incidences.