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Not sure if you need a camera system on your school bus?

Camera systems monitor student and driver behaviour during routes, and record the external environment. School bus cameras can capture bullying between students as well as accusations against the driver. With video footage, you no longer have to resolve conflicting stories about interactions on the bus.

What is in a camera system?

A typical school bus camera system consists of 2 to 8 dome or wedge specialized mobile cameras, a mobile digital video recorder, wiring harnesses, and video playback and archiving software.

What else can the DVR record?

The DVR can record signals from the vehicle, including braking, right and left turning, warning lights, and stop-arm deployment. It can also record G-sensor events, vehicle speed, alarms, and idle time.

Why record signals on the DVR?

By recording the school bus signals you monitor driver behavior and confirm if the driver has followed proper procedure, including braking, warning lights, and stop-arm. Video can be tagged with events, then you can search video that occured when the signal was deployed. The most common signal for this is stop-arm and panic button.

Why record G-Sensor events?

G-sensor measures any amount of force that was exerted on the vehicle during the route. For example, if the driver took a hard turn, or if there was a collision with another vehicle, the force of movement is measured by the G-sensor. If acceptable measurements are exceeded, an alarm is triggered and you can retrieve the video around that alarm to view the event.

Where do I find the serial number of my camera/recorder?

The Serial number is usually located at the bottom of the packaging. If you do not have the packaging with you, flip your camera or recorder upside down: the serial number accompanied by the bar code should be located there. On some cameras and recorders, the serial number can be found on the side or back. On some recorders, such as the TH8, the serial number is located on the front ledge of the recorder case.

How do I change the power off/record off delay times on my DVR?

You can change these setting from the DVR Configuration menu. To access this menu, connect a portable video monitor and USB mouse to the front panel of the DVR. Power up the DVR, right-click in Live view and go to Configuration > record. Under the Recording Setting tab, set the Record-Off or Power-Off delay time.

What does the flashing green light mean on the diagnostic button?

When a vehicle ignition is turned on, the status light of the diagnostic button initially flashes green, and then turns solid green after approximately 2 minutes. A solid green light indicated the video system is operating normally. Continuous flashing can indicate several things, such as a unlocked HDD, HDD issues, or an overheated DVR. If you notice a flashing status light, you should report this to the tech support team for further troubleshooting.