ProVision’s Cameramatics Solutions
For Emergency Service Vehicles
Camera Configuration for Emergency Services:
Emergency service vehicles require a high level of camera protection to ensure every possible detail is covered when travelling at high speed and negotiating traffic whilst responding to an emergency. This requires a 5 camera configuration, encompassing forward and rear cameras, plus two side vehicle mounted cameras and an in-cab camera.
For passenger carrying vehicles, such as ambulances, an interior camera is often added for the protection of patients and paramedics. This is also a popular option with police to ensure passenger and officer welfare.
Quality Footage Matters:
Having video footage of an incident is pointless if the detail of the surroundings and parties involved can't be seen. This can lead to a waste of resources if vehicles and individuals are identified incorrectly and pursued wrongly.
This is why ensuring you have the highest quality HD video possible is key. See road markings clearly, indicators (or lack of), registration plates (if they leave flee the scene). Larger emergency vehicles such as fire engines have blind spots which can be monitored clearly with high quality footage. For vehicles working around the clock, ProVision Cameramatics' night vision camera capabilities allow clear recording when called to incidents at night or in areas of low light.
Emergency Camera Storage Configuration:
Because of the multiple camera configuration, and the need to store many hours of video when en route to a scene and while there, emergency services must ensure that the system has sufficient storage capacity. The recommended storage configuration is therefore a 1TB or 2TB hard-disk based vehicle CCTV storage unit. This allows for up to 6 months of coverage depending on camera configuration and vehicle usage.
Integration Options with Emergency Systems:
The ProVision GPS fleet tracking and camera monitoring solution can integrate into the various systems of the vehicle. This includes emergency sirens, indicators, on-board diagnostics, door sensors, alarms, and where possible, other tracking or telematics systems already installed on the police car, ambulance, fire engine or other emergency vehicle.
Remote Connectivity from Emergency Operations Base:
Users of ProVision Cameramatics tracking and CCTV for emergency vehicles can subscribe to either a tracking plan, a live video plan or both. This allows operations bases and communications centres to view vehicle positions, receive alerts about incidents or issues and to immediately login and view a live video feed for the vehicle in question. Real time tracking and CCTV feeds to Control Centres, Operator Assistance Centres and individual departments can help with cohesive response to an emergency.