Tracker has partnered with Redcaps Security Solutions to launch Road Guardian, for fleet and corporate clients.
Under the new agreement, the telematics solution combines a real-time 24/7 camera to record and store video images, with vehicle usage and driver behaviour information. The new initiative will bring insurers and commercial drivers a greater level of protection against fraudulent claims when an accident occurs.
Mark Thomson, insurance director for Tracker said, “Forward facing camera units are becoming increasingly attractive for insurers and commercial drivers in a bid to reduce the likelihood of a fraudulent claim being submitted. In addition to recording and storing captured video images in the event of a crash being detected, the system offers live view and remote download. Road Guardian can take up to four cameras with audio for added security in the cab and goods areas. It also acts as an eye witness to any accidents or bad drivers on our roads.
“Tracker continues to work closely with key partners to develop new products. Our partnership with Redcaps means we are delivering a unique solution that protects insurers and helps commercial drivers make a claim. Commercial fleet owners are already benefiting from Road Guardian, which we hope to extend to young drivers in the future.”
Road Guardian also has a range of security upgrades, from theft to surveillance from a security control room. In addition, fleet owners gain access to a full driver behaviour report, allowing businesses to benefit from Redcaps’ driver correctional training team. By working one-on-one with drivers at high risk, the training corrects faults to enhance safety on the road and improve efficiency.
Based in Northern Ireland, Redcaps provides an approved 24/7 call centre service for commercial fleet owners. It also provides connectivity through a Bcall service to the emergency services for these customers, in the event of an accident.
Sean Brown, of Redcaps, added: “This is an exciting new offering, which combines TRACKER’s award winning telematics expertise with Redcaps’ security capabilities to meet the needs of our clients in the insurance and commercial fleet market.”