Taxi / Limo Onboard Mobile Video Surveillance Security Camera System




3 Types of Taxi / Limo Surveillance Systems

Windshield Mounted Accident Camera Event Recorder
Taxi & Limousine Surveillance Security Camera Observation System
Live View Taxi & Limousine Surveillance Security Video Camera System




Windshield Mounted Accident Camera 

In these systems a very low cost consumer product, not originally intended for commercial in car surveillance, is incorporated to gain basic information about the driver activities. These systems are primarily accident cameras or Event recorders that have been setup to record constant vehicle activities not just the events. Due to their basic event recorder platform, many have built in "G" sensor accelerometers, GPS mapping and a forward facing camera as their original design application was to record the road in front of the vehicle and not necessarily what was going on in the back seat.

In the right application, such as on your personal vehicle, or one your children may operate, these systems provide an excellent value to the owner, and I not only praise these units in text, but i have had several in my personal vehicles for the last 10 years and they have proved invaluable in documenting what actually happened and not what others may have imagined in some delusion of wishful thinking. The lower cost SDC5 seems to be the best unit for personal applications as an accident event recorder in a personal applications. Insurance companies may offer you discounts in your annual premiums if they are permitted the use of the video data files in case of an accident so that they may use this video evidence to defend their client, you, in court if needed.

Advantages:

  • Very low cost , some available for less than $200
  • Installs in about 60 seconds

Disadvantages: 

  • No security for memory cards on most models
  • No security for power plugs on most models
  • No security of GPS antenna plug on most models
  • Easy for criminal to steal
  • Easy for driver to tamper with
  • May block driver vision 

The obvious weakness for a small fragile contraption that hangs from a suction cup or small mount from a windshield is a near total lack of security, both from driver tampering which can be relentless and from external forces who may have reason to destroy evidence of a crime.

Driver tampering on these systems is both widespread and easy, and the number of damaged systems we received for service, in such a short period of time, caused us to permanently removed these systems from any serious fleet applications as they have demonstrated absolutely no value to a fleet customers who are trying to monitor their drivers, as their drivers quickly found several simple ways to defeat the product, from removing the SD cards, unplugging the GPS antenna, unplugging the power plug on the unit, pointing the camera where it would not record any usable images, or pulling the unit hard enough to cause the fragile mounting system to fail so it falls off the windshield. 

SafeDriveCam5




 Taxi Cab Security Surveillance Camera System

Low Cost mobile video solution for those who seek a simple solution.

The SD4D is the low cost conventional mobile video solution version of a Taxi camera system or Limousine Camera system. The small high resolution cameras (1-4) are separated from the mobile DVR and can be positioned where needed to provide a much better vehicle camera coverage. The 100% solid State mobile DVR is secured in a locking enclosure, to protect the SD memory card from driver tampering and criminal assaults. This version provides high resolution images and long record memory storage on a 100% solid state SDXC card of up to 128 GB for 60-800 hours of video recording storage depending on the number of cameras and settings. Taxi camera system or Limousine Camera system differ in number of cameras and camera types, but share most other features in the passive systems. 

Additional Risk relating to the single driver on their own exists in these private transportation environments that can often be minimized in part by the addition of a mobile vehicle based video observation system that can accurately provide valuable video evidence when problems arise.  Currently there is no uniform designation for these systems and their names often refer to their application. 

In the Taxi markets these solutions are commonly referred to as; Taxi Camera, Taxi Surveillance, Taxicab camera, Taxicab surveillance, Taxi Cab camera, Taxi Cab surveillance, Taxi Driver Camera, Taxi Driver Surveillance.

In the Limousine markets these solutions are commonly referred to as; Limo Camera, Limo Surveillance, Limousine Camera, Limousine Surveillance, Luxury Limousine camera, Luxury Limousine Surveillance, Executive Limousine camera, Executive Limousine Surveillance. 

In the Airport Shuttle markets these solutions are commonly referred to as; Airport Shuttle Camera, Airport Shuttle Surveillance, Airport Express Shuttle Camera. 

A common concern for some taxi cab operations is that their drivers are transporting some customers for payment that never makes it to the company. The percentage of drivers cheating their companies of fares while using company assets vehicles, insurance and fuel can cut deeply into the revenue of the company and for this reason some fleet managers and fleet owners have turned to Live View & Live GPS Tracking to constantly monitor their drivers activities. 

Drivers with a Video Observation Security camera system in their vehicle may be less likely to steal fares from their company or transport customers without activating the meter for other forms of payment directly to the driver that may include cash off the meter, sex, alcohol or drugs which could put your driver at risk of an accident and your company vehicle at risk of damage or confiscation in a criminal act. Simply knowing your actions are being recorded when in the taxi is a strong incentive to act in a professional manor or at least in a way that will not cost you your job. Video surveillance systems have the ability to encourage safer driving habits and help deter unauthorized or criminal activities as these systems document the activities and increase the likelihood the offender or criminal activity will be revealed to the taxi company management.

Taxi & Limi Vehicle / Driver Surveillance Camera Video Event Recorder System Pricing Below includes:
Solid State SD4D in-Vehicle DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, I/O Triggers Display & Alarm, locking SD card Bay, built in 3-Axis Accelerometer (G-Sensor) SD memory card not included. Pricing dependent on quantity & terms, request quote for more information.

SD4D-1 ...1-Camera In-Vehicle Taxi Cab / Limo  Driver Safety Camera for Onboard Vehicle Security Surveillance  CCTV MDVR $550 - $650
SD4D-2 …2-Camera In-Vehicle Taxi Cab / Limo  Driver Safety Camera for Onboard Vehicle Security Surveillance  CCTV MDVR   $650 - $750
SD4D-3 …3-Camera Taxi Cab / Limo  Driver  Mobile In Vehicle DVR Video Event Recorder Security Camera System  $750 - $850
SD4D-4 …4-Camera Taxi Cab / Limo  Driver  Mobile In Vehicle DVR Video Event Recorder Security Camera System  $850 - $950


Taxi & Limo Vehicle / Driver Surveillance Camera Video Event Recorder w/GPS & Wi-Fi System Pricing Below includes:
Solid State SD4W Bus Video DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, I/O Triggers Display & Alarm, locking SD bay, built in 3-Axis Accelerometer (G-Sensor), GPS Module,  Wi-Fi module, Wi-Fi antenna, SD memory card not included. Pricing dependent on quantity & terms, request quote for more information.

SD4W-1 ...1-Camera Taxi & Limousine Driver Safety Video Event Recorder Surveillance Camera System  $650 - $750
SD4W-2 …2-Camera Taxi & Limousine Driver Safety Video Event Recorder Surveillance Camera System   $750 - $850
SD4W-3 …3-Camera Taxi & Limousine  Contractor in-Vehicle Video Safety System Security Video Surveillance camera  $850 - $950
SD4W-4 …4-Camera Taxi & Limousine  Contractor in-Vehicle Video Safety System Security Video Surveillance camera  $950 - $1,050




Live View Taxi Camera System /
Live View Limousine Camera System

This is the Live View  3G Taxi Camera System / Live View 3G Limousine Camera System
that can offer 3G/4G Cellular Live Feed Taxi Camera surveillance, for Real Time Taxi Camera observation by management.


Safety of Taxi / Limo Drivers & Passengers

Particular concern is the safety of the Taxi Cab, Limousine or Airport Shuttle driver who may in most case be working alone, on highways or in remote areas, out of sight of others, unable to easily signal for assistance if needed and in case of assault or injury may be particularly susceptible to long periods without medical assistance in stabilizing life threatening injuries or medical issues.

Additional Risk relating to the single driver on their own exists in these private transportation environments that can often be minimized in part by the addition of a mobile vehicle based video observation system that can accurately provide valuable video evidence when problems arise. 

Currently there is no uniform designation for these systems and their names often refer to their application. 

In the Taxi markets these solutions are commonly referred to as; Taxi Camera, Taxi Surveillance, Taxicab camera, Taxicab surveillance, Taxi Cab camera, Taxi Cab surveillance, Taxi Driver Camera, Taxi Driver Surveillance. Further complicating some is the addition of 3G Cellular to the systems permitting them to incorporate Live View Taxi Cab camera, Live View Taxi Driver Camera, Live View Taxi Driver Safety Camera, Live View Taxi Crime Prevention Camera, Real Time Taxi Camera, Real Time Taxi Driver Safety Security Camera.

In the Limousine markets these solutions are commonly referred to as; Limo Camera, Limo Surveillance, Limousine Camera, Limousine Surveillance, Luxury Limousine camera, Luxury Limousine Surveillance, Executive Limousine camera, Executive Limousine Surveillance. Further complicating some is the addition of 3G Cellular to the systems permitting them to incorporate Live View limo surveillance, Live View limousine camera, Live View Limo Driver Safety Camera, Live View Limo Security Camera, Real Time Limo Driver Camera.

In the Airport Shuttle markets these solutions are commonly referred to as; Airport Shuttle Security Camera, Airport Shuttle Surveillance system, Airport Express Shuttle Driver Camera. Further complicating some is the addition of 3G Cellular to the systems permitting them to incorporate Live View Airport Shuttle camera, Real Time Driver Safety Security Camera, Real Time Shuttle Passenger Surveillance.

Prevention of problems during an event or incident can be an important part of stopping the snowball effect of multiple mistakes that often compound the problems or escalate a situation from routine to life threatening.

When a driver in the field encounters something unusual with a passenger or when responding to an incident, they may overlook an important element in the scenario that can often lead to potential problems later on. Having an extra set of eyes on the situation as seen through your car video camera, can often provide an additional level of safety for the driver in the field.

It should be possible to reduce the loss of life due to causes that are treatable if medical assistance can be requested and provided, through the application and integration of existing technologies already in use. The mechanical hardware is already available and all that is required is the gateway to permit these technologies to interact effectively.

A common concern for some taxi cab operations is that their drivers are transporting some customers for payment that never makes it to the company. The percentage of drivers cheating their companies of fares while using company assets vehicles, insurance and fuel can cut deeply into the revenue of the company and for this reason some fleet managers and fleet owners have turned to Live View & Live GPS Tracking to constantly monitor their drivers activities. 

Drivers with a Video Observation Security camera system in their vehicle may be less likely to steal fares from their company or transport customers without activating the meter for other forms of payment directly to the driver that may include cash off the meter, sex, alcohol or drugs which could put your driver at risk of an accident and your company vehicle at risk of damage or confiscation in a criminal act. Simply knowing your actions are being recorded when in the taxi may provide a strong incentive to act in a professional manor or at least in a way that will not cost you your job. Video surveillance systems have the ability to encourage safer driving habits and help deter unauthorized or criminal activities as these systems document the activities and increase the likelihood the offender or criminal activity will be revealed to the taxi company management.

Taxi & Limo Vehicle Onboard Mobile DVR Surveillance Camera System GPS, Wi-Fi & 3G Live View Pricing Below includes:
Solid State SD4C Bus Video DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, I/O Triggers Display & Alarm, locking SD bay, built in 3-Axis Accelerometer (G-Sensor), GPS Module,  3G Antenna, Wi-Fi module, Wi-Fi antenna, SD memory card not included. Pricing dependent on quantity & terms, request quote for more information.

SD4C-1 ...1-Camera Taxi / Limousine Camera, Paratransit Shuttle Bus Camera Safety System for Video Van Surveillance $1,000 - $1,100
SD4C-2 …2-Camera Taxi / Limousine Camera, Paratransit Shuttle Bus Camera Safety System for Video Van Surveillance $1,100 - $1,200
SD4C-3 …3-Camera Taxi / Limousine Camera, Elderly Assisted Living Paratransit Shuttle Bus Camera Safety System $1,200 - $1,300
SD4C-4 …4-Camera Taxi / Limousine Camera, Elderly Assisted Living Paratransit Shuttle Bus Camera Safety System $1,300 - $1,400

All cellular based features of all 3G/4G Cellular based products offered by ABV,  require a customer supplied SIM card, customer sourced ISP Data plan, as well as customer Network Systems Administrator for DVR programming,CMS Server setup and Server operation see "NETWORK SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR” in Terms of Use for more information.