WIS Launches New Smart Cameras for Garbage Trucks – PR.com


Atlanta, GA, March 02, 2024 –(PR.com)– Before looking at the new Smart Cameras from WIS, it is important that to clarify why these new cameras are different. The best way to differentiate the camera systems that are available, is to split them into two key categories:

Operational cameras (passive systems)
Smart cameras (intelligent systems)

Both camera systems might look similar, but only in appearance. The functions performed are very different.

Operational Cameras (Passive Systems)
This category of camera has been on the market for a while and most people will be extremely familiar with them. In fact, it is very likely that you also have such cameras on your own personal vehicles. These cams are like dash-cams but with a lot more added features. They record road behaviour and performance. Many trucks will have multiple cameras on both the interior and exterior of a truck so that it is recording not only what is happening on route, but also what is happening in-cabin. These cameras are fantastic for many reasons, including visibility of driver behavior and video evidence of incidents. One of the key goals of waste haulers is to reduce incidents and these camera systems offer so many benefits in this area. Through the reduction of incidents, your safety record improves and these in turn increase staff retention and reduce costs in areas such as legal and insurance.

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Smart Cameras (Intelligent Systems)
The reason this category is called smart cameras (intelligent systems) is that they go beyond recording a behavior. A smart camera records like any camera but the difference is what it does with what is recorded. Take the area of service verification as a great example. An operational camera on your truck can be set up to record what the truck sees as it drives its route. As such, it will capture whether a container was presented or not presented for collection. However, then a person has to watch the footage to verify if the container was presented or not. That is how operational cameras (passive systems) work.

New smart cameras will not only capture the footage, but it will also do all the extra costly human work. A smart camera will identify whether the container was presented or not, add a timestamp and attach the pic and all the collection data to the customer account. It does all of this automatically so that you do not have to wait to talk to a driver to find out what happened. It is not just about verification. For example, smart cameras can identify single or multiple lifts and auto-check against customer plans, and they can also identify contamination presented by the customer. This is a great example of how technology is delivering more automation to the waste industry and there is no doubt that smart cameras will offer more and more functionality as the technology develops. In a nutshell, smart cameras will give you more reliability and dependability for daily tasks while also saving money on labor and dispute resolution.

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