The size of commercial vehicles and machines mean vehicle blind spots are a major factor in collisions across all industries. Operator positions, bodywork, absent rear windows, and bulkheads can greatly limit driver visibility, making collisions even more likely. The significant financial cost of vehicle and property damage is magnified by associated costs such as downtime, but even greater are the corporate and emotional costs when there is personal injury. Installing a backup camera can have a positive impact on a company’s safety record and insurance claims.
Brigade’s camera monitor systems enable drivers and operators to maneuver and drive safely. Vehicle-mounted CCTV backup cameras for trucks, commercial vehicles, and mobile machines help drivers see blind spots by delivering a live feed on the camera monitor of everything in view, including people or obstacles.
Vehicle rear view cameras are a vast improvement on the many mirrors needed to view vehicle blind spots. Mirrors themselves create further blind spots and ‘information overload’ for drivers who don’t know where to look first, with knocked or broken mirrors creating further visibility issues. Brigade’s Backeye® monitors allow multiple surround view camera images to be viewed on a single monitor with dedicated views triggered by, for example, reverse gear. Cameras provide a wider view than mirrors and are less likely to be damaged, while built-in LED’s offer superior visibility in low light conditions.
Camera monitor systems are used in a wide range of on and off-road applications to meet a host of health and safety and legislative requirements. They can eliminate blind spots to prevent costly vehicle damage and, more importantly, save lives.
Backeye®360 is an intelligent backup camera system designed to assist low-speed maneuvering by providing the driver with a complete surround view of the vehicle in real time.
Ultrawide-angle cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle capture the surrounding areas including all blind spots. Simultaneous images from these surround view cameras are then processed and ‘video stitched’ resulting in a 360º bird’s-eye view within a single image. The software also instantly eliminates any fisheye camera distortion on the surround view, delivering a clear, real-time picture on the driver’s monitor.
Connecting a surround view camera system to a large vehicle or machine can be timely and awkward due to the amount of cable to install. Brigade’s new wireless system eliminates excess cabling, saving up to two hours installation time and removes the need for an additional suzie cable.
New digital wireless technology gives almost instant pictures (camera to monitor in less than 200 milliseconds). The camera image is sent to the monitor via a transmitter and receiver, and once connected, the wireless link is secure. The system also features an easy re-pairing function, allowing the receiver to be linked to a different transmitter making interchanging trailers possible.
The benefits of a wireless camera monitor system
A large range of extension and adapter cables are available to suit every camera monitor system application. Whether you want to add additional cameras, reach the full length of your vehicle, or have a tractor trailer combination, Brigade has a solution for you.
Brigade’s range of OEM adapter cables allow for easy retro fit of cameras to existing in cab monitors for makes such as DAF, Volvo, Scania, MAN, Fendt, Iveco to name a few.