Why Camera Monitor Systems
The size of commercial vehicles and machines mean vehicle blind spots are a major factor in collisions across all industries. Operator positions, bodywork, absent rear windows and bulkheads create further restrictions and can greatly limit driver visibility, making collisions even more likely. The significant financial cost of vehicle and property damage is magnified by associated costs such as downtime, but even greater are the corporate and emotional costs when there is personal injury.
Brigade’s camera monitor systems enable drivers and operators to manoeuvre and drive safely. Vehicle-mounted CCTV cameras can help the driver to see blind spots and offer a reversing aid by delivering a live feed on the monitor of everything in the camera view, including people or obstacles.
Killing Blind Spots
Brigade’s range of safety systems meet a host of health and safety and legislative requirements. Designed to assist both driver and vulnerable road users, they can eliminate blind spots, to prevent costly vehicle damage and, more importantly, save lives.
Brigade understands the many and complex safety issues of mobile applications, resulting in a flexible product range offering safety solutions for vehicles and plant. Whether you are operating on- or off-road, vehicle or machine, large or small, we can help.
We strongly believe in a complementary range of passive and active systems to warn and assist the driver whilst protecting workers, pedestrians and cyclists. Not only this, our systems help increase efficiency and decrease vehicle downtime, saving operators thousands of pounds.
Camera Monitor System Benefits
Vehicle camera systems are a vast improvement on the many mirrors needed to view vehicle blind spots. Mirrors themselves create further blind spots and ‘information overload’ for drivers who don’t know where to look first, with knocked or broken mirrors creating further visibility issues. Backeye® monitors allow multiple camera images to be viewed on a single monitor with dedicated views triggered by, for example, reverse gear. Cameras provide a wider angle of view than mirrors and are less likely to be damaged, whilst built-in LED’s offer superior visibility in low light conditions.
Camera monitor systems are used in a wide range of on- and off-road applications to meet a host of health and safety and legislative requirements, including R46. They can eliminate blind spots to prevent costly vehicle damage and, more importantly, save lives.
- Reduce blind spots
- Prevent accidents
- Can help reduce insurance premiums.
- Improvement over standard mirrors.
- Meets health and Safety requirements
- Compatible with Brigade’s MDR vehicle recorders
- Provide irrefutable evidence in the case of accidents and legal proceedings
- Prevent false insurance claims
- Peace of mind for drivers, passengers and operators
The rear blind spot is a huge problem regardless of vehicle/machine.
- A massive 90% of reversing accidents occur OFF road (loading bays, lorry parks, quarry sites, warehouses etc.
- One quarter of all workplace deaths are caused by reversing vehicles.
- Reversing of commercial vehicles accounts for one claim in every six.
Reversing camera benefits;
- Prevents costly reversing collisions with people, property or vehicles
- Reduces vehicle damage to the rear
- Assists safe and easier manoeuvring
Side view camera
The nearside blind spot is accountable for many collisions. Most cyclist fatalities happen at low speeds, typically at road junctions and when pulling off from a stationary position.
Sideswipe collisions on motorways are another common result of poor visibility. This problem is especially acute when the driver position is on the wrong side in left-hand-drive and right-hand-drive traffic.
Side view camera benefits;
- Removes the nearside blind spot
- Meets Class VI & V blind-spot requirements
- Reduces risk of sideswipe collisions and when turning
Front view camera
Due to the size and elevated driver positions of machinery and trucks, a blind spot often exists to the front.
ISO 5006 for earth moving machinery states that a driver must be able to detect a person 1.5m high, 1m out from the perimeter of the machine, whilst blind spot directive 2003/97/EC (Class VI) requires that the front view in mandatory at forward speeds below 30kph for HGVs.
Front view camera benefits;
- Meets front view blind spot requirements
- Reduced front vehicle damage
In-cab monitors are a vital part of the safety process, giving the driver essential information about the vehicle’s surroundings.
Whether you need an entry-level reversing camera system or full mobile CCTV, we can help. With single-to-multiple camera inputs and auto-triggers, Brigade monitors will work on any application in any industry, regardless of the amount of camera views connected.
Brigade’s LCD monitors range from a compact 5” screen, suitable for smaller commercial vehicles or where cab space is limited, to 10.5” suitable for larger, heavy-duty machines or where permanent multiple images are required.
Brigade’s range of monitors include models with the following features:
- 5”/7”/10.4” screens
- 6.5” Double-DIN in-dash model
- In-built image viewing options, including single/split/triple/quad and picture-in-picture
- On-screen distance markers
- Anti-tamper buttons
- R46 approved
- Certified to ISO 13766:2006
- Auto switching PAL/NTSC
- Compatible with Brigade’s MDR
Connecting a rear view camera system to a large vehicle or machine can be timely and awkward due to the amount of cable to install. Brigade’s new wireless system eliminates excess cabling, saving up to two hours’ fitment time and removes the need for an additional suzie coupling cable.
New digital wireless technology gives almost instant pictures (camera to monitor in less than 200 milliseconds) and is not affected by electrical interference from other vehicle or machine equipment. The camera image is sent to the monitor via a transmitter and receiver, and once connected, the wireless link is secure. The system also features an easy re-pairing function, allowing the receiver to be linked to a different transmitter making interchanging trailers possible.
- Eliminates the need for additional suzie cables
- Vastly reduces installation time
- Allows for interchangeable trailers
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Published: Fri 26 Feb 2021
Updated: Tue 09 Jan 2024
Author: Richard Owens
Published by: Don-Bur