First Responders: Road-Facing

In emergency response and ambulatory services, drivers and vehicles are taking on the unexpected every day, navigating traffic and increasingly distracted drivers while carrying passengers who are often undergoing a health crisis, and in some cases, violent with first responders. SmartWitness emergency vehicle dash cameras help keep an eye and ear on the activities happening in and around emergency response vehicles, recording exactly what happened in an incident and providing evidence that can help mitigate claims.


Capturing the truth starts here.
Mounted on the windshield or dashboard, SmartWitness wide-angle, road-facing cameras are the starting point for video telematics, and one of the most critical. These cameras cover the front view of the vehicle, capturing the critical data and evidence needed to protect drivers, passengers, vehicles and fleet investments.

SmartWitness video telematics systems and technology are designed to be modular to fit each customer’s precise needs. Choose the solutions that are right for you:

  • Real-time GPS location data can be leveraged with routing solution for high-precision ETA
  • Adds context to external road events and harsh behaviors
  • Ability to assign driver behavior to emergency and non-emergency trips (custom event for trip definition)
  • Speeds claims resolution and exoneration of driver/fleet owner from false claims
  • Mitigates personal injury claims and potentially high litigation costs
  • Positively impacts driver behavior
  • Reduces vehicle wear and tear by encouraging smoother driving habits
  • Can positively impact insurance premiums
  • Shows what the driver could see before, during and immediately following an incident
  • Administrative/passenger vehicles with no need for driver-facing video
  • Ambulances/first responder vehicles
  • Fire and rescue vehicles
  • Mobile task force vehicles
  • Police/prisoner transport vehicles
  • Utility vehicles
  • Independent owner/operators
  • Passenger vehicle owners/drivers
  • Mobile workforce/sales personnel
  • Drivers consistently operating in extreme road conditions

Consider upgrading or adding additional cameras when:

  • Security needs go beyond road-facing
  • Critically important incidents are most likely to take place around or inside the back of the vehicle
  • Maintaining accurate civil and medical record of what occurred, additional views are required
  • Instituting a driver safety, behavior or scorecarding program
  • Adding coaching to improve driver behaviors is desired or required
  • Link individual driver behavior with events is required
  • You require advanced exoneration support—more data to show what the driver was doing before, during and after an event to address an incident or litigation
  • Drivers are ready for immediate feedback and passive coaching through real-time device notifications, reducing the need for personal coaching sessions

If any of these needs apply to you, visit our first responders road & driver solutions page.

Choose from the following SmartWitness road-facing products:



Road-Facing Camera

  • Powerful video transmission with built-in tracking and telematics data
  • Infrared to see more clearly at night


  • Ability to capture the best angle through articulated arm feature


Road-Facing Camera

  • Road-facing camera with ADAS, safe driving alerts
  • Telematics and video on one device
  • Our smallest footprint, easy self-install—self-install requires telematics software, available through your telematics service provider or SmartWitness reseller


  • Makes video telematics easy and inexpensive to add to your fleet
  • Fast, easy install puts vehicles back on the road faster

Video goes beyond the camera

In addition to a broad lineup of hardware, we offer software solutions that are configurable to your specific recording and data needs. A wide variety of features are available:

ADAS (Automatic Driver Assist System) alerts

ADAS Features