Urban Safety Product Guide

How can products from MVIS help local authorities, utility companies and traffic management groups improve the safety of their team and their projects?

In this post, we look at our Urban Safety product range and explore how they bring benefits to you, your customers and the general public.


Portable VMS ideal for inner city / urban works, parking, events and roads with speed zones up to 50mph. With 5 colour display and a small footprint, the VMS-A is one of our most popular units and can display text or pictograms.

The VMS-A can be operated remotely via a web browser or smartphone device which is ideal for urban environments as messaging may need to be changed frequently and access can be limited.  You can also set it up for scheduled operation and vehicle activation so that it doesn’t display messages when it isn’t needed. 


Discreetly integrating an HD CCTV camera with our VMS-A, the CCTV VMS allows you to have eyes on the ground without having to be physically present on-site, creating a surveillance and feedback solution that can be used to monitor and respond to situations quickly.

Fitted with a VSIM from Vodafone as standard or compatible with any UK SIM card (purchased separately), users can connect to the camera using a smartphone or the Windows & Mac client.

HD Compact

The smallest portable VMS in our range, the revolutionary HD Compact offers a dual colour display with our smallest footprint, making it ideal for urban works and construction sites.

With the HD Compact VMS, site managers do not need to compromise on space in the same way as they would for static signs. Using web browser or a mobile device, operators can programme or change messaging quickly and easily, creating cycled messages too that can communicate multiple messages using the same sign.

This allows more detailed information to be communicated without taking up anymore space, leaving room for other equipment that may help to increase safety, or simply by keeping the site’s area small, reducing the risk to workers, pedestrians and drivers. 

Compact CCTV

Integrates wire-free CCTV with our Compact Solar IP, offering increased portability and a reduced footprint compared to other solutions.

This outdoor surveillance camera boasts an ultra-wide viewing angle of 355° pan & 140° tilt and connects through Vodafone 4G. Offering 1080p HD at 15 frames per second and a 6x Digital Zoom, this camera performs well for a range of applications, made even more impressive by the 10m Night Vision range.

Its PIR (passive infrared) detection distance is up to 10m too and when combined with the 90° Horizontal PIR detecting angle, this camera is a highly capable solution for security, monitoring work zones and anything else that requires an outdoor HD camera.

This unit is especially useful for urban works, as the full-sized Solar IP can often have a footprint too large for urban work sites, limiting its use in such projects. The Compact CCTV has been developed to address this limitation, allowing site managers to still have eyes on the ground even when there is limited space.

Environmental Sensor

The ITS Integrated Environmental Sensor can be combined with any of our ITS solutions to offer clients the ability to monitor the external environment, producing a wide range of air pollution data that can be used to inform and direct on issues of air pollution safety.

Integrating the Environmental Sensor with our Compact Solar IP gives rise to the Compact Environmental Sensor, which offers clients additional portability, as well as a cheaper option compared to integrating it.

Data collected from these solutions are displayed in real-time onto an online management dashboard. The status of each unit is displayed together with easy-to-read dials.

More detailed graphs allow clients to drill down and analyse the data on a minute by minute, day by day basis.

If you would like to learn more about our urban safety product range, please contact us via our contact form. Alternatively, you can call us on 01629 580 570 to speak to one of our friendly team, or you can email us via