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Bus video goes beyond student monitoring
October 9, 2012

Today’s surveillance systems not only record students on multiple channels, many record risky driving behavior, issue alerts for specific events and track buses through GPS. Here are details on these and other specifications from eight companies’ offerings.

Ore. district revises bell times, cuts road calls
September 25, 2012
The Salem-Keizer Public Schools transportation department has adjusted all school bell times, which director Michael Shields says reduced the number of routes without causing problems or service interruptions. In other news, road calls were reduced for all vehicles by 38.4% compared to the previous year.
Dallas buys over 100 new buses, adds belts
August 30, 2012
Dallas County Schools has been acquiring a variety of new equipment for its giant fleet, from new school buses to lap-shoulder belts to stop-arm cameras. The district recently took delivery of 103 new Saf-T-Liner C2s from Thomas Built Buses. Director of Transportation Aaron Hobbs discusses the developments with SBF.
Texas district equips 400 buses with exterior cameras
August 28, 2012
Houston Independent School District outfits the buses with Safety Vision's SV-835 and SV-690 exterior cameras to increase student safety, and it plans to retrofit the rest of its buses next year. The district’s buses are also equipped with the company's RoadRecorder 6000 PRO mobile digital video recorder and four SV-830 dome interior cameras.
Camera system aids in backing large buses
August 9, 2012
Rosco’s new Smart-Vision Backup Camera System uses a camera mounted on the back of the bus to send images to a monitor installed inside of the rearview mirror of the bus.
AngelTrax unveils video, driver behavior modification system
August 9, 2012
The company's CoPilot system includes a G-force sensor, GPS antenna and other sensors that automatically register erratic activity, including aggressive driving, hard braking, speeding and collisions. A blinking light on the unit alerts the driver in real time that an unsafe action has been detected.
Wash. district implements mobile surveillance application
August 7, 2012
The transportation department of Stanwood-Camano (Wash.) School District #401 implements the MobileCamViewer mobile surveillance application from mobiDEOS to help keep transportation routines intact. The district's transportation director downloads the app to his iPad, which allows him to access his entire perimeter cameras live from a single screen.
REI software add-ons monitor fleet heath, video
July 24, 2012
The company's A.R.M.O.R.-Auto Pilot manages downloading, reporting and automated notification of video events, while A.R.M.O.R.-Diagnostics, a vehicle, DVR and camera diagnostics software tool, allows proactive monitoring of a fleet’s health status.
Blue Bird to unveil new safety options, adds dealer
July 20, 2012
The school bus manufacturer will have on view during an industry event technology available as new options for its buses, including a stop-arm camera system, a combination rearview mirror and camera system from Rosco and a danger zone alert system. In other news, the company welcomes Hoover Truck Centers to its dealer network to serve the state of New Jersey.
Men charged for school bus battery thefts
July 16, 2012
Danny Kelly and Michael Kniser are charged with burglary for stealing 25 batteries from First Student buses in June. Bail for Kelly is set at $30,000, and bail for Kniser is set at $50,000.
Bus dash cam recording activated by G-force
July 12, 2012
The Buddy BX1500 uses a high-resolution camera, an internal shock sensor and GPS to record detailed data while the bus is in motion. A predetermined amount of G-force will activate recording and put the latest image to memory.
Bus yard safety, inside and out
July 12, 2012

Physical security such as fences and video surveillance, in addition to providing your drivers and other staff with ID badges and safety training, can go a long way in securing your bus yard.

Dozens of school bus batteries stolen in Ariz., Ill.
June 29, 2012
Thieves in Collinsville, Ill., make off with more than 35 batteries from a contractor's buses. In Peoria, Ariz., about two-dozen batteries are ripped off and buses are damaged at a school district lot.
Safety Vision, Blue Bird partner to sell stop-arm camera
June 28, 2012
Safety Vision's standalone, high-definition stop-arm camera system will be sold into the aftermarket through Blue Bird’s North American dealer network. The camera system can be configured to record in 1080P or 3MP (megapixel) mode when the stop arm is actuated.
Rosco video recorder monitors driver behavior
June 26, 2012
Officials say the Dual-Vision XC provides more than 160 hours of continuous recording in real time, enabling fleet managers to identify risky behavior before an event occurs. Additional features include a timer for 24-hour surveillance of a vehicle and infrared LEDs for night recording.
Bus stop near-miss makes for powerful lesson
June 18, 2012
Footage of an illegal passer nearly striking a West Virginia boy leaving his school bus is being used for public education and driver training. And the state has a variety of other initiatives that are helping to crack down on stop-arm running.
New partnership takes aim at stop-arm running
June 14, 2012
Under the agreement, American Traffic Solutions’ automated School Bus Stop Arm Enforcement Solution CrossingGuard will be powered by AngelTrax’s IntelliGuard Stop Arm Enforcement Camera System. AngelTrax President Richie Howard says that the companies’ system “will help raise awareness in our communities of illegal school bus stop arm running and potentially save children’s lives.”
Seon introduces 8-channel mobile DVR
June 14, 2012
The Explorer TX8 gives bus operators features like geo-fencing and a built-in G-sensor for AVL integration and monitoring driver behavior. The DVR also features up to two TB of storage capacity, and officials say it is GPS- and WiFi-ready and also offers full compatibility with Seon’s vMax software suite.
New bus camera captures crisp images
May 31, 2012
Seon Design's CHW high-definition bus camera can capture the license plates of cars that illegally pass a stopped bus across a wide field of view, and when used as a front-facing camera, officials say it allows for a detailed image to assist in accident reconstruction. The camera can be used in conjunction with the company's new MX-HD five-channel DVR.
REI releases new BUS-WATCH products
May 1, 2012
Radio Engineering Industries Inc.'s new BUS-WATCH HD Series DVR product line provides the ability to update the hardware operating system using the USB drive, and it offers increased recording time. A new version of the company's BUS-WATCH viewing software, A.R.M.O.R.-VMS, allows for license plate capture and increased storage.

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