Safety Vision touts SafeDrive MiniDVR event recorder

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Safety Vision says its rugged SafeDrive MiniDVR mobile digital video recorder system can be installed directly to the windshield and incorporates both a forward-facing road-view camera and a rear-facing cabin-view camera. The compact system is designed to record video, audio and metadata to a removable high-capacity CompactFlash card, included behind lock and key within each unit.

According to the company, video is recorded automatically when a vehicle operator is speeding or driving erratically, when the driver/operator manually presses the event save button, or when a crash occurs; also recorded and tracked are GPS map coordinates, G-force data, vehicle speed, event trends and audio that can be accessed by SafeDrive MiniDVR software. Also designed to serve as a data management portal, SafeDrive MiniDVR software provides playback, search and export features, and offers quantifiable tools for event trends and event location plotted in Google Map views if the computer viewing the video is connected to the Internet.

The SafeDrive MiniDVR has an internal battery backup feature designed to enable recording to continue in instances of sudden power loss, such as vehicle battery ejection or destruction during a crash. Other features, according to Safety Vision, include infrared illuminators to facilitate low-light recording in the vehicle cabin, as well as four programmable sensors for metadata capture that can be renamed by someone with administrative rights in the SafeDrive video management software.

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