Roadsense has announced the launch of its Roadwatch in-cab camera system.
Roadwatch integrates with the Roadsense tracking system and continuously records video of both the driver and the road ahead. Each time the Roadsense system senses that a hazardous event has occurred, it instructs the Roadwatch camera to store video and audio from 15 seconds before the event to 15 seconds after it. This footage can then be matched with the telematics data in the Roadsense web-based system and used in driver debriefing and training or to provide evidence of liability in the event of an accident.
In addition, Roadwatch will store up to seven day’s video footage of general driving time so that if any other evidence is required, it will always be available.
“This is a major step forward in reducing risk for our customers,” said Andrew Tillman, Managing Director of Roadsense. “We already provide driver behaviour information to help them reduce fleet risk, enabling them to easily identify high-risk drivers and potentially hazardous events such as harsh manoeuvres. Now, with the addition of Roadwatch, we are able to provide definitive evidence as to the cause of the event.” He added, “Should the event result in an accident, Roadwatch can then help prove liability.”
“Our customers’ biggest concern at the moment is how to mitigate ever-rising fuel and insurance costs,” said Rob Goldwater, Roadsense’s Sales Director. “It’s important for fleets to promote smooth, safe driving which, of course, has a direct effect on reducing both of these costs. Roadwatch, together with the Roadsense system provides our customers with the ability to do this.”
The Roadwatch camera also provides security for the driver should they be wrongly accused of poor driving. Further, should there be an incident, such as road-rage, that endangers the driver, Roadwatch also features an integral panic button that allows them to trigger a recording that can be used in evidence.