Kealshore Ltd improve all-round visibility and safety with high-resolution vehicle camera system
AGGREGATE specialists Kealshore are saving money thanks to recently installed vehicle safety camera systems from Durite.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, the Kirkby-based company specializes in pipe bedding, sand washing, groundworks supplies, site clearance, haulage and excavation. Kealshore are also widely known for supplying recycled aggregates to the construction industry in the North West.
As well as operating its own wash plant to meet the growing demand for clean aggregates, the construction materials business operates a fleet of 20 four-axle tippers and a rigid truck with a grabber.
The vehicles are a mixture of DAF, Volvo and Mercedes brands and have been fitted with Durite cameras for around 10 years. Kealshore started out with reversing cameras but has recently installed Durite’s SD card four-channel digital video recording (DVR) kits across their entire vehicle fleet.
Durite SD card DVR systems are said to be a more affordable alternative to DVRs with hard drives. They are designed to have high resistance to vibration, ensuring that the DVRs are more durable than similarly designed products on the market.
Darren McClymont, garage foreman for Kealshore, said: ‘Working in the aggregates business, our wagons spend a lot of time on construction sites. Undoubtedly, the cameras are a great visual aid for our drivers when they are reversing or performing other manoeuvres.
‘However, the primary benefit to our business has been having a clear and accurate record of events during an accident. Surprisingly, there are still plenty of fraudsters out there who will attempt to scam you without hesitation. Fortunately, with our camera recording system in place, there have been numerous occasions where the footage from the Durite DVRs has unequivocally shown that our driver was not at fault.’
Compatible with both 12V or 24V vehicles, Durite provide a complete camera system kit, including a high-resolution 7in LCD monitor, four infrared cameras (forward-facing, rear-view, and two side units) that provide clear footage day or night, and a four-channel DVR with 32GB SD card.
‘We have had instances where someone has claimed something has fallen off from one of our vehicles and damaged their car and we have been able to very quickly prove that it did not happen,’ commented Mr McClymount. ‘There are collisions where they have tried to blame our driver when the footage obviously shows we were not at fault. It is fair to say that Durite cameras have successfully saved us a good amount of money and time over the years.’