Our roads are getting busier every year. We are becoming a more litigious nation than ever before, and there is also a very worrying trend of “Cash for Crash” insurance claims.
For more information on these scams, visit https://www.insurancefraudbureau.org/insurance-fraud/crash-for-cash/.
You may just have a vehicle for getting to and from work, or perhaps you run a fleet of heavy goods vehicles for a large commercial venture. Whichever one it is, it might be time to consider installing a vehicle CCTV system. There are many systems on the market, and truck camera systems may prove very useful for your HGV fleet.
Here is a look at the three main benefits of installing a camera to record just what is going on around your own vehicle or in and around your company’s fleet of vehicles.
Offers protection from malicious insurance claims
Insurance costs are spiralling, and insurance companies are looking at ways to reduce their risk and the number of malicious insurance claims. Having a CCTV system installed in a vehicle will ensure that any incident is recorded. This is of particular importance if you or one of your drivers did not cause the accident but the other party alleges that you did. It can also provide vital evidence in court for more serious incidents.
Companies such as http://www.backwatch.co.uk/ have a comprehensive range of cameras to suit your own specific requirements.
CCTV cameras can act as a deterrent as many people won’t try to steal a vehicle if they know they are being recorded. Moreover, HGVs can be particularly susceptible to theft of cargo, with thieves entering the back of the truck to gain access to goods being carried. External cameras can help lorry drivers to monitor any suspicious activity around the truck when they are on a rest break.
Monitors drivers and passengers’ bad behaviour
If you run a fleet of vehicles, you want to ensure that your drivers are representing your company correctly. Internal cameras can monitor your driver’s behaviour and how he is driving the lorry. Bad driving habits can greatly increase fuel usage, and if you run a number of lorries, this can substantially increase your fuel bills and the profitability of your company.
Keep yourself and your drivers safe on our busy roads and get peace of mind with a vehicle CCTV system.