BlackVue Fleet SDK 3.0
Now with Reverse Proxy Test Server
Integrate BlackVue Dashcams
to your Fleet Management Solution
Get your hands on our development kit.
What can you do with the Fleet SDK?
Core part of the BlackVue Fleet SDK, the Fleet API lets you customize and use BlackVue’s dashcams the way you want, including:
- Initiate live view from any camera via your own fleet management software.
- Using calls to retrieve files and information from the BlackVue via your own custom applications.
- Various commands to apply custom settings, trigger recordings, etc. to the BlackVue.
Two integration methods
Use BlackVue only
The Reverse Proxy (RP) mode lets you connect BlackVue cameras to your own servers using a mobile Wi-Fi router of your choice so you can use BlackVue cameras as your main on-board telematics devices.
Note: upon receiving the SDK, you can try the RP Mode features using our test server before deployment to your own server.
Use BlackVue + Telematics
The Access Point (AP) and Station (STA) modes let you operate BlackVue cameras via your on-board telematics devices over Wi-Fi. For example, you can issue commands to transfer footage to your on-board telematics devices. This allows easy integration with your existing infrastructure.
Why use the BlackVue Fleet SDK?
1. Deeper customization options
First, the BlackVue Fleet SDK allows for deeper customization of BlackVue dashcams’ settings and commands, in order to meet the needs of professionals. For example, the BlackVue Fleet SDK gives you access to:
- More resolution settings.
- Shorter video clip length.
2. Seamless Integration with your Fleet Solution
In addition to those deeper customization options, the BlackVue Fleet SDK gives you the tools to seamlessly integrate the BlackVue dashcams to existing fleet management solutions.
Businesses operating large fleets of vehicles make use of telematics to gather data on their vehicles in real time through 3G/4G-capable modules and treat those data in a centralized Fleet Management Software (FMS). The BlackVue Fleet SDK AP/STA Mode gives you the tools to integrate to your FMS the videos captured by the BlackVue dashcams installed in your vehicles. This means you can leverage the wireless connectivity in your vehicles to access live video remotely or back up important footage recorded by the dashcams. Whether you want to monitor the interior or the outside of a vehicle, BlackVue offers a range of high-quality dashcams adapted to your needs. With the BlackVue Fleet SDK, integrate the best dashcams to your fleet management solution.
With the Reverse Proxy Mode, you can also connect the BlackVue dash cams to your own servers directly over the Internet.
Still wondering how you could use it?
Here is a case-study:
BlackVue integration to
leading Fleet Management Solution
thanks to the BlackVue Fleet SDK:
BlackVue partnered with a leader in SaaS and fleet management solutions to add critical video recording to their offering.
Most fleet management solution providers already process large amounts of data from the multiple sensors installed in the vehicles they monitor. But data alone do not always tell the whole story. They are not always sufficient to make sense of a specific event or accident.
From that observation, they formulated two problems to solve:
- What if fleet managers could use video side-by-side with the recorded data?
- How to provide video recording and monitoring services while keeping those services affordable?
Thanks to the Fleet SDK, our partners found answers to all these questions, and are now able to provide their customers with competitive and scalable services that do not compromise on quality.
Our partner already had an existing fleet management solution. This means they were already tracking data and events related to sudden braking, speeding, drowsy driving and other risky behavior alongside vehicle-related data such as tire pressure, GPS location, etc. It was critical for our partner to build upon the existing infrastructure and services to add video to their offering without having to reinvent the wheel.
By using the BlackVue Fleet SDK, they were able to link custom-defined events with the corresponding videos.
Thanks to this integration, the customers can now access video that shows them exactly what happened, for example in case of a sudden hard-braking event or swerving detected by the lane departure warning system.
They can even access additional clips happening before and after the events when more context is needed.
This way, they are able to understand the course of actions that led to a given event, and all this within minutes of its occurrence.
Alleviating privacy concerns:
By default, BlackVue dual channel cameras record constantly. That includes both front and rear cameras. For large fleets where the driver is not the owner of the vehicle, having the rear camera set as a driver-facing camera may raise privacy concerns. To address this issue, our partners used the BlackVue Fleet SDK to trigger the recording of the driver-facing camera only when certain conditions were met, in order to preserve the privacy of the drivers. Meanwhile, the dashcam’s buffer memory still allows including in saved files the few seconds leading to the triggering event.
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