Samsara’s CM12s, CM22s, CM31s, and CM32s are HD cameras designed to improve fleet safety, exonerate drivers and lower accident-related costs.
When are the Samsara Cameras Recording?
Samsara Cameras, or CMs, record while the vehicle is driving. For a vehicle to be considered “driving” they must be moving at a speed of 5mph or more. Once the vehicle reaches this speed, the camera will start recording.
While recording, a still image is automatically uploaded to the cloud every five minutes. While the camera is recording, users with explicit permissions can initiate live streams of road-facing and driver-facing video and in-cab audio.
Select customers will have high-frequency trip stills.
After the vehicle finishes driving (in other words, drops below a speed of 5mph), the camera will continue recording for 10 minutes.
Videos are uploaded and saved during the following circumstances:
- Harsh event: Crashes, harsh braking, harsh acceleration, and harsh turning events
AI events: Distracted Driving, Tailgating, Forward Collision Warning (beta), and Policy Violations (beta)
Other events: Rolling Stops
- Video Retrieval: Users with Video Retrieval permissions can manually request historical video be uploaded and saved to the cloud. By default on CM31 cameras, the past 40 hours of driving time is available for a video request. By default on CM32 cameras, the past 60 hours of driving time is available for a video request. Fleet managers can adjust their settings to further extend total storage capacity in exchange for a decrease in video quality.
- Live Streaming: Live Streaming footage is not automatically saved. We only upload and save footage to the cloud if you specifically ask for a clip via the Video Retrieval page.