What Features to Look for in a Dash Cam

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If you’re in the market for a dash cam, you’re already taking an excellent step towards improving your fleet’s safety. Dash cams have many benefits. Check out our blog article “The Benefits of Dash Cams for Fleet Trucks” to learn more about the advantages you can enjoy with a dash cam. However, you can only get the most out of a dash cam if you get one with the right features. Of course, every fleet has different needs, but there are some features that every fleet should have in their dash cams. 

Dash Cam Features to Look For

Dash cams come in all shapes and sizes these days. You’d be surprised at what they can do! Let’s explore some of the best features available in dash cams today. 

  • Artificial Intelligence: A dash cam with built-in AI can detect problems automatically. It can warn the driver to act, preventing an accident. Or, if a driver has bad habits, the system can also alert you. 
  • Internet Connectivity: What is the benefit of connecting to the internet? The footage is stored on a memory card with a standard dash cam. You’ll have to switch out the cards and monitor when they are full. Or, if they automatically record over previous data, you may lose important footage. A dash cam that connects to the internet stores your footage in the cloud. You can access that data from anywhere and store far more footage. 
  • Harsh Event Detection: A good dash cam includes a built-in gyroscope and accelerometer. These devices can detect harsh braking or hard cornering. If an accident occurs, the dash cam can automatically detect it and upload footage to the cloud. 
  • Resolution: Grainy footage won’t be any good if you’re trying to exonerate yourself from blame in an accident. Find yourself a dash cam that records in 1080p to protect you. 
  • Field of View: Field of view refers to how large of an area your dash cam can see. The best dash cams have a wide field of view– this will ensure you always have the information you need in case of an event. 
  • Mounting: Mounting your dash cam should be easy. Typical dash cams give you three options: suction cups, an adhesive that sticks to the glass, or a mechanical attachment that you install on your rearview mirror. Adhesive typically gives you the most security with the easiest installation.
  • Audio Speaker and Recording: Why would you need an audio speaker? This is so your dash cam can administer alerts when drivers are engaging in unsafe behaviors. It is crucial in preventing accidents.
  • Night Vision: What good is a dash cam if you can’t capture footage that occurs at night? Dash cams with infrared LEDs are best if your fleet travels after dark.

The Best Dash Cam on the Market

Azuga’s AI Safety Cam not only provides all of the features mentioned in this article. It also connects to the most comprehensive fleet management system around. No matter what your fleet goals are, Azuga can help you gather the data you need to make informed decisions. Discuss your goals with one of our experts and see how we can help.