The traffic enforcement and management solution supplier Videalert has launched what it calls a unique Civil Enforcement as a Service (AEaaS) solution.
The company says that, by using its DfT Manufacturer Certified hosted platform, CEaaS enables councils to significantly change the way they go about specifying and procuring CCTV–based enforcement systems by introducing the ability to purchase CCTV traffic services on demand with installations taking place in days rather than months.
According to Tim Daniels, Sales and Marketing Director of Videalert: “CEaaS provides a cost effective and secure CCTV enforcement solution that allows councils to quickly and easily introduce unattended operations to improve productivity and efficiency. It eliminates the need to undertake major procurement exercises, as well as the projects to install hardware and software.”
CEaaS is priced on a fixed monthly cost per location or on a fee-per-PCN basis and delivered as a fully managed service. It includes the planning, supply, installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance of all necessary on-street equipment with the latest digital cameras and associated communications connectivity. This flexible solution allows the equipment to be moved and relocated as required and, at the end of any agreed “CEaaS” term, it can continue in place or be removed as part of the service.
Videalert says CEaaS enables councils to rapidly deploy enforcement of a wide range of moving traffic offences including banned turns, yellow box junctions, bus lanes, weight limits and vehicle restricted access areas. It says it also provides a cost effective solution to enforce parking offences on keep clears outside schools, one of the exemptions provided in the recent Deregulation Bill. Contraventions are automatically captured at the time they occur and then transferred to the hosted server platform without using any council IT infrastructure or communication networks. Evidence packs can be remotely reviewed and processed by council staff using standard web browsers, before confirmed offences are sent to the council’s PCN back office system.
If there is no PCN Back office in place, Videalert’s new system can extend CEaaS to include the review and approval of evidence packs by fully trained CEOs and the despatch of PCNs to registered owners of vehicles. To further reduce the number of appeals, recipients of a PCN can view still photographs and video footage of the alleged offence over the internet.
“CEaaS enables councils to dramatically change the economics of installing traffic management and enforcement systems” continued Daniels. “By removing the need for significant up-front capital expenditure that is typically required for new systems, generated income will often cover the CEaaS fees, providing a totally different cash flow profile and allowing councils to carry out projects that previously might not have been considered. CEaaS is also highly flexible, allowing further systems to be installed or existing ones removed to meet local needs without saddling councils with obsolete technology. Several proposals are under active consideration and we expect to announce our first customer shortly.”