Logistics Industry Insurers can benefit from an extra pair of eyes

Businesses involved in the logistics and insurance industries look set to benefit from vehicle-tracking specialist Phantoms new range of in car 3rdeye cameras.


The new cameras will help reduce fraudulent claims and record incidents on the road. They are small enough not to be intrusive, record automatically when an impact occurs and are available in HD and AV options. The cameras come with memory cards and USB leads so any images can be downloaded onto a computer or device with a hard drive. Each one has a 120 degree viewing angle meaning they capture a wide sweep of the road they are filming.

Each dash camera can record at night and come with 4GB SD cards as standard. Top of the range is the 3rdeye-3, with its slightly higher HD resolution recording facility, and includes GPS software to map all journeys and record where any impact or sharp breaking occurs. The 3rdeye-1 and 2 cameras also record in HD and have night vision like the 3rdeye-3 but have no software or GPS included.

The 3rdeye-1 and 3 cameras can be attached to a trucks cigarette lighter or hardwired into the electrical system if preferred, and both 3 and 1 have screens for playback. 3rdeye-2 does not have a screen but comes with a memory card instead, and only has the hardwiring option. Its perfect for any HGV cab and is small enough to feel hidden.

All the cameras can be attached to any vehicles windscreen where they can film and record any impact no matter how small. The images can be used to prove or disprove liability in the event of any accident or collision, which is particularly useful in the logistics industry. Their usage also helps cut down on fraudulent claims and maintain no claims bonuses.

Commercial and fleet vehicles are particularly vulnerable to insurance claims, as other motorists often feel claiming against companies is okay as they can afford it. And sometimes, there is a deliberate fudging of the facts to help the claim go through. 3rd-eye cameras stop that happening. They can also guard against contrived accidents and induced road traffic accidents which cost the logistics industry hundreds of thousands of pounds a year in claims.