When leading Logistics and Transport firm, ATC, were looking for a connected camera system for their fleet, they turned to CameraMatics for help.
ATC was founded in 1979 and over the last 40 years has become Europe’s leading Data Centre, Logistics, and White Glove service provider, counting the world’s leading technology customers amongst their clients. Headquartered in Ireland, the company has offices in Germany, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and the UK.
It’s no surprise that a family-run company that counts among its core priorities customers, excellence, safety and innovation and professionalism is absolutely committed to running a safe, connected fleet.
ATC’s fleet includes an impressive range of vehicles – small and box vans under 3.5t, 18t and 26t Rigid Trucks and 26t Artic units. With a diverse fleet the company wanted to install a connected technology Camera system which was adaptable, future-proof and could be accessed remotely.
We spoke to Pawel Kowalski, ATC’s Fleet Supervisor, to hear his thoughts on fleets, technology and CameraMatics.
Pawel tells us that the decision to implement a connected vehicle camera system was driven by the company’s safety priority – a system was an excellent way to improve the safety of their drivers, as well as the security of the driver, the vehicle and the load. The ability of a camera system with DVR recording systems to provide incontrovertible evidence which protects drivers and resolves insurance disputes in the case of incidents was also a big attraction.
A key feature for ATC is the ability to remote download camera footage. With vehicles out on the continent for periods of up to five weeks a system which only allowed footage access when the trucks were in the depot wouldn’t be adequate. Pawel tells us that remote download can be helpful in many situations.
As well as the camera footage, the CameraMatics system’s tracking feature comes in handy too.
As monitoring of our fleet is really important to us, we use CameraMatics for both the cameras and tracking of the vehicles. The tracking enhances the footage and it can be helpful to compare the results with our main tracking system”
ATC’s drivers have an impressive safety record, something which is testament to the standard of training provided, the calibre of the drivers and the many measures, including CameraMatics, that the company has implemented to make their service stand out.
Pawel appreciates the technical support from CameraMatics, telling us that the Dublin technical department is very good and up to speed with helping out with remote issues or advice.
Finally, we asked Pawel if he would recommend CameraMatics to other fleet managers.
I would recommend CameraMatics to other fleet operators, particularly if their vehicles head out on the continent. The remote download function for the camera systems is a really handy option to have and has a big impact. As for service, CameraMatics is always there to answer the phone and tries to resolve any issues in the best possible way.”