"Front + inside" dashcams such as the HD-Elite-Dual-32 have both lenses built in to one unit. This style of "front + inside" dashcam is the most basic form of two-channel dashcams, and is usually intended to mount in your front windshield. One lens is intended to look forward (in front of your vehicle), and the second lens is located on the opposite side of the dashcam and is typically intended to record the activity that is going on inside the vehicle (the driver and/or passengers). Often with dual lens dashcams where both lenses are built in to the same unit, if careful consideration is given to where the dashcam is mounted, the inner lens that is built in to the main camera body can also "see" out of your back windshield, to capture a glimpse of events outside the rear of the vehicle as well. Please see the following diagram for where "front + inside" dashcam systems are typically placed in your vehicle:
Who might want to use a "front + inside" dashcam?
Really, anyone can benefit from having more than one channel of video recording at all times. Drivers looking for more comprehensive coverage from their dashcam, fleet vehicle owners, concerned parents of a new teenage driver, taxi and rideshare (Uber, Lyft, Ride, etc), tow truck, or shuttle bus drivers, these are just a few examples where there may be a need to keep an eye on the driver or passengers of the vehicle, as well as the other cars on the road. We are aware of many rideshare drivers who have used dashcam evidence from inside their vehicle to rightfully win damage and/or cleaning fees from an unruly passenger, for example.
Feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed? Please feel free to peruse our Dashcam Buyer's Guide which can help point you in the right direction when choosing which dashcam is best for you.