SmartTrucks Offer Video Surveillance to Facilities
Video surveillance is no longer stagnant. With new SmartTruck technology, IoT gives officials real-time, archivable coverage of facilities.
- By Kaitlyn DeHaven
- Jun 07, 2019
MetTel and Brosnan Security are collaborating to create IoT-connected vehicle fleets called “SmartTrucks” to increase safety for commercial, governmental, and educational properties, as well as customers and security officers.
The SmartTruck is a custom-designed Dodge Ram 1500 with mobile security patrol. In addition to its security features, its physical features include signage and lighting to illuminate parking lots.
As a SmartTruck patrols the parking lot of a commercial property, it will be connected to live video. This video will be available to the commercial, governmental, or educational facilities, offering them real-time coverage of the activity on the outside of the facility.
In addition to the live footage, officials can analyze patterns with this new technology by looking back at historical footage that can be archived at the will of the client. They can also ensure driver safety by monitoring the driver through the footage. Moreover, the truck includes vehicle idle management for fuel reduction cost and security guard time efficiency, GPS tracking, and Geo-fencing capabilities.
Patrick Bosnan, founder and CEO of Brosnan Risk and television security analyst, said that the technology has already proved itself and looks as though it has a bright future ahead of it.
“Considering the varied threats we face from criminals, hostile nation-states, terrorists, and rogue shooters, the ability to visually and electronically ‘sense’ every event and pattern in any physical environment has vast potential to secure businesses, venues, and any type of public or private site and make America safe again,” Brosnan said.
The SmartTruck is paired with IoT Single SIM from MetTel to connect devices automatically to the IoT. With this feature, the previous 48 hours of sessions are archived.
Max Silber, vice president of Mobility & IoT at MetTel said that he expects IoT to be increasingly present in this era of digital transformation.
“IoT is the connective tissue of this [digital] transformation, and its ability to address industry-specific challenges is an evolutionary leap toward our intelligent, connected future,” Silber said.
Kaitlyn DeHaven is the Associate Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.