Spotlight: Safety Vision’s mobile surveillance solutions combine the latest tech with the sharpest images
Safety Vision has been guiding heroes that rescue and save lives for the last 25 years
Company: Safety Vision
Headquarters: Houston, TX
Signature Product: The Observer 4112 Hybrid Video Recorder (HVR)
1. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
In the early 90s, our founder and CEO Bruce Smith was working for a mobile equipment distributor, and came into contact with several industry professionals who had unique problems. Bruce knew that he could assemble a team of experts that could understand these problems, engineer effective solutions, and provide world-class service and support. Now celebrating 25 years, Safety Vision has become the premier vendor in the mobile video surveillance industry, supplying vehicle fleets world-wide with mobile video solutions that are custom tailored to each customer’s specific needs.
2. What is your signature product and how does it work?
The Observer 4112 Hybrid Video Recorder (HVR) combines eight traditional analog camera inputs with an additional four IP camera inputs utilizing a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch, allowing you to incorporate the latest technology and sharpest images. This allows expenses to be controlled by installing HD cameras in the most critical positions where more definition is needed. The IP camera pointed out of the front windshield will capture the long field of view ahead of the vehicle, and the resolution allows you to zoom in on fine objects such as license plates and signs. Multiple analog cameras can efficiently capture shorter distances in the vehicle interior, minimizing the overall system cost. These situations illustrate the immediate benefits hybrid video recorders can provide.
3. Why do you believe your products are essential to the EMS/fire community?
Our mobile video surveillance and collision avoidance products enhance driver visibility, and helps serve as a complete digital evidence capture solution to quickly dismiss false claims and reduce financial threats. Video recorded allows the opportunity to identify areas of improvement, evaluating accurate use of equipment and how EMS/fire perform their duties. Footage can also be replayed as an effective training tool to demonstrate the skills required in real-life emergency scenarios.
4. What makes your company unique?
Safety Vision is a privately held company that has successfully grown over the past 25 years from the substantial relationships we have built with our customers. Our corporate offices located in Houston, TX consists of our knowledgeable client support network which includes product development, customer service, technical support, marketing, sales, and administrative teams, all in-house under one roof and available to provide expert installation, product training, and trouble shooting for departments or agencies. At our corporate offices, an on-site, four-tier 35,000 sq. foot warehouse stores over 12 million dollars of inventory, and offers same day shipping before 3pm CST.
5. What do your customers like best about you and your products?
Safety Vision prides itself on customer service and support after the purchase. Our biggest strength and the most important part of any project is what happens after the equipment is installed. We deliver real long-term value to our customers with 100 percent dedication. Every system is custom tailored to meet and exceed each customer's specific needs. We offer a full money back guarantee if a customer is not satisfied with our products or service, no contract required.
6. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community? Safety Vision recognizes and truly values the hard work and commitment the first responder community dedicates to public safety. We are proud to serve those who serve and defend our communities. It’s a great honor that first responders entrust in our visual enhancement products to ensure they stay out of harm's way during rapid responses. Guiding the heroes that rescue and save lives is a reward that will never go unappreciated.
7. What’s next for your company? Any upcoming new projects or initiatives?
Technology is racing forward rapidly and Safety Vision has the desire and capability to keep ahead of the technology curve. Our in-house Product Development team diligently works on testing out new technologies to adapt to our solutions. Safety Vision has built this vision into its systems by bringing technological innovation, value, and safety to vehicle fleets world-wide. Safety Vision is proud to announce that we now service and provide the best mobile video surveillance in any Latin American country, headquartered in Panama with representation throughout several countries.