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Onyx Insurance to Install Janus Cam HD Recording Devices in All Insured vehicles

June 10, 2014

It has become the norm for municipalities to approve the use of recording devices in vehicles for hire. Vehicles are required to be installed with recording devices as insurance companies will be able to use the recordings as evidence and avoid paying towards fraudulent claims. This will reduce claims and lower the costs of litigation and claim investigations.

Onyx Insurance Company, a risk retention group, has selected Janus Cam for providing high definition video recording devices. Janus Cam specializes in providing mobile digital surveillance cameras and recording devices to the taxi and limo industry in several metropolitan areas in the U.S. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Concierge Technologies.

Janus Cam will deliver its Janus V2HD product to Onyx which will provide the product in all insured vehicles following a mandatory requirement to provide liability insurance. Onyx can provide the benefits of recording events, to its members and its insured clientele.

The Janus V2HD can provide high definition recordings of events occurring inside and outside the vehicle, audio recordings inside the vehicle, and also GPS-based vehicle tracking. As the device is equipped with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities, it can enable data uploads and video streaming to smart phones or client servers.

The device also ensures secure file storage, provides event triggers, in addition to enabling a proprietary viewer application for management review and risk analysis. Surveys have revealed that insurance loss claims have reduced significantly for vehicles that make use of the Janus Cam video and tracking technology.

David Choi, director of sales for Janus Cam, remarked, “We have been demonstrating for years how the presence of our device not only lowers insurance claims, but increases driver safety and provides management with a complete set of tools to more efficiently manage their fleet.”

Onyx has made it compulsory for all its insured fleets to install the Janus camera for risk management. Fleet managers will be using the technology to improve driver behavior and passenger safety, dispatch efficiencies and also enhance operating efficiencies.

Janus Cam introduced its premier product, the Janus V2, to the trucking industry at the Great American Truck Show in 2013. The Janus V2 features dual-lens high definition video recording of the vehicle’s forward view and the interior of the cab, infra-red night vision, interior audio recording, and GPS-based vehicle tracking. The V2 is an unobtrusive, windshield mounted, device that integrates all functions into one chassis. No external DVR’s or GPS modules are required.




Edited by Maurice Nagle

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