Brigade takes vehicle safety to Canada

Brigade Electronics, a leader in reversing safety, all-round visibility and collision avoidance, has set up a new subsidiary in Canada to meet growing demand for vehicle safety systems. This latest move enables Brigade to support its customers in the Canadian market more effectively. Canada has an enormous mining industry, and safety is at the top of its agenda leading to strong demand for Brigade’s products.

Brigade Electronics (Canada) Ltd, with warehousing in Ontario, will develop on-site application and engineering support for customers across Canada.

“Brigade is in a unique position offering a comprehensive range of manoeuvring safety solutions,” says Henry Morgan, Director and CEO. “We have our patented bbs-tek® White Sound® reversing alarms that make the source of danger more easily locatable than equivalent tonal alarms; new Backsense® radar obstacle detection to alert the driver; and Backeye®360 Systems that eliminate blind spots by giving a ‘bird’s-eye view’ all around the machine in a single image. Our mobile digital recorders can help driver training and protect drivers and companies from false insurance claims.”

Brigade recommends a three-pronged approach to safety: driver visibility aids such as cameras to eliminate blind spots; driver alerts triggered by external sensors that identify potential collisions; and warnings for vulnerable people outside the vehicle such as reversing alarms.

Morgan added: “With success in the Alberta oil sands and on heavy mining equipment in several provinces, it was an easy decision to set up Brigade Electronics (Canada) Ltd to support this important and growing opportunity.”