Renfe has installed the first intelligent video surveillance equipment in more than 190 Cercanías stations throughout Spain, within the framework of the project called ‘Renfe Smart Security Station’ (RS3) whose first phase will end in 2024.

This is the first step for the complete digitalization of the security systems of 600 Cercanías stations, in which 415 facilities are planned to be equalized. This project is part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the European Union NextGenerationUE.

For this year, Renfe plans to tender a second phase of the RS3 project to put 185 more facilities into operation and which will end in mid-2026. This project will also be financed with funds from the European Union.

The railway company explains that the new video surveillance systems collect and process thousands of data anonymously and automatically through the CCTV system of each station and integrates it into a single dashboard. The objective is to improve security and customer experience, always in strict compliance with data protection regulations.

At the moment, in addition to the 193 stations that have already launched the new system, another 73 stations are in the process of carrying out the installation, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024. In addition, the work has been replanned in 149 more stations that will be executed before the end of 2024.

The ‘Renfe Smart Security Station’ (RS3) project, which has a budget of 31.7 million euros and has been financed with funds from the European Union, began at the end of 2021 and will end in mid-2026.

During this time, more than 7,000 analog security cameras will be replaced by IP cameras, which will allow the information collected through the CCTV system to be shared in an integrated video analytics system.

Likewise, the RS3 project foresees the installation of more than 685 state-of-the-art servers and the renewal of operating systems, facilities and digital elements of the Cercanías stations. It also foresees the installation of approximately 500 cybersecurity probes for monitoring, control and analysis.