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=='''Introduction'''==
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{{Mbox|type=info|text=This page forms part of [https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/UnitedKingdom/Main_page#Editing_Best_Practice UK Editing Best Practice]. Editors are encouraged to follow these guidelines.}}
This page forms part of [[United Kingdom#Editing Best Practice|UK Editing Best Practice]]. Editors are encouraged to follow these guidelines.
 
  
Waze currently supports reporting of and warning for three categories of cameras: Speed Cameras, Red Light Cameras and Fake Cameras.  This Wiki page aims to help the Wazer identify, map and approve cameras in the Client and Map Editor.
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==Waze Camera Types==
  
 
=='''Waze Camera Types'''==
 
 
===Speed Cameras===
 
===Speed Cameras===
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[[File:Camera2true.png|left|WME icon|63x63px]]
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[[File:Report_icon_speed_camera.png|left|App icon|63x63px]]
|[[Image:Icon_camera_speed@2x.png|123px|top]]
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Fixed speed enforcement cameras of any type (Gatso, Peek, Truvelo, Monitron or SPECS)
|Fixed speed enforcement camera locations of any type (Gatso, Peek, Truvelo, Monitron or SPECS).
 
Notes:
 
# Until such time as Waze supports SPECS (Average Speed) Cameras natively, these should be recorded as a standard speed camera at each location (entry point, mid point(s) and exit point).
 
# Mobile speed cameras should not be reported in Waze, instead use the Report -> Police feature in the client.
 
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===Red Light Cameras===
 
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|[[Image:Icon_camera_redlight@2x.png|123px|top]]
 
|Red light camera locations of any type (Gatso or Monitron).
 
  
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[[Average Speed Zones | Average Speed Cameras]] should be mapped as per the linked guidance
  
Note: Some red light cameras such as Monitron and RedSpeed are capable of recording speed limit violations as well as driving through a red light, however, the speed for all red light cameras should be set to zero so that you are always warned of their presence.
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Mobile speed cameras (camera vans) should '''not''' be mapped in Waze, instead they should be report in the app using ''Report > Police > Visible''.
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{{Mbox|type=info|text=The speed limit sign shown on the WME speed camera icon is only an image and always shows '''30''', irrespective of the set speed limit.}}
  
===Fake Cameras===
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===Red Light Cameras===
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[[File:Camera4true.png|left|frameless|63x63px]]
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[[File:Report_icon_traffic_light_camera.png|left|63x63px|frameless|App icon]]
|[[Image:Icon_camera_fake@2x.png|123px|top]]
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Fixed cameras enforcing light infringements of any type (Gatso,  Monitron, RedSpeed or Level Crossing).
|Fake cameras should only be reported for a dummy camera i.e. one that is masquerading as a speed or red light camera as defined above.
 
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=='''Reporting a Camera in the Client'''==
 
To report a camera, press the report button at the bottom right hand side of the client screen. You will then be presented with the report Menu, from which you select "Camera".
 
 
 
All you need to do then is select the camera type and if it applies to your lane or the opposite one.  Then simply press send.
 
 
 
{| cellpadding="0" width="100%" class="wikitable"
 
| [[Image:UK_Cams_Report1.PNG|thumb|center|210px|Waze v3.x Report Menu]]
 
| [[Image:UK_Cams_Report2.PNG|thumb|center|210px|Waze v3.x Camera Screen]]
 
| [[Image:UK_Cams_Report3.PNG|thumb|center|210px|Waze v3.x Camera Screen]]
 
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Notes:
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CCTV cameras at level crossing should '''not''' be mapped in Waze.
# The camera report will be placed on the map where you were when you pressed the "Report" button, so you can take your time to complete the other details as driving allows.
 
# The camera will only appear in the client after it has been approved in Waze Map Editor.
 
# Where a location has a camera in each direction, or it is reversible, two reports will be required.
 
  
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{{Mbox|type=important|text=It is increasingly common for red light cameras to also enforce speed limits, as Waze does not have a dual camera type these should be mapped as a Red Light Camera with 0 mph speed set.}}
  
=='''Approving a Camera in Waze Map Editor'''==
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===Dummy Cameras===
After a camera has been reported by a Wazer from the client, it will not appear on the live map until it has been approved in the Waze Map Editor. Before approval cameras appear in brown and once approved they change to grey.
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[[File:Camera3true.png|left|63x63px]]
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[[File:Report_icon_fake_speed_camera.png|left|63x63px|frameless|App icon]]
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Dummy cameras should only be mapped when a camera housing is present but is either inactive, only the camera housing, or has been bagged over.
  
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There are rare occasions when a fake camera is erected by local residents to deter speeding traffic, these can also be mapped as Dummy cameras if reported by wazers.
!colspan="3"|Unapproved
 
!style="width: 10%;"|
 
!colspan="3"|Approved
 
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Unconfirmed_Speed.png|center]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Unconfirmed_RLC.png|center]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Unconfirmed_Fake.png|center]]
 
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Confirmed_Speed.png|center]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Confirmed_RLC.png|center]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Confirmed_Fake.png|center]]
 
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''(Note: The speed camera icons in the client do not have the old "30" logo as depicted still in Waze Map Editor)''
 
  
Before approving a camera, the editor should exercise due diligence and investigate  if there really is a camera at this location, being careful to rule out any duplicate(s) which has been reported and approved already.  Many areas of the Waze map are flooded with cameras that are simply not out on the road.  Use your judgement, if there is any doubt do not approve it but delete it.
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===Camera Placement===
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==Camera Placement==
When reporting a camera from the Waze client it is not always possible to place it in the exact location required.  Therefore, when approving a camera, the editor should examine clues on the map and aerial photography to assist in moving the camera to the correct position before approving it. You should be aware though that aerial photography (including road markings) and services such as Streetview are often out of date, so do not rely on them exclusively.
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When mapping a camera, you should examine clues on the map and aerial photography to assist in moving the camera to the correct position. You should be aware though that aerial photography (including road markings) and services such as Streetview are often out of date, so do not rely on them exclusively.
  
The identification guides for each camera type to be added to the Waze map aim to assist the editor in placing the camera in the correct position. Unfortunately every situation cannot be catered for in this guide so often the editor will have to use his/her judgement.
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The camera types listed below aim to assist you in placing the camera in the correct position. Unfortunately every situation cannot be catered for in this guide so your own judgement is required.
  
To move the camera select it and a circle will appear around it, the camera can then be moved anywhere in the circle. If it needs to be moved further then move it as far as allowed and save. Then use the "permalink" button at the bottom right of the editor screen to reload the page. Once reloaded the circle will be re-centred on the camera again, repeat until the camera is in the desired position.
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To move the camera select it and a circle will appear around it, the camera can then be moved anywhere in the circle. If it needs to be moved further then move it as far as allowed and save. Then use the "permalink" button at the bottom right of the editor screen to reload the page. Once reloaded the circle will be re-centred on the camera again, repeat until the camera is in the desired position.
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_WME_Placement1.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Camera Orientation]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_WME_Placement1.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Camera Orientation]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_WME_Placement2.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Camera can be moved inside the circle]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_WME_Placement2.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Camera can be moved inside the circle]]
 
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The red dot in front of the camera indicates the direction of travel and should be the same direction (facing the back of the car after it has driven past) regardless of camera type.
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The red dot in front of the camera indicates the direction of travel and should be the same direction (facing the back of the car after it has driven past) regardless of camera type. If the camera is reversible you will need to map two cameras, one facing in each direction.
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===Setting camera speed and type===
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[[File:Camera-properties.png|right|frameless]]
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When the camera is selected you are able to enter the speed in MPH that matches the speed limit the camera enforces.
  
Note: A reversible camera will require two camera reports, one facing in each direction.
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When a speed is set the Wazer will receive an audible warning in the client when approaching the camera whilst exceeding the speed set.  If no speed is set (''0 mph'') the Wazer will always receive an audible warning.
 
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{{Mbox|type=warning|text=In variable speed limit areas the speed of the camera mapped in Waze should be set to the '''maximum''' permitted speed (e.g. 70mph for the M42).}}{{Mbox|type=info|text=Red Light Cameras should '''always''' be set to '''0mph''' to ensure they always alert in the app.}}
===Setting Camera Speed and Approving the Camera===
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==Cameras that should be mapped==
|When the camera is selected you are able to enter the speed in the properties box in Mph as shown to the right.
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===Gatso Speed Cameras===
 
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Gatso speed cameras are the most common speed camera type found in the UK and are '''rear facing''', when triggered they will flash. They ''may'' be mounted on their own post (which may be reversible) or on an overhead gantries (''these are being phased out in favour of HADECS3 side mounted cameras'').  
When the speed is set the Wazer will receive an audible warning in the client when approaching the camera whist exceeding the speed set.  If no speed is set the Wazer will always receive an audible warning.
 
 
 
Once the camera has been positioned and the speed has been correctly set in Mph check the "Approved" box and save your changes.
 
 
 
The camera will now appear in the live map and on the client once the changes have been processed. Be aware that this may take 2 weeks or more!
 
 
 
 
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_WME_Properties.jpg|280px|top]]
 
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Notes:
 
# In managed traffic zones with variable speed limits the speed should be set to the maximum permitted speed. (e.g 70mph for the M42).
 
# Some red light cameras such as Monitron and RedSpeed are capable of recording speed limit violations as well as driving through a red light, however, the speed for all red light cameras should be set to zero so that you are always warned of their presence.
 
 
 
=='''Removing an Approved Camera'''==
 
An approved (grey) camera will appear on the live map the next live-map update after it is approved.  If the camera is to be removed there are two mechanisms available to remove it.
 
  
===Waze Map Editor===
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These cameras use radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically a series of road markings are placed on the road in front of the camera, often on both lanes to catch drivers overtaking or driving on the wrong side of the roadThese markings may also be behind the camera, this is a good indication of a reversible camera.
An editor has the option of deleting approved and unapproved cameras from the map simply by highlighting it and pressing the delete key or the "Bin" button in the EditorIt should be noted however, that editors can only delete an ''approved'' camera if their editing rank is equal to or greater than that that of the editor who originally approved it.
 
  
===Waze Client===
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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality it is possible to see the road markings aiding the placement of the camera.
When approaching a camera the user receives a caption warning them of the camera, this caption has a "Not there" button. Each time this happens the users editing rank is added to a running total. When the total is equal to or greater than the rank of the user who approved the camera then it becomes un-approved. At this stage any-one can delete it or it can be re-approved.
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File:UK Cams Gatso Front.jpg|Front of Gatso camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Gatso Rear.jpg|Rear of Gatso camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Gatso Close Up.jpg|Gatso camera close-up <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Gatso Gantry.jpg|Gatso Cameras on overhead gantry<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Gatso Road Markings.jpg|Gatso camera road markings <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Gatso Placement.jpg|Placement in Waze Map Editor
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File:UK Cams Gatso Aerial.jpg|Aerial view showing road markings
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</gallery>
  
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===Gatso "Smart Pole" Speed Cameras===
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The [http://www.crown-international.co.uk/smart-pole/gatso-serco-smart-pole/ Gatso Smart Pole] another camera variant being deployed around the UK which uses the same technology as the standard digital Gatso cameras introduced in 2007 with a vandal resistant pole. As with the standard unit it is '''rear facing''', and when triggered will flash.
  
=='''Cameras that should be reported'''==
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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality it is possible to see the road markings aiding the placement of the camera.
===Gatso Speed Cameras===
 
Gatso speed cameras are the most common speed camera type found in the UK and are rear facing, when triggered they will flash. They may be mounted on their own post (which may be reversible) or on an overhead gantry (common on motorway variable speed limit zones).
 
 
 
These cameras use radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically a series of markings is placed on the road in front of the camera, often on both lanes to catch drivers overtaking or driving on the wrong side of the road.  These markings may also be behind the camera, this is a good indication of a reversible camera.
 
  
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
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Take care not to confuse these cameras with [[#Level_Crossing_Cameras|Level Crossing Cameras]] which are similar in appearance.
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Front.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Front of Gatso Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Gatso Smart Pole Front.jpg|Front of Gatso Smart Pole camera <br />''Credit: Twister-UK''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Rear.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Rear of Gatso Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Gatso Smart Pole Rear.jpg|Rear of Gatso Smart Pole camera <br />''Credit: Twister-UK''
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Gatso Camera Close-Up <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Gantry.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Gatso Cameras on an Overhead Gantry<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Road_Markings.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Gatso Camera Road Markings <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Placement.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Placement in Waze Map Editor <br>''[Image taken from Waze Map Editor]'' ]]
 
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|colspan="2"|[[Image:UK_Cams_Gatso_Aerial.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Aerial view showing road markings <br>''[Image taken from Waze Map Editor]'' ]]
 
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===Peek Speed Cameras===  
 
===Peek Speed Cameras===  
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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
 
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Peek_Front.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Front of Peek Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Peek Front.jpg|Front of Peek camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Peek_Rear.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Rear of Peek Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Peek Rear.jpg|Rear of Peek camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Peek Close Up.jpg|Peek camera close up <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|colspan="2"|[[Image:UK_Cams_Peek_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Peek Camera Close-Up <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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</gallery>
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===Truvelo Speed Cameras===
 
===Truvelo Speed Cameras===
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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.  
 
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.  
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Truvelo_Front.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Front of Truvelo Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Truvelo Front.jpg|Front of Truvelo Camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Truvelo_Rear.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Rear of Truvelo Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Truvelo Rear.jpg|Rear of Truvelo Camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Truvelo Close Up.jpg|Truvelo Camera Close-Up <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Truvelo_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Truvelo Camera Close-Up <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Truvelo Road Markings.jpg|Truvelo Camera Road Markings <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Truvelo_Road_Markings.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Truvelo Camera Road Markings <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Truvelo Aerial.jpg|Aerial view showing road markings
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File:UK Cams Truvelo Placement.jpg|Placement in Waze Map Editor
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Truvelo_Aerial.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Aerial view showing road markings <br>''[Image taken from Waze Map Editor]'' ]]
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Truvelo_Placement.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Placement in Waze Map Editor <br>''[Image taken from Waze Map Editor]'' ]]
 
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===Watchman Speed Cameras===
 
===Watchman Speed Cameras===
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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
 
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
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File:UK Cams Watchman System Rear.jpg|Watchman system viewed from the rear<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Watchman Camera Front.jpg|Watchman camera viewed from the front<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Watchman Camera Speed Board.jpg|Watchman speed warning board<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Watchman Camera Close Up.jpg|Close up of Watchman camera<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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===Average Speed Cameras===
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Watchman_System_Rear.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Watchman system viewed from the rear<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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SPECS ('''SPE'''ed '''C'''heck '''S'''ervices) and VECTOR are a system that uses number plate recognition to measure the time taken between two fixed points to monitor a driver's average speed. There are a number of camera types in use as shown in the images, however only one camera type will be used at a given site.
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Watchman_Camera_Front.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Watchman camera viewed from the front<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Watchman_Camera_Speed_Board.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Watchman speed warning board<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Watchman_Camera_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Close up of Watchman camera<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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===SPECS Average Speed Cameras===
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This is not a standalone system, an average speed zone may consist of two or more cameras at entry point, mid point(s) and exit point of the monitored zone. Due to the passive nature of this system no road markings are required.
SPECS ('''SPE'''ed '''C'''heck '''S'''ervices) is a system that uses number plate recognition to measure the time taken between two fixed points to monitor a driver's average speed.
 
 
 
This is not a standalone system, a SPECS zone may consist of two or more cameras at entry point, mid point(s) and exit point of the monitored zone.
 
 
 
Due to the passive nature of this system no road markings are required.
 
  
 
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
 
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.
  
There are a number of camera types in use as shown in the images, however, the Type B SPECS cameras are now in use on overhead gantries on the approaches to the QE2 Bridge (Dartford Crossing) and M60 J26 Clockwise.
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{{Mbox|type=notice|text=[[Average Speed Zones]] should be mapped according to the specific guidance.}}  
 
 
{| cellpadding="0" width="100%" class="wikitable"
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_SPECS_1.jpg|thumb|center|300px|SPECS Camera Type A<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_SPECS_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|SPECS Camera Type A Close-Up <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_SPECS_2.jpg|thumb|center|300px|SPECS Camera Type B<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
|[[Image:UK_Cams_SPECS_3.jpg|thumb|center|300px|SPECS Camera Type C<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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|colspan="2"|[[Image:UK_Cams_SPECS_Gantry.jpg|thumb|center|300px|SPECS Cameras on an Overhead Gantry<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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File:UK Cams SPECS 1.jpg|SPECS camera Type A<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams SPECS Close Up.jpg|SPECS camera Type A close up <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams SPECS 2.jpg|SPECS camera Type B<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams SPECS 3.jpg|SPECS camera Type C<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams SPECS Gantry.jpg|SPECS cameras on overhead gantry<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:Vector-camera-uk.jpg|VECTOR camera<br />''Credit: [[User:atrophicshiner|atrophicshiner]]''
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</gallery><br />
 
===Monitron Speed and Red Light Cameras===
 
===Monitron Speed and Red Light Cameras===
Monitron speed cameras (sometimes referred to as SpeedCurb) are a new generation of  digital cameras which can be configured as a speed '''AND/OR''' a red light camera.   
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Monitron speed cameras (sometimes referred to as SpeedCurb) are a new generation of  digital cameras which can be configured as a speed '''and''' / '''or''' a red light camera.   
  
 
These cameras use sensors embedded in the road rather than radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically no markings are painted on the road, though as older cameras are being upgraded to this new type of camera legacy markings may remain in the road.
 
These cameras use sensors embedded in the road rather than radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically no markings are painted on the road, though as older cameras are being upgraded to this new type of camera legacy markings may remain in the road.
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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor. If the camera is used as a red light camera then it should be placed on the stop line in Waze Map Editor.
 
Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor. If the camera is used as a red light camera then it should be placed on the stop line in Waze Map Editor.
  
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|[[Image:UK_Cams_Monitron_Front.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Front of Monitron Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Monitron Front.jpg|Front of Monitron camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_Monitron_Rear.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Rear of Monitron Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Monitron Rear.jpg|Rear of Monitron camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Monitron Close Up.jpg|Monitron camera close up <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|colspan="2"|[[Image:UK_Cams_Monitron_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Monitron Camera Close-Up <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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</gallery>
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===RedSpeed Speed and Red Light Cameras===
 
===RedSpeed Speed and Red Light Cameras===
 
These are new type of combined Speed and Red Light Camera.
 
These are new type of combined Speed and Red Light Camera.
  
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|colspan="2"|[[Image:UK_Cams_New_RLC.jpg|thumb|center|300px|New RLC Camera Type <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams New RLC.jpg|New RLC Camera Type <br>''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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===Gatso Red Light Cameras===
 
===Gatso Red Light Cameras===
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When approving a red light camera in Waze Map Editor it should be placed on the stop line.  
 
When approving a red light camera in Waze Map Editor it should be placed on the stop line.  
  
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File:UK Cams RLC Front.jpg|Front of Gatso Red Light Camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|[[Image:UK_Cams_RLC_Rear.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Rear of Gatso Red Light Camera <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams RLC Rear.jpg|Rear of Gatso Red Light Camera <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams RLC Close Up.jpg|Gatso Red Light Camera close up <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
|colspan="2"|[[Image:UK_Cams_RLC_Close_Up.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Gatso Red Light Camera Close-Up <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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=='''Cameras that should not be reported'''==
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===Level Crossing Cameras===  
===Mobile Speed Cameras===  
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Take care not to confuse these cameras with [[#Gatso_.22Smart_Pole.22_Speed_Cameras|Gatso "Smart Pole" Cameras]] which are similar in appearance.
Mobile speed cameras should not be reported in Waze as by the time they are approved and appear in the client they will be long gone, instead use the Report -> Police feature in the client.
 
  
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| [[Image:UK_Cams_Mobile_Van.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Van Mounted mobile Enforcement Camera<br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
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File:UK Cams Level Crossing.jpg|Level Crossing Camera<br />''Credit: Moley_uk''
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File:RLSE camera Black Dyke.jpg|RLSE camera at Black Dyke<br />''Credit: [[User:atrophicshiner|atrophicshiner]]''
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''Be aware when using Report -> Police to report a mobile speed camera that there have been recent cases of motorists being prosecuted for flashing their headlights to warn other drivers that they are approaching a mobile speed trap. Whilst there have been no recorded cases of a Wazer (or other App user) being prosecuted you could potentially be liable for prosecution for reporting in this way!''
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==Cameras that should not be mapped==
  
===Trafficmaster===
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*'''Mobile speed cameras''' - typically situated in a van, should be reported via the app as ''visible'' police
Trafficmaster has a network of 5,200 traffic flow monitoring sensors used to update their real-time traffic services on UK motorways and trunk roads.  These sensors are not used for speed or red light enforcement and so should not be reported in Waze.
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*'''Trafficmaster sensors''' -typically in a blue or green housing on bridges or poles
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*'''CCTV cameras''' - can often cover junctions, level crossing, and general highway monitoring
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*'''ANPR cameras''' - typically in a grey housing mounted on lamp columns
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*'''Other enforcement cameras''' - do '''not''' map bus lane, junction box, etc cameras
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*'''Driver feedback signs'''
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*'''Camera warning signs'''
  
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| [[Image:UK_Cams_Trafficmaster_Blue.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Trafficmaster Sensor (Blue Variant) <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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===Congestion Charge Zone Cameras===
 
The London Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ) uses cameras to record vehicles entering or leaving the zone, these are not used for speed or red light enforcement and so should not be reported in Waze.
 
'''<br>''[Images to Follow]'''''
 
 
 
===Automatic Number Plate Recognition===
 
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras may be used for a number of enforcement functions including: Valid Tax, MoT Test, Insurance, Parking, Yellow-box violations and checking criminal activity.  At this time however, they are not used for speed or red light enforcement and so should not be reported in Waze.
 
'''<br>''[Images to Follow]'''''
 
 
 
===Driver Feedback Signs===
 
Electronic signs that warn you if speeding and may or may not tell you your speed.
 
'''<br>''[Images to Follow]'''''
 
 
 
===Camera Warning Signs===
 
Signs that warn the drivers of possible cameras in the area should not be reported, even as a fake camera.
 
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| [[Image:UK_Cams_Sign1.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Red Light Camera Warning Sign <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
| [[Image:UK_Cams_Sign2.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Average Speed Check Warning Sign <br>''[Image by [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]]'' ]]
 
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File:UK Cams Mobile Van.jpg|Van mounted mobile enforcement camera<br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Trafficmaster Blue.jpg|Trafficmaster sensor (blue variant) <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:Trafficmaster-bridge.jpg|Trafficmaster sensor mounted on bridge <br />''Credit: [https://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/37062 Pauline W]''
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File:Cctv-camera-uk.jpg|CCTV camera on pole<br />''Credit: [[User:atrophicshiner|atrophicshiner]]''
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File:Cctv-camera-uk-2.jpg|Traffic light mounted CCTV camera<br />''Credit: [[User:atrophicshiner|atrophicshiner]]''
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File:UK Cams Sign1.jpg|Red Light Camera warning sign <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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File:UK Cams Sign2.jpg|Average Speed Check warning sign <br />''Credit: [[User:Dave2084|Dave2084]]''
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Latest revision as of 07:31, 25 June 2020

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Waze Camera Types

Speed Cameras

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Fixed speed enforcement cameras of any type (Gatso, Peek, Truvelo, Monitron or SPECS)

Average Speed Cameras should be mapped as per the linked guidance

Mobile speed cameras (camera vans) should not be mapped in Waze, instead they should be report in the app using Report > Police > Visible.

The speed limit sign shown on the WME speed camera icon is only an image and always shows 30, irrespective of the set speed limit.

Red Light Cameras

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Fixed cameras enforcing light infringements of any type (Gatso, Monitron, RedSpeed or Level Crossing).

CCTV cameras at level crossing should not be mapped in Waze.

It is increasingly common for red light cameras to also enforce speed limits, as Waze does not have a dual camera type these should be mapped as a Red Light Camera with 0 mph speed set.

Dummy Cameras

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Dummy cameras should only be mapped when a camera housing is present but is either inactive, only the camera housing, or has been bagged over.

There are rare occasions when a fake camera is erected by local residents to deter speeding traffic, these can also be mapped as Dummy cameras if reported by wazers.


Camera Placement

When mapping a camera, you should examine clues on the map and aerial photography to assist in moving the camera to the correct position. You should be aware though that aerial photography (including road markings) and services such as Streetview are often out of date, so do not rely on them exclusively.

The camera types listed below aim to assist you in placing the camera in the correct position. Unfortunately every situation cannot be catered for in this guide so your own judgement is required.

To move the camera select it and a circle will appear around it, the camera can then be moved anywhere in the circle. If it needs to be moved further then move it as far as allowed and save. Then use the "permalink" button at the bottom right of the editor screen to reload the page. Once reloaded the circle will be re-centred on the camera again, repeat until the camera is in the desired position.

Camera Orientation
Camera can be moved inside the circle

The red dot in front of the camera indicates the direction of travel and should be the same direction (facing the back of the car after it has driven past) regardless of camera type. If the camera is reversible you will need to map two cameras, one facing in each direction.

Setting camera speed and type

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When the camera is selected you are able to enter the speed in MPH that matches the speed limit the camera enforces.

When a speed is set the Wazer will receive an audible warning in the client when approaching the camera whilst exceeding the speed set. If no speed is set (0 mph) the Wazer will always receive an audible warning.

In variable speed limit areas the speed of the camera mapped in Waze should be set to the maximum permitted speed (e.g. 70mph for the M42).
Red Light Cameras should always be set to 0mph to ensure they always alert in the app.



Cameras that should be mapped

Gatso Speed Cameras

Gatso speed cameras are the most common speed camera type found in the UK and are rear facing, when triggered they will flash. They may be mounted on their own post (which may be reversible) or on an overhead gantries (these are being phased out in favour of HADECS3 side mounted cameras).

These cameras use radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically a series of road markings are placed on the road in front of the camera, often on both lanes to catch drivers overtaking or driving on the wrong side of the road. These markings may also be behind the camera, this is a good indication of a reversible camera.

Where aerial photography is of good enough quality it is possible to see the road markings aiding the placement of the camera.

Gatso "Smart Pole" Speed Cameras

The Gatso Smart Pole another camera variant being deployed around the UK which uses the same technology as the standard digital Gatso cameras introduced in 2007 with a vandal resistant pole. As with the standard unit it is rear facing, and when triggered will flash.

Where aerial photography is of good enough quality it is possible to see the road markings aiding the placement of the camera.

Take care not to confuse these cameras with Level Crossing Cameras which are similar in appearance.

Peek Speed Cameras

Peek speed cameras are similar to Gatso cameras in that they are rear facing and when triggered they will flash.

These cameras can use radar or sensors embedded in the road to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically no markings are painted on the road, though as older cameras are being upgraded to this new type of camera legacy markings may remain in the road.

Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.

Truvelo Speed Cameras

Truvelo cameras differ from Gatso and Peek cameras in that they are front facing, since they are Infra Red, when triggered you will NOT see any flash. They may also be configured in a rear facing arrangement although this is not common.

These cameras use sensors embedded in the road rather than radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically the road is marked with three white lines in front of the camera across one or both lanes. These markings may also be behind the camera, this is a good indication of a reversible camera.

Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.

Watchman Speed Cameras

Watchman cameras are quite unique among UK safety cameras in that they are an integrated system with a number of sensors comprising a speed warning board and a camera both with their own radar as shown below. At this time it is not clear if these cameras are type approved by the Home Office (and thus able to be used for prosecution).

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Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.

Average Speed Cameras

SPECS (SPEed Check Services) and VECTOR are a system that uses number plate recognition to measure the time taken between two fixed points to monitor a driver's average speed. There are a number of camera types in use as shown in the images, however only one camera type will be used at a given site.

This is not a standalone system, an average speed zone may consist of two or more cameras at entry point, mid point(s) and exit point of the monitored zone. Due to the passive nature of this system no road markings are required.

Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor.

Average Speed Zones should be mapped according to the specific guidance.


Monitron Speed and Red Light Cameras

Monitron speed cameras (sometimes referred to as SpeedCurb) are a new generation of digital cameras which can be configured as a speed and / or a red light camera.

These cameras use sensors embedded in the road rather than radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and typically no markings are painted on the road, though as older cameras are being upgraded to this new type of camera legacy markings may remain in the road.

Where aerial photography is of good enough quality, it can be used to aid correct placement of the camera in Waze Map Editor. If the camera is used as a red light camera then it should be placed on the stop line in Waze Map Editor.

RedSpeed Speed and Red Light Cameras

These are new type of combined Speed and Red Light Camera.

Gatso Red Light Cameras

Gatso red light cameras are different to their speed detection counterparts and will be triggered when driving through a red light.

These cameras use radar to measure the speed of a vehicle and do not normally have any markings on the road other than the stop line for the traffic lights.

When approving a red light camera in Waze Map Editor it should be placed on the stop line.

Level Crossing Cameras

Take care not to confuse these cameras with Gatso "Smart Pole" Cameras which are similar in appearance.

Cameras that should not be mapped

  • Mobile speed cameras - typically situated in a van, should be reported via the app as visible police
  • Trafficmaster sensors -typically in a blue or green housing on bridges or poles
  • CCTV cameras - can often cover junctions, level crossing, and general highway monitoring
  • ANPR cameras - typically in a grey housing mounted on lamp columns
  • Other enforcement cameras - do not map bus lane, junction box, etc cameras
  • Driver feedback signs
  • Camera warning signs