Civil Engineering

Mobile road worker protection system.

SafetyCam is an intelligent site safety innovation which protects road workers by using two complimentary vehicle detection systems to capture instances of dangerous driving, whilst providing a conspicuous visual deterrent and actively changing driver behaviour.


> Front HD Video Camera
> Speed Camera (Rear)
> HD Video Camera (Rear)
> ANPR System
> Cloud-based Data Capture
> On-board WiFi
> Watermarked Hard Drive
> Operator Workspace
> Welfare Facilities

Road workers are continually exposed to hazards associated with traffic and movement of vehicles on site.

SafetyCam is a mobile road worker protection system that fuses image, video and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology with state of the art processing and reporting techniques. It aims to improve the safety of road workers by improving driver behaviour in and around work sites.

SafetyCam am utilises two camera systems – one to monitor and report on the speeds of passing site traffic and one to record beginning to end submissible footage of unauthorised vehicle incursions into road works. As well as hosting both specialist camera systems and on-board Wi-Fi capability, SafetyCam is a fully resourced and functional site welfare vehicle that is available for use by all.

In the last 10 years
THE National Highways NETWORK has SEEN:


Road worker fatalities.


Road workers injured by motorists.


Vehicle incursions into road works reported.

During trials


Reduction in the number of site incursions by motorists.


Reduction in site vehicles speeding through closures.


Month on month reduction of vehicles exceeding 10mph.


The advantages of SafetyCam align with the three National Highways imperatives:

  • Upholds the Safety imperative ensuring no one is harmed when travelling or working on the network.

  • Improves safety of the workforce.

  • Deters unauthorised entry into
    Traffic Management.

  • Addresses speeding site vehicles, through unequivocal evidence of offences.

  • Supports National Highways target to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the network by 40% by 2020.

Customer Service
  • Supports the Customer Service imperative by making road users
    feel safe on the network.

  • Visual deterrent ensures travelling public remain alert and comply with traffic management restrictions.

  • Changes driver behaviour at roadworks.

  • Assists the Delivery of the Road Investment Strategy by creating efficiencies and using budgets effectively.

  • Fewer vehicle incursions means minimal stoppages and greater efficiency.

  • Less lost time manually reporting near misses from speeding vehicles.


Speeding vehicles trigger the radar device. When a particular limit is exceeded a still image is captured of the vehicle, together with the speed, time and date of the event and an image of the number plate.

The image, speed data and ANPR information are instantly uploaded to the bespoke Carnell Portal, enabling our unique software reporting tool to collate and process the data. Clients, contractors and third parties can be quickly issued with evidence, enabling them to take further action against their drivers – with the aim to improve their behaviour and enhance site safety.

Unauthorised incursions of road users into traffic management CLOSURES.

Instances of violations are captured using continuously recording HD video cameras combined with an ANPR camera, to provide beginning to end submissible evidence, captured on a watermarked hard-drive.

During trials on sites known to experience incursion problems, cases of vehicles entering TM were eliminated. Trials carried out by National Highways in 2016 demonstrated a 100% reduction in the number of incursions compared
with the predicted number for the trial.

Front and rear cameras capture “beginning to end” video evidence stored on watermarked hard drive.


Carnell SafetyCam operatives process captured evidence in-situ.
Cloud-based reports are available to the client within 12 hours of leaving site.

Cloud-based reporting and monitoring.
Plate profiling showsa vehicle’s history pastthe camera.

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