Train cameras are back, now in higher resolution

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 5, 2019 — 3:30 p.m. 

The train cameras that drivers use to see which railroad crossings are blocked or open in the township are back up and running after being shut down for upgrades.

Related: Camera system shows live feed of Huron’s railroad crossings

Here is a update from Everette Robbins, director of public safety:

The train cameras are now back up and fully functional. Over the past several months, we have worked with DTE Energy to install permanent power sources at each site location. This is a replacement for the previous temporary solar-powered energy source.

The camera improvements also include higher resolution cameras and night vision for better night time viewing. Currently there are cameras at seven separate crossings, six within Huron Township and one at Eureka Road in Romulus.

This project is in community partnership with XG Security Services owned by Huron Township resident Bernie Yoscovits. Together, we will continually look for any opportunity to make this an even better service and are proud that we can provide this for our residents.

As always, we understand that this is not a fix for the train crossing problem in our community. This is only intended to be a helpful tool and i hope that each of you find it helpful in some way.

Residents that have trouble downloading the mobile application for viewing can contact me at 734-753-4400 or stop in and I will be glad to help get it installed.

To my knowledge, this is the first project of this type anywhere in the nation. We hope that other communities will also begin to utilize this service. Once again, thank you for your patience as we worked hard to finalize this project.

To install the application, go to the App Store and search Acti Mobile Client. to install the viewer, fill in the information included in the picture below.

There are seven cameras, but only six fit on the screen at one time. To view the seventh camera, swipe the screen to the left as shown below.

Once again, feel free to call or stop in to see Director Robbins should you need assistance.

-Everette Robbins, Director of Public Safety


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