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Everything You Need to Know About Multi-Channel Cameras

February 28, 2022

When it comes to managing your fleet, it can often feel as though you don’t have enough eyes or ears on your operations. Multi-channel cameras give you full visibility into your fleet’s inner workings, on and off the road.

Read on to see how multi-channel cameras can help you improve customer service, keep your drivers and cargo safe, and provide a holistic overview of your fleet’s operations and efficiency.

What Are Multi-Channel Cameras?

Multi-channel camera systems allow fleet administrators to keep tabs on their drivers and their vehicles while on the job. Multi-channel cameras are composed of multiple units that function on more than one radio frequency, which are then used to transmit information and footage for review on-demand.

Transportation companies are equipping their fleets with multi-channel camera systems with increasing frequency to better supervise their teams. Not only can a fleet manager view the road conditions surrounding the vehicle, but inside the vehicle as well; a predetermined set of rules and alerts then trigger the cameras to record real-time footage and upload it for review.

Some multi-channel camera systems store footage on network video recorders (NVRs), while others use digital video recorders (DVRs). NVR systems work by recording video through IP security cameras which then send the footage wirelessly to the NVR, where it is captured and stored.

DVR systems function as analog systems, and the cameras must be connected to the DVR via a VGA cable. Once the video footage reaches the NVR or DVR storage hub, it is stored on a hard drive, USB thumb drive or on network storage in the cloud.

Multi-channel cameras are designed with the capability of tuning into multiple channels at the same time while preventing interference. For example, our ZenduCAM multi-channel system has built-in 4G/LTE connectivity, with the ability to capture live streamed events, and upload them securely to the cloud.

Multi-Channel Camera Applications

In the event of a collision, liability tends to lie with a fleet company, even if they aren’t at fault for the incident. Statistically, this is because it’s assumed that a fleet can cover insurance claims better than civilians.

Multi-channel cameras offer relief from hefty insurance claims and lengthy liability cases. Real-time, detailed footage that identifies what went on before, during and after a collision goes a long way in exonerating both your drivers and your organization.

Multi-channel camera systems give you time back to focus on other aspects of your business. Installation is simple, fast, and doesn’t require third-party professionals.

Are Multi-Channel Cameras Right for My Fleet?

Historically, the tough part about managing a fleet of independent drivers was that their work hours went largely unsupervised. Not only do multi-channel camera systems benefit you in insurance claims made against your company, they can lower your fleet risk, increase driver visibility, boost brand protection and reduce vehicle damage and personal injury.

Multi-channel cameras save time and, equally important, money. Providing date and time-stamped footage in the event of a collision can keep your insurance rates down while helping you avoid expensive payouts.

Footage is encrypted to ensure the security of your recordings, and you can record over the oldest information if the hard drive runs out of space. Some storage systems exceed a full terabyte of storage capacity, so you never need to worry about missing important moments.

With ZenduCAM, you can connect up to four cameras to view live HD footage at any time. Footage is accessible in real-time, and a GPS receiver means you know where footage was captured at any given moment.

About ZenduCAM

Quite simply, ZenduCAM goes where fleet managers can’t. From reviewing driver behaviour to producing scorecards and other trainable materials, ZenduCAM makes your job easier. With 360 degrees of visibility, you can have live-streamed security footage at your fingertips, tailored to your business needs.

ZenduIT has a team of professionals working hard to keep your employees, vehicles, and assets safe. If you’re looking for improved security and peace of mind for your fleet, we have the business solutions to keep your operations running smoothly and efficiently.

Curious about exploring multi-channel cameras for your fleet? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the ZenduIT team. We’re here to answer any questions you have about installing multi-channel cameras or any other digital solutions, and we’ll be there every step of the way. Contact us today!

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