Bruce’s Doggy Day Care in London is installing a telematics system in its fleet after a 3G device captured a serious collision involving one of its vans.
During a trial of Intelligent Telematics’ 3G devices, an IT1000 vehicle camera recorded the moment a vehicle jumped a red light and crashed into the company’s van.
Bruce’s Doggy Day Care was able to use the footage to prove the innocence of its driver and provide video evidence to support the subsequent police investigation and insurance claim, according to Intelligent Telematics.
“This was the most serious driving incident we have had, so we are grateful that the 3G vehicle camera was able to capture the footage,” said Clare Casalis, director at Bruce’s Doggy Day Care. “Had we not had the video evidence immediately available, it would have been difficult to show who exactly was at fault, which could have meant our insurance premiums increasing significantly and potentially our driver being unfairly penalized.”
The 3G vehicle cameras now will be installed on 12 vans, which are used to deliver dogs from Surrey and South West London to one of two day care centers in Cobham and Ripley, and then drop them at their homes afterward.
The vans previously had been fitted with SD-card cameras, but the company had experienced high failure rates, including lost and corrupted data. Bruce’s Doggy Day Care decided to explore a 3G alternative, and after a thorough review of the marketplace, chose Intelligent Telematics to run an initial two-vehicle trial.
“The solution from Intelligent Telematics is so simple to use and the footage is stored online and available within minutes,” Casalis said. “There is no chance of losing any data and it is accessible from anywhere using an Internet-enabled device. They will give us complete peace of mind that our drivers are safe, our brand is protected and we are keeping insurance costs to a minimum.”
Intelligent Telematics’ IT1000 and IT2000 single- and dual-camera devices for vehicle operations are designed to provide increased protection against fraudulent insurance claims, false driving allegations and disputed liability, according to the company.
“They use the most sophisticated 3G and 4G technology so that HD footage of any collision, near miss or harsh driving incident is captured and automatically transmitted within moments of it happening,” Intelligent Telematics said in a news release. “Unlike other devices, the videos and supporting data are uploaded to a secure server network with no user intervention required, making them the only truly effective connected-vehicle cameras for first notification of loss.”