Camera Telematics, the leaders in vehicle camera technology enabling fleet operators to achieve the highest standards of risk management strategies, today announced the completion of the installation of ‘Street Angel’, the most advanced on-board vehicle camera solution available, across Orbital Fasteners’ fleet of vans and cars. Orbital Fasteners are the leading online and telesales distributor of fixings, fasteners, tools and power tools to construction sites and factories in and around London.
Orbital Fasteners appointed Camera Telematics because unlike their incumbent telematics provider, which was exclusively a tracking system, Camera Telematics’ Street Angel solution provides tracking functionality coupled with the most advanced onboard vehicle camera solution available, which is also scalable to include additional cameras.
When a roadside incident or accident occurs, the availability of visual evidence delivered by Street Angel provides Orbital Fasteners drivers with the highest levels of protection from insurance fraud and accident management assistance. In addition, Street Angel has no SD card, which ensures no loss of memory, which was an issue that Orbital Fasteners experienced with their previous incumbent that used an SD card to record data.
Once installed on a vehicle, Street Angel works by using 4G connectivity to continually record video evidence of the journey and the vehicle’s surroundings on to the internal memory. It uses sophisticated accelerometers to measure g-force in all directions to detect any impact or harsh event, i.e. braking, cornering etc. When the g-force parameter is breached the device instantly uploads a video clip of the event) to the cloud (usually seven seconds leading up to the breach and 3 seconds after that) while generating an instant email alert to the fleet manager notifying them of the event. The email includes the date, time and vehicle registration, the location and type of event, such as harsh braking or cornering. The email also contains a link that the user can click on and watch the video straight away. This data is accurate and admissible evidence, should it be required to defend or mitigate an insurance claim.
Commenting on the partnership with Orbital Fasteners, Errin McNamee, UK MD of Camera Telematics said: “We are delighted to secure the partnership with Orbital Fasteners. It is a further illustration of the demand for Street Angel since the launch of the solution in the UK in January 2019. Benefits including having no SD card and no lapse of data are intrinsically important – protecting drivers and their organisations from insurance fraud and delivering exceptional accident management – both of these were key requirements that Orbital Fasteners insist on and rightly so.”
Commenting in the successful deployment of Street Angel, Carl Halsey, Transport Manager, Orbital Fasteners said: “Street Angel delivers our business peace of mind as we have deployed the most advanced onboard vehicle camera solution available throughout our fleet of vehicles. This ensures that not only are our drivers safe and accountable but that as a business we are best protected from any potential incidents of insurance fraud.”