Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
July 12, 2017

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Chubb launches traffic monitoring system for smart motorways

Chubb Systems has launched a surveillance camera solution designed for the growing number of smart motorways around the UK road network.

The Television Out Station (TVOS) is an all-weather traffic monitoring system.


The TVOS is designed specifically for smart motorways, which uses enforces variable speed limits and hard shoulder running at busy times in order to boost capacity. A raft of UK motorways have been converted to ‘smart’ status and several more are currently being redeveloped to the same end.

The TVOS meets specific technical specifications set out by Highways England inits road investment strategy. Chubb Systems was awarded a position on ‘Lot 2’ (Traffic Monitoring and Traffic Enforcement Cameras) of the ‘Crown Commercial Services/Highways England Traffic Management Technology 2 Framework’ agreement and ‘Lot 15’, the framework’s product catalogue.


  • Comprises long-range, high-resolution camera with optical zoom and back-light compensation; infrared array with 500m range; and television base unit (TVBU)
  • Delivers images in ultra-low and zero-light conditions
  • Provides regional control centres (RCC) with images to monitor traffic flow and motorway incidents as well as protect highways workforce
  • Possesses physical and cybersecurity accreditation
  • Remote maintenance service for software upgrades and alterations
  • VBU connects relevant cameras to National Roads Telecommunication System, which connects to relevant RCCs

Chubb Systems says

“With emphasis being placed on providing improved technology to the UK’s highways, we can deliver a product and service that matches expectations and offers excellent value for money,” said Dave Dunnagan, sales director at Chubb Systems.

“Alongside the TVOS camera head’s technological benefits are significant cost reductions. Capital costs are reduced with no special brackets needed to hold the camera head in place. The unit’s ongoing costs are minimal as power consumption has been significantly reduced.”

About Chubb

Chubb is a truly heritage brand, having been founded by the inventor of the first patent detector lock in 1818. Acquired for £622m by United Technologies Corporation in 2003, Chubb now provides security and fire-safety solutions as part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security. The company offers an extensive range of products and services, including fire-risk assessments, alarm monitoring and security audits, among many others.


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