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We Are Hiring: Trainee Automotive Installation Engineer/Automotive Electrical Engineer

Posted on 19th Jan, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

We are now recruiting for more engineers to join our team. The successful candidates will carry out the installation, commissioning and servicing of commercial vehicle based security and data collection systems, such as CCTV recording equipment, RFID and intelligent radar systems.

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Kier Environmental and Ident makes headlines

Posted on 16th Jan, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

Our work with Kier Environmental to improve vehicle security with our Ident system has recently been featured in industry leading magazines Commercial Motor and Motor Transport.

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Introducing our VT Record E-Learning videos!

Posted on 11th Jan, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

Today we’re officially introducing a catalogue of E-learning video guides for our vehicle DVR ‘VT Record’.

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Kier Environmental choose IDent to prevent vehicle theft

Posted on 11th Dec, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Leading services group Kier Environmental have chosen VT Ident to protect their vehicles from vehicle theft with all new municipal vehicle purchases and across their Bridgend fleet.

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Mecalac choose VT Sensorvision for hazard detection

Posted on 22nd Nov, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Construction equipment giant Mecalac is offering award-winning, ‘collision preventing’ hazard detection for customers purchasing site dumpers, using a safety system developed by vehicle safety experts Vision Techniques.

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Vision Techniques win the Best Innovation CIWM Award three years in a row

Posted on 2nd Nov, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Vehicle safety company Vision Techniques have broken all the records by being the first company to win the Best Innovation in Vehicle, Plant and Equipment Award for three years in a row at the CIWM Awards.

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Vision Techniques record-breaking growth brings new appointments

Posted on 1st Nov, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Award-winning safety experts Vision Techniques are proud to announce the appointment of three new Sales Managers and five new engineers after a record-breaking year of continued growth and a thriving customer base.

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Prevent vehicle theft with VT Ident

Posted on 31st Aug, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

Over the last 3 years there has been a huge rise in attacks across Europe involving hired or stolen vehicles that are being used to injure and kill as many people as possible. The attacks generally involve drivers running over pedestrians in an attempt to cause as much devastation as possible.

These tragedies often mean a high number of injuries and death. In the last two years, 4 major cities have been attacked multiple times leading to some of the worst disasters in recent history. In July 2016 on Bastille Day the attack in Nice led to 86 deaths with 303 injuries, recently the Barcelona attack led to 13 deaths and 50 injuries. Sweden suffered an attack involving a rigid truck which killed 4 people and injured 15. Even London suffered from multiple attacks this year, causing 48 injuries and 8 deaths.

These attacks are not always connected to terrorism with some of the drivers labelled as lone assailants, however many are linked to larger terrorist groups.

This growth in vehicle theft has led to many vehicle operators and transport managers questioning whether their vehicles are secure when used in public. How high is the risk of someone attempting to access a parked or unsecured vehicle and steal it to cause the next national disaster?

Luckily, there are solutions that will prevent unauthorised vehicle access stopping anyone from stealing a municipal truck, rigid lorry or hire vehicle. Vehicle safety experts Vision Techniques launched their VT Ident security system to the industry in 2015 and has been tailoring the RFID technology ever since.

“We’ve built the technology ourselves so we can adjust it to meet the needs of any of our customers.” Managing Di- rector and owner Michael Hanson explained. “But recently we’re seeing a lot of companies and councils wanting to specifically prevent vehicle theft – which Ident will absolutely do.”

VT Ident is a radio frequency control system that uses customisable short-range tags to allow or prevent access to certain ‘locked’ areas of the vehicle, such as the ignition, handbrake or even rear machinery.

The Ident tags don’t have any batteries, are easily replace- able and most importantly can have different levels of access.

“It’s possible for everyone to wear different tags with only the driver having the ability to start the engine, meaning you can take away any risk of theft and unauthorised use.”

The security system is unique in the industry for using passive RFID. Active RFID is very common – where the tag reader searches for tags within a wireless zone and allows access when users approach. Passive RFID means the crew can’t leave their tags within range of the reader – for example down the side of their seats or on the dashboard. Tag users must present their tags to regain control.

The technology is being used on vehicles across the country by integrated waste management special- ists Biffa, construction, services and property group Kier , Middlesbrough council and Perth and Kinross council to name a few.

The ident system also provides tag monitoring, meaning a fleet manager is able to check who is or isn’t showing their tags. Audible notifications can warn if someone without a tag tries to access the ignition or handbrake and any successful or unsuccessful tag uses can be exported for reporting or combined with a video DVR for video evidence.

Mr Hanson added “Ident was developed as a way of controlling which members of the crew have access to a vehicle, but the last few years have shown that preventing these vehicles from being used as high- speed weapons is an even bigger priority.”

Vehicle security system that could fight terrorism

Posted on 30th Aug, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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A system that could fight the new age of terrorism by preventing access to vehicles, stopping future attacks with stolen vehicles.

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The Key Security Benefits Of Our VT Vehicle IDent

Posted on 30th Aug, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

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Safety is our business here at Vision Techniques, and security is a vital part of that. It’s so important to us that we’ve developed our own unique product, Vehicle IDent. (It’s amongst our Vision Techniques’ signature products, along with our range of reversing cameras.) We understand that security is an equally key concern for HGV owners and operators, and that’s exactly the issue that IDent Drivestop aims to tackle. This week on the blog, we’ll be exploring a bit about how it works, and how it can benefit you.

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