What Is the Role of a G Sensor on a Dash Cam?

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If you want to promote safety among your fleet, dash cams are the way to go. They track driver behavior, prevent drivers from getting into accidents, and record accidents when they occur, so you know exactly what happened at the time of an event. But how do these cameras know when accidents happen to start recording? That’s where the G sensor on a dash cam comes in. 

The G sensor is a built-in accelerometer that will trigger your camera to start recording as soon as it detects an impact. Let’s discuss what a G sensor is, how it works, and how it benefits you as a dash cam owner. 

How Does a G Sensor Work? 

If something strikes your vehicle hard enough, the G sensor will trigger the dash cam to document the collision. Then the dash cam will automatically lock this footage and save it for easy viewing later. The amount of force required to trigger the G sensor depends entirely on your settings. After all, you don’t want it to be triggered by something minor. 

Some high-end vehicles have G sensor technology built in, like those from Cadillac, BMW, Tesla, and Mercedes-Benz. However, in the fleet business, one primary way to obtain a G sensor is to use a dash cam. 

The Benefits of a Dash Cam

Dash cams bring your fleet a wide array of benefits, from improving safety to saving money. 

No 1: Exonerates Drivers: The most common reason fleets use dash cams is because they serve as witnesses when accidents occur. Nobody wants their business to face wrongful consequences for an accident that isn’t their driver’s fault, so having tangible proof of their innocence is a valuable asset. G sensor technology can prove an accident isn’t a driver’s fault. 

No. 2: Insurance Discounts: When trying to keep your fleet safe, insurance providers will often offer discounts on your premiums. This means that equipping your fleet with dash cams can be a significant benefit to your business. Insurance companies especially appreciate that dash cams often exonerate drivers in the event of an accident, saving them from payouts. 

No. 3: Save Money and Downtime: Accident costs start at $16,500 without any injuries. Adding on the cost of employee and vehicle downtime and how it affects the business’s productivity, the expenses are practically incomprehensible. That, along with safety reasons, is why avoiding accidents is critical for fleet businesses, and dash cams help make it possible to do so. 

Get the Best Dash Cam

Azuga’s AI Safety Cam is a top-of-the-line dash cam with all the safety features you need. It records inside and outside the cab and alerts drivers (and you) when dangerous behavior occurs before it causes an accident. Then, of course, it has G sensor technology to record accidents just in case they occur, so you have all the coverage you need. Learn more about Azuga’s AI Safety Cam with one of our experts by trying a demo!