Technology for fleets and safety does not begin and end with GPS tracking and telematics software: buying a dash-cam is no longer an optional extra, but a complementary tool for your fleet management system—offering protection of drivers and assets, and reinforcing the safety of your fleet.
If you feel you aren’t particularly “techie”, or do not know what to choose in the many offers of dash-cams that have lately become available for fleets, have a look at this small list which include the must-have characteristics your dash-cam should have in order to be a really powerful tool!
#1 - High quality video
If you have to choose a dashboard camera for your fleet, make sure you test the video and that it provides top quality footage at night or in cloudy/foggy weather conditions. The visibility needs to be good enough so that you are able to read vehicle registrations, for example. Dash-cams need to show the scene of an incident and, where possible, the number of vehicles involved. So, never scrimp when it comes to quality of video!
#2 - Resistant in adverse weather
The cam should be guaranteed to work even when the weather is very cold or rainy—it has to be of such quality that it can work in any conditions and not leave you unprotected. The footage stored on the internal memory card has to be protected, so it is important to consider how firmly the cam is mounted, including the adhesive used for some installations.
#3 - GPS
Installing a dash-cam with the GPS system integrated means a location of the vehicle at any time is available, which saves a great deal of time in case you need to reconstruct an incident. Furthermore, if you have a fleet management system you can even cross-check the data obtained from it with the footage.
#4 - Memory option
Make sure the card and the internal memory of the dash-cam you choose for your fleet has a large capacity. A lot of cams have continuous loop recording which means that existing footage is overwritten if the card or the memory is full. The greater the capacity the easier it is to manage.
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