29 Aug 2017

Two new additions to Midlothian Council’s fleet of vehicles have recently been installed with Sentinel Systems’ complete four-camera systems.

The commercial vehicle safety specialists installed rear, forward and side-scan cameras to two new road sweepers to offer drivers a clear view of the vehicle’s blind spot. The four cameras are connected to an in-cab monitor and record for up to 30 days, allowing the council to use the footage to deal with any incidents.

Trevor Docherty, Travel and Fleet Services Manager at Midlothian Council said, “Having Sentinel’s four-way camera systems on our new road sweepers not only offers the ultimate protection for our drivers but allows us to monitor their routes and use the captured footage to settle any claims that may occur with local residents.”

He continued, “This is the second time we have used Sentinel, as we also have their cameras on our food waste collection vehicles. Installing their cameras has benefited our drivers in many ways, including warning them of any approaching cyclists and pedestrians. Sentinel’s solutions were not only right for what we wanted to achieve but also fairly priced, making them the best choice for us.”

Sentinel’s 360-degree surround view camera system offers an enhanced view of the outside of the council’s vehicles. It can be combined with Sentinel’s 4 or 8-channel DVRs, so that drivers can record up to 30 days of footage. Inside the vehicle, a seven inch in-cab monitor is installed with high image clarity so that objects around the vehicle are always visible to the drivers. The cameras not only reduce the risk of damage to the vehicle, but also lower the risks of injury to personnel.

As a local authority, Midlothian Council, along with all councils across the UK, have committed to maintaining high health and safety standards for its residents. This includes putting procedures and systems in place within its own services to reduce any risks that may occur with its own vehicles.

By installing Sentinel Systems’ four-camera package and in-cab mobile recording device, local authorities can significantly help their drivers so they are prepared when manoeuvring in tight, highly pedestrianised areas.

Sentinel Systems’ safety camera package can be customised to meet the individual requirements of each fleet, depending on the size and operations of each vehicle. The camera system can be created using any number of Sentinel’s systems, including forward, rear and side facing cameras for a 360° view of the vehicle’s surroundings.

Further information is available from Sentinel on 01285 771333 or by emailing or by visiting the company’s website at