"Front + inside" dashcams are designed to record both in front of and inside your vehicle at the same time. Please see the following diagram for where "front + inside" dashcam systems are typically placed in your vehicle:
Front + inside-facing dashcams come in two basic configurations: the first type where the front and inside camera lenses are built in to one module, or the second type where the front and inside camera lenses are two separate modules. An example of the first type (front and inside camera lenses together in one device) would be the Vantrue N2 Pro. This style of "front + inside" dashcam is the most basic form, and is usually intended to mount in your front windshield. One lens looks forward (in front of your vehicle), and the second lens is located on the opposite side of the dashcam to record the activity that is going on inside the vehicle (the driver and/or passengers).
An example of the second type (separate front and inside camera modules) would be the BlackVue DR590-2CH-IR. This configuration allows the owner to place the secondary lens anywhere in the vehicle that they wish. Most times the inside-facing lens gets mounted on the front windshield, facing inwards, but this secondary camera lens could also be mounted on the rear window facing forward into the vehicle, or even in the cargo area to watch over valuable tools or merchandise.
Often with these dual lens dashcams, if careful consideration is given to where the inside-facing lens is mounted, you may also be able to "see" out of your back windshield, to capture a glimpse of events outside the rear of the vehicle as well.
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.
Want to record front + *rear* your vehicle instead of front + inside? See our dashcams for front and rear page.
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.