September 02, 2015: The Apple App Store has approved a new app designed by a UK entrepreneur that can stop truck drivers falling foul of the migrant chaos as they pass through Calais.
From the security of their cab, the BF Intelligence app allows drivers to report any sightings of migrants accessing a lorry. A message is instantly passed to the registered company that owns the lorry alerting them that their vehicle security has been breached.
Truckers face fines of £2,000 per migrant if they travel into the UK with someone concealed in their vehicle and the prospect of their cargo being written off if they are carrying food or other perishables.
Jeff Scott, the UK businessman who developed the new app said: "We've all seen the chaotic pictures of migrants risking their lives trying to access lorries bound for the UK. Every day they try to break through locks and cut through canvas before climbing on-board. It's impossible for drivers to see what's going on directly at the rear of their vehicles, on top and underneath, especially with so many people utterly desperate to make the crossing.
"The BF Intelligence app provides 360 degree surveillance courtesy of fellow drivers and equips them with a simple to use mechanism that creates a real-time report that is routed to the owners of the lorry warning them that they have migrants stowed away. It's fully approved by Apple and is available to download now."
The app was launched on September 02 and can be downloaded from the Apple Store. More information: www.bfintelligence.com.