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A fleet’s guide to dashcams

Understand the benefits of dash cams for your business and how to encourage driver buy-in

Ensure a smooth fleet dashcam rollout

Get a complete overview of how fleet dashcams can support your business and arm yourself with effective ways to reassure your staff and get them on-board with the new technology. This guide includes:

  • What are dashcams and how do they work?
  • Common myths about business use of dashcams
  • Dashcam features and specifications explained
  • Key considerations when choosing a dashcam solution
  • The rules around using dashcams in business vehicles
  • 6 tips to help you encourage staff buy-in

Staff attitudes

Get driver buy-in on fleet dashcams

Introducing dashcams into your business for the first time can spark some concerns among staff that are not familiar with the benefits. Reassuring staff is crucial to getting their buy-in.

We help you to debunk some common myths, such as ‘dashcams are used for micromanagement’ and ‘dashcams only benefit the company, not the staff’, in this fleet dashcam guide.

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Safer driving

Dashcams encourage a natural behaviour change

When individuals are aware that a dashcam is installed in a vehicle, it naturally impacts their actions in a positive way. Like all driver behaviour monitoring solutions, dashcams encourage responsible driving habits and promote adherence to company policies.

Dashcams empower drivers by promoting transparency on the road and can play a crucial role in helping staff to combat wrongful accusations. 

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Cost savings

Dashcams reduce fleet expenses

Fewer accidents: Safer driving behaviours lead to fewer accidents and associated costs.

Lower insurance premiums: Gaining evidence of safe driving habits can make your business eligible for discounts from insurance companies.

Defence against false claims: Dashcams protect your business from financial losses and legal complications relating to fraudulent or exaggerated claims.

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Simpler insurance claims

Dashcams let you resolve incidents within minutes

Dash cam footage serves as indisputable evidence, speeding up insurance claims processing, leading to faster settlements and minimal disputes. Dashcams can also alert you to incidents immediately, so that you can inform insurance companies and mitigate potential damages.

Businesses that use forms of monitoring technology, such as vehicle tracking systems or dashcams, can see an 86% reduction in accident-related costs.

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Employee satisfaction

Dashcams protect your staff from false claims

In cases of false accusations or wrongful blame, dashcams can exonerate drivers by providing evidence of their innocence. For fleet drivers, false claims can have a significant impact on their personal well-being and their livelihoods. 

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“Our drivers feel more confident on the road knowing that they have a reliable witness in case of an incident. The dashcam’s high-quality video and features have helped us mitigate risk and minimise downtime due to accidents.”

Justin Toole, Fleet Manager, M&Y Maintenance and Construction

Dashcam features

Do you need AI and MV behaviour detection dashcams?

AI dashcams are able to detect distracted or dangerous driving behaviours such as:

  • eyes away from the road
  • eating or drinking
  • mobile phone use
  • signs of fatigue

While distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of traffic accidents, this type of dashcam solution continuously monitors and rates driver performance, making staff pushback more likely. It may not justify the added costs, and you need to consider your business’ capacity to process and act upon the wealth of insights. Learn all about these dashcam features and more in the fleet dashcams guide.


Find out more in the Fleet Guide to Dashcams

Download your free guide today to learn more about dashcam features, the rules around their usage, and hear our practical tips for introducing the technology successfully into your business.

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Your fleet dashcam FAQs

Using fleet dashcams allows businesses to improve driver safety, reduce costs and speed up insurance claims. Dashcams allow businesses to:

  • See full coverage of critical events and investigate incidents promptly
  • React quickly when a suspected collision is detected
  • Eliminate fraudulent claims
  • Reduce accident-related costs and insurance premiums
  • Promote driver accountability and safer driving
  • Identify risks such as distracted driving with driver-facing solutions, to support driver coaching
  • Protect business reputation

To comply with GDPR, you must justify the use of fleet dashcams in a company policy document. This justification can be to improve the safety of the driver, passengers, and other road users, and to provide evidence in the event of an accident. See more rules around business use of dashcams in our guide.

Having a dashcam doesn’t guarantee an insurance discount, however many insurers recognise the added safety and security benefits they provide. Some insurance companies offer discounts on premiums for vehicles equipped with dashcams, making it a point worth mentioning when obtaining insurance quotes. 

Incidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and so it’s best to have a dashcam that is always running to protect that driver and the vehicle. Insurance companies will often only reduce premiums if a business states that its dashcams will always be enabled, otherwise they can’t rely on the evidence always being available.

Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of traffic accidents, and AI and MV dashcam solutions continuously monitor and rate driver performance, detecting and creating alerts for distracted or dangerous driving behaviours. This makes staff pushback more likely. It may not justify the added costs, and you need to consider your business’ capacity to process, review and act upon these notifications. Learn more in our fleet dashcams guide.

Frame rate controls how smooth footage will appear and is measured in frames per second (fps). HD footage at 25-30fps will result in the smoothest, clearest video for accurate analysis and evidence, though lower resolutions and frame rates may also be perfectly adequate.

Yes, many dashcams are equipped with infrared illumination for night vision, especially if they are driver-facing dashcams.

Some dashcams have a parking mode for surveillance while the vehicle is stationary with the ignition off, to capture evidence of potential accidents, vandalism, or theft.

Promote a culture of safety on the road and protect your business with our fleet dashcam solutions