Smart Police speed and traffic enforcement coming to the UK
A new-style Smart Police Camera will be on UK roads later this year. LASERcam 4, a mobile speed enforcement camera from Truvelo, will combine class-leading laser speedmeter capabilities with high quality video to address a series of driving and criminal offences, and will be one of a series of highway-related innovations demonstrated at Traffex Seeing is Believing this month.
LASERcam 4 is designed to be used from a static Safety Camera Partnership vehicle by police and law-enforcement agencies, and records evidential video clips of speeding and other infractions onto internal solid state memory.
LASERcam 4 delivers performance levels exceeding those previously only seen in bulky tripod-mounted equipment. Additionally, years of intensive development have seen advances in video technology, processing speed, laser performance, and reduced power requirements which are all combined for the first time in LASERcam 4.
To date, Roads Policing Units and Safety Camera Partnerships have had to enforce with their own specialist dedicated mobile equipment. LASERcam 4, set to be a game-changer that the enforcement industry has been waiting for, is in the final stages of Home Office approval.
Demonstrations of LASERcam 4 will take place at the track side throughout Traffex Seeing Is Believing.
Organiser of Traffex Seeing Is Believing, Adrian Tatum, says: “This is a great opportunity for visitors – particularly those from Police and law enforcement agencies – to see for themselves the advances being made in the technology that keeps the network moving safety and legally. Today’s Police camera equipment delivers high-resolution images – day and night, handheld or tripod mounted – and able to give more than 8 hours of continuous recording time – equivalent to 2000 typical offences in a shift.”
Visitors to Traffex Seeing Is Believing will see a range of innovations – many of which have yet to be seen on the UK’s road network. The two-day event this month, the only one of its kind, combines an indoor conference and outdoor showcasing for live road repairs and high-speed crash demonstrations.
The event takes place at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, on 27 & 28 June. Visitors will also see dramatic live crash demonstrations and witness the difference between a high-speed collision with a conventional lamp-post and a “crash-friendly” one.