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Beyond the dashcam

By Holly Dempster July 21, 2020

Dashcams are an excellent way for management and office staff to get eyes on the road.

Captured footage can be used for a host of reasons, to support drivers against insurance claims, to view incidents in context and to improve training programmes.

Only when a dashcam forms part of a fully integrated video solution is its full potential unlocked, however.

An integrated solution can help you mitigate risk, improve fleet safety and get valuable insight from the road in minutes.

How it works

The dashcam is just the starting point. A comprehensive system does much more work behind the scenes, analysing events to save you searching through hours of footage.

Recording begins as soon as the engine is started. In the event of harsh driving, the system’s AI categorises the incident as dangerous, low risk, harsh driving, or collision.

Footage is then clipped, with an alert sent to the fleet manager via email or mobile app – from road to review in a matter of minutes.

Build a picture of your daily operations

One of the most powerful benefits of an integrated solution comes from its ability to help build a complete picture of your every day.

Footage from the road, along with data gathered by your fleet management system, puts context behind every action. Review footage with all the facts – view the driver, location, route, speed, road conditions and much more.

Add context to your coaching

An integrated video solution can help you track and identify driving styles and trends, and identify unwanted driving behaviours like harsh cornering, hard braking and speeding.

With greater visibility of what’s happening on the road, you can view driver behaviour in context. This allows you to determine any mitigating factors for harsh driving and use real-world events to coach improved performance.

An unbiased eye

Capturing context is not only useful in helping to coach drivers. Your camera also serves as an unbiased eye on the road, helping to support a driver’s recollection of events and fight against fraudulent and inflated insurance claims.

An integrated video solution gives you easy access to footage from any point in time in a vehicle’s journey. Use footage from the date and time of the alleged event to instantly disprove liability in the face of a false claim.

Create an environment of trust

It’s not uncommon to hear objections from drivers when introducing video technology across your fleet.

However, far from being ‘Big Brother’ keeping a watchful eye on your staff, a video system is there to support them in their daily role. When drivers know their word can be backed up by hard evidence, they can be confident of the total support of their employer.

In truth, a dashcam is there to protect your drivers as much as anyone else. The key is to be transparent with employees early on about the goals for the new technology and how it will help your organisation by providing objectivity and promoting fleet safety.

Integrated video: back up your reputation, your word and your drivers

Innovations in video, powered by AI and machine learning, are reshaping safety and efficiency for businesses.

Verizon Connect Integrated Video can help improve driver behaviour and mitigate business risk by providing visual context around harsh driving events and other incidents.

Objective video evidence gives you a rock-solid defence to protect your reputation and bottom line while boosting confidence in your employees.

Our video solution uses AI technology to recognise, capture and alert you to harsh driving events in near real-time – putting you in the driving seat, wherever you may be.

The small, easy-to-mount camera connects seamlessly to your Reveal desktop and mobile apps, allowing you to review incidents and take corrective action.

Want to see for yourself? Book an integrated video demo today.

Holly Dempster

Holly is the Marketing Specialist for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With 4 years' experience in the IT Sector and a Journalism degree, her passion lies in the power of content. Holly's focus areas to date include, Digital, Channel and Consultative Marketing.

Tags: Safety, Dispatching & scheduling, Productivity & efficiency

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