Picture of a new Midlothian Council sweeper fitted with Sentinels' camera systems

Midlothian fits Sentinel camera systems to new sweepers

Published:  08 September, 2017

Two new road sweepers have been fitted with Sentinel Systems’ four-camera systems for Midlothian Council.

The commercial vehicle safety specialists installed rear, forward and side-scan cameras to provide drivers with a clear view of the vehicle’s blind spots.

The four cameras are connected to an in-cab monitor and record for up to 30 days, allowing the council to use the footage to deal with any incidents.

Trevor Docherty, travel and fleet services manager at Midlothian Council said: ‘Having Sentinel’s four-way camera systems on our new road sweepers not only offers the ultimate protection for our drivers but allows us to monitor their routes and use the captured footage to settle any claims that may occur with local residents.’

‘This is the second time we have used Sentinel, as we also have their cameras on our food waste collection vehicles. Installing their cameras has benefited our drivers in many ways, including warning them of any approaching cyclists and pedestrians. Sentinel’s solutions were not only right for what we wanted to achieve but also fairly priced, making them the best choice for us.’

Sentinel’s 360-degree surround view camera system offers an enhanced view of the outside of the council’s vehicles. It can be combined with Sentinel’s 4 or 8-channel DVRs, so that drivers can record up to 30 days’ footage. Inside the vehicle, a seven inch in-cab monitor is installed so objects around the vehicle are always visible to the drivers.

All councils across the UK have committed to maintaining high health and safety standards for their residents. This includes putting procedures and systems in place to reduce any risks from their own vehicles.

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