Bruce's Doggy Day Care is rolling out a connected vehicle camera solution across its fleet after footage of a serious road collision involving one of its vans.
The IT1000 vehicle camera recorded the moment a vehicle jumped a red light and crashed into the company’s van as it joined the A3 in Wandsworth, south west London.
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.
Bruce’s Doggy Day Cares director Clare Casalis said: “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.
“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 penalised.”
The 3G vehicle cameras will now be installed on a fleet of 12 vans, which had previously been fitted with SD-card cameras.
However, the company had experienced issues in terms of high failure rates, including lost and corrupted data.
Bruce's Doggy Day Care took the decision to explore a 3G alternative and following 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,” said Casalis.
“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.”