Smile - You're on Vehicle Camera!

  • Posted on: 11 September 2014
  • By: admin

Vehicle cameras seem to be all the rage these days, probably because a car dash cam is an irrefutable witness in the event of a road collision and can “prove” exactly who did what and when.  A dash cam is a vehicle video recorder - a digital camera positioned on the vehicle's windscreen that captures everything that takes place during the entire journey.   The camera will automatically switch on when the car starts and will begin saving data immediately.

The advantages of installing a dash cam speak for themselves, especially for fleet owners.  We all want our own cars to remain in top condition and most of us take care when driving.   However, when driving a vehicle belonging to somebody else (a company vehicle or a hire car), we're not always as careful as we should be.  If your business owns a fleet of vehicles, none of the vehicles are being driven by the owner and they're at an increased risk of this cavalier attitude we seem to have towards vehicles we don't own.  Adding in-vehicle cameras to the fleet makes perfect sense and brings a number of benefits:

  • An improved driving style and behaviour in your drivers
  • Immediate detection of problem drivers which can be addressed with driver training
  • Detailed driver appraisals that can be used to reward good drivers
  • Lower fuel costs
  • Reduced wear and tear on your fleet of vehicles
  • A reduction in claims frequency and the associated costs thereof
  • Faster claims processing
  • A long term saving on insurance premiums as you should qualify for insurance premium discounts from your insurance broker
  • Instant notification of all incidents and accidents via a Telematics or Tracking Unit


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Here at Interactive Communications we've developed a tamper-resistant vehicle accident camera with a built in recorder that can be installed in fleet vehicles and hard-wired to the vehicle battery.  The transparent cover is lockable to prevent unauthorised access to the SD card or operating buttons.  In the event of an incident or accident, they key holder can remove the SD card and plug it into a Windows computer to playback the recording using our Smart Witness Analysis software.  If one of your vehicles is involved in a collision of any type, you will have “eye witness” evidence to show exactly what happened and who was at fault.
The in-vehicle camera was designed by our expert R & D team to be the most reliable option available on today's market.  The cost is one-off with no ongoing subscription fees or hidden charges.  The unit comes with free software/firmware updates, a free USB SD card reader, “Smart Witness CCTV in Use” stickers for your vehicles and a 2 year worldwide guarantee.  Investing in our Smart Witness vehicle cameras will give you the peace of mind you need to ensure that your business vehicles are being driven safely and correctly at all times.

Find out more about our Vehicle Cameras.