Safety Vision says sales hit the quarter-billion dollar mark

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Safety Vision, a global provider of mobile video solutions, recently announced that sales since its 1993 inception have topped the quarter-billion dollar mark. Originally founded as a distributorship for rearview camera systems, the company now provides a full array of mobile video products for vehicle fleets across market sectors.

Safety Vision designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services its own line of mobile-rated video camera and monitor kits featuring infrared technology, as well as digital onboard surveillance systems featuring wireless video and audio data collection and streamlined data management.

“Reaching the quarter-billion dollar mark is very rewarding but hardly surprising, as Safety Vision has enjoyed phenomenal growth and continued success over the years,” says Bruce Smith, president and chief executive officer of Houston-based Safety Vision. “I am energized by every new sales, engineering and installation milestone we attain. My attitude remains, ‘What can we achieve, next?’ ”

Smith and company recently received industry acknowledgement of that growth and success, with the Small Business Association naming Smith as Small Business Person of the Year in April 2007. Additional indicators of the company’s growth include other recent sales and installation milestones; over the past month, the company has installed its 500,000th collision avoidance camera system, its 100,000th school bus recording system, and its 40,000th public transit surveillance system.

“This month has been strong for us in the public transit sector, with a $1.5 million award from a new transit client in Massachusetts and a $1 million order from an established transit client in Oregon,” says Mark Sahinen, the company’s vice president. “This type of sales activity is keeping us in pace with our target annual sales goal of $100 million by the year 2010. That goal is easily within reach. Maybe it’s time we upped the ante!”