Exclusive Integrators of Sonny's TunnelMax-HD Car Wash Video Systems


Most owners and operators of Express Exterior, Automatic, and Self/Full Service Car Washes have come to rely on video cameras for security and management purposes.  Daily, there are instances that arise that require operators or managers to use their video surveillance systems.  Unfortunately,  all cameras systems aren't created equal and as a result, there are incidents that occur where the video quality being provided just isn't good enough to be any use to them. 

One of the most common and obvious uses for cameras at car washes is to try and verify damage claims made by their clientele.  Although many successful car wash owners have been installing camera systems in their tunnels to capture pre-existing damage on vehicles for many years now, customers still attempt to blame the car wash, primarily machinery or employees, for breaking mirrors, antennas, trim, bumpers, or scratching their vehicles.  It's a problem that can seriously affect a wash's profitability, costing operators hundreds or even thousands of dollars per month.  Several articles have been published over the last decade that describe how security cameras are being implemented to document vehicle conditions prior to entering the wash and as they exit.    However,  unless the damage is fairly obvious, traditional camera systems most car washes have installed  just do not provide the detail needed to disprove many of the claims.  So in these cases, the customer goes and gets estimates, and the car wash operator gets stuck with the bill.  And this goes on month after month, year after year.

TunnelMax-HD™ eliminates the uncertainty by refuting or confirming these damage claims on the spot by capturing and recording 'Hyper-HD™" images of each vehicle BEFORE it enters, while inside,  and as it EXITS the tunnel.  TunnelMax-HD's exclusive "Hyper-HD™" cameras capture images in resolutions over three times higher than standard 1080P High-Definition.  Users of TunnelMax-HD™ can review crystal clear video of both sides, top, and rear of every customers' automobile that passes through a wash...including the license tag!

By simply choosing a date from the system's recorded archive, TunnelMax's easy-to-use client interface loads all recorded video for that day and displays a large timeline graph at the top of the screen.  From here, users simply roll their mouse along the timeline, and the system displays a preview panel that shows still shots of that particular moment in time on the chosen camera.  When an object or event being searched is seen in the preview panel, the operator simply clicks on the "play" button and the clip begins to play from that point forward.  

Recorded video segments of importance can then be saved to the hard drive, a USB Thumbdrive, or even converted to an .AVI file that can be played in Windows Media Player, VLC Player, etc.  Using an external drive enclosure, entire days of archived video can be downloaded and reviewed at a later date from any other computer that has been loaded with the client software.   

TunnelMax-HD™ clients can further view their operations on the go by using the Smart Phone/Tablet remote software, allowing them view their camera systems right from their 4G LTE phones.  Here, one can watch live camera views in real time, or even play back archived video.  And unlike other systems, TunnelMax-HD software employs unique compression technology that allows for ultra fast live connections to the cameras and displays them remotely in full Hyper-HD™ resolution instead of a low resolution substream like other systems.   And the I-Pad and Android Tablet App both allow remote viewing in HD Resolutions as well.




                                                                           KEY ADVANTAGES OF TunnelMAX-HD

*First and Foremost, TunnelMax-HD™ was the Very First HD Camera System on the Market Designed Specifically for Car Washes.  First Released in 2008, It is Still By Far the Most Advanced HD Camera System Available Today for Car Wash Operators.    

* While HD Images Look Great, CCTV Technology is Always Advancing.  Acquire Video Security is Already Aware of the Industry's Move Towards An Even Higher Resolution Standard Known As "Ultra HD - 4K".    TunnelMax-HD™ is "4K Compliant"...Meaning that "UltraHD - 4K" Security Cameras Released In The Future With Resolutions 4 TIMES Greater Than 1080p (8.3 Megapixels) Will Be Able to be Integrated and Recorded on Both New and Existing TunnelMax-HD™ Systems.   NO OTHER CAR WASH HD CAMERA SYSTEM BEING OFFERED IS "4K COMPLIANT".  Why Spend Thousands of Dollars on Camera Systems That Will Always be Limited to Only 720p or 1080P Cameras and Recording Resolutions?

*TunnelMax-HD’s High-Definition Capabilities Provide Much Larger Swaths of Actual Video Coverage With many times more pixels versus Traditional analog and low-ed HD Camera Systems Generally Offered by Local Companies.  This Means Needing Fewer Actual Cameras While Getting Substantially Superior Video Quality.

*TunnelMax’s HD Technology Allows Operators To Clearly See Most Pre-Existing Scratches, Door Dings, Cracked Windshields, Faded Paint, Wheel Damage, Mirror Damage, Broken or Damaged Antennas, etc…BEFORE and AFTER Vehicles Enter and Exit the Tunnel.

*Because the HD Clarity of TunnelMax-HD™ Confirms or Refutes Most All Customer Damage Claims, it Literally Pays for Itself.   Each TunnelMax-HD™ System is Customized and Installed To Meet Your Specific Needs.

*All HD Video Archives Are Stored On the High Capacity Storage Drives of Tunnel-Max’s Network Digital Video Server, Providing Up To 3+ Weeks of Recording Time…all in full Hyper-HD™ resolutions.

*TunnelMax’s Network Server Can Be Upgraded to Accommodate More Cameras On Demand…Up To a Total of 32 or more Camera Inputs.  This Eliminates the Need to Purchase Multiple NVRs to Simply Add More Cameras.

* Watch Live or Recorded Video Clips on Large LED  Monitors (1080P or UHD 4k) With No Picture Degradation!  Save Video Clips or HD Screenshots Directly on the Server or on a USB Thumb Drive.

*HD Cameras Can Also Be Installed and Integrated For Offices, Pay Stations, Equipment Rooms, Customer Waiting Areas, Vacuum and Detail Areas, Kiosks, Lube Centers, Retail, Vending, Etc.  Our Optional Audio Recording Is Also Available with TunnelMax-HD™.

*Operators Can Use the “Digital Zoom” Tool to View Areas of Interest Either LIVE or in Playback Mode.  Compared to Traditional Systems, The HD Quality Captures Unprecedented Detail of Faces, Text, Clothing Detail, etc

*Clearly Records All License Plates of Every Customer That Enters Tunnel While Capturing Over 80 Times the Coverage Area of a standard license plate camera.  

*Not only does TunnelMax-HD™ visually capture and record license plates, but our brand new LPR (License Plate Recgonition) add-on module also logs every one of these customer license plate numbers into a searchable database within our NVR software.  This allows operators to look up customer video by simply entering their license plate into the search field.

*View Your Cameras in Hyper-HD™ From Anywhere In The World on a PC/Mac…Or On Select Smart Phone/PDA’s Via The Internet!!!  Listen to Live or Recorded Streaming Audio With TunnelMax’s Optional “Audio Kit.”

*Provides Valuable Management Tool For Car Wash Operator.  Archives all On-Site Customer and Employee Activity.  Helps Protect Against Potential Lawsuits or Fraudulent Workman’s Comp Claims.

*Most car wash owners/investors make significant monetary investments in their car wash and/or conversion projects.    It's just smart business sense to not attempt to protect this high-dollar investment with unreliable, low-end budget camera systems found locally, online, and at big box retailers.   

*Each System is Professionally Custom Installed, Completely Integrated, and Comes Standard With a One-Year Parts and Labor Warranty on All Components From Date of Install.  Our Installation Teams are Experts at Integrating HD Video Surveillance Specifically for Express Exterior, Flex Serve, and Full Service Car Washes. 


WHY Tunnel-MAX HD™ Over An “Arch” Type System?

* TunnelMax’s High-Definition Capabilities Provide Much Larger Swaths of Video Coverage While Delivering Significantly Clearer Images Than Analog Cameras Mounted to an Expensive Arch. 

*Because TunnelMax’s HD Cameras Are So Clear; They Can Be Positioned Much Further Away From the Vehicle Than Any Camera Mounted to an Arch, Reducing the Effects of Water Over Spray that  Can Collect and Eventually Damage Cameras, Coverings and Housings.  

* TunnelMax-HD™ Covers BOTH the Tunnel's Entry AND the Exit.  You Would Need TWO Separate Arches and TWELVE Standard Cameras Just to Attempt to Try and Cover The Same Areas.

*Superior High-Definition Technology Requires Much Fewer Cameras Dedicated to the Vehicle, Freeing Up More Available Camera Inputs on Your Network Video Recorder For Other Areas of Wash.

*Eliminates The Risk of A Vehicle Accidentally Hitting Cameras (or Arches) While Going Through Tunnel.

*Leaves More Room In Tunnel for Your Car Washing Equipment.



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Hi-Definition (HDTV) Cameras & Lenses Can Capture HD Images of Front, Top, Back, Passenger and Driver Side of the Vehicle Before Entering the Car Wash...With Optional Passenger and Driver Side Views At The Exit.  System easily captures license plates of every vehicle without having a dedicated "plate capture" camera.  Depending on the Camera Package Chosen, HD Cameras Can Also Be Installed on Point of Sale, Automated Pay Stations, Tunnel Interior, Vacuums Areas, Mechanical Rooms, Tunnel Control Boxes, Vending Machines, Offices, Kiosks, Safe Rooms, etc.




NOW AVAILABLE...  Customized HD Camera Packages Available From 

SONNY'S The Car Wash Factory










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Phone:  405.324.1300 or 1.877.324.GoHD

E-Mail at acquirevideo@cox.net


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