The university selected the IT1000 technology after testing five other vehicle cameras and will initially deploy it on 25 vans before rolling it out across a further 87 fleet vehicles, made up predominantly of cars and minibuses.
Video evidence captured by the device will enable the university to prove liability in the event of a collision involving one of its fleet vehicles. This will reduce insurance premiums moving forward, but also speed up the claims process; previously, disputes – even for a minor bump or scrape – have proved incredibly time consuming and the 3G cameras will now allow the office-based transport team to determine fault within minutes of an incident occurring.
The footage will also help the transport team to ensure vehicles are being driven responsibly in line with the university’s safety and duty of care commitment, and will be used to investigate all collisions and review the status of those involved.
Justin White, managing director at Intelligent Telematics, commented: “The IT1000 is the only 3G camera to carry the E1 mark of approval for the aftermarket installation to European manufactured vehicles. Manufactured in Germany and using O2 Telefonica SIM cards, the device possesses the highest available levels of reliability, HD video and 3G connectivity. Our unrivalled commitment to quality is making Intelligent Telematics the partner of choice for a growing number of vehicle operators in the UK, mainland Europe and worldwide.”