Video Telematics

Date: November 29, 2022

Nancy Rigby, BITCO Home Office Technical Specialist, Risk Control

Protect Your Fleet and Reduce Your Company's Operational Expenses

You've probably heard the term video telematics, but do you know what it is or how it can help your fleet? Here's what you need to know about video telematics.

What is Video Telematics?

Video telematics uses GPS technology and cameras to track in and around vehicles and can monitor several factors, such as:

  • Vehicle location
  • Idle time
  • Rate of acceleration and deceleration
  • Aggressive swerving
  • Hard braking
  • Distractions
  • Unauthorized use of company vehicles
  • Unsafe cornering
  • Mileage

Some advanced systems have the ability to detect seat belt usage and provide in-cab alerts. The telematics programming can be customized based on your company's needs.

Where is the Data Stored, and How is it Used?

Recorded data is stored in a platform and generates valuable reports which can improve your company's operations. Authorized users can view telematics data in real time, and the data can be filtered by vehicles or individual drivers.

We recommend installing proper security measures to prevent unauthorized use and access of video recordings and tracking information. We also recommend implementing a policy that includes disciplinary action for tampering with equipment and blocking camera views.

Decrease Cost and Increase Efficiency

A properly designed and implemented telematics system can decrease costs while improving safety and operating efficiency. Fuel costs can also be reduced by minimizing inefficient driving routes, avoidable traffic delays, and harsh driving.

Improve Driver Training

Fleet managers can use video telematics data to provide feedback and training opportunities for drivers, leading to improved driving practices and habits.


Video telematics provides an additional layer of security for fleets. The GPS feature can quickly locate missing, abandoned, or stolen vehicles and cargo. Also, the round-the-clock vehicle monitoring feature improves fleet safety and security, which can prevent or reduce the costs associated with theft.

Avoid False Claims

Installing video telematics in your fleet helps protect your company from false claims and nuclear verdicts.

To learn more about video telematics and how it can help your company, contact your BITCO Risk Control Consultant. Click the button below to find an agent near you. We are here for you!

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