What is it and does your fleet need it?
Video telematics changes the way your business operates with video insight to previously undetectable events.
Once thought as a commodity or nice to have, vehicle cameras are now becoming a must have for every fleet.
First let’s understand the difference between basic dash cameras and video telematics. A basic dash camera works locally in each vehicle and does not upload any video events to the cloud. The only benefit of this solution is if the sole purpose is to have video footage in case your vehicle gets into an accident.
A video telematics solution on the other hand is continuously connected to the internet and communicating with a cloud platform, continuously uploading video footage of dangerous events as they occur and allowing the manager to remotely ‘live view’ and retrieve video footage over the air on demand.
Fleet video telematics combines vehicle data and driving data to provide more context around any incident footage while transmitting the video evidence in real-time over cellular or WiFi network to the cloud telematics platform.
Multiple camera options are available, including:
In the case of a collision, video telematics are your eyes and ears, providing you with the video footage you need to protect against false claims.
For managing risk in your fleet, video telematics technology plays an important role in improving the safety of drivers and others on the road. It gives you the tools to see previously undetectable near driving incidents, coach your drivers and understand which drivers in your fleet are a liability and which are assets.
Additional benefits include:
- Live View- remotely see what your drivers are seeing in real time.
- Immediate notification of incidents together with video footage
- Remote access to video footage — instant access from the comfort of your office.
A telematics camera is the hardware component of the solution. The telematics camera should have internet connectivity via WiFi or 4G and integrated GPS.
As discussed in the benefits above, a video telematics system provides your fleet with 24/7 HD recording of your fleet activity. So you can stay on top of your daily operations and see what your drivers see in real time.