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SafeDrive camera installs in windshield

Oct. 5, 2009 - The SafeDrive MiniDVRT mobile digital video recorder (MDVR) system installs directly to the windshield and incorporates both a forward-facing road-view camera and a rear-facing cabin-view camera. The SafeDrive MiniDVR records video, audio, and metadata to a removable, high capacity, and economical CompactFlash card, included behind lock and key within each unit.

October 5, 2009 
By Carey Fredericks

Video is automatically recorded when a vehicle operator is speeding or
driving erratically, when the driver/operator manually presses the
eventsave button, or when a crash occurs. Also recorded and tracked are
GPS map coordinates, G-force data, vehicle speed, event trends, and
audio that can be accessed by SafeDrive MiniDVR software. Serving as a
data management portal, SafeDrive MiniDVR software provides advanced
and powerful playback, search, and export features. Providing inclusive
data control, the mobile surveillance system software offers
quantifiable tools for event trends and event location plotted in
Google Map views if the computer viewing the video is connected to the

The compact SafeDrive MiniDVR has an internal battery backup feature
that enables recording to continue in instances of sudden power loss,
for example, vehicle battery ejection or destruction during a crash. The
in-vehicle video system can be installed easily and permanently to a
windshield with an included bracket, or for temporary use with an
optional high-vacuum suction cup and quick-detach power cord. Other
features include infrared illuminators for low-light recording in the
vehicle cabin, optional remote contact switch for event saves via push
button or contact closure switches, and four programmable sensors for
metadata capture that
can be renamed.

For more information call: 800.880.8855 or 713.896.6600,  or visit: or .


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