Brigade’s Mobile Digital Recording (MDR) systems capture footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras. The MDR range includes models with 4G connectivity capabilities, allowing data to be accessed from the recorder without having to physically go to the vehicle. In order to take full advantage of the benefits of 4G connectivity, Brigade now provide Bridge, a fully managed service for 4G enabled systems so that operators do not have to set up and maintain their own servers and manage SIMs and mobile data.
Benefits of having remote access to the MDR can include:
Playback from MDR or server of historical footage and metadata
– Metadata includes: GPS location, speed, G-force, events and alarms.
– Dual-screen support with dedicated location map.
– Includes: GPS location, speed and alarms.
Live view of vehicle cameras and metadata
– Up to 64 cameras can be viewed from multiple MDRs on one screen
– Metadata includes: GPS location, speed and alarms.
– Scheduled: one-off download to the server that will commence once vehicle is online.
– Automatic: Pre-alarm and post-alarm footage (e.g. 30 seconds) will automatically save to the server.
– Manual: Download historical footage from the MDR to local storage.
– Easily set up geographical boundaries to know when your vehicle enters and/or leaves areas. Up to 12 geo-fenced areas can be set per MDR.
Optional email notifications of triggered alarms
– Alarms include: Geo-fencing, Overspeed, G-Force, HDD error and Video loss.
Why choose a 4G MDR?
Playback in Action
A truck, equipped with a 4G-enabled MDR was involved in a head-on collision. The fleet manager remotely accessed the data before the emergency services arrived at the scene and was able to check the speed and positioning of the truck and watch the vehicle on the wrong side of the road, drive straight into it. The footage showed the truck driver was not at fault and allowed the company to reassure him that he was not culpable. Instant access to the data proved invaluable as the MDR was seized by the police, meaning the company and driver would have had to wait until the hard drive footage could be retrieved and the details of the incident could be confirmed.
The Benefit of Geo-Fencing
A quarry is situated close to a village that has a bridge over its river. The bridge is prohibited to vehicles over 3T yet it is a much shorter journey than the alternative, which takes an extra 15 minutes to reach the main carriageway. The quarry was hearing reports their tippers were sometimes being driven over the bridge instead of using the permitted route. The fleet was fitted with 4G-enabled MDRs which features geo-fencing. This enabled the fleet manager to receive a notification each time a tipper was driven into the prohibited zone set on the MDR, and allowed action to be taken as necessary. The geo-fencing eliminated the problem and the drivers subsequently only used the permitted route.
Bridge 4G Packages
All packages are pay-monthly for 12 months rolling thereafter. Login details will be different for fleets on Brigade Track and Bridge View packages. * Additional cost.
EE is the biggest and fastest 4G network in the UK. It has the best download speeds of any UK network and exceptional geographical coverage.
EE Europe Roaming Zone countries are*: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
What is an M2M IoT SIM card?
Machine to Machine Internet of Things
An M2M IoT SIM card is used for sending and receiving data; not for voice and texts. They have a dedicated APN which has priority bandwidth over consumer SIMs on the network, ensuring uninterrupted connection. An M2M IoT SIM will not throttle the bandwidth to the MDR: Bandwidth throttling is an intentional lowering of the speed that is available over an internet connection to regulate network traffic.
What can you do with 2GB data?
A typical download following a collision is three minutes (30 seconds pre-alarm and 2.5 minutes post-alarm).
All Bridge packages include
- 4G connection
- Competitively-priced 12 month contract, rolling thereafter
- UK or European-roaming SIM card
- Remote access to MDR via secure cloud server
- Technical helpline and online tutorials
- Access to data via MDR Apps for iOS and Android systems
- Access to data via MDR Dashboard PC software:
Windows OS required (minimum Windows 7)
Managed by Brigade
- Supply and activation of the SIM
- Set up and administration of MDR Dashboard user accounts
- Set up and maintenance of the server
- 4G data limit notifications
- Documentation, instructions and tutorials
- Technical helpline
Brigade’s MDR and Bridge help meet the requirements of the General data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Brigade Electronics Group Plc reserves the right to change terms, conditions and specifications at any time.