Other types of camera
Bullet style cylindrical cameras
Number plate surround mounted cameras
Discreet small sized cameras
Side mounted safety cameras for truck and trailer blind spot monitoring
Van rear door replacement brakelight cameras
Hard Wired v Wireless Camera Systems
Hard wired camera systems are more time consuming to install but do not suffer from interference
Wireless Camera Systems are quicker and easier to install. Analogue wireless cameras may suffer from interference and signal loss over long range therefore Digital Wireless Camera Systems are recommended.
Either type requires a power supply to camera and monitor
Camera Cable: type, length and connection
Screened cables help to shield and reduce interference which may disrupt picture quality.
Camera cables are available in a variety of lengths to suit vehicles ranging from a small car to a 60ft HGV and Drawbar trailer combination.
Cables should be specified to as short as suitable for application to reduce signal losses
Camera cables often use either 4 pin aviation connector , RCA connector, or old type video-S connector.
HGV Susie cable camera leads for connecting articulated lorry tractive unit monitor system to semitrailer or drawbar trailer camera system available
Aftermarket Replacement Camera Systems
Aftermarket replacement camera systems may be retrofitted in addition to the original manufacturers system which may have failed but is too costly to repair for example on municipal vehicles and excavators
Safety Reversing Camera Monitor systems for 12 volt or 24 volt vehicle applications
Standard or Lcd colour monitor and camera systems for
risk reduction / load flow monitoring applications.
Digital Video Recording DVR Camera Kits
DVR vehicle safety recording system types available with
- Multiple camera and audio inputs
- Date / timestamped images
- Google map geo location and gsm speed monitoring
- Motion Detection
- Password protected hard disk storage
- Removable SD card storage media
DVR systems are often fitted inside the passenger compartment of buses and public service vehicles , black cab, taxi and private hire vehicle monitoring applications.
DVR camera system types may film then store video images on a hard drive or removable memory SD card.
To comply with Data Protection a warning notice should be displayed when using covert video recording surveillance camera systems to visually identify persons if monitoring public places to make persons aware of cameras.
Digital video recorders provides the deterrant of an electronic witness which may not be admissable where covert surveillance is used in contravention of Art.8 ECHR legislation.
Help defend against 'Crash for Cash' drivers
Dashcams can be hard wired in to vehicle electrics
Ultra Sonic Detection Systems
Applications as parking sensor and blind spot detection systems
Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Risk assessment requires
enhanced vehicle, operator
and public safety by increasing visibility around the working area.
High visibility is particularly important for emergency ,utility, municipal & construction service
personnel whom may be working at the roadside and at particular risk from fast moving road traffic.
Driver or operator vision can be improved when reversing or
turning by fitment of a vehicle monitor and cctv
which may be ignition switched to activate when the engine is running or switched by a reverse gear selection or camera switch.
A monitoring system can also prove useful during loading / unloading and processing operation for example on Waste collection, tipping,
combining, baling etc. where material flow needs to be monitored.
Environment where cctv is to be fitted should be considered particularly in Agricultural, Construction, and Industrial applications.
Vehicle operating environments can often include:
Moisture and Water
Chemicals such as liquids, gases, fuel, oils, grease.
Interference from spurious electrical signals
The IP rating of the camera kit is a two digit code referring to Ingress Protection against dirt dust and moisture.
First digit of IP code refers to ingress protection against solids eg Dust. Second digit of IP code refers to Ingress protection against moisture.
Higher the rating generally provides best protection.
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