ICOP Digital Launches Digital Video School Bus Surveillance System
- By Dian Schaffhauser
ICOP Digital has announced a new school bus security camera system that incorporates a set of digital video cameras and a controller. The system is designed to provide surveillance for passenger cabin video and audio monitoring, recording of stop-arm violators, and views of the driver area, and bus entrance. Increased camera capability also allows for windshield-mounted cameras that record activity in front of the bus, including student crossings, intersections, and level (railroad) crossings.
The ICOP Model 4000 integrates either four or eight cameras to record up to 500 hours of digital video images and audio in a casing with shock resistant mounts and vibration tolerance. The recordings can be viewed through local and web interfaces.
"Transportation managers are seeking solutions that help to proactively address traffic safety issues, driver risk management, and discouragement of school bus vandalism, theft and assault," said Laura Owen, president and chief operating office for ICOP. "Moreover, we believe it is vital that new mobile video technology provide managers the ability to immediately and effectively respond to events while they are in progress, enhance bus driver training, promote driver compliance with safety laws and school regulations, and improve all aspects of school bus operations."
The offering will work with Sprint's broadband network, including its high-speed wireless technology and GPS solutions. Both companies will market the system.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.