SmartWitness and Corcra have teamed up to provide an integrated telematics and camera technology product.
The new product has been developed with Corcra's sister company, telematics provider NIBC, and gives fleet managers driver behavior and live tachograph data as well as video footage.
The video filmed through the SmartWitness KP1 camera is court admissible evidence, and can help protect drivers from pre-meditated staged accidents, false or exaggerated whiplash claims, conflicting reports of actual events, and driving offence allegations.
The SmartWitness KP1 fully integrates with the Corcra telematics portal and offers 30-frame per second video clips of accidents, near misses and instant notifications shown on the portal in seconds.
The camera captures footage of what happens before, during and after an accident and can record not only the driver's view of the road but any other angle customers require by linking with a second camera. It also reports on the impact force of the accident and the driving style.
Just 2% of incidents caught on SmartWitness cameras result in disputed insurance claims, against an industry standard of 40% of all motor claims.
Sales are up 40% in the last two years as increasing number of fleet managers integrate the cameras with their telematics.
Craig Lamont, managing director of SmartWitness, said: "The flexibility and scalability of the Corcra solution, when combined with SmartWitness’ products delivers a real benefit to Corcra’s customer base. We look forward to helping their customers make even greater savings and improvements to their fleet.”
Simon Williams, managing director of Corcra, said: "When we first started working with SmartWitness several years ago we integrated the SVC100GPS, similar to the current SVC1080-LCA, into our telematics platform and provided instant notification of events or near misses. The one piece that was missing was the actual footage itself and now the KP1 allows us to do that very well and takes things on to another level.”