Congested city driving conditions, crime inside and outside the cab, and the large volume of walking & bike riding pedestrians are all contributors to a taxi owner/driver risk. Since the installation of SmartWitness camera systems (currently over 10,000 total) in cities like NY, Chicago, London, & Seoul, taxi related crimes and claims have dropped, resulting in safer roads for all. Alarm input triggers can be connected to the taxi meter or door opening, securing & transmitting video recordings any time a fare is started or a pedestrian enters the vehicle. An emergency panic button is also within reach of the driver at all times for initiating an overwrite-protected video for later analysis. These features combined with video, audio, & GPS data, provide all the evidence needed to quickly resolve any road event.
Choosing the right SmartWitness system will depend on several factors. While we try to educate our website visitors as much as possible, it is always best to consult with a SmartWitness sales representative or a SmartWitness Reseller to discuss the perfect systems based on your needs and budget. These are the two most common SmartWitness systems installed into taxi & livery vehicles: