Siemens SafeZone speed cameras explained

The Sicore ANPR cameras used with SafeZone are compact and discrete making them difficult to spot in use on the road network of Britain. The Siemens speed cameras are highly efficient at catching speed motorists and they have a support team that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a weeks to maintain the SafeZone speed cameras.

Cities, towns, villages, urban areas and school zones are common places to find Siemens SafeZone speed cameras. The Siemens speed cameras use Home Office Type Approve average speed enforcement speed cameras which are base*d on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. These cameras not only meant to enforce the road speed limit but also assist in reducing traffic congestion.

SafeZone monitors and enforces speed limits over a stretch of road between pairs of speed cameras. The cameras can then calculate motorists average speed through a specified zone. SafeZone ANPR speed cameras can be installed on Dual Carriageways, Cantilever poles or gantries over multi-lane roads. The Siemens speed cameras capture your number plate between two or more locations to calculate your average speed and issue a speeding fine if your average speed is above the speed enforced limit.

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How do the Siemens SafeZone speed cameras work?

Enforcement zones range from 75 metres to many kilometres. SafeZone is approved for 24/7 speed limit enforcement at speeds between 20mph and 140mph. The Siemens speed cameras cam be used in urban, rural and motorway roads. Due to the discrete installation these speed cameras can be installed in residential areas without appearing obtrusive and can help to manage traffic flow as well as enforce the speed limit. Installation can be made on existing street furniture such as bridges, etc. Siemens cameras can enforce speed limits on single or bi-directional across 2 lanes.

Dimensions of typical SafeZone Speed Cameras

When pole-mounted the dimensions are 241mm x 125mm x 350mm (W x D x H).
When ground-mounted outstation cabinet the dimensions are 400mm x 300mm x 1100mm (W x D x H).


No film

The Siemens speed cameras do not use film to capture evidence of speeding motorists. Instead they record encrypted data and forward the data directly to a computer for decrypting and viewing/issuing potential offences (notice of intended prosecution) from the local police force. Time and date stamp is also recorded for additional evidence of the offence. Tamper detection prevents people from interfering with the operation of the SafeZone cameras. 3G wireless data connection from the camera sends speeding offence data to a central computer for processing.


London Siemens SafeZone speed camera installations

Transport for London has awarded Siemens a contract to replace existing speed cameras in a Safety Camera Replacement Project. This contract between Transport for London and Siemens involves the deployment of over 100 Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) speed cameras to enforce speeds along four main routes across London plus service and maintenance.

The Siemens Safe Zone speed cameras are highly effective at achieving high driver compliance to speed limits.


Siemens SafeZone Speed Camera Questions and Answers

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Points and Penalties

The absolute minimum penalty for being caught speeding on the UK's roads increased 66.7% in July 2013 from £60 to £100 fine. A minimum of 3 penalty points will also be added to your licence.

However, depending on the road speed limit and your actual recorded speed in the speeding offence a court summons may be generated in place of the Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) through the post. For more information click here.

It cannot be detected by radar and laser speed camera detectors - you will need a GPS speed camera detector.


Siemens SafeZone speed camera alerts as you drive

Did you know you can be alerted to where Siemens SafeZone cameras via the Snooper and Road Angel range of GPS based speed camera detectors?

The Road Angel Gem+ identifies Siemens SafeZone cameras using the following alert:

"Fixed Camera, Speed Limit Variable".

Please note: Road Angel's camera team will add Siemens SafeZone cameras to the database as they are activated on the relevant motorways. It may be useful to note that the cameras will not be active as soon as they are installed, as they go through a couple months of testing initially - so there will be a small time between when they are installed and when the Gem+ will start alerting to them.

The Snooper range including the best selling Snooper 4ZERO portable speed camera detector alerts to Siemens SafeZone cameras with an alert listing of GATSO.

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Last updated: 13th December 2016