Introduction to dash cams and dash cam types

Home Introduction to dash cams and dash cam types

A dash cam is a high-definition wide-angle camera embedded in a car. This camera is connected to the latter via a cord that will fit into the cigarette lighter. It is fixed on the dashboard or windscreen inside the passenger compartment. There are several types of attachment, depending on the user’s preference, double-sided tape to stick to the window was from our experience the best one because it does not fall off. It is used to film and record everything that happens during a driver’s journey.

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The digital archive can be used as evidence in the event of incidents. The dashcam is really an ideal witness in all circumstances. However, you should be aware of which country you use it in and how the local regulations are. In Germany, for about one year now it is accepted to use dash cam footage as proof as long as it is compliant with data protection laws, for example only recording a limited period of time and auto-deleting footage. In Austria, till this day it is forbidden to use dash cameras and you can even get fined with up to 10.000€ dependant on the case. In France, currently there is lobbying to allow that, however, the current state is unclear. However, in countries like Russia where insurance fraud is a common problem, it will hard to get an insurance contract without a dash camera.

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DriveTrust’s connected dash cam is integrated to work with all types of regulations. Thanks to our GPS and cloud integration in can automatically disable based on location

How does it privacy compliant deletion work?

It films continuously in a sequence of 10 minutes (duration adjustable according to the cameras). The first 10 minutes are automatically recorded. During the first recording, if there is nothing to report, it is the turn of the next 10 minutes to be recorded. This first backup is then deleted and replaced by the next one, and so on. The larger the memory card, the more sequences are recorded. In this case, the recorded videos will be deleted as space runs out on the card.

DriveTrust’s smart dash camera supports additional modes. For example, based on the acceleration we can detect events or with our object detection, we can detect tailgating and other events and automatically save and record the video if some kind of issue during driving has been detected.

As well we provide a bluetooth button integration, which after pressing the dash camera automatically knows that it is supposed to save the last minutes and the next recordings.


The dashcam was invented to monitor and save in a video file all incidents that may occur on the road.On the market, there are so-called “single lens” Dashcams but also dual lens Dashcams that can be used to film the front and rear of the vehicle. DriveTrust’s camera offers two versions, one just outward facing and one with two camera, recording the cockpit and for example driver distraction and the events on the road.

The classical dash cam use cases are:

Drivers, in the case of a dispute with another driver you can prove your good faith by providing video proof of the contested accident.

Internet drivers, who use this real “black box” for cars to film unusual scenes and publish many videos on the Internet and on YouTube and Dailymotion.

Professional drivers, such as truckers, taxi and VTC drivers, but also police officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers, ambulance drivers, driving school instructors, who can film their movements on video and keep an almost ” unremarkable ” record of their actions.