#1533: WirelessWitness

Apparently there are 30,000 false motor insurance claims per annum in the UK in which criminals fake accidents to make bogus claims.

Today’s invention helps to lessen the problem (many ordinary drivers are subject to 25% premium increases, although that’s partly due to the usual finance and legal sectors’ greed).

When you buy a car and come to insure it, to minimise premiums you install a camera unit, sealed in a tamperproof, fireproof strongbox. This is locked to the vehicle interior and, using a set of mirrors, images events on all sides of the vehicle.

Any impact to the vehicle will be recorded, using a car alarm trembler switch, and several earlier minutes of footage radioed back to a central computer, so that suspicious circumstances can be detected (such as bad acting or wielding a sledgehammer).

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