A good dash cam system is one of the most effective ways to protect your commercial vehicles. They can do everything from monitoring your drivers’ behavior to establishing the proof you need to defend yourself in a potential legal battle. But with so many on the market, how do you know which ones are the best for your fleet? Here are five ways to identify the best dash cams for commercial vehicles.

  1. Easy to Install

The best dash cams for commercial vehicles are easy to install. A dash cam system like GPS Trackit’s requires no special tools or training to install and can be up and running in minutes. If your system does have an issue, GPS Trackit’s team of product support specialists will help you troubleshoot it right away. 

  1. Reliable

When it comes to security, you can’t afford to take chances. That’s why the best dash cams for commercial vehicles never take a day off. You need a dash cam that will stay on and record even in the most extreme conditions—high heat, cold temperatures, and bumpy terrain. One of the main reasons Superior Pool in metro Dallas chose GPS Trackit was the reliability of its system relative to a previous provider. “There were lapses in reporting, and they’d have to send a representative out to come to look at it,” says manager Elizabeth Donald. “It was always kind of a hassle to get anything repaired or contact anyone. I don’t have time for that.” 

  1. High-Quality Picture

There’s no point in having a dashboard camera if the picture quality is poor. When you’re looking for the best dash cams for commercial vehicles, make sure to choose one with a high-quality picture. This way, you’ll be able to see everything that’s happening on the road—even small details like license plate numbers. One GPS Trackit customer, a large midwestern beer distributor, was able to successfully head off a potentially expensive lawsuit when camera footage proved its driver did nothing to cause an accident with a civilian vehicle. In fact, the video showed the other car veering into the company truck’s lane. The dash cam saved the company time and money otherwise wasted defending itself from a frivolous claim. 

  1. Easy-to-Use Central Monitoring Dashboard 

The best dash cams for commercial vehicles will have an easy-to-use central monitoring dashboard. This way, you can quickly and easily see all of the footage from all of your fleet vehicles in one place. Look for a central monitoring dashboard that includes features like GPS tracking, real-time alerts, and driver scorecards. 

  1. Uses Artificial Intelligence to Keep Drivers Safe

GPS Trackit’s industry-leading VidFleet system is an AI-powered dash cam that can detect dangerous driving behaviors like hard braking, rapid acceleration, and swerving. These powerful dash cams can even issue audible warnings that coach drivers into better behavior—and help prevent accidents before they happen. Considering more than 85 percent of commercial vehicle crashes are caused by risky behavior or preventable error, can you afford not to get a high-quality system? Installing a system like VidFleet can reduce a fleet’s collision rate by up to 50 percent—and potentially provide substantial savings on your insurance premiums. 

GPS Trackit’s team of Fleet Advisors can show you how you can protect your commercial fleet with a free, personalized demo. To schedule it, contact us here.