Reversing any heavy goods vehicle carries an inherent risk due to a variety of blind spots including the back.
The probability of damage to property and personal injury is significantly increased on busy work sites such as stock yards and distribution centres, where vans and trucks are regularly required to reverse within a confined space. Not only do these accidents impose a financial burden on companies from claims and repairs but, in more serious cases, the impact on bystanders or road users can be devastating.
The statistics speak for themselves: 90% of reversing accidents occur off road in loading bays, lorry parks, quarry sites and warehouses; one quarter of all workplace deaths are caused by reversing vehicles; and manoeuvring commercial vehicles accounts for one claim in every six. Mirrors alone are not enoughInstalling a rear-view camera can:
The good news is these risks can be mitigated by installing a robust vehicle reversing camera system to eliminate rear-view blind spots. However, it’s important to select a reliable solution that can withstand extreme weather conditions and day-to-day wear and tear.
As one of the UK’s most trusted manufacturers of reversing cameras, Brigade offers a variety of options to suit all vehicles from lorries to heavy plant machines. These solutions enable drivers to manoeuvre with confidence and help prevent damage to people, property and vehicles.
Installing a rear-view camera can:
Prevent reversing accidents
Reduce repair costs
Assist safe reversing
Comply with legislative requirements
Be used for on and off-road settings
Reduce insurance premiums
Heighten best safety practice
Reduce vehicle off-road time from repairs
Brigade’s reverse camera monitor products:
Our Essential Camera Monitoring System is a reversing safety solution developed with quality in mind. This camera provides drivers with a visual aid inside the cab to remove the rear blind spot completely. Able to retrofit any vehicle, from vans to lorries, the camera is positioned at the top rear of the vehicle, looking down at the bumper. By displaying the distance to objects the driver can react appropriately.
18 LEDs on the camera face emit infrared light to ensure safe reversing at night
Automatic LEDs at low light
83°(H), 64°(V), 110°(D) viewing angle that covers rear blind spot
In-cab monitor for one clear view
Peace of mind from Brigade’s 1-year warranty
Second camera can be connected for a different view
Quick, hassle-free installation
Our Shutter cameras are best in class reversing cameras, particularly suited to heavy goods vehicles and plant machinery that require a robust solution for harsh environments. For vehicles that operate in dirt and dust, a shutter reveals the camera lens only when needed, keeping the camera free from debris for greater visibility.
The Elite and Select ranges both hold an IP69K rating along with 5 and 3-year warranty periods respectively.
Infrared LEDs for ultra-low-light performance
Day /night sensor
Normal /mirror view
Wide Dynamic Range
Our Backeye®360 intelligent camera monitoring system is the ultimate reversing aid as it provides the driver with a complete surround view of the vehicle in real-time, so objects and people on each side of the vehicle can be avoided. The system offers a choice of 360° technologies, both of which work with four ultra-wide-angle cameras that each cover one full side of the vehicle with a viewing angle of over 180°. The calibrated cameras capture the surrounding area, including blind spots, to deliver a fast and smooth picture. The technology can be configured to all vehicles.