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Cameras not just for protecting against insurance claims

Fastview 360, who attended the recent virtual Commercial Motor Show, claims that operators are finding ever more inventive ways of using camera systems to protect themselves and their operations

Nick Billington, commercial director of the on-board vehicle CCTV solutions specialists, said: “Our job is to get the video evidence of an incident that has happened but we’ve seen that customers are using it not just for insurance claims, but also as proof of delivery, to detail access issues, and monitor theft. It’s really expanding as a product.”

Up to eight cameras can work on a single system, with a dual system allowing as many as 15 units, to record video in 1080p quality whenever certain events occur.

“The system works off events, it can be a door opening or an accident,” Billington added. “For example, one of the events we have is if a driver drivers off without securing the HIAB, the manager will get a notification and action can be taken. We design these systems for the customer, and people are using us more and more to give video proof of something that has happened.”

Billington gives the example of an onboard camera recording the successful delivery of a pallet to a customer, ensure that not only has the load arrived safely, but that it is complete.

“It’s a change in concept, and one where reliability becomes absolutely paramount. We’ve spent so much time developing our system that a lot of our customers have come from clients who have tried other cameras and turn to us because of our product and service.

“When people trial our system we have found that we never lose a trial and in five years of trading we’ve never lost a customer. All of a sudden customers start to recognise what they can use it for, and video proof becomes everything.”