May 11, 2023
As a fleet manager, you have a significant number of responsibilities, from overseeing vehicle maintenance to tracking driver behaviour and managing fuel costs. However, one crucial aspect of fleet management is ensuring the safety and security of your fleet on the road. One tool that can help with this is a fleet dash cam.
In this guide, we will be discussing some of Fleetsmart's favourite fleet dash cams and their features, so you can make an informed decision for your fleet.
Fleet dash cams are a worthwhile investment, providing invaluable information in the event of an accident, theft, or other incidents on the road. In addition, dash cams can help protect your business against false insurance claims, potentially saving your company thousands of pounds in the long run.
With the growing popularity of dash cams in the industry, investing in high-quality dash cams for your fleet vehicles can provide peace of mind and protection for your business.
When deciding which dash cam to buy for your fleet vehicles, there are several factors to consider to ensure you get the most suitable option for your business’ needs. Here are some tips on how to choose the right dash cam for your fleet.
One of the most important features of a dash cam is its video quality. Look for a dash cam that offers high resolution and a wide viewing angle to capture a clear picture of any incidents that occur on the road.
Consider other features that are important for your fleet, such as dual cameras or parking mode. These features can provide additional insights into your fleet operations and help protect your business against false claims, hit and runs or theft.
Ensure that the dash cam you choose is compatible with your fleet management system. Many dash cams are designed to work alongside specific software, so it's important to select a model that integrates well with your existing fleet management platform.
Consider your budget when selecting a dash cam. While high-end options may offer more features, there are also many affordable options that still provide excellent video quality and essential features for fleet management. It’s always worth contacting these companies to ask for a bespoke quote to kit out your entire fleet, as many companies will offer discounts on bulk orders.
Finally, consider the level of customer support offered by the dash cam manufacturer. Look for a company that provides reliable technical support, clear product documentation, and a warranty or guarantee for their product.
By considering these factors, you can select a dash cam that suits your business needs and provides valuable insights into your fleet operations.
The Samsara CM32 acts as the ultimate safety companion. With dual-facing cameras, this dash cam automatically uploads HD footage to the Samsara Cloud, so you can view it from anywhere at any time, eliminating the need to manually retrieve memory cards.
What’s more, with live scene analysis and a built-in speaker for driver coaching, the CM32 is designed to reduce risky behaviours whilst driving, such as becoming distracted or tailgating.
This works through Samsara’s artificial intelligence, which analyses driver behaviour and road conditions and instantly detects risks.
Not only does this improve driver safety, it can also help you to get a lower insurance premium as many insurance providers are willing to offer discounts to fleet companies with safety precautions in place, such as dash cams.
The CM32 captures smooth, high-definition videos of the road and driver, allowing fleet managers to clearly see events of interest. You’ll never have to worry about blurry footage thanks to the 30 frame per second capture, and in-cab Infrared LED for unlit nighttime video.
The DR750X 2 Channel is ideal for users who require high quality and advanced features.
With Full HD 1080P performance front and rear, the DR750X 2 Channel provides the ultimate protection for your fleet vehicles by recording fluid 60 fps video footage (rear at 30fps) with an ultra-wide lens with a 139° viewing angle.
The integrated Sony STARVIS image sensor ensures the best possible image quality under any lighting conditions, so you can get a clear picture at all times.
The DR750X is compatible with BlackVue Cloud, a suite of live features that remotely connects you with your vehicle, providing live view, remote video playback, video backup and emergency notification alerts.
With Parking mode, the DR750X-2CH protects your vehicle by recording even when the ignition is turned off and will continue to monitor your vehicle, storing events for review later. Video buffering also ensures that you can see the seconds leading up to the event, so you get the full picture.
The SmartWitness CP2 is an advanced incident camera with powerful LTE video transmission.
Designed to provide evidence of the events leading up to and during an accident, the CP2 sends alerts and videos of incidents to your phone.
With a 1080p wide-angle HD camera, you can be sure all of your footage will be clear and therefore easy to analyse when it comes to reviewing it. The angles recorded include: driver’s view of the road, the driver with the plug-and-play second camera option, impact force of accident and audio.
This evidence can help to protect your company from common issues faced on the roads, including insurance fraud, staged accidents, false/exaggerated whiplash claims, conflicting reports of actual events, driving offence allegations (speeding, traffic signal violations, swerving, etc.
What’s more, with the SmartWitness CP2, you can expect to see insurance premium reductions of up to 17% (on average), helping you to cut down on fleet running costs.
At Fleetsmart, we understand the importance of having reliable and high-quality fleet dash cams for your business.
That’s why we offer dash cams as an optional add on with our fleet tracking systems, helping you to identify risky driving and exonerate drivers with auto-uploaded HD video footage.
For more information about our advanced fleet tracking, get in touch with our team today.