Liverpool-based aggregates specialist Kealshore said it was saving money after installing Durite camera systems across its 20-strong fleet.

The firm specialises in pipe bedding, sand washing, groundworks supplies and site clearance and as its wagons spend a lot of time on construction sites it initially fitted the cameras as a visual aid for drivers when reversing or performing other manoeuvres.

But it said it had found the system was invaluable for spurious claims against the company too.
Kealshore started out with reversing cameras and recently also installed Durite’s DSD card four-channel digital video recording kits.

Darren McClymont, garage foreman for Kealshore, said: “The primary benefit to our business has been having a clear and accurate record of events during an accident.

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“Surprisingly, there are still plenty of fraudsters out there who will attempt to scam you without hesitation.

“Fortunately, with our camera recording system in place, there have been numerous occasions where the footage from the Durite DVRs has unequivocally shown that our driver was not at fault.”

“We have had instances where someone has claimed something has fallen off from one of our vehicles and damaged their car and we have been able to very quickly prove that it did not happen,” added McClymont.

“There are collisions where they have tried to blame our driver when the footage obviously shows we were not at fault. It is fair to say that Durite cameras have successfully saved us a good amount of money and time over the years.”