Posted on 14th Feb, 2013 by Jonathan Peach
Operations Managers at the council saw the benefits of the multi-functional ‘ZoneSafe II’ after installing a demo version into one of their refuse collection vehicles.
Having used a number of Vision Techniques’ products in the past, they have opted to install the system for health and safety reasons.
David Goodenough, Assistant Operations manager at Perth an Kinross Council, said: “After experiencing the system for four months, we know ZoneSafe II offers numerous benefits.
“It completely eradicates the possibility of drive-away incidents, which, although never a problem previously, is a constant worry. Leaving the vehicle temporarily is no longer an issue.”
The system uses cutting edge, ‘RFID technology tags’ to help operators manage the vehicles more efficiently – acting as a multi-functional, flexible, vehicle control monitoring and logging tool.
“The initial reason for trying ZoneSafe II was, primarily, for health and safety – as well as the fact that Vision Techniques products are noticeably easier to use.
But we soon discovered there were many other benefits, including savings on fuel consumption.”
ZoneSafe II can save money on fuel, as well as stopping wear on vehicle components and reducing Britain’s impact on the environment through constant data analysis.
Dave Tucker, of Vision Techniques, said: “Perth and Kinross Council is very proactive in saving money and adopting a green policy – so ZoneSafe II is an ideal system.
“The council recognises the importance of safety and security, having installed a number of our products into their vehicles – such as Banksman Radar and lighting boards.”
It provides safety and security equipment to many different types of vehicles – such as vans, lorries, trucks, forklifts and HGVs .
The company supplies to vehicle manufacturers, vehicle body-builders and to hundreds of local authorities and private contractors throughout the country in many varying industries.