Posted on 15th Jul, 2016 by Ben Earnshaw
Demand for vehicle CCTV systems has never been higher. In the last year, demand has gone up by 30% in the courier industry alone – with sales rocketing in other vehicle industries too. The reason behind the popularity of these dashcams is simple; they capture footage accurately and easily – helping to prevent against fraudulent claims and protect drivers.
Cash for crash scams have been an issue for a number of years now, causing car insurance firms a real headache. In fact, recent numbers show that the scam is costing British motorists £1 billion a year – with associated claims adding an extra £90 on the average insurance policy. In these scams, criminals manufacture accidents themselves by braking suddenly – meaning the car behind them has no option but to run into the back of them. It’s here that vehicle camera systems can prove that you’re the victim – which would be impossible to prove in any other way.
While these crash for cash scams are a risk to all drivers, it appears that courier vans and trucks are under attack – especially when driving branded vehicles. Courier drivers are seen as an ideal target to criminals, as they’re likely to be fully insured and working on a tight deadline – so less likely to dispute liability at the time.
Of course, vehicle CCTV is helpful for a number of other reasons too – including monitoring employees’ driving and ensuring driver safety.
At Vision Techniques, we know that choice matters – which is why we’ve got not just one, but six vehicle cameras in our range. The camera systems fit into any size or type of vehicle and offer a range of fantastic features, guaranteed to meet all your needs. The unique design of the VT56 Ball Vehicle Camera means it’s particularly good at eliminating blind spots, as well as recording that all-important footage. The VT42 camera, on the other hand, is designed to be discreet and boasts an excellent camera inside its tiny body.
For something extra powerful, we recommend the CrashCAM PLUS – one of the best vehicle CCTV products currently available on the market. Built with the rising number of cash for crash scammers in mind, the HD video recorder combines the best in dashboard technology to keep you protected against false claims. Head to the VT CrashCAM product page to find out more.
If you’re looking for the best in cutting-edge solutions, discover VT Live. The real-time vehicle CCTV system allows you to watch CCTV live and review recorded footage anywhere in your vehicle. It’s great for fleets and allows you to take real-time responsive action when necessary. To find out more, head over to the VT Live product page.