Dash Cam Guide
If you’re ever caught up in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, a dash cam could make all the difference in helping to prove the liable party and settling the claim.
Dash cam statistics in the UK
The amount of motorists now recording their journeys with dash cams is approaching 3 million in the UK, with the number inevitably rising as more road-users begin to take full advantage of the benefits that these useful gadgets have to offer.
25% of drivers believe that having a dash cam fitted would improve their driving, while 69% of those who have been involved in a car accident claim dispute stated that having a dash cam would have been useful in determining the at-fault party.
What is a dash cam?
Dash cams are essentially small in-car cameras that can be fitted to continuously record your surroundings as you drive.
They can be fitted to the interior and/or exterior of your vehicle and are often powered by the car’s electrical system or cigarette lighter socket.
They provide footage that can be used for a variety of purposes, whether it’s to help resolve an insurance claim dispute or to record time-lapse footage of a memorable road-trip.
As well as recording video footage of your journeys, many dash cams can use a GPS system to track data such as the vehicle’s location and speed, making them useful in the event of a theft.
Certain dash cams are also equipped with motion or force sensors, so that they automatically start recording when they suspect a collision or an attempt at forced entry.
The benefits of having a dash cam
In-car cameras benefit drivers and insurance companies alike as users are more likely to drive carefully. Many insurers are now also offering dash cam car insurance discounts for those who have an insurance-approved dashcam fitted to their vehicle.
The key benefits of investing in a dash cam include the following:
- They help prove the at-fault or liable party of a car accident
- They provide evidence to help settle insurance claims more efficiently
- Users are more likely to keep their No Claims Bonus
- Some insurance providers offer cheaper premiums to dash cam users
Road Angel Halo Pro Dual Dash
A great British Dash Cam. If you are looking for unbeatable-quality and reliability, this is the dash camera for you. It consists of a front and rear camera package that is very easy to operate and due to its small size, it’s unobtrusive while driving. You can also connect to your mobile phone through the built-in Wi-Fi, watch a real-time video preview on your Smartphone and download it if an accident happens to then send on to your insurers.
Garmin Dash Cam 66W
The Garmin Dash Cam 66W is a compact and discreet dash camera with a 2” display screen. Its extra-wide 180 Degree field of view, captures ultra-clear 1440p footage and Garmin Clarity HDR provides increased detail in poor lighting conditions. A key benefit of this camera is that it is GPS-enabled with incident detection, so it automatically records and saves a video on impact to note exact time and location.
The Nextbase 612GW is a truly market-leading, award-winning dash cam. It is one the first Dash Cams of its kind to offer ultra HD 4K resolution, producing stunning results with unbeatable video quality that has been said to be better than most household TVs. Boasting a brushed metal front and a wide lens, this camera exudes quality.
NEXTBASE 522GW Series 2
The Nextbase Series 2 range is the world's first 1440p Dash Cam series with Alexa built-in. You can ask to play music, make calls, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, get directions and more. The 140° wide viewing angle also provides high coverage of the road ahead for additional protection if you need to submit any footage to your insurer.
Dash Cam VIOFO A129 Duo
The VIOFO A129 is a Full HD dual dash cam that benefits from fantastic night vision from both angles. It also includes a GPS logger which records your speed and GPS location which is displayed on the car camera screen. The CPL (circular polarized lenses) can be used to reduce reflections and glare whilst driving to ensure it doesn’t miss a beat.
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