Electrical and security installations provider Secure Systems UK is deploying vehicle camera technology from Camera Telematics across its fleet to provide protection from motor insurance fraud and effective accident management.
The business runs 20 vans and one car and is using Camera Telematics’ Street Angel solution to replace a previous system that only offered tracking.
The new system tracks the location of drivers and can also detail when the driver last drove and for how long, enabling Secure Systems UK to deploy a vehicle and an engineer based on hours driven as opposed to being nearest the location of the job. This helps ensure efficient fleet management whilst also supporting Secure Systems’ health and safety policy to enable greater visibility of their employees who frequently operate in remote parts of the country.
Once installed on a vehicle, Street Angel works by using 4G connectivity to constantly record video evidence of the journey and the vehicle’s surroundings on to the internal memory. It uses advanced accelerometers to measure g-force in all directions to detect any impact or harsh event. The device then instantly uploads a video clip of the event to the cloud whilst generating an instant email alert to the fleet manager notifying them of the event. The email includes the date, time and vehicle registration, the location and type of event, such as harsh braking or cornering. The email also contains a link that the user can click on and watch the video straight away. This data is accurate and admissible evidence, should it be required to defend or mitigate an insurance claim.
Darren Roberts, operations director, Secure Systems UK, commented: “Partnering with Camera Telematics has ensured that with the implementation of Street Angel, we are confident that we have the most advanced on board vehicle camera solution available fitted throughout our fleet of vehicles. This ensures that not only are our drivers safe and accountable but that as a business we are best protected from any potential incidents of insurance fraud.”
Errin McNamee, UK MD of Camera Telematics, added: “The Street Angel solution delivers not just peace-of-mind for Secure Systems in ensuring safer driving and accurate details of driver location, but also most importantly – complete protection against fraudulent insurance claims and reliable accident management support.”