Making your product rain-wind-waterproof?
A camera that must be mounted once in an awkward location and then endure weather and wind to transmit a continuous stream of data. That's another challenge.
Fortunately, we had made version 1 in-house. And so we were happy to collaborate on the successor.
Traffic safety and
provided for everything.
Version 1 of the MACQ camera has been back throughout the country for years. That gave us super valuable insights. So the launch of version 2 was heralded by a thorough analysis of the current design, usability, feedback from installers and a benchmark of other cameras that had since come to market.
This camera had to be better than all the others, and themselves.
Ready.. set.. go.
Grand system design but with fine mechanics.
Installation versus installer
When you assemble something, it should be tight. That's not surprising. But in this particular case, "firmly" was an understatement. The customer's request was that the cameras must be firmly attached without breaking in heavy winds. At the same time, the camera had to be easy to install. Sometimes at great heights, dangling over a motorway or from a bridge, it should preferably go smoothly for the person who has to tighten the screws.
By incorporating a self-locking system, the camera locks itself in place. A torsion spring ensures that the camera is under tension without jamming it - because what doesn't bend, breaks. The small worm gear motor provides a sturdy solution that won't loosen on its own. A principle that we often find in mechanical engineering but could apply here to a smaller scale.
The right material.
Through and translucent
Sometimes the solution is so simple you would look over it. It was very complex for installers to check that everything was OK once the camera was hung. Until now. We made crucial parts translucent, allowing the installer to verify the electrical connection one last time before completing the installation. Simple and smart.