Surveillance system for vehicles that captures visual or audio data

  • US 6,630,884 B1
  • Filed: 06/12/2000
  • Issued: 10/07/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surveillance system for vehicles comprising:

  • a sensor for mounting to the vehicle to detect an impact on the vehicle of a predetermined force;

    at least one camera for mounting to the vehicle to produce video signals of images around the vehicle;

    a recorder coupled to the at least one camera to record video signals received from the at least one camera;

    a timer, coupled to the recorder, that activates the recorder to stop recording the video signals from the camera a predetermined time after the sensor detects impacts on the vehicle having the predetermined force; and

    a switch, coupled to the timer and the recorder, that powers off the recorder after the predetermined time has expired.

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