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Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by elite1msmith, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    anyone of try this or use a device similar?

    i have not looked into all the specs, but this could be a pretty neat tell tail tool, see if your drivers are messing around with the trucks, awake, alert of their jobs, might make a good case for a customer for snow depth arguments, accidents, possibly a location history

    http://lorexstore.lorextechnology.com/product.aspx?id=2118
     
  2. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    so ur trying this whole snowplowing thing again?
     
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Elite, we went to mobile cameras last season and it squashed all the "you were never hear" comments. It has real time and date recording. Its also great for keeping and eye on your guys and it has voice recording as well. We paid around 300 bucks for our cameras (each) but money well spent! If your interested I can dig up our receipt.
     
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    lol never got out of it, just scaled way back last year after the trip to the desert
     
  5. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    did you ever use it to avaluate soem of yoru guys preformance or to tell if it seemed like they were driving in an unsafe manor. im torn between gps units at the moment, so we will see what comes if that

    i found this, while online looking for home securtiy system, what type do you guys use?
     
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yes and ours has built in gps. I can track how long it takes, how long they took to fill up at a gas station, how many times they "F" bomb me etc. It gives you, GPS locations with matching time and vehicle speed. Its an awesome set up plus its only about 3-4 inches long and about 2 inches wide and about 3/4 inch thick. I was going to become a distributor but then we got busy plowing, then before you knew it it was spring time. It all records on a sd card and downloadable right to your computer.
     
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    did u sue this unit , or another?

    also if im reading correctly on this unit, i can get another camera? like a back up camera, and a display for the driver to see, tie it all in together....?

    really for the $300 bucks, it seems like a great idea, at least enough to try it
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    ???? The company was (I think) Buswrecks and yes, they had a few different types.
     
  9. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    hmmm, google couldnt find them
     
  10. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I'll look for our receipt tomorrow and pm you with the name.
     
  11. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    Send it to me also plz.
     
  12. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    id like to know more on the recording lenths. i assume that you can not veiw/record an entire night, but if you wanted to record a few mins of every property how you would go about it
     
  13. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    keep in the loop also.
     
  14. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    It shows 8 hrs or recording time witha 4 GB card it supports 32 GB. Thats 64 hrs or recording.
     
  15. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    We have recorded an entire night with room to spare. It all depends on the size of sd card you get. The only bad thing is they need to be removed after plowing, apparently they dont like the cold. I left mine hooked up after plowing and something went haywire, I sent it back in under warranty and they replaced what needed fixed and the rest of the year they were fine. Still looking,lol I had to get a bunch of fall clean up equipment ready.
     
  16. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Good grief, i wouldn't want to be the one to sift through 64 hours of some ****** driving a plow truck! Just some of the short clips on Youtube are enough to make me crazy...:dizzy:
     
  17. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Right! The first ten minutes were cool I guess, but after that it was very boring! I think I counted around 8 people running red lights the first night,lol. Its also good for, God forbid any truck was in an accident. Our biggest reason for getting them is the old "you were never there" complaints. Like I said before it squashed them instantly.
     
  18. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Really good idea. Bit pricey though. I might check it out next season.
     
  19. CHasselberger

    CHasselberger Member
    Messages: 44

    take a look at drivecam.com also. they are used on lots of fire apparatus.
     
  20. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    I think if you go to that extent, your micro managing your people. However, I could see it be useful for training new drivers, or checking up on new drivers, or if you had a lot that took extra time...you could verify that it wasn't because they guy was sleeping,

    Actually from the "you were never here" stand point, it might only take one time to prove to a customer....and that unit pays for itself