What is a dash cam, And why you need one.

What are dash cams?

They’re in-car camera systems that make a front view video and audio recording of your journey. Public awareness of car cameras has increased and many insurance policies already accept dash cam evidence in the event of a car incident. Some dash cams even include a parking mode, which starts recording whenever an impact is detected. If someone knocks a wing mirror or hits your car when they’re parking and doesn’t leave a note, you’ll have a better chance of finding out what happened and who is responsible for the damage.

Dash cams are increasingly being used and accepted by the Police and most Insurance companies as proof of what actually happened in the event of an accident. If you are unfortunate enough to be caught up in this type of event a Dash Cam could save you both time and money in making your claim. Several insurance companies are also now offering their customer’s discounts if they drive with a dash camera. So in the long run, investing in a Dash Cam could save you hundreds of pounds and priceless, valuable time!

Dash cam Q&A:

How do you fit a dash cam?

vehicle DVR cameras usually fit onto the windscreen with the suction mount provided as pictured below.

dash cam

The cables can be routed inside of the sun visor and around the door seals out of sight.

fitting 1080p dash cam

Dash camera pictured: 1080P Dashcam

How often do I have to clear the memory?

Vehicle DVR cameras record using something called “loop recording”

loop recording splits the video into small chunks, usually video files of 1-3-5 minutes. When the memory card is full, the oldest file will be deleted to make room for a new file, meaning it will always record.

However, important files can be locked and protected from deletion, either manually (by pressing a button on the device) or in most cases automatically if the device detects a sudden change in speed (because of an accident or emergency stop).

 

 

 

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