With the CM22 and CM32, Samsara brings the ability to monitor both what is happening in front of the vehicle and inside the cab. This ability presents some questions about how the driver facing camera works and the privacy around footage captured from it.
Who has access to the footage?
Only Full Admins or Read-only Admins with Dash Cam Access can view or retrieve footage. Footage can be downloaded and shared with police or insurance companies as evidence, at the company’s discretion.
When can the driver facing footage be seen?
Here are the scenarios when in-cab footage will be pulled to the Samsara Cloud Dashboard:
- Harsh events - The camera records the 5 seconds before and after the harsh event happens and automatically starts uploading to the cloud once the vehicle trip has concluded.
- Video requests - The cloud will receive up to a minute-long video that includes both the inward and outward-facing camera. Only the past 40 hours of driving time is available for a video request.
- Hyperlapse Request - The cloud will upload the hyperlapse video that includes both the inward and outward-facing camera. Only the past 40 hours of driving time is available for a video request.
Is there a live stream of the front-facing or driver-facing camera?
Samsara cameras do not provide the ability for a live stream view for either the front-facing or the driver-facing cameras. All videos must be made through a video request, a hyperlapse request, or automatically uploaded through a harsh event.