Why Companies Need a Commercial Grade IVMS System
Following recent news about a technology breach at a high-profile mining company, the industry has raised concerns about the responsible use of technology in the workplace.
Consumer grade dash-cams were installed to enhance security and capture critical moments such as accidents, however they inadvertently captured employees’ private conversations and phone calls.
This could have been avoided by simply using a commercial grade IVMS system that was installed and correctly.
Digicore is a leader in the IVMS, Telematics and Asset tracking space that has worked with privacy concerns, surrounding technologies for over 15 years. They have always ensured they provided a customised IVMS solution that were set-up professionally to avoid potential legal issues.
The issue with privacy
To address these privacy concerns, organisations are now turning to commercial technologies such as Digicore’s IVMS 2.0. This solution is comprehensive in its features and benefits and is fast becoming the new industry standard from both a hardware and software perspective.
The system uses a dual online interface to create detailed reports as well as providing videos of each event that are automatically detected and uploaded to the online platform for review.
Most importantly, the cameras ability to record audio is completely disabled so it cannot record audio at all to respect the privacy of its users and comply with Australian privacy laws.
Managing Director Dan Bayley explains, “We had any audio functionality switched off at the hardware level, so even if we wanted to switch this on, we simply don’t have the ability to do so.”
Digicore has addressed this sensitive topic one-on-one with all its partners, making it a trusted partner in this space.
The IVMS 2.0 solution separates itself from its counterparts by using proprietary firmware for the AI cameras and transmitting data to a secure server that can only be accessed by selected management of each company.
This data remains the property of each company to improve safety and reduce risk to all employees. It also has the potential to reduce a company’s insurance premium. The solution works by providing alerts to the driver for several events that can occur while operating equipment, including fatigue, distracted driving, harsh events, speeding and many more.
How to address this new technology
As technology continues to evolve, it is imperative that companies use it responsibly and ethically.
Digicore’s IVMS 2.0 is a perfect example of this solution. It is a technology that prioritises safety, security and privacy.
It is essential that companies educate their employees and contractors on the use of new technologies and take steps to address privacy concerns.
By implementing a commercial solution like Digicore’s IVMS 2.0, companies can improve workplace safety while respecting employee privacy.