Subject: Vehicle CCTV & GPS Tracking
Industry: Alcoholic Beverage Retail & Distribution
Electrac NI was engaged to replace an obsolete camera and vehicle tracking system that WineFlair previously had fitted to its fleet of distribution vehicles, which deliver alcoholic beverages to its 56 stores across Northern Ireland. The product being transported is high value and therefore requires a high level of visibility for security and insurance purposes.
Electrac consulted with WineFlair to recommend and install a live 4G vehicle CCTV system and vehicle GPS tracking. As well as having all-round, external cameras, the fleet has a camera inside the body of the vehicle so that stock can be viewed at all times.
The footage from the camera system supplied and installed by Electrac can be accessed via a mobile application and is also continuously monitored in real-time from WineFlair’s own monitoring suite.
As well as the security of knowing where its vehicles are at any given time, WineFlair finds the tracking system useful for daily route planning. Instead of phoning drivers to ascertain their locations, office-based personnel can see real-time vehicle locations on a map, which makes planning journeys easier and more efficient.
When an incident occurs, management can view the event instantly and remotely, and it is a benefit to have an impartial account of what happened. As well as being live, the footage is recorded and can therefore be passed to WineFlair’s insurer as proof when the company’s driver was not at fault.
“Having dealt with Seamus through a pre-existing business relationship, we were aware of his excellent knowledge and experience of the camera and tracking systems available on the market, and we wanted advice about the best options for our needs. Seamus looked at our fleet, made a recommendation, told us how much it would cost and then completed the installation. He didn’t try to sell us anything that we didn’t need and just got the job done. The system works, it gives us great peace of mind and we now never have to give it another thought”.