The KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam is a top of the line AI-powered dashboard camera for fleets with two offerings to choose from. The first is a road-facing camera [DC-33] with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It films at a rate of 15 frames per second and provides 150 degrees of vision. KeepTruckin also offers a dual-facing camera [DC-34] with a resolution of 1280 x 720 that films at 15 FPS and provides 150 degrees of vision. The combined AI technology used across the Smart Dashcam and the KeepTruckin Vehicle Gateway (ELD) automatically detects and identifies unsafe driver behavior with a focus on capturing and surfacing the most critical driver events to give fleet managers and drivers alike a 360-degree view into driver safety. With KeepTruckin’s Safety Hub, fleet managers have the tools they need to proactively coach risky driver behavior and the peace of mind knowing that critical moments will be captured reliably.
The KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam uses cutting-edge technology to detect and capture unsafe driving events. When this occurs, the driver is instantly alerted in the cab, and the fleet manager can view a recording of the event online. The Smart Dashcam uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze video recordings of driver behavior, various road conditions, and other variables such as driver speed and stopping distances.
KeepTruckin assists fleet managers in identifying accident-prone drivers at nearly twice the effectiveness of the industry standard with its first-of-its-kind risk model: DRIVE. Fleet manager are able to use these tools to train drivers, increase safety, and reduce the risk of accidents.
This KeepTruckin Dashcam review will help you decide whether this is the right dashcam for your drivers.
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Who should get the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam?
Dashboard cameras have many advantages and not just for truck drivers. They can also benefit:
- Fleet managers
- Long haul fleets
- Taxi fleets
- Rideshare fleets
- Delivery fleets
- Construction fleets
- Limo fleets
- Commercial fleets
- Bus fleets
Any business that uses a general commercial vehicle for the most fundamental aspects of their work should consider installing a dashcam.
What is it?
The KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam has a road-facing camera with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It films at a rate of 15 frames per second and provides 150 degrees of vision. It also has a driver-facing camera with a resolution of 1280 x 720 that films at 15 FPS and provides 150 degrees of vision.
The Smart Dashcam uses Artificial Intelligence to detect and identify unsafe driver behavior, such as:
- Close following
- Hard accelerations
- Hard breaks
- Hard corners
- Distracted driving
The built-in software then puts this video data into context with the DRIVE risk score, a first-of-its-kind model that uses high-frequency telematics data and AI-insights gleaned from the Smart Dashcam to measure driver risk at nearly twice the effectiveness of the industry-standard models. Video is then sent to the Safety Hub in real-time so the fleet manager can take action to prevent accidents.
How to use the KeepTruckin Smart DashCam
This efficient and user-friendly driver safety technology takes only 10 minutes to install and can be used straight away. There is no need to waste time charging batteries, installing SD cards, or manually record over previous footage. The technology is also tamper-proof. There are two available models:
- Road-facing Smart Dashcam [DC-33]
- Dual-facing Smart Dashcam [DC-34]
The Smart Dashcam uses Artificial Intelligence to detect unsafe driving in real-time so that fleet managers can stay in touch with what is happening on the road and their vehicles at all times. All videos are uploaded to the KeepTruckin Safety Hub via the cloud.
As well as video footage, fleet managers also have access to safety metrics such as individual driver safety scores, which detail performance on all aspects of driving safely, including braking, distance, and more. When the Smart Dashcam detects unsafe behavior like hard braking, DRIVE analyzes the incident to understand the context behind it. For example, was your driver cut off? Were they tailgatings? Or were they on a steep road? DRIVE scores each scenario based on the potential risk. With DRIVE automatically measuring your fleet’s most critical driver safety events, you can focus on what matters: preventing accidents and growing your business.
Does the camera require additional data usage on a smartphone?
The KeepTruckin SMART Dashcam uses cellular data, so it does not require additional data usage.
Is KeepTruckin allowed to share my videos?
KeepTruckin uses video footage to develop and improve products for internal quality assurance. It does not share any collected video data with third party’s without the user’s approval.
Can the Smart Dashcam be used to record the driver?
The dual-facing model can record both the road and the driver.
Can the device be disconnected?
Yes. If it is disconnected, the dash cam will send an alert to the fleet driver.
How long does the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam store video footage?
Users can retrieve video footage of driver events for the previous 35 hours.
Other dash cams to consider
- Old Shark: This is a budget dash cam, which is reflected in the fact that it requires a 32GB SD card. But it does have a 170-degree camera and other high-end features such as a flexible range of operating temperatures to suit the weather and an auto on-and-off feature. The price is around $55.
- Rexing V1LG Dual Channel dash cam: This dual-lens dash cam provides high quality and high-res images from front and rear cameras. It has a built-in GPS logger, G-sensor, and looper recording. It retails at around $170.
If you are looking for a quick-to-install and reliable dashcam to identify high-risk behavior and prevent accidents, this option fits the bill. It’s also a great option to protect drivers in the case of accidents and to increase the overall effectiveness of your safety program.
KeepTruckin is an integrated fleet management platform designed for fleets of all shapes and sizes, with solutions spanning GPS tracking, driver safety, Electronic Logging Device (ELD) compliance, fuel effiency, and dispatch. Which this means that you can add a host of other tools to the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam, giving you everything you need to manage your fleet, all in one place.
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Unfortunately, the cost of the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam is not available without making a call to the company. KeepTruckin does state that the dashcam can be used with any of its plans and requires a minimum of the $25 fleet management plan.
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Pros & Cons
- Quick setup: The system is easy to install and can be used immediately.
- The Safety Hub: KeepTruckin leverages AI across its entire technology stack to create a holistic view of the driver and fleet-level safety. It’s algorithms sift through seas of data to surface the most critical information so that fleet managers can take proactive measures to impact the safety outcomes.
- Reliability: The KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam represents industry-standard in terms of reliability. If a critical event occurs on the road, managers can rest assured it will be captured and surfaced. If the dashcam becomes disconnected from the vehicle, it will send an alert to the fleet manager.
- Critical event alert: The dashcam sends a real-time notification to the fleet manager when unsafe driving is detected. It will record 10 seconds of footage before and after the event and send this to the Safety Hub.
- Easy remote video access: Fleet managers can access video remotely via the KeepTruckin dashboard
- No status tracking functionality: Fleet managers cannot tell whether a vehicle is inactive or out of service. However, there is an option to add KeepTruckin’s GPS tracking service.
- Privacy issue: Many truck drivers spend a long time on the road and use their truck space to eat and sleep as well as drive. Drivers may feel uncomfortable with the loss of their privacy.
- Passenger permission: In some states, if you have passengers in the vehicle, you will need their permission to sue the driver-facing camera.
- Customer service: Online reviews claim that KeepTruckin’s customer service is unreliable.
I wish I could give a review on the product itself, but I could not get past the gateway to obtain the product. You can’t simply purchase it online, you have to go through a half hour phone call with someone on a lousy phone system that requires repeating at least 50% of the conversation, and the person on the other end of the line has a heavy accent that makes the whole process even more annoying. Plus, she refused to listen to what i wanted and needed.
I’ll go elsewhere. Forever.
From a drivers standpoint, having a dash cam seemed intrusive and too much to handle. I drive long hauls – my truck is my house. It did take some time to get over that.
I do understand it from a company standpoint as well. With the dash cam, companies can get out of the dark quicker.
If you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t have a problem with installing one of these.
Maybe that should be their slogan….
This product is super affordable. GPS works great relative to the price. Footage gets uploaded immediately, and it’s fairly easy to use. It’s also tamper-proof so it send a message if it gets disconnected from the vehicle. Really great features for how cheap it is. Only has a front-facing cam though