CM Show 2020: Cameras can protect against more than just insurance claims, according to Fastview 360

George Barrow
September 30, 2020

Operators are finding ever more inventive ways of using camera systems to protect themselves and their operations according to Nick Billington, Fastview 360 commercial director.

“Our job is to get the video evidence of an incident that has happened but we’ve seen that customers are using it not just for insurance claims, but also as proof of delivery, to detail access issues, and monitor theft. It’s really expanding as a product,” Billington explained.

Up to eight cameras can work on a single system, with a dual system allowing as many as 15 units, to record video in 1080p quality whenever certain events occur.

“The system works off events, it can be a door opening or an accident. For example, one of the events we have is if a driver drivers off without securing the HIAB, the manager will get a notification and action can be taken. We design these systems for the customer, and people are using us more and more to give video proof of something that has happened.”

Billington gives the example of an onboard camera recording the successful delivery of a pallet to a customer, ensure that not only has the load arrived safely, but that it is complete.

“It’s a change in concept, and one where reliability becomes absolutely paramount. We’ve spent so much time developing our system that a lot of our customers have come from clients who have tried other cameras and turn to us because of our product and service.

When people trial our system we have found that we never lose a trial and in five years of trading we’ve never lost a customer. All of a sudden customers start to recognise what they can use it for, and video proof becomes everything.”

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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