BDElite, a leading add-ons insurance and assistance service provider, has teamed up with VisionTrack to offer next-generation video telematics that helps to reduce insurance claims and costs, improve road safety, while combating fraud for commercial vehicle operations. With demand growing for advanced vehicle camera solutions, this partnership will significantly enhance BDElite’s Fleet Protect proposition, which already offers a comprehensive range of fleet products, services and tailored solutions, distributed via a network of over 400+ insurance brokers.
“We are continuously innovating to create valuable and differentiated propositions, so our brokers can meet the evolving fleet insurance needs of their clients, while growing their businesses,” explains Julie McKeown, Managing Director at BDElite. “Our joint proposition with VisionTrack brings together our insurance and claims management service with a proven video telematics solution and an award-winning IoT platform to create a class-leading, end-to-end fleet offering.”
Brokers will be able to take advantage of a range of comprehensive solutions to suit all types of commercial vehicle, including the new VT3000 forward-facing camera with 4G connectivity. This next-generation device has been designed to speed up first notification of loss (FNOL); protect against exaggerated claims, crash-for-cash scams and insurance fraud; and effectively monitor driver behaviour. It can also capture an additional view – with an optional driver, side, rear or cargo facing camera – for increased visibility and peace of mind.
“This latest development is a powerful addition to our fleet services solution, providing undisputable video evidence and supporting data that helps to safeguard both the driver and client’s business, while also reducing the time, cost and effort of resolving insurance claims,” added McKeown.
BDElite will also take advantage of VisionTrack’s comprehensive range of vehicle camera systems to help fleets comply with London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS). These video solutions ensure fleet vehicles over 12 tonne, entering or leaving Greater London, meet the requirements of the road safety initiative, which aims to eliminate blind spots in larger commercial vehicles and is backed-up by fines of up to £550 for each transgression.
BDElite’s Fleet Protect allows brokers to customise their client offer through a modular approach, offering protection whilst supporting lower operating costs. The solution combines a suite of complementary products and services including legal expense insurance, claims management, specialist repair management and breakdown cover. BDElite has also added support for electric vehicle fleets as part of its expanding proposition.
Adam Wild, Partner Manager at VisionTrack commented: “Developed in partnership with leading insurers, brokers and fleets, our video telematics is proven to tackle some of the most complex challenges faced by the fleet and insurance sectors. For example, we have seen one fleet insurer achieve an average reduction in claims frequency of 24% and an average 34% decrease in claims cost. Our partnership with BDElite will further differentiate our offering and make our solution available to more brokers than ever before, so we look forward to working closely with them moving forward.”