Pupil School bus safety camera systems

School Bus Safety offers; low cost school bus video camera systems, bus security surveillance, pupil
transportation cameras providing an expert witness in case of accident or incident. 

SD4mX Mini Series Solid State Digital Bus Camera Surveillance Solutions: 
H.264, D1 Hi-Resolution, SD DVR , Apple / Windows Playback 

SD4mX…….….4-Channel 100% Solid State School Bus Surveillance SD4mX DVR...............……$600 - $800* 
SD4mX-1…....1-Camera School Bus Video System, w/1 Color Night vision vandal cameras……...$675 - $875* 
SD4mX-2…....2-Camera School Bus Video System, w/2 Color Night vision vandal cameras………$750 - $950* 
SD4mX-3…....3-Camera School Bus Camera System, w/3 Color Night vision vandal cameras……$825 - $1,025* 
SD4mX-4…....4-Camera School Bus Camera System, w/4 Color Night vision vandal cameras……$900 - $1,100*

SD4mXG Mini Series GPS Speed & On Screen Mapping Solid State Digital Bus Camera Surveillance Solutions: 
H.264, D1 Hi-Resolution, SD DVR , Apple / Windows Playback 

SD4mXG……....4-Channel 100% Solid State School Bus Surveillance SD4mXG DVR w/GPS............$650-$850*
SD4mXG-1…....1-Camera Student Transit Video System w/GPS, Bus Video Surveillance System…..$725-$925*
SD4mXG-2…....2-Camera Student Transit Video System w/GPS, Bus Video Surveillance System…..$800-$1,000*
SD4mXG-3…...3-Camera Student Transit Camera System w/GPS, Onboard Security Camera ………$875-$1,075* 
SD4mXG-4…...4-Camera Student Transit Camera w/GPS, Onboard Security Camera System……….$950-$1,150*

SD4mXC Mini Series Live View 3G/4G Cellular Streaming Solid State Digital Bus Camera Surveillance Solutions
 with Real Time Surveillance, Live Event Trigger Alerts, Live GPS Tracking**

SD4mXC……....4-Channel 100% Solid State School Bus Surveillance SD4mXC…………….….….…..…...$700-$900*
SD4mXC-1…....1-Camera 3G/4G Cellular Live View, Live GPS capable Student Transit Video System ….$775-$975*
SD4mXC-2…....2-Camera 3G/4G Cellular Live View, Live GPS capable Student Transit Video System …$850-$1,050*
SD4mXC-3…...3-Camera 3G/4G Cellular Live View, Live GPS capable Student Transit Camera System  $925-$1,125* 
SD4mXC-4…...4-Camera 3G/4G Cellular Live View, Live GPS capable Student Transit Camera System  $1,000-$1,200*


Driver Safety Series School Bus Video Camera Systems

A student video surveillance system with high quality hardware, built in 3-Axis Accelerometer, to document Dangerous Driving Behaviors, unreported crashes and impacts or Eco-Driving, 256 GB of solid state memory capacity supported, enhanced user features, and a longer expected service life for this pupil transit camera system. 

The SD4mX mobile vehicle surveillance DVR has no moving parts in the recording mechanism, making it 100% Solid State Digital. It is able to endure very harsh environments making them well suited for high-risk vehicle applications that require rugged solid state dependability for video evidence. The addition of the GPS to this student transportation camera system provides the speed of the bus as well as playback with On Screen mapping. Added benefits of the Value Series over the Mini are the Driver Behavior recording aspects of the 3-Axis accelerometer, combined with the active driver alerts. Whether your primary concern is a driver flipping a vehicle in a hard turn or student transit camera surveillance for enhanced student safety this DVR has the tools to help reinforce safer driving behaviors. What Dangerous Driving Looks Like.

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Driver Safety Series G-Sensor School Bus Video System 
SD4mX 
Apple or Windows Playback
256 GB Solid State Memory Capacity
Driver Event Marker w/Pre & Post Event Capture 
Active Driver Safety Training Device with Active Driver Alerts
Built in 3-axis Accelerometer, Crash Trigger & G-Sensor Charting

School Bus Camera BID Specification Sheet

SD4mX DVRs offer these features in a mini package:

  • 256GB 100% Solid State Digital memory capacity, (optional 1TB HDD) for long memory storage of files
  • 4-channel School Bus Video DVR accepts 4  cameras with audio
  • 10-Year Extended Warranty available
  • Mosaic "Blurring" software to help protect non involved passengers
  • USB 2.0 Port & Ethernet: 10/100M Base-T, RJ45 LAN port
  • AVI Video Files play on VLC, Windows Media Player (WMP) w/codec plug-in
  • Selectable Motion Detection permits conservation of memory
  • Apple Mac OSX or Windows PC AVI video file playback w/codec plug-in, for school bus camera files
  • Driver Event Marker Button permits faster review of school bus camera file
  • Remote DVR Status Indicator permits driver to know if the system if fully functional
  • D1 high resolution & H.264 compression permits longer onboard memory storage files
  • Locking Integral Security case (included) helps protect access to files
  • Audible Driver Alerts from 4 Alarm input to 2 alarm output
  • Built in 3-axis Accelerometer, Crash trigger & G-Sensor Charting

Solid State SD4mX School Bus Video DVR & System Pricing          
SD4mX
 …....School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Mobile DVR Kit………………$600 - $800
SD4mX-1 …1-Camera School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Camera System….$675 - $875
SD4mX-2 ….2-Camera School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Camera System…$750 - $950
SD4mX-3 ….3-Camera School Child Safety Student Transit Security Onboard Bus Video Surveillance System.$825 - $1,025
SD4mX-4 ….4-Camera School Child Safety Student Transit Security Onboard Bus Video Surveillance System.$900 - $1,1000

32 GB SDHC Class 10 memory storage card......................................$35
64 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card.................................……$70
128 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card……………………………….$140
256 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card……………………………….$240


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Driver Safety Series G-Sensor School Bus Video Observation System w/GPS

SD4mXG 
GPS Vehicle Speed
 GPS On Screen Mapping 
 GPS DVR Time SYNC & DST
 Apple or Windows Playback
 256 GB Solid State Memory Capacity
 Driver Event Marker w/Pre & Post Event Capture  
 Active Driver Safety Training Device with Active Driver Alerts
 Built in 3-axis Accelerometer, Crash Trigger & G-Sensor Charting

School Bus Camera System BID Specification Sheet

SD4mXG DVRs offer these features in a mini package:

  • 128 GB 100% Solid State Digital memory capacity, (optional 1TB HDD) for long memory storage of files
  • GPS Vehicle Speed & On Screen Mapping included shows bus location on map during school bus surveillance playback
  • GPS Time Synchronization provides more accurate school bus video camera time stamp
  • Automatic Daylight Savings Time (DST) included
  • Mosaic "Blurring" software to help protect non involved passengers
  • 10-Year Extended Warranty available
  • 4-channel School Bus Video DVR accepts 4 school bus video cameras with audio
  • USB 2.0 Port & Ethernet: 10/100M Base-T, RJ45 LAN port
  • AVI Video Files play on VLC, Windows Media Player (WMP) w/codec plug-in
  • Selectable Motion Detection permits conservation of memory
  • Apple Mac OSX or Windows PC AVI video file playback w/codec plug-in for school bus camera files
  • Driver Event Marker Button for School Bus Video Camera use permits faster review of school bus camera files
  • Remote DVR Status Indicator for in-car Video Camera use permits driver to know if the system if fully functional
  • D1 high resolution & H.264 compression permits longer onboard vehicle surveillance camera files
  • Locking Integral Security case (included) helps protect access to digital bus video or in-car video surveillance files
  • Built in 3-axis Accelerometer, Crash trigger & G-Sensor Charting
  • Audible Driver Alerts from 4 Alarm input to 2 alarm output

Solid State SD4mXG with GPS School Bus Video DVR & System Pricing  
SD4mXG
 …....School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Mobile DVR Kit………………$650 - $850
SD4mXG-1 …1-Camera School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Camera System….$725 - $925
SD4mXG-2 ….2-Camera School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Camera System…$800 - $1,000
SD4mXG-3 ….3-Camera School Child Safety Student Transit Security Onboard Bus Video Surveillance System…$875 - $1,075
SD4mXG-4 ….4-Camera School Child Safety Student Transit Security Onboard Bus Video Surveillance System..$950 - $1,150

32 GB SDHC Class 10 memory storage card......................................$35
64 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card.................................……$70
128 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card……………………………….$140
256 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card……………………………….$240



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Driver Safety Series Live View 3G/4G Video Streaming
Real Time Vehicle Surveillance from PC or Smartphone

SD4mXC
3G/4G Live View 
Live GPS Tracking
Live Driver Panic Alarm
Geo-Fencing Border Violations Live Alarm
Hosted Professional 3G/4G Cellular CMS  Server 
Driver Event Marker w/Pre & Post Event Capture
Active Driver Safety Training Device with Active Driver Alerts
Built in 3-axis Accelerometer, Crash Trigger & G-Sensor Charting

SD4mXC DVRs offer these features in a mini package:

  • 3G/4G SIM based Cellular for Live View In Vehicle Video Camera Streaming
  • 3G/4G  Professional Cellular CMS Hosting Plan for Live Video Streaming (required for ABV sales) 
  • Live Viewing in vehicle cameras from PC or Smartphone 3G Client Login
  • Live GPS Tracking for added oversight and control 
  • Live Driver Panic Alarm & Geo-Fence Event Alarm Alerts capable for added oversight
  • Remote Real Time In Vehicle Camera Video View from Smartphones
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer for accident Crash trigger with Live Cellular Alerts
  • 256 GB 100% Solid State Digital memory capacity, (optional 1TB HDD) for long memory storage of files
  • GPS Vehicle Speed & On Screen Mapping included (with GPS model option)
  • GPS Time Synchronization provides more accurate school bus video camera time stamp (with GPS model option)
  • Mosaic "Blurring" software to help protect non involved passengers identities during video presentation
  • 10-Year Extended Warranty available, 3-Year & 5-Year Also available 
  • 4-channel School Bus Video DVR accepts 4 school bus video cameras with audio
  • AVI Video Files play on VLC, Windows Media Player (WMP) w/codec plug-in
  • Apple Mac OSX or Windows PC AVI video file playback w/codec plug-in for school bus camera files
  • Driver Event Marker Button for School Bus Video Camera use permits faster review of school bus camera files
  • Remote DVR Status Indicator for in-car Video Camera use permits driver to know if the system if fully functional
  • D1 high resolution & H.264 compression permits longer onboard vehicle surveillance camera files
  • Locking Integral Security case (included) helps protect access to digital bus video or in-car video surveillance files
  • Built in 3-axis Accelerometer, Crash trigger & G-Sensor Charting
  • Audible Driver Alerts from 4 Alarm input to 1 alarm output
  • SD4mXC qualifies for Customer Loyalty Reward DVR Upgrade 

Solid State SD4mXC with 3G Cellular Live View School Bus Video DVR & System Pricing  
SD4mXC
 …….School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance Mobile DVR Kit……………….$700 - $900
SD4mXC-1 ....1-Camera Live View School Bus Safety Student Pupil Transportation Surveillance Camera System..$775 - $975
SD4mXC-2 …2-Camera Live View School Bus Safety Student Pupil Transportation Surveillance Camera System.$850 - $1,050
SD4mXC-3 …3-Camera Real Time School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance System.$925 - $1,125
SD4mXC-4 …4-Camera Real Time School Bus Safe Student Pupil Transportation Onboard Surveillance System.$1,000 - $1,200

32 GB SDHC Class 10 memory storage card......................................$35
64 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card...................................…$70
128 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card………………………….$140
256 GB SDXC Class 10 memory storage card…………………….……$240
GPS Module for Cellular based Live Vehicle Tracking.........................$75


*All features of 3G/4G Cellular Live Video Streaming require “3G/4G Cellular Hosting plan from ABV,  w/customer supplied; SIM card, 3G service & ISP Data plan. Detailed Quote available upon request. See "3G/4G CELLULAR CMS HOSTING” in "Terms of Use" for more information. 

Photo Gallery of 3G/4G Live View Cellular CMS Server Screenshots




What Can a Digital Bus Video System do for Our School District? 
(Excerpts from: Buyers Guide To Digital Bus Video Systems)

Can Provide A Deterrence:
Bus video systems or school bus camera systems on buses and vehicle camera systems on private fleet vehicles are a proven deterrent to help prevent some behavioral problems. This is not debatable and has been not only used as a primary deterrence by security and law enforcement in the past but by school districts throughout the USA. Bus video system or school bus camera system  are management tools to increase the safety of your vehicle passengers, increase driver awareness of supervision so they are mindful of their actions.

Can Act As Expert Witness:
Documentation of child or driver incident by use of a school bus surveillance system or bus camera systems, of the actions and or statements made without bias, prejudice or outside influence. Recorded video evidence has and can be used in court as long as legal guidelines and access controls are maintained. The requirements differ slightly between school bus camera system & vehicle camera system due to their government versus private nature.

Can Overcome Perspective Bias:
School bus camera systems / school bus surveillance systems provides a means to verify or dismiss actions and events that may be claimed by children, parents or others who may be responding to incorrect information, lies, slander or false perceptions. Children and politicians share a propensity to fabricate falsehoods. Like so many "Washington Weasels" who only admit their deceit when it is played in high definition video for all to see, these products provide a similar service as up to the point a parent sees their angel with his hands around another child's neck, nothing you could have told those parents would have changed their minds that their child was being falsely accused.

Can Prove A Negative or Non-Event:
Documented events, actions or lack of them, can help defend your driver, students, school administration or school system against liability lawsuits. One of the most damaging to a persons reputation and hardest to defend against can be malicious, baseless or unfounded accusation against a person in authority by someone they are charged to protect. A single false claim that a driver sexually molested, fondled or made lewd, derogatory suggestive comments to a child can destroy a driver's ability to work around children. It is impossible to prove something did not happen between 2 individuals when there is no evidence, witnesses or confession. Digital bus video system / bus camera system or in the case of private vehicle applications vehicle camera systems can provide impartial documentation to help resolve complaints or concerns.

Can Help Criminal Documentation For Prosecution:
School bus camera systems / school bus surveillance systems can document incidents of; aggravated assault, assault, rape, sexual assault, assault, hate crimes, bulling, terrorist threats, for legal prostitution of the perpetrator in defense of the victim.

The best evidence in court is often video file of the incident from a School bus video system / bus camera system or in the case of private vehicle applications vehicle camera system / vehicle surveillance systems as it is impartial.

Can Help Prevent Vandalism:
When vandals are documented by School bus camera systems / school bus surveillance systems they can be punished, protecting the district from unnecessary waste due to continued vandalism.

Can Provide Piece of Mind:
In knowing you have taken positive public and verifiable steps to either stop or prevent unwanted behavior on your bus by addition of School bus camera systems. In light of the priceless value of the children entrusted to the school system daily, the cost of a School bus video system / bus camera system that can provide the above is an investment that will demonstrate a level of decisive leadership in accepting the awesome responsibility of caring for the safety of our children.

Document Your Driver Actions & Performance

* Does the driver text on a phone while driving?
* Does the driver surf the net on a laptop PC while driving?
* Does the driver watch video movies or TV while Driving?
* Does the driver pickup hitchhikers?
* Does the driver use the company vehicle for non-company work?
* Does the driver pose a hazard to other drivers on the road?
* Does the driver act in a way that your company may be sued?
* Does the driver have unauthorized passengers in the vehicle?
* Did the driver stop at the 4 way stop signs?
* Did the driver stay on route or wander all over the place?
* Did the driver make personal trips in the vehicle?
* Does the driver speed on certain roads?
* Does the driver stop at a railroad crossing or just slow down?
* Was the vehicle used on weekends for unauthorized trips?
* Where the vehicle is parked during the day and nights?


Can Provide Documentation of Driver Activities,
For the first time driver activity can be monitored in a real time medium. What they say to children, how they interact and what they do, or do not do, are now part of the documented video that can be viewed or archived should there be concerns or problems that need to be addressed.

Can Highlight Potential Safety or Legal Violations,
On Screen Mapping technology can now address specific claims that may arise from the public or parents that can take up valuable resources and time to handle and manage internally. 

Verify or Disprove Claims About Your Driver:
* The vehicle was too early or did not visit a customer
* The vehicle was too late or never showed up
* The vehicle did not stop at a particular address
* The vehicle was speeding past our house
* The vehicle does not stop at 4 way stops
* The vehicle speeds over train tracks
* The vehicle drives on the shoulder of the road
* The vehicle tailgates and has threatened other drivers

School bus video systems are management tools to increase the safety of your vehicle passengers, increase driver awareness of supervision and back them up when they do the right thing.


Why Your Best Value is 100% Solid State Drive
(Excerpts from: Buyers Guide To Digital Bus Video Systems)

Why Your Best Value is 100% Solid State Drive
The mobile digital data market is rapidly migrating to 100% Solid State Drive (SSD), in order to achieve the highest levels of data integrity, reliability and durability inherent in the Solid State Drive flash memory devices (CF or SD cards & RAM drives).

It is reasonable to surmise as Solid State Drive (SSD) memory capacity increases and cost decreases they will soon replace the fragile hard drives of the digital bus video systems and offer the school districts a system capable of  outlasting the expected 20 year bus life.

Within the next 5 years we will see the sun set on hard drive technology in digital bus video systems, and a new dawn of 100% Solid State Drive (SSD) will provide the school bus video market the extreme durability and uncompromising data integrity those districts deserve for their tax dollars. When that sun sets on hard drives and the new dawn brings a sunrise on the Solid State Drives will your district be "in the dark" or "enjoying the sunrise" of true data integrity and reliability?

100% Solid State Drive Memory (SSD)
Hard drive disk failure is a common occurrence in this age of desktop computers but when you move the same technology to a mobile application the incidence of failure and damage to the fragile drive mechanism of a conventional hard drive can increase exponentially.

The frequency of drive failure, crashed drives and lost data are well known in the PC markets. Entire industries and sub markets have arisen to help safeguard business entities from the all too common problems with hard drives offering back up, archival, off site storage and data recovery services. Risking your districts bus video liability protection to a fragile recording mechanism that could fail when you need it most, does not make sense when the most dependable, 100% Solid State Drive (SSD) is now available.

Once the decision is made to move forward to limit risk and enhance child safety on the bus by investing in a digital bus  video system, accept nothing less than a 100% Solid State Drive (SSD)

Hard Drive Problems & Life Span
The main problem with hard drives is they are fragile mechanical mechanism with moving parts susceptible to wear and  tear. Even under the best of circumstances within an ideal operation environment of an air conditioned office, they are wearing themselves out over time simply from normal wear and tear on the moving recording mechanism each time it is turned on, and required to read from the disk or write to the disk.

HDDs mechanism will deteriorate over time. HDDs consist of rotating, magnetically coated disks, known as platters, which are used to store data. This rotating motion of the mechanical arms results in considerable wear and tear after long periods of use. The operational life span of a computer HDD is typically over three years under controlled conditions, but your bus life span can be up to 20 years and it does not spend that time sitting still in an air conditioned office.

No matter how much cushioning a manufacturer provides the conventional hard drive, no matter how buffered the case is  from shock and vibration, none of that addresses the primary flaw in the design of the system; that the unit begins wearing out the day it is first turned on and with each hour of video it records it gets that much closer to failure due to natural wear and tear. Regardless of your intended application; bus video system, school bus camera system,  live view bus camera system, what does it matter if the data you must have for liability defense goes up in smoke like the last gasps of a fragile hard drive when it crashes?

100% Solid State Drive (SSD) Life Span
“CF or SD”  Flash-based SSD are uniquely suited for mobile applications like school buses. They have no moving parts to wear out, no fragile mechanism to be damaged by pot holes, hitting curbs, impacting other vehicles plus their  temperature operating range far exceeds what conventional PC hard drives. “CF” Compact Flash cards are rated at around 300,000 write cycles, the best Flash chips are rated at 1,000,000 write  cycles per block. This is the only rating I can find to determine the expected life of the CF card.

As the only measure I can find for expected life of a SSD is “Write Cycles”, if you multiple the number of days a year  most buses operate (180) by the number of trips per day (2) you will get an average trips per year of 360, then double that  for good measure and you have 720 trips per year per bus on average. Divide the expected life (write cycles) 300,000 by  the number of trips expected each year and you get about 4,166 years worth of write cycles. This is not meant to imply they will work that long, but it does seem to indicate the are capable of lasting the life of the bus or longer. This 100% Solid State Disk (SSD) is the only memory device I am aware of that seems capable of lasting the life of the bus in a school bus digital video camera system, bus video camera system, bus video system, school bus camera system, vehicle camera system, school bus video surveillance cameras or digital bus video application.

Hidden Costs Of Hard Drives
The trade off of massive storage capacity in a hard drive, is a poor substitute for dependable data integrity when  everything that can go wrong in the mobile video environment is calculated into the equation.

Assuming your bus lasts 20 years, it could require up to 6 hard drive replacements over the life of the bus costing  your district to bleed budget funds far into the future. This 3 year life expectancy of the hard drives is based on the longest warranty coverage of a hard drive by the manufacturer of a bus video system I am aware of, currently at 3 years. The fact they will warranty its function for 3 years leads one to believe it will last 3 years. Given this same deductive reasoning of the expected life of the drive, many CF or SD Flash cards manufacturers  (Flash cards are 100% Solid State Drives SSD) offer Limited lifetime warranties based on their belief that with no moving parts and extreme durability the CF or SD flash cards (SSD) will outlast their user. For the first time in school  bus video, the system memory storage is capable of outlasting the bus life of 20 years of daily use.

Reliability
In terms of reliability, the conventional HDDs pale when compared to SSDs. The absence of mechanical arms and  spinning platters to wear out or crash is the reason behind its reliability. In demanding environments, SSDs provide the type of ruggedness required for mobile applications. Unlike the HDD, SSD's can withstand extreme shock and vibration  with data integrity and without any danger of data loss. This feature is very important in school bus applications as there may come a time when the district is facing a $40,000,000.00 liability lawsuit resulting from a school bus related incident and the only thing standing between your  district and a damaging court ruling or costly damages settlement may be the bus video system you invested in to  protect yourself from this very situation. That is not the time to remember reading about the extreme durability and dependability of a SSD based system while you try to explain why you chose the fragile hard drive based system that failed, because it offered more storage capacity or saved a few bucks.

The US Armed Forces are the best equipped fighting force in history. They demand the highest quality standards from their equipment and set extreme specifications that can survive the most abuse, in every extreme environment and situation they can anticipate.

The SSDs ability to deliver unnerving performance in extreme conditions also makes SSD play a vital role in military operations, be it in defense, aerospace, aviation or school bus video camera system applications. 
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School Bus Safety offers low cost school bus video surveillance systems, bus cameras and onboard digital video security surveillance cameras, providing an expert witness in case of accident or incident. *Pricing dependent on quantity and terms.

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