Connected Zone®

Connected Zone® is a concept that enhances security and safety in public environments. The concept includes an innovative bus stop equipped with technical solutions that make it possible to create a special safe zones for, e.g., the users of public transport.

Connected Zone® - The world’s smartest and safest bus shelter

In recent years, public demand for increased safety and security in public environments has increased. A general sense of lack of safety, badly lit places both inside and outside the city, as well as the need to quickly sound an emergency alarm if something happens are some of the reasons why the demands have been raised. To meet this need, Teleste has launched a novel security concept, Connected Zone®.

Connected Zone® is a concept that enhances security and safety in public environments. The innovative bus stop is equipped with technical solutions that make it possible to quickly send an alarm in or near the bus shelter if an emergency situation occurs. Research has shown that current and updated information is one of the most important factors for feeling safe and secure. Via two-way digital displays, system security operators can communicate with the bus shelter in a unique way to inform people and prevent dangerous situations.

Advantages of Connected Zone®:

  • Increases safety and security
  • A fast way to send an alarm when needed
  • Smart monitors make it possible to communicate directly
  • with security operators after an emergency alarm
  • The app C Alarm® shows the way to the nearest
  • Connected Zone via Google WayFinder
  • In case of possible threats - enable the app for special
  • surveillance
  • The central system facilitates overview and safety
  • measures in case of major disturbances
  • Easy registration via the C Alarm® app

Connecting to the safe zone with the C Alarm® app:

With the C Alarm app, you can connect quickly and easily to a Connected Zone® bus stop. The app makes you ”visible” to the security centre that can follow your steps and receive an alarm within a moment. The C alarm app also helps you find the nearest Connected Zone® site. The service is free and you can easily register as a user via e-ID service.

Connected Zone® applications and future scenarios:

  • Bus stops and shelters
  • Platforms and stations
  • Smart light poles


Connected Zone® as a part of the LuxTurrim5G cosystem project

In the Kera area in Espoo, Finland, Teleste has built three Connected Zone® bus stops as part of the LuxTurrim5G+ test environment.

LuxTurrim5G is a Nokia Bell Labs driven ecosystem project developing and demonstrating fast 5G network based on smart light poles with integrated antennas, base stations, sensors, screens and other devices. This joint project opens new digital services and business opportunities for a real smart city. The second phase of the ecosystem kicked off in 2019 extending and developing the smart light pole pilot network further, while targeting at a common platform for utilising a wide variety of city data in a reliable and secure way.

>> Read the project white paper: LuxTurrim5G - Building the Digital Backbone for a Smart City (Heino, Vainio, Salmelin 2020)