Mobile Digital Recording

Why Mobile Digital Recording (MDR)?

Protecting your driver. Providing your witness

Incidents involving vehicles are time-consuming issues to resolve. A lack of solid evidence can often mean companies automatically accept liability, but easy settlements have led to an increase in cases against those operators – who quickly get known as a soft-target for further similar claims. False claims, crash-for-cash and shrinkage are now costing businesses millions each year. Add to this the issues of vandalism and attacks on drivers and the job of a transport manager becomes evermore difficult.

By capturing footage from vehicle-mounted cameras, Brigade’s vehicle Digital Video Recorder (DVR) systems offer the solution. It provides an accurate witness and gives irrefutable evidence in the case of an incident. Having recorded footage where there are conflicting reports of actual events or by being able to prove a staged accident, companies can make major cost savings whilst importantly support their drivers, who are often the subject of increased scrutiny after an incident.

Brigade MDR 500

Compatible vehicles

  • vehicle safety products for articulated trucks
  • Vehicle safety products for rigid truck
  • vehicle safety products for waste truck
  • Vehicle safety products for road sweepers
  • Vehicle safety products for buses
  • Vehicle safety products for coaches
  • vehicle safety products for vans
  • Vehicle safety products for minibuses
  • Vehicle safety products for rigid trucks with drawbar trailers
  • vehicle safety products for on-road tipper

    Brigade’s Vehicle MDR Range

    Brigade’s MDR range includes four and eight channel mobile digital video recorders with 1TB and 2TB  hard drives . Both four and eight-channel vehicle DVR systems include models with WiFi and/or 4G connectivity capabilities, allowing data to be accessed from the recorder without physically having to go to the vehicle.

    Benefits of Brigade MDRs for Commercial Vehicles

    • Proof against insurance claims such as ‘crash-for-cash’ scams
    • Recording provides protection for drivers who may be wrongly accused
    • Provides irrefutable evidence in the case of accidents and legal proceedings
    • Encourages driver best practice, so less vehicle damage and accidents
    • Vandalism deterrent
    • Peace of mind for passengers and drivers

    Further MDR Features Include:

    • Up to 1862 hours recording time*
    • Pre- and post-trigger recording of up to 60 minutes preceding or following an incident.
    • Simultaneous mirror-recording onto an in-built SD card, meaning there is always back-up of footage.
    • Eight configurable trigger inputs.
    • Footage is protected by a non-visible digital watermark. Files that have been tampered with no longer play meaning a more reliable source of evidence for use in legal proceedings.
    • Search by date, time and triggered events such as G-Force, speed or motion detection.
    • Exported clips have embedded software – allows footage to be viewed without the need for additional software.
    • Compatible with Brigade’s vehicle CCTV camera monitor systems and Backeye®360 systems.
    *MDR Storage Calculator


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    The best parts of Brigade’s MDR system are the quality and the speed – which is almost instant
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    Remote-access Vehicle DVR System

    Brigade’s range of 4 and 8 channel vehicle DVR systems now include models with WiFi and/or 4G connectivity capabilities.

    Wirelessly connecting a Mobile Digital Recorder (MDR) to a secure server can save many man-hours, as data can be obtained from the vehicle DVR without needing to access the vehicle.

    WiFi and/or 4G models have the same features as the standard MDR.


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    WiFi recorder and/or 4G recorder connectivity features:

    • Download data without physically going to the vehicle(s).
    • Set-up automatic download of data (triggered events) to a secure MDR server when in range of MDR Wi-Fi.
    • Stream data remotely via 4G network.
    • Real-time GPS tracking via 4G network (providing vehicle has 4G signal).
    • Immediate notification of triggered events via 4G network or scheduled summary of events on WiFi.
    • User-defined evidence packages to only receive the data required.
    • Live View up to 36 cameras from multiple vehicle DVR systems.
    • Mobile App to access live views, vehicle locations, create snapshots and receive alerts.


    • A facility allowing devices to communicate wirelessly. A dedicated MDR Wireless network creates a small, localised area within which your devices can receive signal.
    • WiFi is location based e.g. fleet yard, depot or quarry.


    • A cellular data service available from mobile network providers. (o2, EE, Three Mobile, Vodafone etc)
    • Coverage is anywhere with 4G signal- Nationally and Internationally.
      Data charges will apply.

    Become Connected with BRIDGE LINK

    Brigade’s new BRIDGE LINK modem gives customers who initially purchased a 400,500 or 600 Series MDR without a built-in mobile network module (all models except G or GW variants), the ability to become connected to Brigade’s 4G managed service, BRIDGE. The BRIDGE LINK modem device is a simple and cost-effective way for non-connected MDR owners to take their digital recorders online and begin accessing data from the recorder, without having to physically go to the vehicle.

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    BRIDGE Link Modem 2

    Brigade Bridge is a fully managed 4G service for Brigade vehicle DVR systems, allowing Fleet Managers to remotely access their vehicle data at any time.


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