Some Paratransit services offer curb to curb service for people with disabilities who are unable to use buses or trains and require added assistance in getting in or out of a cab. Paratransit is an often shared-ride service operated with disabled access vehicles. Those riders who are unable to access shuttle vans by using steps can use wheelchair lifts.
These system applications differ slightly from other Vehicle Video Camera System applications in some of the below listed ways.

Need For Additional Cameras
Unlike Private Service Contractor Charter Transport Compliance Bus Camera Systems or Casino Customer Shuttle Bus Video Surveillance Safety Cameras, the camera systems installed in Paratransit Service vehicle camera surveillance systems often require additional cameras to document the additional risk of elderly, disabled, or medicated patients.
When a driver or attendant is handling the passengers, either strapping them into the seats, assisting them to the lift, helping stabilize them as they enter the stairway, or exit the vehicle there is an elevated risk of liability as in those times the care of the passenger is directly under the control of the driver or assistant.

Need For GPS Mapping Locations
Students With Disabilities & Special Needs Transportation Video Camera systems do not usually involve pickups or drop-offs at locations other than their home and school, so the location metadata are not usually required.

Paratransit Service vehicle camera surveillance systems should have GPS for vehicle location and speed metadata during playback as there may be questions requiring the locations they were picked up or dropped off as these locations can change depending on whether they are being transported from a nursing home, elderly daycare facility, to a medical appointment, to a store to pick up their meds, to a medical facility for treatments or to a store for a shopping trip.
Students With Disabilities & Special Needs Transportation Video Camera systems are usually home to school then back home, so GPS is not as important an issue.
However, Paratransit Driver Safety Video Camera Surveillance Systems must record the designated standard pick-up and drop-off sites at major centers and destinations such as large medical centers and shopping malls. When they are requested to go out of the standard locations the GPS on the DVR will record the locations on a free map during playback so all locations where passengers were dropped off or picked up are documented.

Need For Extended Recording Timeout Delay
The recording timeout delay setting on the Paratransit Service vehicle camera surveillance system DVR menu should be set with a much longer timeout or 30 minutes or longer to ensure the wait time in the vehicles after it has reached the destination as well as the driver or assistant aided passenger departing the vehicle is recorded in case of claims of rough handling, long wait times in a vehicle that might have been turned off in the heat of summer or the cold of winter. Risk and customer satisfaction both require a working sequential high definition recording of the events on the vehicle.

Need For Arrival & Departure Times Documented
Just like students are ready and waiting when the school bus safety camera systems record them entering the bus, Elderly Day Care Shuttle & Assisted Living Transportation Vehicle Video Camera systems must record riders attending adult programs or daycare centers should be ready when Paratransit vehicles arrive.
Often the protocols dictate that operators cannot assist riders in or out of adult program/daycare centers. The center staff must be ready to assist the individual out of the center, if necessary and from that point, the driver or Paratransit operator can assist the passenger onto the vehicle.
Non-emergency Medical Transport Safety Camera Systems are used to record those being transported to medical facilities for admission or treatments where arrival time and departure times can be documented by the onboard mobile DVR Vehicle Video Camera system installed in the vehicles.
Nursing homes or Assisted Living facilities must schedule the arrival and departure times as they will need to allocate additional staff available in some cases to accommodate the assistance to welcome or help reddy those who will be traveling.
Medical facilities who will be receiving patients for treatment or admission will also have requirements for scheduling times so it is important that those installing and maintaining the Paratransit Driver Safety Video Camera Surveillance Systems properly set the Time/Date, Vehicle ID# to insure when needed that metadata info will be available and accurate.

Special Services Liability Protection

Some Paratransit Driver Safety Video Camera Surveillance Systems are employed during “special services” where one or a group of passengers wishes or charters a trip to specific locations of their choosing, for personal reasons or simply to get out and about to experience the world around them.
Services “for hire” is a prudent alternative to a cab for those who require help getting in and out of the vehicle, guidance from door to door and/or assistance with bags, require a Wheel Chair Lift Service for local as well as long-distance destinations.

The availability of 12-passenger vans with P.R.N. drivers who are ready to transport elderly passengers to group outings such as luncheons, shopping trips, movies, weddings, etc. help make for a more enjoyable life for those who have mobility issues and still wish to spend time away from their residence with friends.

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