The “Grade” of a product is determined by the level and considerations in manufacture of the product as well as how the product is intended to be used and in what environment.

For example the waterproof IP67 rated cameras on a Humvee mounted video surveillance system run much hotter due to lack of venting, so to use them in a desert environment, where there is high heat and near zero chance they will be subjected to rain and high humidity would not be the best choice.

There are 3 categories of mobile video vehicle surveillance devices sold for vehicle video camera applications by American Bus Video Inc.

Consumer Grade
This is the sub standard lowest quality product hardware and standard free software offered for most personal applications often found online. These systems are not designed for a “Fleet Application” as they are without any mechanism to restrict access to the video files, nor encryption, nor any vandal resistance…….basically just a car camera, purchased from a unknown vender with no track record of experience, knowledge or support to rely upon.
This is not a professional or secure Fleet Driver Vehicle Surveillance Camera Solution, so we do not offer this type of product.
The pricing for these systems starts at around $50.00 and can go as high as $500.00 per vehicle.


Commercial Grade
This is the standard quality product hardware and standard free software offered for most commercial applications including School Bus Video Camera Surveillance and School Bus Stop Arm Camera systems. These are “Fleet Application” solutions that are designed and manufactured to protect the integrity of the video evidence in case it is needed for court litigation, with security access protection, encryption and password protections. These are the School Bus Video Camera Surveillance systems most purchased for Public School Districts and Charter Contractor Student Transportation companies.

ABV provides these solutions for; ParaTransit shuttles, Elderly Senior Day Care Transport, Non-Emergency Medical Transport Camera Recorder, Private Fleet Transportation Services, Casino Transit pickup and delivery to name a few applications suitable for this higher quality product.
These systems can be an important deterrent to Driving While Texting (DWT), as the system provides management oversight when the vehicle is away form supervision, and accountability is increased with a sequential mobile event data recorder.
The pricing for these systems starts at around $700.00 and can go as high as $2,000.00 per vehicle.



Industrial Grade
This is the highest quality product hardware designed specifically for extreme harsh environments with high G impacts and high humidity offered for most transportation video surveillance applications including mining, off road heavy construction equipment and Arctic based ice vehicles, as well as industrial lift trucks and the smaller forklift applications. Industrial Grade Vehicle Video Camera Surveillance systems offer the highest quality, longest lasting products in these 3 categories, delivering the best value non term risk management solution. These are “Fleet Application” solutions that are designed and manufactured to protect the integrity of the video evidence in case it is needed for court litigation, with security access protection, encryption and password protections. These are the Vehicle Video Camera Surveillance systems most purchased for extreme harsh environment operations requiring waterproof IP66 rated DVRs & LCD displays, Wireless Cameras with rechargeable batteries and high end 1/2” lenses capable or 150 Field of View.

ABV provides these solutions for; Law Enforcement Prisoner Transport, Off-Road Industrial Equipment, Heavy Duty Mining Equipment, Industrial Lift Trucks aka Forklifts, Crane, Agricultural Industrial Farming, as well as Heavy Duty Truckling applications calling for systems operating in extreme harsh environments.
Industrial Grade Vehicle Video Camera Surveillance systems offer the highest level of protection and durability of all 3 classes or grades of surveillance systems we offer. These onboard vehicle video camera surveillance systems come with built in 3-Axis Accelerometer for Dangerous Driving Behaviors charting, and the G-Sensor inertia deflections can be used in case of accidents to determine what happened.
The pricing for these systems starts at around $1,200.00 and can go as high as $2,500.00 per vehicle.

Should you have any questions, concerns or require more information about various applications or Fleet Driver Safety Camera DVR Systems configurations, we encourage you to let us know and we will be happy to offer our 30+ years market experience in sales and service of digital recording devices to respond to your concerns or questions.