How to Optimize the Use of Your Fleet Dashcam

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Fleet dashcam solutions are becoming commonplace in the industry to improve driver safety and save fleets money. If your fleet is already using a fleet tracking dashcam, that’s great! However, are you sure you’re getting all you can out of your dashcam? There are many benefits that you may not even be aware of when it comes to this tool. This article will discuss three ways to use your dashcam that you may not be currently taking advantage of, using the Azuga SafetyCam as an example.

How Does Azuga’s SafetyCam Work? 

Azuga’s SafetyCam is an AI dashcam that tracks driver behavior both inside the cab and out. It can track dangerous driving behaviors like hard braking, rapid acceleration, hard cornering, or excessive lane changes. Meanwhile, it can also detect distracted driving, a leading cause of accidents. The inner camera can see any of the following: 

  • Eating/drinking
  • Using phone
  • Smoking
  • Yawning/fatigue
  • Face not visible
  • Not focused
  • Obstructed camera

When it sees this behavior, the dashcam will alert the driver first, so they have a chance to correct their behavior. However, if the habit continues, the system will notify the fleet manager to take corrective action. Azuga’s SafetyCam helps fleets tackle unsafe driving in real-time, but is that their only benefit? Read on to find out. 

No. 1: Evaluating Performance

Another benefit to having a dashcam installed in your vehicles is that it can help your fleet track data regarding driver safety over time. Nailing incidents as they happen is essential, but the only way to detect patterns is to look at the data over time. When you pair your dashcam with fleet management software, you can generate reports that show you occurrences of certain safety events. You can then pinpoint habits and patterns among specific drivers or all your drivers in general. 

Azuga helps you expand this ability further and creates safety scores. Safety scores quantify how safely your drivers operate their vehicles so you can more easily operate their performance, and they can use dashcam data as part of their calculations. These scores help you find problem drivers in your fleet and bring out your best drivers so you can reward them for a job well done. 

No. 2: Training and Coaching

Effective training is critical to ensure your drivers operate their vehicles safely. Continued training is necessary to promote safe driving over time. There are many ways to train that simply go in one ear and out the other. Drivers will never apply such lessons behind the wheel. But with dashcams, you can create engaging, contextualized training using real-life footage from drivers in your fleet. If there is a problem area on your route, you can even train drivers on how to navigate it properly.

Coaching specific drivers becomes easier as well, as you will be able to pull up the exact incident in question and reference it as you coach your driver. With dashcams as a tool, you can make your training and coaching stick with your drivers for the long haul. 

No. 3: Insurance Discounts

Of course, dashcams save you money by preventing accidents and playing witness in an accident. But you don’t have to get into an accident to see savings. Dashcams are a safety tool, and insurance providers agree. So many insurance providers offer discounts to fleets that employ dashcams on their vehicles. This is not only because fleet vehicles with dashcams are less likely to get into an accident. It is also because when the vehicles are exonerated of blame in the event of an accident, insurance providers save money as well. No matter what happens, insurance companies save money, so they are often willing to provide you with a discount for having dashcams. Over time, your investment will pay for itself! 

The Azuga AI SafetyCam

If you want the full benefits of a state-of-the-art dashcam, not just any camera will do. Azuga’s AI SafetyCam offers all of the benefits mentioned in this article and many more safety features that you can harness to keep your fleet protected and productive. Learn more about what we can do by trying a demo.