SmartWitness has launched Smartguard: a full-service live video telematics monitoring system.
The system provides monitoring of all live video cameras and telematics for all fleet sizes and alerts managers in the event of an emergency.
The Smart Guard platform captures, processes and stores high-definition video footage enhanced with telematics data.
Paul Singh, SmartWitness founder and CEO, said: “Vehicle cameras that are not monitored do have an initial impact on driver behaviour but after a short space of time this reverts to 'default' setting as operatives become used to having a camera in their vehicle.
"Monitored cameras ensure that standards are continually met and that problems and being fed back in real time.
“The other main benefit to monitoring is complete peace of mind for fleet managers who know that any time 24/7 if there is a serious incident it will be dealt with immediately and that driver safety and insurance first notification of loss (FNOL) will be sorted.”
Singh added: “Fleet management never stops and whenever you have vehicles on the road your company has to be responsible for them, and that’s not just a basic duty of care, it’s also laid down in the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2008.
“But with big fleets you need to be able to filter out the huge amount of telematics data. There are alerts and notifications going at all times of the day, and with SmartGuard we make sense of the data, and if incidents do arise they are dealt with immediately whenever they occur.
“The SmartGuard system can be made available to all or just a section of your fleet.
"If, for example, you regularly have night-shift drivers and don’t want to have a fleet manager on call throughout the night, you can switch over to SmartGuard to be your eyes and ears when you are away from the office. “
The SmartGuard system is compatible with any camera or telematics system which is capable of transmitting data and it can be set up easily in a matter of hours and is GDPR ready.