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Council Specific & Schunt Reports => Basildon => Topic started by: Esinem on 24 February, 2011, 02:40:39 AM

Title: Basildon
Post by: Esinem on 24 February, 2011, 02:40:39 AM
Looks like they need some assistance: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/8833990.print/ (http://http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/8833990.print/)
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: chalky on 24 February, 2011, 03:44:29 AM
WARNING, WARNING, HYPOCRYSY ALERT!!!!!!![/move:2ffsn7pb]

“Stopping or parking illegally, no matter what the circumstances, is a risk and can cause a danger or obstruction.”

So, wht is it ok for the Scamera cars to do likewise then?
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: Esinem on 24 February, 2011, 07:52:48 AM
Quote from: "chalky"
WARNING, WARNING, HYPOCRYSY ALERT!!!!!!![/move:sj43weog]

“Stopping or parking illegally, no matter what the circumstances, is a risk and can cause a danger or obstruction.”

So, wht is it ok for the Scamera cars to do likewise then?
Tsk! Didn't you know that they are magic and don't cause any hazard or obstruction?!
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: Staps on 24 February, 2011, 09:27:09 AM
Wouldnt causing a danger to the public be a criminal offence as opposed to a money grabbing civil offence, With those words ringing in his ears shouldn't the $camera crews be arrested
That bloke wants to engage his brain before opening that big fat stupid gob

 ....Just a thought
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 24 February, 2011, 12:22:24 PM
Quote from: "Staps"
Wouldnt causing a danger to the public be a criminal offence

As far as I know, parking dangerously (e.g. parking too close to a corner) is still a criminal offence. If the council are enforcing a TMO that says parking in a certain spot is dangerous and therefore needs to be enforced as it is a potential danger to the public, then why are the $cars any less dangerous?

Something worth looking at perhaps?

Then again, maybe we should ask a policeman. ;) 
Title: The Beast of Basildon
Post by: Nigel W on 04 May, 2011, 06:32:17 PM
Does anyone have a picture of "The Beast of Basildon?" I understand that this is the nickname for their MEVs. if so please post it.
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: rs2k on 04 May, 2011, 07:58:20 PM
Quote from: "Nigel W"
Does anyone have a picture of "The Beast of Basildon?" I understand that this is the nickname for their MEVs. if so please post it.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9341000/9341208.stm (http://http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9341000/9341208.stm)

(http://http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/50674000/jpg/_50674148_smart_cctv_282.jpg) (http://http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/50674000/jpg/_50674148_smart_cctv_282.jpg)



From BBC site, not certain it is the 'actual' car thoguh  :schucks:


Hmmm, according to NOTW its right   http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/notw/news/734144/It-can-prey-on-54-motorists-a-day-and-is-so-savage-they-call-itthe-Basildon-Beast-CCTV-car.html (http://http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/notw/news/734144/It-can-prey-on-54-motorists-a-day-and-is-so-savage-they-call-itthe-Basildon-Beast-CCTV-car.html)
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: Nigel W on 04 May, 2011, 08:31:03 PM
Thanks for that. The problem with using photographs from News Items is that sometimes they use stock photographs of any MEV. I have seen pictures of MEVs in newspapers that are not used where the papers are printed.

The camera on the vehicle in the picture that you have posted is a Petards Hawk 2i. It has Automatic Number Plate Recognition (APNR) capability. It also has built in Infra Red Illumination.

This type of camera is certificated for use in Basildon.
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: BailiffHunter on 04 May, 2011, 08:33:17 PM
One word.......Wow! 8)
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 04 May, 2011, 08:45:40 PM
Tut, tut Nigel.

All these technicalities, whatever next?!

Anybody would think that LAs might actually HAVE to concern themselves with such nasty things. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

And don't even MENTION the law! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: Pat Pending on 04 May, 2011, 10:53:44 PM
Quote....."The camera on the vehicle in the picture that you have posted is a Petards Hawk 2i. It has Automatic Number Plate Recognition (APNR) capability. It also has built in Infra Red Illumination.
This type of camera is certificated for use in Basildon."


That's what BE and me thought as well Nigel... :rotfl:


Seriously Nigel I'm bloody glad you're on our side mate. :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: 
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: chalky on 05 May, 2011, 12:09:23 PM
Quote from: "Nigel W"
Thanks for that. The problem with using photographs from News Items is that sometimes they use stock photographs of any MEV. I have seen pictures of MEVs in newspapers that are not used where the papers are printed.

The camera on the vehicle in the picture that you have posted is a Petards Hawk 2i. It has Automatic Number Plate Recognition (APNR) capability. It also has built in Infra Red Illumination.

This type of camera is certificated for use in Basildon.




Ah, but what was the year of manufacture and from which factory did it come from, eh? :pmsl:
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: peperami gsxr on 05 May, 2011, 01:05:33 PM
@ Chalky, i dont think you will be waiting long for the answer to that 1, unless your asking Nigel under FOI rules that is  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: Nigel W on 05 May, 2011, 04:05:04 PM
FYI,
These cameras are assembled at Petards in Gatshead. They have been manufacturing them for about 5 years. The component parts are bought in. At least they are British company unlike the Wonwoo (Korean) and Bosch (German). These are the most common mast mounted cameras in use on MEVs. A recent addition is Ganz (American).

The Petards Cameras have two actual cameras in one housing. One mono (ANPR) and one colour for the snapshot. The IR Illuminator makes the third apparent lens visible on the front of the camera.

An interesting point regarding these cameras is that they are connected by means of a 12 way connector and cable that plugs into the rear of the camera. This lead and plug is exposed on MEVs. I cant for the life of me imagine who would want to unplug them.  Maybe the guy who put a paper bag over a Wonwoo would have done.
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: The Bald Eagle on 05 May, 2011, 06:49:46 PM
Quote from: "chalky"
Quote from: "Nigel W"
Thanks for that. The problem with using photographs from News Items is that sometimes they use stock photographs of any MEV. I have seen pictures of MEVs in newspapers that are not used where the papers are printed.

The camera on the vehicle in the picture that you have posted is a Petards Hawk 2i. It has Automatic Number Plate Recognition (APNR) capability. It also has built in Infra Red Illumination.

This type of camera is certificated for use in Basildon.




Ah, but what was the year of manufacture and from which factory did it come from, eh? :pmsl:

You did ask. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: chalky on 05 May, 2011, 08:20:07 PM
Oh my God! I should have known better.  :aplude: :)
Title: Re: Basildon
Post by: Monkey Girl on 14 July, 2011, 07:52:36 PM
Wont be too long before we pay them a visit  :-ev-: