QCIC’s QIC CAM system for 24/7 video and audio surveillance of plant
QIC CAM is an independent video solution that can record pre-set conditions such as driver behaviour inside the cab, the front view of the vehicle, a view of the fuel tank or loading bays and the location of the vehicle.
QCIC, part of Skygistics, a South African-based provider of machine-to-machine data transfer solutions in Africa and Australia, has launched its QIC CAM concept, an advanced mobile digital vehicle recorder. The technology allows for a full and comprehensive video surveillance inside and outside of the machine on a 24/7 basis, ensuring clarity on issues related to driver behaviour, outdoor conditions and fuel theft.
“Having listened to the market in recent years, one of the immediate requirements has been the need for real time video and personnel tracking systems. To respond to this need, QIC CAM has been our development focus for the past two years,” says Henry Smith, QCIC Group executive for sales and marketing.
QIC CAM is an independent video solution that can record pre-set conditions such as driver behaviour inside the cab, the front view of the vehicle, a view of the fuel tank or loading bays and the location of the vehicle. The system works on a cellular network, allowing for live streaming of data at any given point in time. Should the asset operate outside of GSM coverage the data will be buffered and relayed once the vehicle is back within cellular coverage, Alternatively the data can be relayed via the client’s on premises WiFi network.
It also gives the owner of equipment an independent view of incidents. “With those big machines operated in mining environments, people’s recollection of events is often biased to what they recall after an incident. The video platform offers an independent view of what really transpired as it records real time incidents,” says Smith.
The technology is suited for a variety of industries ranging from industrial plant and machinery operators, through to commercial fleet operators and public transport.
QIC CAM is available in three configurations. The first configuration is a two-camera solution equipped with mobile hard drive technology with a storage capacity of 500GB. On this configuration, one camera is facing the road and the other is located inside the cab.
The second configuration features a third camera that either faces out of the back window, loading bay or is placed at the vehicle’s fuel tank.
The third configuration adds a fourth camera that can be placed in numerous positions to ensure full video coverage of the vehicle and its surrounds. The fourth camera can be ideally placed at the back of the vehicle.
The three-camera and four-camera configurations come with mobile hard drive technology with a storage capacity of 1TB. It can keep data recorded for the past 180 days. The system also comes with three different event handling buffers. The first one is a continuous recording buffer that provides an accurate location-based data and video of all cameras with in-cab audio to complete a three dimensional recollection of all events and recordings of events such as eating, drinking or sleeping at the wheel.
The second event handling configuration is a driver behaviour event buffer which looks at driver behaviour, such as speed, harsh braking, fast acceleration and swirling. “This triggers a driving behaviour event, which uploads recorded data 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after the event, onto the server. The relevant manager can then review the incident and retrospectively look back at the driver’s behaviour over any given period over three months to determine if more training or disciplinary action is required,” says Smith.
The third event handling configuration is the emergency event buffer that includes accidents and “record me” events. If there is an accident or panic, the system automatically downloads all camera angles as well as the in-cab audio recording to a secure data server.