tti, a Burnaby-based supplier of in-vehicle digital video surveillance technology for the trucking fleet industry, has unveiled a versatile onboard video surveillance and driver behavior modification system – the Buddy BX1500 Pro. Featuring HD Video, continuous capture, solid-state storage, passive GPS and a three-axis G-Force inertia sensor, the Buddy BX1500 Pro is the ideal safety and risk management solution for any fleet. Designed to provide fleet directors with increased visibility and control over fleet operations, the Buddy BX1500 Pro unique blend of powerful features reduce liability and promote safer and more efficient driver behaviour.
“With over 500,000 trucking accidents in the USA each year the new Buddy BX1500 Pro system protects against litigation and improves driving standards,” said Peter Allott, tti’s President and CEO. “Fleet directors can use the footage and driver performance data collected by the BX1500 Pro to help correct dangerous driving habits, reduce liability, ensure drivers observe proper safety procedures and even help train new drivers.”
Small, durable and inexpensive, the Buddy BX1500 Pro design packs in big features. Mounted to the inside of the vehicle’s windshield or dash mount the camera can be either powered by the cigarette lighter or hardwired to the vehicle battery. A built in lock protects the video captured on the 32GB SD Card so only authorized personnel can retrieve the data. A G-Force inertia sensor, built in GPS and other sensors housed within the unit automatically register erratic activity, including aggressive driving, hard braking, speeding and collisions. Reviewing events marked by the BX1500 Pro can provide fleet directors with valuable insight into their drivers’ habits and how best to alter dangerous behavior.
Unlike other event-based digital video recording systems on the market, the BX1500 Pro is a completely self-managed solution and does not require a monthly subscription. The system also utilizes a continuous record method, capturing footage for the entirety of a vehicle’s route and marking recorded data when an event occurs. The GPS antenna built into the BX1500 Pro also stamps the footage recorded by the DVR with location and speed information, allowing fleet directors to track the routes of vehicles in the field through Google® Earth and Google® Maps.