Dash cams (or dashboard cameras) are increasingly popular in both the consumer and business trade. These usually small, discreet and high-quality cameras usually attach to the front and rear windscreen and record the road ahead/behind in HD quality video onto either an online cloud storage solution or, for a more affordable solution, onto an SD card.
Dash cams for cars, trucks and vans are often fitted for a variety of reasons but the main one is usually to record the road ahead/behind in the event of an accident. Recorded HD videos are increasingly being used in insurance claims or to identify vehicle damage by businesses and consumers alike.
For businesses, dashboard cameras are quickly becoming a must-have tool for fleet managers. These are often small but powerful devices we can install and can “pay for themselves” if their footage is used to clear any wrong-doing or blame in insurance claims. However, dash cams have also proved to be incredibly useful for:
Our HD dash cam technology has been specifically designed with businesses in mind. We install and sell dash cams for our customers cars, vans and trucks with the view to helping improve driver safety and help reduce crash-for-cash scenarios and manage insurance claims.
When you use RAM Tracking as your preferred dash cam and GPS tracker provider you can rest assured that your dash cam will be professionally installed, ensuring that any footage recorded is of the highest quality at the most optimum settings. You’ll also be guaranteed outstanding customer service from our award-winning team, who are always happy to answer any questions, explain how dash cams work and help you select the right dash cam for you.
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Dash cams record continuously to monitor footage of accidents, crashes or dangerous driving that can be used in insurance claims when required.
Dash cam footage can be used to analyse driver behaviour which helps to educate drivers on making better decisions whilst on the road.
Many dash cams send data back to the business, proving useful in the event of an accident where the driver needs immediate attention.
A dash cam in a business vehicle can act as an obvious deterrent to potential thieves who may attempt to break into or steal the vehicle.
To say that dash cams in the last 10 years have been on the rise in popularity would be an understatement:
This offers great value with the offset cost in insurance reduction making the decision to get dash cams for the fleet easy to commit to.
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Some say the camera could be a distraction but the cameras we use are very subtle and placed with the minimum of vision lost. Other makes and models with a screen certainly would be more of a distraction.Get a Quote
SD Dash cams are typically mounted onto a vehicle's dashboard and is powered by the vehicle's battery. It records everything on the road ahead storing it onto the SD memory card to be reviewed at a later date.
Some of the benefits of using an SD dash cam are; that you can use the video as evidence in the event of an accident which can help to exonerate your driver, it helps to deter theft and vandalism as the presence of a dash cam will deter would-be criminals, help improve your driver's behaviour by promoting safer driving practices.
Your SD card footage can be downloaded onto your desktop so you can review and download the footage and you can share it to anyone that requires it, for example, it can be provided to the courts or can be used for training purposes.
The amount of storage on an SD dash cam depends entirely on the model and type of SD card used. Some SD dash cams can support a memory card with up to 256GB of storage - speak to your provider about the amount of storage the dash cam can support.
Yes! SD dash cams are a fantastic way to protect your commercial fleet vehicles and the drivers within them. Improve safety, reduce liability and protect your drivers against false claims.
The video quality of an SD dash cam will vary based upon both model and specification, however, most modern SD dash cams are capable of recording at a minimum of HD (1080p) whilst others can offer UHD resolutions.
There are very few legal considerations to using a dash cam as part of a company fleet - SD dash cams are completely legal on UK roads, however, if you are installing the SD dash cam into someone else's vehicle as part of a company scheme, you must inform them of the installation as well as any other additional points; does the dash cam record audio? If they are unaware of the dash cam it is a serious breach of privacy.
This is especially important in the taxi industry as the driver must inform every passenger that a dash cam is in use or they could face harsh legal consequences, especially if the footage is used without their consent.
Installation of an SD dash cam will vary from model to model and type of vehicle, however, most SD dash cams are simply installed into a vehicle by attaching it to the windshield and ensuring that it is plugged into the power source (this is usually the car's battery).
The length of time that a dash cam can record for is entirely based on the storage size of the dash cam, this will be taken up more or less depending on the quality of the recording as well as your dash cam settings. Typically though, a 32GB SD card can record roughly 4-6 hours of footage.
If your SD card data is corrupted or the dash cam or SD card gets damaged, then there are two options:
Make sure that you regularly back up your footage to help prevent losing important recordings.
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