Wireless dash cams are a popular solution to many of our fleet’s safety problems, which is why so many fleets are using them worldwide. There’s a lot to know about dash cams, and before you invest in one, you should learn everything you can about them. We’ve written extensively on dash cams, so in this article, we will bring that information together to create a comprehensive guide to help you better understand this technology.
How Does a Wireless Dash Cam Work?
A dash cam is exactly what it sounds like–a camera on your dash! All dash cams record the road in front of you, but some also record what’s happening in the cab. They are typically easy to install — simply adhere them to the windshield or rearview mirror. They can also be installed with hardware. Once installed, it should not hinder your visibility, as they are under 3 inches. Most provide a 150° view in front and record between 720p and 1080p, so you have a clear view of any incidents that occur. They usually begin recording as soon as the ignition is turned on.
What is an AI Dash Cam?
An AI dash cam uses artificial intelligence to detect behaviors that may indicate distracted driving. Your AI dash cam can sense distractions such as:
- Eating and Drinking
- Using Phone
- Yawning / Fatigue
- Face not visible
- Not Focused
It will send you an alert when it detects these behaviors so you can reach out to your drivers and ensure everything is in order.
What are the Benefits of Dash Cams?
Let’s briefly break down the benefits you can enjoy once you install a dash cam.
- Exonerate Drivers: 70% of accidents are not your fleet drivers’ fault, and dash cams can help you prove it.
- Insurance Discounts: Insurance providers like when you reduce risk with technology solutions like dash cams.
- Training and Coaching: You can use dash cam footage to contextualize road events for training and coaching.
- Save Money and Downtime: Accidents cost thousands and hours in downtime. When you can avoid them, your business is far more effective.
Our blog article, “The Benefits of Dash Cams for Fleet Trucks,” goes into more detail about these benefits and how you can take advantage.
How Do You Install a Dash Cam?
We will use Azuga’s AI SafetyCam as an example. This camera comes with the following equipment:
- Azuga 4G device
- 12V power adapter
- SafetyCam mounting bracket
- Extra bracket adhesive strips
- Installation tool
- Adhesive-backed cable holders
You simply plug in the camera, clip on the mounting bracket, and attach the camera to the mounting bracket. For a more detailed walkthrough of installing an Azuga dash cam, check our blog article, “Tips on How to Install a Dash Cam.”
Learn More About Dash Cams
We have written many articles on dash cams that can likely answer several of the questions on your mind. Explore some of these links to learn more about this technology.
Dash Cam Buying Guide: The perfect start for anyone looking to invest in dash cams for their fleet.
Rise Of Dash Cams & Their Impact On Safety: Learn how dash cams have made fleets safer over time.
Reduce Insurance Premiums With Azuga's SafetyCam: Dive further into how dash cams can save you money on insurance.
Does a Dash Cam Drain a Car Battery? Dashcam FAQs: Answers to many of your burning questions about dash cams.