Thurrock increase vehicle camera surveillance

Published:  06 January, 2012

Thurrock Council has decided to retrofit two additional cameras to each of its 22 strong fleet of RCVs following a successful trial of a four-camera DVR system.

Len Ward of Thurrock, said that his crews faced a number of challenges including negotiating narrow roads and an increasing number of parked cars. “Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) fitted two cameras to each of our new fleet of RCVs and we decided to trail four cameras on one vehicle.

The additional monitoring has proved to be invaluable in addressing any issues and improving our service. we are now in the process of having additional cameras fitted to the rest of our fleet.”

The DVR system allows the authority to capture and record up to three months of footage. According to Len Ward, the recorded footage has made it possible to accurately investigate “missed bin” enquiries, monitor any accidents or insurance claims made against the Council and better observe health and safety practice.

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