The Need for Dash Cameras

Start off the new year right with reduced risk and extra protection. Dash cameras have become standard practice for fleets. Companies no longer want to risk not having evidence during incidents. Fleets all over the nation are installing dash cams in their vehicles to reduce risk, save money, and improve driver safety.

Oftentimes, trucking companies face false allegations against their drivers in accidents. With no evidence, they are forced to pay tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars even when the accident is not their fault. However, with the addition of a dash camera, the evidence is safely logged away in an SD card or in the cloud. Companies no longer have to worry about paying large sums of money for accidents their drivers didn’t cause. With video evidence on hand, transportation and logistics companies can make smart decisions on how to handle their court cases in the event of an accident. They can decide whether to fight a case in court or settle outside of court. When a driver is innocent, companies might want to fight the case and go to court. With video evidence at your fingertips, you have control. 

The investment in a dash cam can save companies thousands in the long run. This affordable technology will quickly pay for itself as your drivers find themselves getting into accidents on the road.

Types of Dash Cameras

There are many different types of dash cams on the market these days. Some are easy to install and sit on your dashboard and others are extremely advanced and need to be installed by a mechanic. The two main types are SD Card Cameras and Cloud Cameras. Both provide full visibility into your fleet and allow you to monitor your fleet 24/7. 

SD Card Dash Camera

The classic SD Card Dash Camera is what usually comes to mind when you think of dash cams These cameras are small dashboard cameras. As a simpler solution, dash cameras generally are road-facing or dual-facing (road and rear-facing). While a few dash cameras may offer cloud-based memory storage, most have SD card memory storage. Our SD Card Dash Cameras have no monthly fees, so just pay the one-time price and that is all. 

Some of the features of SD Card Dash Cams are: 

    • SD Card Storage

    • Night Vision

    • Driver Assistance System

    • GPS Tracking

    • Wifi Smartphone Connection

    • Additional driver or rear-facing camera

If you are in need of an easy-to-use, inexpensive, and basic dashboard camera, an SD Card Camera is the way to go. SD Card dash cams can be installed in minutes and are very easy to use. These simple cameras provide great footage of accidents at an affordable price. You can purchase an SD Card Camera online here or contact us to help find the right one for your business. 

Cloud-Based Dash Camera

Gentrifi's Cloud Camera with Critical Event Reporting

Cloud Dash Cam differs from a classic SD Card Dash Camera as it not only features live footage but also tracks the driver’s behavior, – braking, acceleration, speed, and steering. These high-quality cameras usually offer a variety of advanced features, such as: 

    • Cloud Memory Storage

    • Vehicle Location

    • Tamper Resistant

    • Audible Route Directions

    • Multiple Camera Angles

    • Alerts

    • Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS)

A major benefit of a Cloud Camera is that they usually offer a variety of camera views – driver, side, and rear-facing cameras. These features allow you to fully understand your driver’s behavior. With instant visibility into driver behavior, you will know which of your drivers is practicing safe driving tactics while on the road. 

Critical event reports and video recordings enable fleet managers to know which of their drivers need coaching. They can easily set up coaching sessions to prevent accidents from happening. Along with that, fleet managers can also use this technology to reward good driving practices. They can implement incentive programs to promote and encourage safe driving.

Overall, Cloud Dash Cameras will offer more insight and visibility into your fleet. You will have access to information on individual drivers’ behavior and footage from all incidents. With this addition to your fleet, you can quicken settlements and decrease the amounts of false claims. Most of our Cloud Dash Cameras can be installed easily, by watching a quick youtube video. Get the video evidence you need today & protect your fleet!

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