Yesterday I was running late for a meeting and saved the file I was working on to a USB drive. Or so I thought. Later, when I went to review my work, I discovered it was gone! All those hours of work – wasted.
Normally we save files to a network storage drive, which is backed up regularly, to avoid these types of hasty mistakes. Those small text and image-based files are usually easy to retrieve, download and organize.
But what about video surveillance files? With one bus, it might not be a big deal to go out to the bus yard and pull the hard drive out of the on-board video recorder to access video footage of an incident. Imagine multiplying the bus count for a larger fleet of 50 or more?
Now imagine forgetting to replace the hard drive in that bus recorder and finding out after a serious accident that the video didn’t record. The cost of missing footage could be huge.
In a small group, any issues or challenges seem small and invisible at first. But as a group grows larger, so do the number of demands. With more challenges comes a higher chance that things can go wrong. Investing in a wireless video management system can prevent those types of issues from happening and ensure bus video is always recording.
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Bus Video Challenges
Every day, buses from McAllen Independent School District, located in McAllen, TX, travel 7,000 miles to bring more than 8,400 students to their schools. To facilitate learning and child development, the forward-thinking transportation team has managed to create a safe and nurturing environment at their district with school policies enhanced by advanced technology.
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Over the last 50 years, Cook-Illinois Corporation has grown from a handful of buses to more than 2,200 vehicles bringing the company the status of one of the largest family owned and operated school bus contractors in the US. Despite their growth and development, there is nothing more important for the transportation team than getting students to school and back, safely and on time.
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Four Ways to Increase the Life of Your Video System
In the first part of our blog article “Planning Ahead for Technology Change”, we discussed reasons and timing for the upgrade of your video surveillance system. When your equipment is relatively new or you don’t have budget for an upgrade, there are a few strategies you can use to extend the life of your existing system.
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When something happens on a bus, people want to know about it right away. Whether you work for a public transit agency, who has law enforcement demanding footage of a reported crime, or a school bus operator that needs to give video evidence of bullying to a school principal for student discipline purposes, you need to find video quickly and easily. This is why Wi-Fi video downloading and video surveillance management software has emerged as the key way to get surveillance footage and vehicle status information.
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Installing a bus camera system is an important step towards improved passenger and driver safety, but many organizations find retrieving and managing the video footage more of a challenge than they bargained for. Although you may want to avoid the initial expense of investing in a wireless network infrastructure and video management software, they can actually save you money in the long run.
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