North Yorkshire Police have invested in new resources to combat the rising problem of speeding motorists on the county’s roads, but also to help protect their road safety enforcement team whilst performing their duties at the roadside.
Safety Van PTZ System Setup
The force commissioned and took receipt of four Ford Transit safety camera vans, fully converted and incorporating Standby RSG’s PTZ camera and multichannel DVR system.
One of the frustrations encountered by road safety enforcement officers is that, by law, motorcycles do not have to have a front registration plate, therefore the in-vehicle rear facing static speed camera can’t capture the plate details of a speeding motorcyclist.
The PTZ system combats this problem with a positionable rooftop Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera operated by a joystick control unit and viewed on an HD monitor from inside the vehicle.
On occasion road safety enforcement officers can experience aggressive and intimidating behaviour from members of the public and motorists. The vehicle is therefore also fitted with 4 wide-angled static cameras and a panic alarm button.
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