Friday, February 11, 2005

Honeywell to Supply Vancouver Taxis with Surveillance Cameras

FareView Digital Surveillance System to Aid in Increased Driver Safety

SYOSSET, N.Y., February 10, 2005 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a partnership with the Vancouver Taxi Association to supply surveillance cameras for its member taxi fleets. More than 500 taxis will be equipped with the FareViewTM Digital Mobile Surveillance System, an advanced recording system with a 9,200-image capacity. This partnership is the result of a mandate by the British Columbia Passenger Transportation Board that all taxis be outfitted with camera equipment in an effort to increase driver safety.

The FareView system is compact and discreet, but powerful. Because the cameras are equipped with infrared illuminators, they can capture images in complete darkness. The system includes two camera inputs and removable image storage media for backup, archiving or upgrading storage capacity.

Recording begins as soon as a fare enters the vehicle, and images are stamped with the time and date, as well as the vehicle identification number. Law enforcement agencies access the images using FareView viewing software. Because FareView is equipped with a large storage capacity, drivers can record and store up to a three-day weekend’s fares. All archived images recorded by FareView are maintained in CompactFLASH memory for later retrieval by law enforcement in the event of an incident.

“Taxi drivers deserve to be kept safe while serving the public,” said Steve Hemenway, Mobile Products manager for Honeywell. “Honeywell FareView allows drivers to breathe easier knowing that their fares are on camera.”Driver safety has long been an issue for Vancouver; eight drivers have been killed in the past 12 years, and driver robberies occur weekly.
“We believe that installing cameras in each taxi will deter potential assailants,” said John Palis, executive director of the Vancouver Taxi Association and general manager of Yellow Cab. “We chose the Honeywell FareView system because it is easy to use and install, and Honeywell demonstrated proven results from other areas where the cameras are already in use.”
The FareView camera system is used for taxi systems in San Francisco, Toronto, Winnipeg and the United Kingdom. Based on statistics from these locations, taxi robberies have dropped an average of 70 percent since the video cameras were installed.

For more information about the FareView Digital Mobile Surveillance System, please contact your local Honeywell representative or visit

Honeywell International is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit

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