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Dash cams for fleet vehicles

With deliberate car collisions on the rise, it often means that the victims of these crimes end up being the driver targeted rather than the criminals themselves.

How do you know if your drivers are keeping to best practice?

If you're looking to:

  • Exonerate drivers in the event of an accident.
  • Lower your insurance premiums.
  • Monitor how your drivers behave when in transit.

It's time to utilize fleet dash cams within your fleet of vehicles. Dash cam solutions can be used within a range of vehicles, which help provide you with peace of mind whilst your drivers are out on the road. Your drivers are safe from any safety incidents whilst their driving habits can also be monitored. 

So, if you're looking for the best fleet dash cam for your business - RAM Tracking can help.


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What is a dash cam?

To put it simply, a dash cam is a camera dedicated to recording driver's journeys using a wide-angle lens facing out. You can also have cameras facing inwards to monitor the driver itself.

  • Fleet dash cams are mounted to windscreens and automatically turn on when you start your engine.
  • They can also be activated in case of a collision when the vehicle is parked (this is a feature that must be turned on within the settings).
  • Fleet vehicle cameras typically have a 130-150 degree angle to ensure that a significant field of vision is covered.
  • Any footage that you receive from the dash cam is timestamped, making it ideal for evidence.
  • They are completely tamper-proof 

Dash cam front and rear?

Our hard-wired commercial fleet dash cams are professionally installed to create an almost invisible placement. 

There are 3 main types of fleet dash cam systems:

  • A front dash camera that captures everything in front of the vehicle; whether it is pedestrians stepping out into the road, or the traffic that you are following.
  • Front and back dash cam that has the advantage of recording both what is in front of you as well as behind you. This is important as a lot of collisions take place at low speeds and involve rear-end incidents.
  • Internally facing (cabin view) this allows you to keep an eye on your drivers. You can see if their full concentration is on the road.

These latest-in-technology dash cam solutions have all of the top features to ensure that nothing is missed, and that the picture quality is crisp in any condition.


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Dash cams and insurance claims

Fleet vehicle cameras are legal on Canadian roads without the need for a license or documentation either. However, if you intend to have audio recording activated then if there is ever a second person in your vehicle, you must make sure that they are aware that there is a dash cam with audio capabilities within the vehicle. As a general though, we mute as a preferred installation. We recommend that you use our installers, as, legally, the dash cam must not block the view of the driver. 

Our commercial fleet dash cams do not have a screen either so drivers are not distracted which could potentially negate any insurance claim blaming distraction at fault.

If you have any passengers in your vehicle you have a legal obligation to inform them if:

  • You have an internal dash cam when being used as a security safety benefit if it is being used within the likes of a taxi or chauffeuring service.
  • If your business has chosen to allow for sound recording within the vehicle, this would also fall under privacy laws, so make sure that you are not in breach of this.

Most insurance companies recognise how fleet dash cam systems help drivers to improve their driving efforts and having the ability to secure FNOL (first notification of loss) as the evidence often leads to a reduction in insurance premiums which often helps to subsidise the service.

A lot of vehicle collisions aren't clear-cut, especially if there are no witnesses around at the time. So, in a battle of your word against those in the other vehicle, a commercial fleet dash cam can be what swings it in favour of your driver. This can save excess costs as well as hikes to the insurance premiums.


Thinkware dashcam showing a 140 degree viewing angle

Car video recorder (DVR) vs standard dash cam

Our two main types of fleet vehicle cameras are split by the way the content is stored and delivered.

  • SD Card Full 1080p HD resolution dash cam for fleet vehicles.
    • An incredibly affordable option.
    • Can record for up to 180 hours and stored on an SD Card.
    • Stores any incidents of note.
    • The SD Card will need to be downloaded via the card and cleared.
    • 140 degree viewing angle minimises recording blind spots.
    • Night time and low light recording capabilities.
    • Speed camera warning system.
    • Front vehicle departure warning in traffic conditions.

Find out more about commercial dash cams

  • 4G Connected Streaming fleet management dash cam.   
    • More expensive for equipment.
    • Ultimate in cloud streaming. 
    • First notification of loss can be sent within the hour.
    • No need to clear an SD card.
    • Stores footage for up to 90 days.
    • AI event detection for any kind of incident recording. 
    • Wide-angle camera minimises blind spots.

Find out more information on connected dash cams


A silver vehicle is in view of a dash cam - showing how the vehicle can still be seen with ease even in bright sunlight

Dash cam features explained

As certain incidents occur when the driver is not in their vehicle, our systems are designed to detect collisions and spring into action to record vital evidence in the event that a driver tries to leave without leaving their details after hitting a vehicle.

  • Our fleet dash cams offer an energy-saving mode that reduces power consumption by a third giving you 3x more time of video recording.
  • If the vehicle is parked for a long time or is left whilst on holiday the system is designed to record 20 seconds of footage upon impact (This is a feature that needs to be turned on).
  • There are certain times where there would be extreme light that a camera may not be able to deal with under regular conditions (coming out of a tunnel, bright sunlight or even just full-beam headlights). The dash cams for fleet vehicles that we offer will use the WDR function to correct the recording so that you have a constant clear image, perfect if you ever need to look back over the footage. 
  • The enhanced sensor on the fleet dash cams can tackle night-time recording with ease in the same way delivering excellent quality images. If there is an incident at night, you will still see everything that was captured.
  • Our dash cam solutions are built for the worst-case scenario. If the power is for any reason disconnected after an accident, the failsafe recording uses a supercapacitor as a backup to keep the vital recording safe.
  • The commercial dash cameras SD card uses a file allocation table to eliminate manual formatting of recorded video files which helps to extend the life of the memory card.
  • Regardless of the operating system your company uses, any PC can be used to view the files without the need for conversion.

Many of our customers utilize our dash cam solutions alongside their existing vehicle tracking services. However, if you are looking for fleet vehicle cameras as well as GPS tracking for vans, cars, or trucks, we can offer you a variety of bundle packages which will help to save your business money. Get in touch with our sales team now or book a demo.

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