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October 4, 2017

CCTV integration to Transportation Management System – Possibilities

CCTV camera has a prominent presence this at this juncture of time. They have now become affordable and one of the most powerful tools when it comes to security.

 

But is that all?

 

Have you ever imagined about the possibilities it have on your fleet vehicles?

 

What if your vehicle meets with an accident and the blame falls on your driver who is one of your best and is innocent in the incident?

 

Installation of CCTV cameras can help you from a great deal of trouble. The possibilities are vast and a must have when it comes to fleet business.

 

Let’s dig deep in to the reasons.

 

More than surveillance

 

CCTV cameras can be integrated with GPS system of your Transportation Management System and can be used to monitor what’s happening inside and outside the vehicle real-time. Accidents are one of the biggest enemies of fleet business. However, the extent of money loss can be reduced to a considerable amount in terms of malicious insurance claims. With the help of CCTV camera, footage can be recorded and can act as evidence if the accident was not the fault of your driver.

 

By integrating CCTV camera’s to the GPS system gives Transportation Management System an advantage to track what’s happening or what has happened at the time of an unfortunate incident.

 

To Prevent Theft

 

Vehicles are often stolen by thieves despite of tracking software system. In that sort of situation hidden dash cameras and external camera can give crucial information to the authorities regarding the identity of the thieves

 

Work-flow monitoring

 

Driver behaviour is essential when it comes to maintaining the efficiency of a fleet. For example, what if your fleet driver is taking unnecessary route deviation or even stops? Installation of CCTV cameras will make sure no such situation is happening in your fleet.

 

Uploading video to the cloud

 

Imagine a situation where one of your fleet vehicles has met with an accident. Unfortunately, the recording unit of the camera has suffered severe damage in the accident and the footage couldn’t be retrieved. The only solution to this issue would be to upload the real-time video feed to cloud-based storage system so that it can be download whenever or wherever the authorized user wishes to.

 

Easy monitoring

 

The visual output of the CCTV footage is indeed a crucial part of the system. Nowadays technology has advanced so well that even the mobile phone can be used for this purpose. Detailed command centre monitoring is also possible.

 

Integration

 

Some of the latest CCTV system’s that are available in the market now has the ability to integrate with new or the old tracking system of the vehicle. Some of the prime examples of such integrations are, break in alarms, turn indicators, on-board diagnostics, door sensors etc.

 

Eliminate blind spot from your vehicle

 

A fleet might consist of different types of vehicle. In the case of large vans, it is indeed painstaking ordeal to drive it owing to the blind spots. Often this results in damaging the body of the vehicle. To avoid this CCTV camera along with a proximity sensor can be installed to the vehicle so that blind spots will not be an issue.