Jenoptik red light system earns approval 

Enforcement solution for signal-controlled junctions is expected to work with all signal heads 
Enforcement / April 23, 2021
By Ben Spencer
Jenoptik Traffic Solutions Vector SR Red Light Vector2 automatic numberplate recognition 3D tracking radar
Jenoptik says new device uses its Vector2 ANPR camera platform and the 3D tracking radar (image credit: Jenoptik)

Jenoptik Traffic Solutions UK has received Home Office approval for a red light enforcement system which uses a stand-alone camera to spot violations at signal-controlled junctions.

Jenoptik says the Vector SR Red Light operates in a “non-invasive” way, removing the need for loops or strips in the junction’s road surface.

The camera monitors the signal heads meaning there is no need to physically connect the traffic lights with the enforcement system, the company adds.

The solution is expected to work equally well with all signal head types; whether they utilise traditional incandescent or modern LED bulbs.

The newly-approved device uses the Vector2 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera platform and Jenoptik's 3D tracking radar. 

According to Jenoptik, the item can be mounted on a passively-safe pole or existing street furniture and is cost-effective to maintain.

The system can operate alongside Jenoptik’s Vector IR Infra-Red illumination module, allowing images to be captured on a fully dark road without any distracting flashes or dazzling pools of light.

Geoff Collins, Jenoptik’s deputy managing director, says: “This is the product our customers have been waiting for – a modern, digital and non-invasive Red Light enforcement system. We can now offer fair and accurate Red Light, Spot Speed and Average Speed solutions using a common core of known, reliable components, providing responsible drivers a safer journey.

“Supported by Infra-Red illumination, lightweight enough to mount on a passively safe pole or existing street furniture and with no need for in-road sensors or signal head connections, Vector SR represents a step forward in red light enforcement technology.”


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