Internet-Connected Dash Camera

Internet-Connected Dash Camera

The CM12 front-facing dash camera automatically uploads high-definition video footage to the Samsara cloud, enabling fleets to improve driver safety, expedite insurance claims, and gain deeper visibility into operations.

List price: $199 plus $400 annual license (all-inclusive license includes maintenance, support, cloud software, and cellular data, if applicable. Volume purchase and multi-year license term discounts available.)*

High Definition Video Optimized for Fleets

The CM12 captures clear, smooth, high-definition video footage enabling operators to clearly see events of interest. With high-end 1080p resolution and 30 frame per second (FPS) capture, a wide-angle 130° lens, and low-light performance optimized for night driving, the CM12 offers unprecedented performance in a scalable dash camera system.

Fleet-Wide Visibility from the Samsara Cloud

Paired with the VG-series vehicle gateway, the CM12 automatically uploads video clips and still images to the Samsara Cloud, providing zero-touch, centralized visibility into footage from an entire fleet. The CM12's cellular capabilities eliminate the need for manually retrieving memory cards from vehicles or downloading footage from a DVR. Operators can instantly access recent and historical captures from any web browser.

Reduces Accidents and Facilitates Insurance Claims

The CM12 automatically captures and uploads footage immediately before and after a sudden acceleration, braking, cornering, or collision. With video evidence of dangerous driving behavior, operators can proactively coach high-risk drivers, improving safety and lowering operating cost. When accidents do happen, video evidence can exonerate drivers and facilitate insurance claim payments.

Built-In Audio Speaker for Voice-Based Safety Coaching

The CM12's inward-facing audio speaker provides real-time feedback to promote safe behavior. Drivers who are speeding, engaged in dangerous driving, or not wearing a seat belt will receive voice-based safety warnings.

Affordable and Easy to Use

With advances in imaging technology, encoding, and wireless data networks, the CM12 brings tremendous quality and features at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise-class dash cameras. Moreover, the CM12 is easy to use. With no complex wiring or configuration, the CM12 installs in about ten minutes, and the Samsara Cloud dashboard enables users to access footage without training or IT expertise.

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Video Capture

Field of View: 121°, front-facing camera for full view of road
Resolution: 1080p (Full HD) video for detail and clarity
Frame rate: 30 frames per second for smooth motion
Optimized for low-light and nighttime driving


Records 10 seconds before and after each harsh driving event
Harsh braking, acceleration, and cornering events are automatically captured and tagged
Still images captured every few minutes while the vehicle is in motion adds visual context to GPS tracking

Data Transfer and Logging

Zero-touch wireless upload via Samsara cellular gateways
Unlimited video storage in the cloud
When cellular connectivity is unavailable, videos are temporarily stored on the Vehicle Gateway and uploaded when the gateway comes online
Past 24 hours of driving time available for over-the-air retrieval on demand

Mounting and Power

Mounts on inside of windshield with heavy-duty acrylic foam tape
Tilt control allows for proper front-facing orientation with a wide variety of windshields
Connects to Samsara VG-series gateways via accessory port for power and connectivity (no hard-wiring into vehicle's electrical system necessary)
Cable length: 4 meters



Requires CM license. License includes cellular data connectivity, cloud software, mobile apps, ongoing firmware updates, maintenance, and support. Available in 1, 3, and 5-year terms.

*List pricing based on Samsara Enterprise license with 36-month pre-paid term. Other license options available, contact us for details