Crouch Logistics has reported insurance savings in excess of £250,000 in six months thanks to the use of onboard digital cameras to prevent insurance fraud.
The business is the largest outsourced courier service provider to UPS in the UK and has a combined fleet of over 180 vehicles, which have Camera Telematics’ Street Angel onboard digital camera installed to reduce road risk and protect from insurance fraud.
The value of the technology was highlighted recently to Crouch Logistics when onboard footage from one of its vehicles was used to prove that the van driver was not at fault when an accident occurred involving a Lamborghini sports car valued in excess of £180k. The business has also reported a further £70k saving from other roadside incidents within the same six-month period.
Many insurers still insist on a 50/50 settlement in order to conclude a claim – so having footage of the event provides irrefutable evidence of the event.
Crouch Logistics appointed Camera Telematics because, unlike its previous telematics provider, Camera Telematics’ Street Angel solution combines both tracking functionality and an advanced onboard vehicle camera solution. In addition, Street Angel has no SD card, which ensures no loss of memory.
Chris Crouch, managing director, Crouch Logistics, said: “Our decision to install Street Angel on our fleet of vehicles has been completely vindicated by the performance of the technology in resolving numerous insurance claims that could have potentially cost the business hundreds of thousands of pounds. Street Angel provides the critical backbone to our risk management strategy and is invaluable in safe guarding not just our fleet and the goods transported, but also our drivers.”