What is a Connected Camera?


As a safety manager, your success is measured in part through maintaining–or optimally, reducing–your fleet’s insurance claims costs. There are a wide variety of incident reduction tools on the market, including video monitoring through in-cab and external fleet dash cams. Though dash cams have been in use for years, the way video is shared and stored has evolved. At first, truck dash cams used to rely on SD cards to store and share video. Now, connected dash cams instantly transmit video to the cloud. This provides you instant access to important video footage in the event of an incident, helping avoid hefty legal bills.


The best dash cam for truckers is the one that doesn’t interfere with his or her everyday routine. Unlike SD dash cams, connected dash cams allow drivers to give one hundred percent of their attention to driving safely. Because traditional SD truck cams rely on physical media, obtaining footage from SD dash cams depends on the driver to remember to regularly transfer video files off the memory card. In addition to being inconvenient, there is the possibility of damage to the card. But a connected dash cam sends the data wirelessly to the cloud, eliminating the chance of lost, mishandled, or damaged SD cards. No driver intervention is required.


Network-connected dash cameras are one of the most unobtrusive, cost-efficient, and effective ways to pinpoint specific coaching areas for each driver. Drivers’ awareness of the wireless dash cam leads to a significant increase in fleet safety. Plus, your drivers can feel more confident knowing they have a solid defense against false driving allegations. The dynamic nature of connected cameras means that in the event of an incident, you can get out in front of the claims process. When the camera’s accelerometer is triggered by an incident or harsh driving, the wireless dash cam automatically transmits video and driving data via the cellular network. This provides you with a reliable record to protect your drivers–and your bottom line.

The benefits of connected dash cameras extend well beyond helping you control insurance costs. Convenience, reliability, and accessibility are just a few of the ways network-connected dash cams outperform traditional SD dash cams. Although it’s impossible for you to be in every truck, every day, connected dash cameras can get you close. Wireless dash cams provide insight to your drivers’ performance through access to real-time video and driving data, allowing you to take a proactive approach when it comes to addressing risky driving behaviors. Each dash cam can be individually configured, so you can be sure you’re receiving the most relevant information. You can also choose between dual-facing cameras and road-facing cameras. Plus, the harsh driving trigger settings can be adjusted to the level that’s right for your fleet. You won’t waste time sifting through hours upon hours of footage; only the relevant video will be provided.  

Your drivers put their trust in you when it comes to their safety, so it’s important to show them you’re invested in their well-being. With a connected dash camera, you can offer real-time coaching and guidance. And if an incident does occur, you can intervene immediately in the claims management process and protect your drivers from false allegations. One of the best ways to improve your company’s safety record while simultaneously lowering insurance and operating costs is to implement a connected camera system. Network-connected dash cams are a user-friendly, effective way to demonstrate your dedication to your drivers’ well-being and your company’s profitability.