HAEE launches new integrated immobiliser

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Hunters Auto Electrical Engineering (HAEE) has announced the introduction of a new all-in-one bus immobiliser and security system.

Branded Busstop Immobiliser, the Hampshire-based firm said the system is ‘simple yet smart’ – and is designed to offer operators full control over who is driving their vehicles.

Simon Hunter, Managing Director at HAEE, explained to CBW: “We were approached by a major UK operator last year, who wanted a ‘21st century’ approach to bus security.

“An important part of the remit was that the security device had to integrate with existing back office systems that supported telematics or smart ticketing machines.”

The operator now has a security system that only allows ignition and start once the driver successfully logs into a ticket machine.

For engineering or vehicles without ticket machines, a smartcard (using back office systems) can be used that only lasts for the length of a shift.

Other options include smart keys and finger print readers. A tamper circuit is also incorporated into the design and will operate a horn or assault alarm.

The company said: “All operators have concerns about unauthorised persons possibly starting up unattended buses on the high street or in the depots. By fitting an immobiliser, operators are reducing those risks while also protecting assets.”

HAEE claims the Busstop immobiliser, which is subscription free, is a vehicle life product and is easily adaptable to any equipment or technology changes. The product comes with a two year warranty.