Arenys de Mar is a station on the R1 line in Barcelona and the RG1 Girona de Rodalies Renfe line in this municipality.
The station is by the beach, since the Maresme stretch of track runs alongside the sea, separated from the town and the n-II must be crossed to access it.
These facilities are used to store trains overnight, hence the problem of vandalism, such as graffiti. Imagine how difficult it is to keep the trains clean. The paint damages the trains’ bodywork, as it is acidic and fast drying. Depending on the extent of the graffiti, a train can be out of service in a workshop for cleaning for between one and seven days. The cost at the end of 2018 exceeded 16 million euros.
Last year there was more than 60% graffiti-type acts of vandalism in Spain.
As well as this increase, the vandals are becoming increasingly violent, and in many cases work in organised gangs. This is a threat to passengers, Renfe staff and security guards alike.
To avoid these situations and act efficiently the client needed a surveillance solution.