Backwatch 2019 – A Year in review

As 2019 draws to a close we take a look back. In a year that will be remembered for the ups and downs of Brexit, Direct Vision Standard and low emissions zones Backwatch have continued to add to their extensive range of Commercial Vehicle Safety Products. The start of the year saw the introduction of…

Direct Vision Standard (DVS) Are you ready?

From 26th October 2020 all Trucks with a gross weight over 12 tonnes will require a HGV Safety Permit to enter London. Through the TfL Direct Vision Standard (DVS) scheme vehicles will be awarded a star rating from 0 – 5 based on the amount of direct vision the driver has through the windows when…

Backwatch New Blind-spot Radar System.

October 2019 has seen the launch of our new radar sensor system. Following extensive trials on a Renault T Range working in London our Backwatch Blind-Spot Radar (BBR) is now available direct from us at an introductory price (ending Jan 2020). Covering both sides, comprising of two radar sensors mounted on the front side of…

Coming Soon – Exciting New Products

Always striving to deliver excellent quality products for our customers Backwatch have been working hard over the last few months on some new and exciting safety solutions. Launching in the next few weeks our NEW blind spot safety system incorporating microwave radar provides a bespoke blind spot solution – aiding both low and high speed…

Backwatch Launch Container / Trailer Tracker

With the success of our wireless GPS Tick tracker launched in 2017, Backwatch Safety Products have recently introduced its big bother “BIG TICK”. With up to 10 years battery life between charges big tick is ideal for tracking larger assets such as containers, trailers and horse boxes. Track your units via mobile phone, desk top,…

Customer Feedback – Alien Concrete and Transport Ltd

Another very happy customer. Director of Alien Concrete and Transport Ltd Keith Wiles told us following a recent short notice fitment “With regard to the recent installation,. without any prompting the driver rang me to pass on his compliments as to the neatness of the work done and the clean condition he left the cab…

NEW – Smart Tachographs, what you need to know.

Smart Tachographs must be fitted to all new HGVs sold in the UK from 25th June 2019. The new digital tachographs allow enforcement agencies to read data from them remotely. HGVs won’t need to be stopped for a routine reading, less time wasted for both agents and drivers. Improving potential to check more tachographs per…

Rave Reviews of Backwatch Combined Camera / Sensor System

Backwatch are delighted by the positive feedback that our new BW-BVR combined camera and sensor system has received since its launch earlier this year. The BW-BVR was introduced in response to the changes within FORS safety compliance (version 5.0) that came into effect in January 2019. Now mandatory for Fors Silver and Gold fleets to…

Backwatch at THE CV SHOW

With over twenty years in the vehicle safety industry and an original FORS associate. Backwatch are delighted to be exhibiting at the CV show from the 30th April – 2nd May 2019 Hall 5 Stand 5G108 We are proud to be showcasing two new products at the CV show – BW-BVR – Integrated camera and…

Direct Vision – London 2020, what you need to know.

From 26 October 2020 all 0-star HGVs over 12 tonnes will be banned unless they prove a Safe System (this is the same date that Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards strengthen for heavy vehicles London-wide) https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/direct-vision-in-heavy-goods-vehicles     Source – TfL.gov.ul