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Commercial Vehicles and transport are the lifeblood of the UK, transporting goods day and night along Britain’s roads. Long gone are the days of the white van man in a rusty Ford Transit speeding through UK streets in a rush to his next delivery. Nowadays, the growth of fleet distributors and delivery services has led to a more professional environment involving increased focus on efficiency and safety. Not only has the business gradually improved including the drivers and fleet management but the vehicles have also greatly improved.

Dash Cams

Modern commercial vehicles are equipped with the latest technologies such as reversing cameras, Dash Cams, DVRs and parking sensors along with much more. This leads to increased safety for both commercial van drivers and the surrounding passenger vehicles. Along with having the added effect of faster delivery times and improved route management aimed at reducing emissions.

But it doesn’t just have to be newer vehicles that can benefit from the increased safety and efficiency given by modern technology. Our range of safety tech products consists of both vehicle specific and universal items suitable for almost any vehicle.

Our selection of dash cams allows a direct record usable as evidence in the event of an accident, providing additional safety and security for drivers. Our reversing cameras give drivers additional visibility of the rear of the vehicle, particularly useful on vans lacking centre rear view mirrors. Introducing increased visibility can make manoeuvring into tight spaces an easier process, especially with the addition of dynamic parking lines including with many of our reversing cameras.

Reversing Cameras

If you’re worried about the size of your camera ruining the clean lines of your van, don’t worry, we offer a variety of vehicle specific cameras that replace the original third brake light with a camera light combo, or even a boot handle replacement, which also conveniently incorporates a reversing camera into the boot handle, both of these options allow you to increase the visibility in the vehicle whilst retaining the original vehicle aesthetics. In a similar vein to our reversing cameras, our Parking Sensor systems provide an audible tone when reversing to give an increased knowledge of your surroundings when reversing.

If you would like more information on our entire range of vehicle safety technology currently available feel free to get in touch with our team, who will be more than happy to help.

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Currently in the US, all new cars must be sold with a reversing camera by law. This legislation was brought in in 2018 as an attempt to help save lives and prevent injuries by reducing the risk of so called “backover” crashes, when a pedestrian or a cyclist is struck by a vehicle moving in reverse.

Should this legislation be mirrored in the UK? A report in 2010 from the UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) stated that 28 children had been killed on, or near, the driveways of their home between 2008 and 2010. This reflects the results of a 2010 study by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which prompted the introduction of the legislation in the US. It concluded that of the 292 deaths and 18,000 injuries caused by ‘backover’ accidents about 44 percent of the deaths are children younger than five years old.

However, the UK has yet to introduce a law to force car makers to include reversing technology in vehicles, the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reported that parking assistance technology, including cameras and sensors, is available as standard on 21.9% of new cars, and as an option on a further 36.9%. The SMMT goes on to says these innovations have helped reduce road accidents in the UK by nearly 10% over the past five years.

A reversing camera is an excellent addition to any car and increases the visibility of the rear of the vehicle providing additional safety and reassurance to drivers when they are manoeuvring the vehicle. Whether or not the government brings in legislation to enforce the inclusion of reversing cameras in new vehicles, C2Vision offer a variety of cameras for a broad range of vehicles ranging from larger commercial vehicles to smaller passenger vehicles. We also offer a selection of mounting options to ensure you are happy with the placement of your camera on the vehicle so you can get the most of your new purchase.

To view our full range of reversing cameras please click here

If you would like more information on our entire range of reversing cameras currently available feel free to get in touch with our team here who will be more than happy to help.

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Devon and Cornwall Police have seen more than 1,300 prosecutions over the past two years since the introduction of their new Dash Cams project called Operation Snap. The operation involves members of the public reporting dangerous drivers with video footage courtesy of their dashboard mounted cameras.

In the first 6 months of 2021 alone Devon and Cornwall Police received 779 submissions through Operation Snap, resulting in 408 notices of intended prosecutions and 144 official warnings issued, all through footage given forward by the public.

Operation Snap has been so successful, Devon and Cornwall police have distributed 170 Dash Cams to a number of organisations whose motorists travel the most troublesome roads across the region.

Alison Hernandez, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly stated, “We have specifically chosen the organisations involved to receive these cameras as they operate vehicles which regularly travel on some of the most problematic roads across the Southwest. This gives us 170 extra pairs of eyes on our roads to capture dangerous drivers and take action against them through Devon and Cornwall Police’s Op Snap initiative.”

Devon and Cornwall are just one of many regions accepting dash cam footage to aid in the prosecution and policing of the UK’s more than 13,670 miles of roads. So the more cameras out there the better policed our roads can be. Dash cam footage has already been used as key evidence in the incarceration of several individuals. The first UK jail sentence handed out off the back of incriminating dash cam footage was in 2015. The dangerous driver wasn’t caught red-handed by police, but instead was only arrested after police were shown dash cam footage from a concerned citizen.

If you are still unsure on the benefits of a Dash Cam please view one of our previous articles “Why you need a Dash Cam in 2021.”

If you would like more information on our range of dash cams currently available feel free to get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to help.

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Reversing manoeuvres are one of the most dangerous regular actions many drivers take when behind the wheel of a vehicle. Many people don’t think they have any issues with reversing however research from the University of Huddersfield reveals that a quarter of all reported collisions occur from vehicles reversing. And further research has shown that almost 60% of all commercial accident claims involve reversing. So, taking any actions to minimise these circumstances is a smart move by drivers and fleet managers. Such as purchasing a reversing camera to help reduce blind spots, increase visibility and overall give drivers more confidence in where their vehicle is on the road.

C2Vision have put together 5 top tips to make sure you get the best reversing camera for you.

5. Check whether we supply a boot handle replacement or brake light replacement camera

This will replace your factory boot handle or brake light with a camera/handle or camera/brake light combination which gives you all the advantages of a reversing camera whilst retaining the factory aesthetics of the vehicle.

4. Check the IP Rating for the camera

Make sure you get a reversing camera suitable for your application, there’s no point purchasing a camera far more robust than your usage. Why not check out our IP Ratings breakdown for more information. While a higher rated camera will still work just as well you may find a higher purchase cost, when a more suitable camera could be much more affordable.

3. Dynamic Parking Lines are your friend

Many of our reversing cameras now come with Dynamic Parking Lines, these will appear on the screen when reverse gear is selected and give the driver a basic outline of where the vehicle will be going. The lines allow the driver to better gauge the distance of obstacles and have more of an idea of the vehicle trajectory.

2. How easy will fitting the camera be

When purchasing a reversing camera, it’s always a good idea to double check how the camera can be fitted to your vehicle, is it a simple process or will you need an automotive electrician to complete the fitment. Our range covers both simple plug and play offerings and fully integrated solutions. We recommend getting a professional to fit any electrical product that requires full installation.

1.  What kind of mounting options are there

There are a number of different mounting options available for our reversing cameras including flush mount, surface mount and bracket mount, each of these have their own strengths so make sure you research which mounting option is best for you, if you are unsure why not check out this breakdown article. (Click Here)

C2Vision has a wide range of reversing cameras that have exactly what you’re looking for. From dynamic parking lines to multiple mounting solutions, we have the right reversing camera for you. If you have any questions about reversing cameras or any of our products, feel free to reach out to our support teams.

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