A tamper-proof memory card cover gives fleet managers the authority to lock the cover while their fleet of trucks are on the road. Only keyholders are able to unlock the memory card cover and remove the card from the dash cam. A lockable memory card cover is a standard feature included in the AVIC View-i dash cam.
Most dash cams for personal cars will include a 12v power cord that draws power from the cigarette outlet inside the cabin. This makes it simple for anyone in the vehicle to unplug the dash cam to cut its power and stop recording. A built-in hardwire harness prevents unauthorized disconnection of the power to the camera. This prevents drivers or passengers from disabling the camera by removing the power cable and ensures the dash cam is recording as intended by the business owners and fleet managers.
Record vehicle speed and location to the dash cam’s memory card alongside the audio and video recordings. Some dash cams will display vehicle speed within the video recording files while some systems’ GPS data can be played back later using an application on a computer. The ability to refer back to GPS files is crucial for your business to refute a wrongful speeding tickets and know your drivers’ exact locations on specific days and times.
It’s important to monitor your vehicle and keep your drivers accountable while your fleet is on the road, but accidents and theft attempts can happen while your commercial trucks are left unattended or are parked in the depot. Many dash cams appropriate for fleets have a parking or surveillance mode to record the vehicle and its surroundings even when the vehicle is turned off. As long as your dash cam has a constant power source, a dash cam with this feature is able to be on constant watch 24/7. Working with dash cam features like G-sensor and motion detection, your professional-grade dash cam will begin recording an event triggered by any impact or motion. If someone approaches your vehicle to test and see if your driver has left the vehicle’s doors unlocked or someone damages your truck while it is parked, the event will be recorded and saved to the memory card.
Remote access allows business owners and fleet managers to interface with their dash cam system from a distance. Receive up-to-the-minute push notifications of speeding or impact straight to your smartphone, email, computer, or tablet. Watch real-time video from the vehicle and view or download the recordings from the memory card.
Additional external data storage is a must-have feature for fleets that need longer recording times when vehicles are on the road for days or weeks at a time without returning to the depot. Some professional-grade dash cams designed for the needs of a fleet will allow you to add up to 1 terabyte of video storage via an external hard drive.
The ability to wirelessly offload video data to a local backup server gives time back to fleet managers. Automatic depot backup involves tapping into the local Wi-Fi network at the depot or service yard and will give you the connection ability to offload the day’s data to your local backup server or backup computer. Utilizing the Fleet Management System (FMS) with a commercial-grade dash cam such as the VT-300 means that you will never need to remove the memory card from the dash cam.
|Brand||Model||# Channels||Coverage||Tamper Proof||GPS Logging||Remote Access||Telematics Reporting||External Data Storage||Depot Backup|
|AVIC||Elite Single Lens||1||Forward||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||View|
|Thinkware||F100||1 / 2||Forward + Rear/Interior/Exterior||Optional||Optional||No||No||No||No||View|
|AVIC||Elite Dual Lens||2||Forward + Interior||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||View|
|BlackVue||DR750S-2CH||2||Forward + Rear||Optional||Yes||Yes*||Yes**||No||No||View|
|BlackVue||DR750S-2CH-IR||2||Forward + Interior||Optional||Yes||Yes*||Yes**||No||No||View|
|BlackVue||DR750S-2CH-TRUCK||2||Forward + Exterior||Optional||Yes||Yes*||Yes**||No||No||View|
|EOS Tech||VT-300||3||Forward + Interior + Rear||Yes||Yes||Yes*||Yes***||Optional||Yes||View|
* = requires cellular-based Wi-Fi device in a vehicle
** = requires BlackVue Over the Cloud plan
*** = requires FMS plan