An electronic roadway worker protection system, ZoneGuard, was engineered to meet the need for improved track worker safety for the rail industry. ZoneGuard works as a secondary warning system to help prevent common human error factors that contribute to close calls and tragic accidents for transit and freight workers. With multiple patented and diverse sensor technology, the ZoneGuard system sets itself apart from other legacy solutions. The sensors work together to ensure that track vehicles are detected consistently and accurately. Its proven accuracy has helped customers eliminate the chance of false alerts.
ZoneGuard’s flexibility allows it to perform in multiple scenarios including across multiple tracks, over bridges, under high power lines, within high-noise environments and through long curves and tunnels. This gives maintenance crews the ability to provide safer work zones wherever they need to operate.
The system can be configured to operate as the ZoneGuard Portable Kit or be permanently installed in the ZoneGuard Fixed System.
ZoneGuard works as a secondary warning system to prevent common human error factors that contribute to close calls and tragic accidents for transit and freight workers. ZoneGuard’s patented sensor technology sets it apart from other industry solutions. The sensors work together to ensure that track vehicles are detected consistently and accurately. Its proven accuracy helps customers to reduce false positives.
ZoneGuard’s flexibility allows it to perform:
ZoneGuard gives maintenance crews the ability to provide safer work zones wherever they need to operate. ZoneGuard can be configured as a Portable Kit or be permanently installed as a Fixed System.
Durable, Lightweight, Flexible
The portable kit is durable and easily transported to job sites. Each device in the kit weighs under five pounds and can be setup in minutes. The portable kit’s detection and alerting system can be customized for customers via configurable detection settings. This allows the ZoneGuard team to test specific scenarios where alerts should be generated (train, hi-rail vehicles) and should not be generated (people, cars) and allows customers to have the system tailored to their unique environment.
Providing 24/7 Train Tracking Capabilities
ZoneGuard’s Fixed System is easy to maintain and troubleshoot, has enhanced GPS accuracy, and is an affordable way to deploy Roadway Worker Protection throughout your network. The system makes use of multiple and diverse sensors and can retrieve train speed and direction directly from the train detection module, without relying on onboard train equipment. This information provides work crews with an additional level of redundancy that will allow the system to provide accurate alerts.
The system’s optional onboard unit can be installed in the locomotive cab and to give train operators a warning alert when they are approaching an active work zone. While the onboard unit is not required for the system to operate, it does provide another level of communication and safety for rail maintenance crews.
In addition to the protection of workers, ZoneGuard Fixed System’s cloud-based web portal can provide customers with real-time worker/work zone information. This includes key efficiency and safety performance reports to ensure that workers are working in compliance with federal and customer specific safety rules.