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Trakm8 believes integrated camera systems are the future of telematics

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Dash-cam technology combined with vehicle tracking will be ‘pivotal’ in moving the industry forward, says Trakm8 chairman John Watkins.

The company, which supplies vehicle tracking devices and fleet management solutions, has been offering RoadHawk dash-cams to customers alongside their telematics solutions since acquiring the Cornish camera company in June of this year.

The systems have inbuilt GPS trackers and the ability to monitor impact using G-force sensors. If a collision does occur, the camera will not only save footage from the event automatically but also log the location of the collision along with details of impact and speed on Google Maps.

Watkins said: “Our confident understanding of the industry and the potential posed by the integration of camera technology with telematics was the main contributing factor behind the DCS Systems acquisition.

“Since the acquisition, the complimentary effect that RoadHawk has on our fleet management solutions has certainly been reiterated, with our customers now benefiting from an increasingly holistic view of driver behaviour.

“This type of integrated technology will almost certainly play a pivotal role in the industry going forward and it would come as no surprise to me if integrated systems become industry standard in the not too distant future.”

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