If you think it's time to start recording the things that you see when you log long hours on the road as a truck driver, there are camera options to make this possible. If you see bad drivers, you worry about others causing ancients, and you drive on roads that can be treacherous, having these events recorded can be very beneficial. Consider these different possibilities for your rig.
Get a Dash Camera System
A dash camera system will be beneficial for you as a driver and for the protection of your truck. It will help do the following:
- Record accidents
- Catch license plate information for reckless drivers
- Monitor activity around the truck at night or while it's parked
- Record information on the roads you drive
- Help see around the vehicle
If you want to make sure that you aren't blamed in accidents when you are innocent, you want to catch reckless and dangerous drivers, and you want better security, install a dashcam for the miles you log.
Consider a Rear Camera
The rear camera option can be more difficult to attach but can be very helpful. It offers protection when you aren't on the road or when you are ready to get out of your vehicle.
It can also help to guide you when you are backing up. You may have to attach and remove the camera for loading and unloading or for driving in different conditions. Look at the best outdoor options and figure out how to attach the camera for your needs.
Wireless is a Must
Both camera systems that you choose for the truck need to have wireless capabilities. They should also have these optional settings:
- Constant recording and saved digital files
- Motion sensors
- Wireless controls from phone, tablet, or computer
- Panic or alarm button that can be activated
You should be able to grab your phone and look at the camera's information when needed and pull up past recordings at any time.
Your cameras or recordings could help the police determine who caused an accident, could get you out of the blame for an accident that you didn't cause, or could find a missing vehicle driving down the highway.
Get costs for the different systems you think will work the best with the type of truck you have and for what you most want the camera for. This is an investment worth making to help protect yourself and others on the road.
To learn more, contact a supplier that sells dash camera systems for trucks.