Red X

A powerful solution for managing lane usage.

Red X uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) based video analytics (or a direct-connected system) to recognise Red X warnings to alert drivers of a closed motorway lane.

With an OCR-based system, the contextual cameras monitor changes to the variable message signs and provides confirmation of correct sign displays. Alternatively, a direct signal can be fed from the sign controller into the camera system. The remote camera provides confirmation of correct sign displays.

The Red X system operates exactly the same way as approved systems for identifying speeding offences and can operate simultaneously for Red X and speed enforcement.

When a sign displays a Red X, the system identifies the lane(s) displaying the Red X and enables lane closure enforcement.

Upon detection of a Red X violation, a new incident type is created and processes as per the speed violations.

Key Capabilities:

  • Enforcement of Barred/Closed lane
  • Video of violation to prove intent
  • Variable Speed enforcement
  • Can enforce when signs are off or in conflict
  • 4 lanes of sign enforcement
  • High Resolution Image
  • Provides visual evidence of sign status


  • Non-intrusive detection of sign status
  • Usable with multiple gantry-mounted signs and motorway message sign
  • Recognises flash lantern rates or broken sign aspects


  • Live video streaming
  • Reduced sign costs and ability to use multiple sign manufacturers
  • Offense package includes visual evidence of sign status
  • Speed awareness compliance and barred lane enforcement
  • Ideal for multiple applications

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