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3 Ways That Video Intelligence and Analytics Can Strengthen Your Bottom Line

Whether you’re looking for assistance with driver training or you’re concerned about facing litigation after an accident, your business and bottom line are better protected when you implement a solution like Video Intelligence in your fleet. 

We’ve put together a comprehensive post that covers the ways video intelligence and analytics products can assist you, along with a list of the hardware these systems required for optimal performance.


Protecting You from Accident Litigation

Regardless of how large your fleet is or what your trucks haul, an accident-related lawsuit can impact your bottom line and your reputation. Even if you are exonerated, lawsuits like these add up in attorney fees, court costs and your valuable time.

With a Video Intelligence platform in place, you can harness the power of a neutral eyewitness to potentially protect your fleet from claims of driver negligence and fault. By deploying multiple cameras that provide unique angles in and around a vehicle, you can ensure an incident is properly captured to clear up conflicting witness accounts- whether to exonerate you or help expedite the settlement process.


Assessing Risk, Streamlining Fleet Safety

While utilizing Video Intelligence can help protect your company from lengthy litigation and the aftermath of incidents, what about preventing accidents from taking place in the first place? What if you could make strides toward prevention by automatically assessing risk and streamlining fleet safety?

Trimble Intelliview streamlines the video review process to help your safety managers focus on the behaviors and incidents that matter the most. Through the power of machine learning, footage is segmented based on hierarchical risk groups. As a result, your safety managers can spend less time navigating video after video and will be able to focus their efforts on driver behaviors that may pose the biggest safety risk to your business.


Enhancing the Driver Training Experience

Video analytics are also vital to train drivers whose behaviors behind the wheel may need some coaching. Between everyday risk assessment and performance, you can coach drivers based on day-to-day behaviors or even use videos from past scenarios to train new drivers on what to do and what not to do while on the road.

How does this supplement your existing training programs? By using concrete examples via real life footage, training sessions aren’t bogged down by one-dimensional pamphlets or materials that, while useful, don’t tell whole stories. By enhancing this process with tangible, real-time examples you can help drivers clearly understand what behaviors may need improvement and intervene before they may result in an accident.


What Types of Video Hardware Are Available for Transportation?

Now that you know the benefits of Video Intelligence, it is just as important to understand how to select the right equipment for your fleet’s needs. Some key pieces to consider include:


Two-Channel DVR

Ideal for smaller fleets, the Two-Channel DVR has the capacity to capture HD footage from up to two cameras. The video from this DVR is available on-demand and the device takes up less space in the cab – making it an ideal candidate for lighter duty vehicles or in instances where you want to minimize the amount of equipment in the cab.


Four-Channel DVR

For larger fleets and vehicles that require a more comprehensive view around the truck, the Four-Channel DVR eliminates driver blind spots with the capability to deploy up to four cameras. This near 360-degree viewpoint can help provide additional context into what happens on the road, enhancing your liability protection and also giving you a more complete view for driver coaching sessions. 


The Cameras

While selecting the right DVR for your fleet is crucial, so, too, is selecting cameras that can capture the footage you require and can fit properly on your vehicles. Some of the cameras available for Video Intelligence include:

  • Mini Camera – The mini camera is more than a dash cam. Its high-resolution video, weather resistance and anti-vibration capabilities make it a necessity for fleets looking for cost-effective protection.

  • Forward Facing Camera – For context that speaks to your driver’s view of the road, the Forward Facing camera is a must.

  • Rear Facing Camera – Know what’s happening in the back with the Rear Facing Camera that provides insight into areas you may not otherwise get to see.

  • Wireless Backup Camera – Go beyond just capturing footage and also help assist your drivers when behind the wheel. This wireless option allows drivers to stream backup footage live in the cab to help them navigate tight spaces, loading docks and other scenarios where having this extra set of eyes may be useful.


Find Out How to Select the Right Video Solution for Your Fleet

Each day, we work with fleets just like yours to better understand the crucial role of Video Intelligence in helping provide accident litigation protection and enhance driver coaching opportunities.

Contact us today to find out how video can seamlessly fit into your operations with customized solutions to ensure your safety and liability protection in the months and years ahead.