Brekford Traffic Safety's Argos Guardian Move Over Camera is designed to mount to an officer's vehicle and turn on automatically when the patrol car is stopped and emergency lights are flashing. Once activated, it will record 180-degree video of move-over violations and capture still images of the rear of the vehicle and its license plate while an officer is conducting traffic stops. It will index and save all data and transfer it securely via the cloud. The agency can then use the collected evidence to issue warnings and citations. The device is expected to be available for purchase in July.
The self-contained unit mounts flush on the outside rear of a vehicle and plugs in through the trunk in an available power port. Brekford employees review all of the video and supporting data to verify that a violation of the move-over laws has in fact been made. They then send the verified data to the agency, which can then determine if it will issue a warning or citation, or not notify the driver at all.
Because this technology is so new, state laws do not yet exist to cover issuing citations via mail for move-over violations, as they do for speed and red-light camera violations. For now, the camera system can be used in two ways. The video and license plate information captured by the device can be used to provide backup evidence for local officers when they pull someone over. It can also be used for a warning program targeted at those committing the violation, with warnings sent in the mail to expand awareness. Brekford's citation management software can customize the look of the warning for an agency and issue warnings based on specific locations or more randomly.
The Argos Guardian Move Over Camera will be available through a monthly subscription, with no upfront cost to purchase the device or software and no contract.