Being a taxi driver is not the easiest job in the world by any means and people often take for granted that it is just a case of driving round town all day. In reality it isn’t like this. They have to deal with anti-social behavior, drunks and even people who think they can just get away without paying the bill. Well not anymore thanks to taxi CCTV.
Taxi CCTV has been a revelation to taxi drivers everywhere. We all hear the stories of people getting up to no good in the back of a taxi, being sick or being abusive to the driver. Well with the creation of taxi CCTV this is becoming less and less frequent! It seems that once people know they are being filmed then they quickly start behaving themselves in the knowledge that if they do anything wrong then they will get caught! No longer will you have to worry about people doing a runner without paying the bill. No longer will you have to put up with the anti-social behavior. No longer will you have to put up with peoples scams and false insurance claims. Now you can see everything that is going on in your cab and you can even prove it too.
We all know what its like when we’re trying to earn a living. We can’t turn customers away just because they’re drunk or look a bit rowdy. We would never make any money after 7pm that way! Because driving is our living, we have to take every fare we can whether they are drunk, rude or just plain dodgy. With the taxi CCTV you will find that you will feel safer knowing you can see what is going on in the back of your cab and that your fares know they are being monitored. People often behave better under CCTV and this in itself is a blessing.
You may be wondering what is in this system exactly. Well, there are several cameras that give you a full 360 degree of the cab (particularly handy when you think something may be going on behind the seats). These cameras can be fitted anywhere although a dedicated team will advise you on where best to have them installed. There is also an audio device that will record all conversations and a flip down monitor that shows both you and the passengers what’s being recorded. The monitor itself can double up as advertising space which can bring in some extra money and there are even talks about developing credit card software to use with the monitor.
You have to admit that all this sounds too good to be true. Could you really get CCTV in your own taxi? Well why not take a look at some of the websites that specialize in this field and see what they have to offer?