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New 3/4G vehicle camera launched to help fleets protect against fraud

The IT 1000 combines video, telematics and 3/4G technologies to capture and transmit footage of accidents and other harsh driving events in real-time and, according to Intelligent Telematics, is 16 times more powerful than existing solutions in the marketplace. 

Unlike other vehicle cameras that only record to an in-device SD card, the IT 1000 transmits footage of accidents and near misses via a secure 3/4G private network to a web-based interface with real-time email and SMS alerts, so a triggered event can be viewed within minutes of it occurring. This enables operators to respond quickly to issues and report claims, while insurers receive first notification of loss to minimise any financial impact.

Meanwhile, the camera captures GPS data at 10 times per second, compared to an industry standard of just once per second, to calculate the most accurate impact speed, while the internal 3-Axis G Force sensor including auto calibration enables visibility of driving styles and behaviour. 

The device has been developed in partnership with camera specialist Trajet and is housed in self-contained case making it tamper-proof and resistant to extreme temperatures to minimise failure rates. 

Nick Plowman, chief technical officer of Intelligent Telematics, commented: ‘Our latest camera will not only reduce the severity and frequency of vehicle fleet insurance claims by enabling operators to respond quickly and effectively to accidents, but also help modify driving styles and minimise potential risk. The IT 1000 vehicle camera solution provides a 24-hour monitoring solution that will become an important part of a fleet operators insurance and duty of care strategies.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.