Centrad opens new Head Office and Warehouse facility

Centrad opens new Head Office and Warehouse facility Vehicle CCTV and GPS Tracking supplier Centrad has opened its new 5,000 square foot office and warehouse facility in Amber Business Village, Tamworth. The building was acquired in 2019 and following extensive renovation will now act as the companies Head Office and the warehouse for its UK […]

Do camera systems reduce fleet insurance premiums?

Do camera systems reduce fleet insurance premiums? By Geoff Cross – Managing Director, Centrad https://vimeo.com/687934103 As a founder and MD of a fleet operator until 2018, I have been at the forefront of many fleet insurance renewals including a number of nervous ones with annual premiums creeping or even hiking up, often due to unpaid […]

We have added our onboard temperature check to our range

We have added our onboard temperature check to our range Centrad adds onboard temperate check and passenger counter to its camera systems Vehicle CCTV supplier Centrad has launched a thermal temperature detection system to help bus and coach operators get back on the road to recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The device can be seamlessly integrated with […]

DVS enforcement delayed until March 2021

4 Reasons why fleet owners should introduce video telematics Transport for London (TFL) has advised all fleet operators that the enforcement of the Direct Vision Standard / DVS scheme will now be delayed until March 2021 due to the challenges fleet operators have faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme will still legally come […]

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Business Update Following the latest UK Government update, Centrad are making the following changes to the business to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and those around us. Stock and Supply Our supply chain remains fully operational, we have stock within our warehouse at Tamworth and we have deliveries due to arrive. […]

What you need to know about Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

4 Reasons why fleet owners should introduce video telematics **UPDATED** DVS enforcement delayed DVS enforcement has been delayed until March 2021 — All Heavy Goods Vehicles that are over 12 tonnes either entering or operating in Greater London will soon need to be in possession of a valid safety permit as part of the Direct […]

Centrad in the News – ‘An Operators Best Friend’

Centrad in the News – ‘An Operators Best Friend’ Coach and Bus Week spoke recently to Geoff Cross our Managing Director about the issues he experienced with Central Buses and how vehicle CCTV became such a critical part of running a profitable public transport business. Centrad has been providing vehicle CCTV and telematic solutions to […]

SD Card or Hard Disk Storage – which is best for your Vehicle Camera System?

SD Card or Hard Disk Storage – which is best for your Vehicle Camera System? https://vimeo.com/687918658 When purchasing a camera system for your vehicle you should expect a supplier to have several options of recording systems to choose from. Some of those will store footage onto an SD Card and others will record onto a Hard Drive. […]

Do fleets fitted with cameras require warning signage under GDPR?

Do fleets fitted with cameras require warning signage under GDPR? In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into place, superseding the Data Protection Act which previously governed the use of CCTV in vehicles. Commercial vehicle owners who have camera systems installed which record video footage are covered by GDPR. Cameras which are […]

Are you ready for FORS?

Are you ready for FORS? The FORS Standard defines the requirements that fleet operators must meet in order to attain and maintain FORS accreditation. Organisations with audit dates on and after the 14th of January 2019 will be audited against Version 5 and must therefore prepare their Bronze, Silver or Gold audit(s) against the revised […]

7 things to consider before choosing a Vehicle Camera supplier

7 things to consider before choosing a Vehicle Camera supplier With an increasingly crowded list of suppliers it can be a minefield choosing the right camera system at the right price. There are a huge number of differences regarding the reliability, quality, ease of use and functionality with a varying degree of customer service levels […]

4 Reasons why fleet owners should introduce video telematics

4 Reasons why fleet owners should introduce video telematics Telematics data has proven to be invaluable to fleet operators in recent years. Reducing fuel costs, improve efficiencies and reduce incident rates by monitoring driver behaviour. To protect fleets even further, the best practice is to combine telematics data with video – ensuring an accurate eye […]

Why it’s essential for fleets to be fitted with cameras?

Why it’s essential for fleets to be fitted with cameras? https://vimeo.com/687931068 Running a commercial fleet can be expensive and stressful. Having operated a fleet operation myself since 2003, I know all the headaches fleet owners face. Fortunately though the introduction of cameras on my own fleet, I was able to achieve savings of 64% on […]