Taxi / Limo Onboard Surveillance Cameras




4 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
High Definition Full HD 1080P  Driver Safety Vehicle Surveillance 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. 




 Taxi Cab Security Surveillance Camera System

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

The SD4mX 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 steel 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 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 Cab Driver Security Camera & Limousine  Video Camera Surveillance Systems
SD4mX Solid State Taxi Shuttle Surveillance Solutions: H.264, D1 Hi-Resolution, 4-channel SD DVR , Apple or Windows Playback via WMP, WMP for Mac or VLC  ( Pricing dependent on quantity & terms)

SD4mX-1.......1-Camera    Taxi Cab & Limo Security Surveillance Camera Video Observation ........$675 - $875
SD4mX-2
.......2-Camera    Taxi Cab & Limo Security Surveillance Camera Video Observation …….$750 - $950
SD4mX-3
.......3-Camera    Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Video Observation Vehicle Security Camera……$825 - $1,025
SD4mX-4
.......4-Camera    Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Video Observation Vehicle Security Camer…….$900 - $1,100


Taxi Cab Driver Security Camera & Limousine  Video Camera Surveillance Systems  w/GPS
SD4mXG  GPS  Solid State Bully Prevention Surveillance Solutions: H.264, D1 Hi-Resolution, 4-channel SD DVR , Apple or Windows Playback via WMP, WMP for Mac or VLC  ( Pricing dependent on quantity & terms)

SD4mXG-1.......1-Camera GPS   Taxi & Limousine Crime Documentation Surveillance Camera ..$725 - $925
SD4mXG-2
.......2-Camera GPS   Taxi & Limousine Crime Documentation Security Camera ……..$800 - $1,000
SD4mXG-3
.......3-Camera GPS   Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Video Observation Vehicle Camera …..$875 - $1,075
SD4mXG-4
.......4-Camera GPS   Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Observation Vehicle Security Camera …$950 - $1,150

32 GB SDHC Class 10 memory storage card......................................$35
64 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card.................................……$70
128 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card………………………….$140

256 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card.....................................$240

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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 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.

SD4mXC    Live View 3G/4G Video Streaming Taxi Cab & Limo Surveillance Camera System
Solid State SD4mXC Bus Video DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, I/O Triggers Display & Alarm, locking steel security case, built in 3-Axis Accelerometer (G-Sensor) 3G/4G SIM card supported for Cellular Live Video Streaming ( Pricing dependent on quantity & terms)

SD4mXC-1....1-Camera  Live View Taxi Cab & Limo Security Surveillance Camera Video Observation $775 - $975*
SD4mXC-2
....2-Camera  Live View Taxi Cab & Limo Security Surveillance Camera Video Observation $850 - $1,050*
SD4mXC-3
....3-Camera  Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Video Observation Vehicle Security Camera …..$925 - $1,125*
SD4mXC-4
....4-Camera  Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Video Observation Vehicle Security Camera  ....$1,000 - $1,200*


SD4mXCG    Live View 3G/4G Video Streaming Taxi Cab & Limo Surveillance Camera System  w/GPS
Solid State SD4mXC Bus Video DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, I/O Triggers Display & Alarm, locking steel security case, built in 3-Axis Accelerometer (G-Sensor) 3G/4G SIM card supported for Cellular Live Video Streaming( Pricing dependent on quantity & terms)

SD4mXCG-1.....1-Camera GPS Live View Taxi & Limousine Crime Documentation Security Camera $850 - $1,050*
SD4mXCG-2.....2-Camera GPS Live View Taxi & Limousine Crime Documentation Security Camera $925 - $1,125*
SD4mXCG-3.....3-Camera GPS Live View Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Safety Vehicle Security Camera $1,000 - $1,200*
SD4mXCG-4.....4-Camera GPS Live View Taxi Cab & Limo Driver Safety Vehicle Security Camera $1,075 - $1,275*

32 GB SDHC Class 10 memory storage card......................................$35
64 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card.................................……$70
128 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card………………………….$140
256 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card.....................................$240

*All features of 3G/4G Cellular Live Video Streaming require “3G/4G Cellular Hosting plan from ABV,  w/customer supplied; SIM card, 3G service & ISP Data plan. Detailed Quote available upon request. See "3G/4G CELLULAR CMS HOSTING” in "Terms of Use" for more information. 


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*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 and Professional CMS Server Hosting. 

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Driver Safety & Passenger Security Vehicle Observation Camera
High Definition Full HD 1080P  GPS Mapping & G-Sensor

Taxi and Limousine mobile video security surveillance cameras are often installed to provide a criminal deterrent to those who might take advantage of the driver, to rob them of cash, assault them in some way or hijack the vehicle. The high definition SDI cameras can provide a much higher level of video evidence than the typical lower resolution currently in use. While the presence of HD cameras will not deter crime on it’s own, this can make police suspect identification much easier and as arrests are made, it is possible the public awareness may help reduce the frequency of incidents.

Another common occurrence in the taxi markets are violations of other drivers who may cause an accident or cause your vehicle to swerve to avoid having one. It is a common request for a taxi or limo application to be able to capture the vehicle license plates of vehicle in front of them who may cut them off or force their vehicle off the road or into another vehicle.

Some locations like airports or luxury motels have sanctioned Taxi waiting areas where taxis wait in turn to pickup the next customer in an orderly fashion. In a perfect world with rational drivers this would be functional and without issue, but I have had many taxi and limo fleet owners remark on how many times other drivers who were not in the waiting queue were creating potential safety hazards cutting in line making other drivers and customers uncomfortable. They also informed me that is some areas of taxi operation this is a crime and citations are issued to offending drivers, as they cause a potential safety hazard. Again the high definition SDI taxi camera would be able to capture the incident and the offending taxi license plate so that driver could be issued a citation for the violation.


High Definition Full HD 1080P  GPS Mapping & G-Sensor

The FHD4G is a Full HD 1080p High Definition mobile video solution supporting up to 4 high definition SDI cameras at 1920x1080 resolution, for image resolution 4 times higher than conventional industry standard (D1) DVRs.  

Where the FHD4G is particularly well suited, is those applications calling for much higher resolution than the industry standard D1 4-channel DVRs can support like; Forward Facing cameras, Stop Arm cameras for school bus, Car License Plate Capture cameras and Bus Bully Child Assault cameras as they require much higher resolution in order to provide usable video evidence of a Criminal offense or juvenile assault incident.  Built in Driver Behavior recording aspects of the 3-Axis accelerometer, combined with the active driver alerts provide a mechanism to help reduce dangerous driving behaviors. Built in GPS  module, Remote Driver DVR Status Indicator and massive 2TB memory storage capacity.

Full HD 1080p Safe Driver & Passenger Security  Camera Surveillance Camera System Pricing includes:
FHD4G Driver Safety Video Surveillance DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, Remote Driver DVR Status Indicator Display ,  built in 3-Axis Accelerometer, built in GPS module and Software included. SSD or HDD required for memory storage not included*.  All Pricing dependent on quantity & terms, request quote for more information. Stop Arm Camera for license plate capture  &  Forward Facing non-IR LED cameras available as options.

FHD4G-1...1-Camera   1080p Driver Safety / Passenger Security Vehicle Surveillance Camera ...$1,150 - $1,500*
FHD4G-2
…2-Camera  1080p Driver Safety / Passenger Security Vehicle Surveillance Camera …$1,350 - $1,700*
FHD4G-3
…3-Camera   High Definition  Driver Safety / Passenger Security Vehicle Camera .…....$1,550 - $1,900*
FHD4G-4
…4-Camera   High Definition  Driver Safety / Passenger Security Vehicle  Camera …..$1,750 - $2,100*


High Definition Mobile Video Details & Image Samples
High Definition Mobile Video Solutions Overview

* Note; FHD4G DVRs are provided without SSD or HDD to provide the customer freedom to source low cost  memory storage of their choice via GSA vender, per their specific requirements. SSD or HDD required for memory storage is not included with DVR, this is a customer provided item based on their specific storage requirements. ABV encourages the use of 100% Solid State SSD to insure the highest reliability and data integrity.



High Definition Full HD 1080P  w/
Automated Data Download via Wi-Fi 

The FHD4W is the Wi-Fi Automated Data Download version of the Full HD 1080p High Definition mobile video solution supporting up to 4 high definition SDI cameras at 1920x1080 resolution, for image resolution 4 times higher than conventional industry standard (D1) DVRs.  

Where the FHD4W is particularly well suited, is those applications calling for Automated Data Download via Wi-Fi as well as much higher resolution than the industry standard D1 4-channel DVRs can support like; Forward Facing cameras, Stop Arm cameras for school bus, Car License Plate Capture cameras and Bus Bully Child Assault cameras as they require much higher resolution in order to provide usable video evidence of a Criminal offense or juvenile assault incident.  Built in Driver Behavior recording aspects of the 3-Axis accelerometer, combined with the active driver alerts provide a mechanism to help reduce dangerous driving behaviors.

Full HD 1080p Safe Driver & Passenger Security Camera Surveillance Camera w/Wi-Fi Pricing includes:
FHD4W School Bus Video Surveillance DVR with power & A/V/P Cable adapter, Remote Driver DVR Status Indicator Display ,  built in 3-Axis Accelerometer, built in GPS module, Built in Wi-Fi module and Software included. SSD or HDD required for memory storage not included*.  All Pricing dependent on quantity & terms, request quote for more information. Stop Arm Camera for license plate capture  & Forward Facing non-IR LED cameras available as options.

FHD4W-1...1-Camera  Full HD 1080p Safe Driver / Passenger Surveillance Security Observation $1,250 - $1,600*
FHD4W-2
…2-Camera  Full HD 1080p Safe Driver / Passenger Surveillance Security Observation $1,450 - $1,800*
FHD4W-3
…3-Camera  High Definition  Driver Safety / Passenger Vehicle Onboard Camera ..……$1,650 - $2,000*
FHD4W-4
…4-Camera  High Definition  Driver Safety / Passenger Security Onboard Camera ……$1,850 - $2,200*

* Note; FHD4W DVRs are provided without SSD or HDD to provide the customer freedom to source low cost  memory storage of their choice via GSA vender, per their specific requirements. SSD or HDD required for memory storage is not included with DVR, this is a customer provided item based on their specific storage requirements. ABV encourages the use of 100% Solid State SSD to insure the highest reliability and data integrity.

High Definition Mobile Video Solutions Overview

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Full High Definition 1080p SDI Cameras & Cables