Best Choices for HGV Dash Cams
A HGV dash cam is a great tool for a truck driver, providing you with a daily record in video format of your working day so which HGV Dash Cams should you choose for your truck.
There are many options available but most are predominately designed for cars and although they are still good and would probably do the job for you there are other options that would be better in a HGV Vehicle.
My first choice is the Garmin dēzlCam LMT-D Truck Sat Nav with built in Dash cam? you may say “but this is a Sat Nav” and you would be right.
Garmin dēzlCam LMT-D Truck Sat Nav
The reason for my first choice is for that exact reason, The Garmin dēzlCam LMT-D Truck Sat Nav has a Dash Cam built in which in an HGV vehicle is, in my opinion, a great idea also the Garmin comes with loads of features which would assist a truck driver from the word go, it would be a single item in your windscreen keeping your outlook free from clutter.
So what do you get from the Garmin dēzlCam LMT-D Truck Sat Nav
Garmin dēzlCam is Garmin’s first all-in-one premium trucking sat nav with a built-in dash cam that acts as your onboard eyewitness and saves video files on impact. it has a large 7-inch display with detailed maps of Europe plus lifetime map updates and digital traffic.
Trucker Friendly Features
It includes trucker-friendly features like Custom Truck Routing, helpful Route Warnings and a Truck and Trailer Services Directory.
The magnetic mount lets you easily secure or remove dēzlCam from your truck. The adjustable swivel lens mounted on your windscreen or dashboard gives you the optimal view of the road for recording. Extra-loud, enhanced speakers deliver clearly spoken, turn-by-turn directions that are easy-to-hear even over road noise.
Built in Dash Camera
As soon as you start driving, dēzlCam automatically records continuous HD video. In the event of a collision, the Incident Detection (G-sensor) automatically saves footage on impact. Or, you can manually save footage with the touch of a button. The unit can also easily be removed from its magnetic mount, allowing you to take close-up pictures of any collision damage with the Snapshot feature. Optional GPS overlay provides location, speed, date, and time to precisely record when and where an incident occurred. An 8 GB microSD card is included. Playback video footage right on dēzlCam’s large 6-inch display making this lorry dash cam a great asset for the driver.
Custom Truck Routing
Just enter your vehicle profile information (customisable by height, weight, length, width of your vehicle and hazardous materials) and find truck-preferred routes suitable for the size and weight of your truck. The onboard Trip Planner lets you create multiple-stop routes and plan and save future trips. When you prefer to drive on certain streets or through specific towns, dēzlCam lets you easily alter your drive. Easy Route Shaping lets you add one or more points to the route you see onscreen and dēzlCam reconfigures the drive for you.
Helpful Route Warnings
Garmin dēzlCam has detailed maps for Europe that also include truck-related restrictions — like bridge heights, sharp curves, weight limits, steep gradients and more — and related information for most major roads and motorways, and Trailer Services Directory.
Truck specific points of interest (POIs) are included, such as truck stops, petrol stations and motorway services, parking, restaurants, hotels and more.
Free Lifetime Digital Traffic
Digital Traffic is the best traffic solution available from Garmin. Digital Traffic is fast and free with no subscription fees for the useful life of your sat nav. Digital Traffic can tell you how many minutes of delay to expect and if there are any possible detours. It can even confirm whether or not you are on the fastest route. In addition to traffic information, dēzlCam receives free HD Weather, including current temperature and 6-day forecasts (free software update may be required).
Sync a Bluetooth compatible device, such as your smartphone, to dēzlCam for hands-free calling through its integrated microphone and speaker. Garmin dēzlCam can also be paired with a Bluetooth-compatible headset (sold separately) to make and take calls, even conference calls. dēzlCam is equipped with voice-activated navigation so you can keep your hands on the wheel. Just talk to dēzlCam, and it responds.
Lifetime Map Updates
Garmin dēzlCam LMT-D arrives loaded with detailed maps of Full Europe (45 countries). With free lifetime map updates, your routes are sure to reflect the most up-to-date maps, POIs and navigation information available. New maps are available for download up to four times per year, for the useful life of your sat nav, with no fees.
Navigate Tricky Junctions with Ease
dēzlCam has Active Lane Guidance (ALG). ALG uses voice prompts and brightly coloured arrows to indicate the proper lane needed for your route, plus voice prompts telling you which lane(s) are acceptable to be driving in during your route. PhotoReal Junction View shows exits as they appear in real-life: in full colour and great detail. Bird’s Eye Junction View offers a detailed view of junctions, looking down from overhead.
Up Ahead Points of Interest
Spoken Garmin Real Directions guide like a friend, using recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights.
With Up Ahead, you can easily find places you want without leaving the map. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including food, fuel and ATMs. Best of all, Up Ahead is customisable, so you can know the location of favourite destinations along the way.
Pair dēzlCam to Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately) and your navigation display will show what’s behind your truck when reversing.
More information on the Road
The navigation screen conveniently displays your speed, the posted speed limit, the current street you are driving on, and your expected arrival time. Helpful trucking speed limits appear if they differ from the posted automotive speed limit. dēzlCam provides mile marker information. Its clock changes time zones automatically and provides sunrise/sunset times. Your dēzlCam also notifies you of country borders and estimates your arrival time.
My second choice for a HGV Dash cam is the BlackVue DR750S-2CH, This is an amazing HGV Dash Cam option it is top quality and can do amazing things that would be great for a truck driver.
BlackVue DR750S-2CH Dash Cam Features
The successor to the, BlackVue DR650S model, one of the first cloud connected dashcam.
The BlackVue DR750S sets a new dashcam standard. Not only does it offer the unique BlackVue Over the Cloud capability, it also delivers unmatched image quality night or day.
A Dual-Channel Dashcam Designed Without Compromise.
Both front and rear cameras feature Full HD Sony STARVIS image sensors for best possible image quality under any lighting conditions.
Also included is GPS logging Wi-Fi, Cloud connectivity, impact and motion detection. All this in a stealthy compact design that has been further refined and never gets in the way of your driving.
No need for a screen: with the free BlackVue app for iOS or Android, connect to your dashcam and view what it’s seeing whenever you want.
Dual-Full HD Cloud-Equipped Dashcam.
Dual STARVIS sensors at Full HD 1080p resolution (front 60 frames per second, rear 30 frames per second).
Record fluid video footage of the front and rear of your car at a wide 139° viewing angle.
STARVIS imaging sensors are a reference in video clarity in low-light conditions, and they equip both the front and rear cameras of the DR750S-2CH. You can rest assured that your dashcam will capture critical details whether you are driving or away from your vehicle in parking mode.
Dashcams record in a loop, overwriting older files when the SD card memory is full. The DR750S-2CH can prevent Event files (triggered manually or by impacts) being overwritten. Up to 50 files can be protected in this way. By choosing to allow new Event files to overwrite old Event files, you will always keep the latest 50 clips.
High Frame Rate For Extra Fluidity.
The front-facing camera records extra fluid videos at 60 frames per second, keeping all details sharp even in fast action. With 60fps, motion blur is much reduced. That means your DR750S-2CH can better capture crucial details like licence plates, even on fast-moving objects.
Over The Cloud – Connecting You With Your Vehicle – Live
A range of unique realtime features and services available only on select BlackVue dashcams.
BlackVue Over the Cloud combines state-of-the-art dashcam technology with a suite of innovative ‘connected’ features that take the BlackVue user experience to new levels.
BlackVue Over the Cloud unlocks the true potential of your dashcam, remotely connecting you with your vehicle and providing additional functionality including Live View, Video Backup, Realtime Tracking and Emergency Alarms.
How does it work?
Simply download the BlackVue Cloud app for iOS or Android and connect your DR750S to the internet by using the ‘personal hotspot’ feature on your mobile phone (or via a dedicated mobile Wi-Fi hotspot).
Connect to your BlackVue anytime, from anywhere in the world with BlackVue Over the Cloud.
Enjoy remote Live View and Push Notifications to your phone.
Back up important videos to the free Cloud storage.
Play and download videos from your dashcam or the Cloud from anywhere.
Enjoy Two-way Voice Communication with the driver from the app through BlackVue’s integrated speaker and mic.
BlackVue App and Viewer Software.
Both the BlackVue App and Viewer are free to download and use.
They let you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings and browse through your videos in an intuitive way.
With the BlackVue App, connect to your BlackVue via Wi-Fi to access files and check realtime Live View for easy setup and positioning of your dashcam.
Compatible operating systems: iOS, Android, Windows PC or Apple Mac.
My third and final choice is a Dash cam that is much more affordable if your on a budget The APEMAN C-550 1080P FHD this dash cam is compact and full of great features great value for money.
APEMAN C-550 Features
Dual Lens Full HD 1080P 30FPS front camera plus VGA 640X480 rear camera, allows you record front and rear sight at the same time.
170° Wide Angle Lens
Provide clearer and broader view, able to monitor all lanes and reduce blind spots.
1080P FHD Resolution
High Resolution & Super Night Version
Maximum support FHD 1080P (1920 x1080) Video, also comes with options of 720P (1280 X 720), WVGA (848 X 480), VGA (640 X 480)
With WDR function, turn it on, it will improve the color resolution, brightening the extremely dark area and dimming the extremely bright area, display a clear driving conditions.
Advanced Driving Assistance Systems
If you car goes off track or is too close to another car it will sense the distance and remind you that you are too close.
If you are driving towards the edge of the road, there is a red box in the screen.
A series of still images replayed in sequence producing a time-compressed video.
Connect a GPS unit (not included) to the Dash Camera to add precise location data to your recordings.
Just go and search Apeman GPS module (B01NCJVNTE), very fast in signal capturing.
TF Card Support
1. Supports Micro TF card, 32GB, class 10(or above).
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