Samsara’s dash cameras are designed to be easy and quick to install. For customers in the United States, below are some recommendations for where to place your Samsara Dash Camera in your vehicles.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations permit dash cams to be installed:
(a) from the top of the windshield to 4 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers.
For an angled window installation, the Samsara CM windshield shim creates a level plane for your dash cam.
(b) from the bottom of the windshield to 8 inches above** the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers.
**The FMCSA granted Samsara’s application for a limited 5-year exemption to allow dash cams to be mounted lower in the windshield on commercial motor vehicles than is currently permitted.
Dash cameras must be mounted outside the driver's sightlines to the road, highway signs, and signals.
For questions about the installation, please reach out to the Samsara support team. Please note that the above is not intended to constitute legal advice, and should not be relied upon in lieu of consultation with your own advisors.
To Test Dash Cam, see Testing Dash Cam.
For replacement dash cam adhesives, contact our Support Team.