Smart speed camera revealed

The South African company Truvelo, who are the makers of 20 per cent of the speed cameras deployed in the UK, have announced the release of a new £30,000 system they call D-Cam.

Sep 7, 2006
By David Howell
Detective Chief Superintendent Jon McAdam

The South African company Truvelo, who are the makers of 20 per cent of the speed cameras deployed in the UK, have announced the release of a new £30,000 system they call D-Cam.

The new camera can be used as a fixed or mobile unit and is capable of monitoring three lanes of traffic simultaneously.

When fixed, the D-Cam is linked to speed sensors in the road. Whilst in mobile mode, a laser built into the handle detects vehicles exceeding the limit.

The built-in hard drive stores 100,000 digital still images that can be downloaded to a remote base using mobile phone technology. Current Truvelo systems in the UK can take only 700 film pictures, and require costly and time-consuming reloads on a regular basis.

The D-Cam is sold with a special hand-held computer to allow easy resetting of the camera`s zoom and trigger speed.

A spokesperson for Truvelo said: “The D-Cam is the best product available. It is about to undergo Home Office approval and should be ready for use within a year.”

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