Max Hillman, President
Max Hillman, president of SureCam, shared details about a dry-bulk goods transportation company in Pennsylvania that faced a crippling six-figure insurance claim. Operating with a high deductibleinsurance policy and lacking the video evidence needed to prove its driver’s innocence, this company had to pay a significant amount of money out of pocket to settle the claim.
This is a familiar story for many companies in the transportation industry, where insurance premiums are rising, and companies must pay out hefty amounts to cover claims costs. As a result, more companies are transitioning from standard telematics technology to video-based solutions to capture objective and timely video evidence from any accidents involving their drivers. In a field where video-telematics tends to be expensive or so complex that users require extra staffing resources to fully leverage, many small and medium-sized fleets that could benefit from such safety technology all too often find it out of reach.
Turning the tables is SureCam. The safety technology company provides an affordable and accessible video-telematics solution for companies regardless of their size. SureCam’s technology utilizes a single in-vehicle device to combine the data provided by traditional GPS tracking technology with high quality video evidence. In a move that stands out against other providers, SureCam offers its all-in-one solution as a monthly rental – eliminating the costly capital expenditures encountered with upfront purchase requirements on video hardware.As a result, companies gain visibility into unsafe driving practices within their f leet at an affordable price.
“While addressing the issues of f leet safety and rising claims costs, we offer a straightforward video telematics solution that protects f leets of all sizes from false driving allegations and act as the first line of defense against high claims costs,” says Hillman. “We deliver an intuitive solution so that f leets can easily address their safety pain points at an affordable cost without the need to invest in extra resources.”
While addressing the issues of fleet safety and rising claims costs, we offer a straightforward video telematics solution that protects fleets of all sizes from false driving allegations and act as the first line of defense against high claims costs
The offering is simple and straightforward. Companies are provided with the cloud-connected camera, cellular data, and access to the online platform for a low monthly fee. SureCam users enjoy a perpetual warranty on all hardware throughout the rental agreement, allowing camera devices to be quickly and easily replaced if issues are encountered with no added expense.
Effectively addressing challenges in the f leet management domain, SureCam’s video-telematics solution provides online access to real-time location tracking, instant video footage, performance-based reports, analytics, and more. Made possible by cellular connectivity,managers can be instantly alerted to harsh driving activities as well as have immediate access within seconds of an incident occurring to the underlying video evidence.
With SureCam, companies can choose a forward-facing only camera or opt for a dual-facing camera with the option to capture secondary video footage from inside the cab of the vehicle or externally from the rear or side of the vehicle depending on their privacy and coaching needs. The simple installation can be accomplished by SureCam’s approved national installers or by customers directly if they opt to self-install the device. While the solution has an open API and can be easily integrated with other third-party systems, it is built to be low maintenance forcustomers. From software enhancements to device monitoring to device sensitivity configurations, SureCam technology is designed to be supported remotely. The company also provides live phone and email support as well as unlimited training for customers.
The incentive for companies to adopt f leet video is huge. “We know that it works for f leets, our customers typically see drops in incident frequency as much as 50%, and reductions in claims costs by 30 – 60% or more depending on the customer,” explains Hillman. “We’re proud to offer a cost-effective, intuitive solution that is accessible to all f leets, and we’re especially proud to be helping our customers achieve greater safety, while driving profitability.”