Parramatta Station - Transport Hubs
The brief was to reduce the loitering around Parramatta Station caused by truants and other youth during school hours.
There are several factors contributing to this situation including:
In response to the brief the following solutions were proposed:
1. The Guardian
2. My School
The Guardian - An Integrated CCTV Camera, High Frequency Sound Emitter and Projector System
The 360 degree CCTV camera within the system will monitor and detect youths that are loitering. Once youths are detected, the sound system can be switched on, where a sound of 18 kHz in frequency and 30dBZ in decibels is emitted.
This level can only be heard by youths between the ages of 10-25 years and becomes uncomfortable after only minutes within its presence.
The projection system will be displaying images of the new youth zone within Parramatta, as well as way finding signage and advertisements, with all these integrated systems passively prompting youths to relocate.
The benefits of The Guardian solution are:
My School - Technology based truancy prevention
The solution to this problem comes in the form of a three step method of preventative and eactionary measures, based around the introduction of the MySchool ticketing system.
With synchronised database systems between schools and CityRail, student travel can be restricted and transit officers have the ability to contact schools and carers where truanting occurs.
The benefits of the My School solution are: