Dash cams, also known as dashboard cameras, are increasingly popular, not only for personal purposes but also for various business applications. These compact yet high-quality cameras can capture footage of the road ahead, the rear view, and even, in some instances, the interior of the vehicle. This results in high-definition or superior video quality, which can be seamlessly uploaded to the cloud for convenience or, for those seeking a more budget-friendly solution, directly onto an SD card.
Dash cams can be fit in basically any vehicle, and an individual or a business may fit them for a variety of reasons, however, the primary one is to ensure that there is video evidence in the event of an accident. These HD videos can be used as part of an insurance claim or to identify the cause of damage.
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 manage insurance claims.
When you use RAM Tracking as your preferred dash cam and GPS tracker provider you can rest assured that:
Our commercial HD dash cams work excellently in tandem with our vehicle tracking devices. Businesses with the full RAM Tracking suite can now track and watch their vehicles and drivers to ensure that their vehicles are being used correctly providing you with enhanced visibility of your fleet.Get A Quote
Constant recording ensures you never miss a second - any accidents or instances of dangerous driving can be dealt with using video evidence.
Dash cam footage can be used to analyze driver behavior 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 will be mounted onto a vehicle dashboard or windscreen, depending on which will impede the view the most, and it is powered by the vehicle's battery itself. It records everything on the road ahead, some models will record the road behind and even the inside of the vehicle and will store all recording onto the SD card to be reviewed later.
There are a number of benefits that come along with utilizing an SD dash cam across your fleet, this includes:
Any footage that your SD cam collects can be downloaded onto your desktop - simply take the SD card out of the dash cam and download the footage onto your PC or laptop. This can then be shared with appropriate parties, for example, provided to your insurance provider or it can be used for training purposes.
This is not a one answer fits all situation, as it will also depend on the dash cam model you have and the SD card.
Yes, you can! SD dash cams are a fantastic way to provide context and protect your commercial fleet and your employees. You can use the information that you gather to improve driver safety, reduce driver liability, and ensure that your drivers are protected in the event of false claims.
The video quality is dependent on both the model and specification, however, simply put, most modern SD dash cams are capable of recording at a minimum of 1080p whilst others can offer 4K video, if you require UHD resolution, we recommend speaking with your provider so they understand your requirements.
There are not many legal considerations that you need to keep in mind when using a dash cam across the US, SD dash cams are road legal as long as the recording is in a public place, if you have drivers that cross the border for example, they can not record at border control.
Additionally, you must ensure that you make your drivers aware of the installation of an SD dash cam, as well as if the dash cam records the inside of the vehicle and if there is audio recording. If they are unaware of these points that is a severe privacy breach.
This is something that you have to think about especially within the taxi industry, the driver of the vehicle must inform each passenger that there is a dash cam in use, otherwise, they could face harsh legal consequences, this is especially the case if any recorded footage is used without their knowledge.
Whilst this will vary from not only the model of the SD dash cam, but also the type of vehicle that your fleet is, most SD dash cams are simply installed by attaching it to the windshield and ensuring it is plugged into the power source, which is usually the vehicle's battery. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the dash cam must impact the driver's view as little as possible.
Unfortunately, there are only two courses of action if your SD card corrupts or the dash cam or SD card gets damaged:
This is why we recommend that you frequently back up your SD card footage or else you will lose your recordings.
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