Posted on 14th Feb, 2013 by Jonathan Peach
A Welsh Local Authority has upgraded to Vision Techniques’ cutting-edge VT ‘Live’ in a bid to reduce false claims made against the Welsh Local Authority.
The council decided to install VT ‘Live’ – which provides unrivalled 360⁰ recording CCTV as well as streaming live video footage back to base – into over 50 of its refuse recycling vehicles.
After using the state-of-the-art system for a number of months, the council has noticed the benefits of upgrading.
A spokesman for the council said: “VT ‘Live’ has already been a huge benefit to the council.
“Our old system, a standard multi-camera recording system, was difficult to use. We had to wait for waste recycling vehicles’ to return to base in order to collect the video footage for review. But, with VT-Live, it is so easy to review events in real time and provide evidence against claims made against us.
“VT ‘Live’ is excellent – and has already successfully helped us save money against a recent claim.”
Using VT ‘Live’ means significant savings for organisations, by ensuring zero risk of false claims with clear video evidence – including investigations into accidents and incidents, breaches of health and safety and unsafe working practices or personal injury costs.
With VT ‘Live’, incidents can be reviewed immediately. Should an incident occur, vehicle operators simply press an ‘alert button’, which sends an e-mail or text message straight back to base where operators can review the incident on screen.
In addition, VT ‘Live’ tracks the exact location of the entire fleet, using it’s inbuilt GPS Tracking and operators will be completely aware of potential problems with faulty hardware, using the real time system health check.
Experts at Vision Techniques advise councils to consider using VT ‘Live’ as their primary vehicle safety and security system.
Andrew Kelly, Manager at Vision Techniques, said: “The council is seeing a significant difference.
“With VT ‘Live’ you don’t have to wait until the vehicle returns to the depot to find out what happened.
“And the many extra features, make it the very best in vehicle safety equipment.”
A council spokesman said: “We have found VT ‘Live’ to be a much improved version of our previous system.”
VT ‘Live’ can be used in any type of vehicle across a wide range of industries.