Dash Cams are the new line of security for your vehicles!
An In Car Camera (Dash Cam) is a small recording device that you can place on your dashboard or windscreen. The camera continuously records picture and sound throughout your journey, providing you with complete video footage of your drive. The majority or our cameras have infra-red sensors, enabling excellent night-time footage. In addition some of the more advanced cameras have the ability to record video footage from the rear of your vehicle. The video evidence of you and your surroundings is recorded throughout your journey so you can feel safe and secure.
Did you know that video evidence caught on a dash cam can be used in a court of law?
The latest dashboard cameras will help you provide evidence for insurance purposes or even as evidence at the scene of a accident – as many devices also feature a LCD screen for video playback. This video-proof can help protect your driving licence and even reduce your insurance premiums.
Parking mode is standard on the majority of dash cameras too, so you can document evidence of events whilst away from your car too – this works via motion detection to start recording so you do not need to waste video recording time.
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The cameras are sleek and easy to install (instructions will be available). The cameras will automatically start recording as soon as you turn on the engine. Some of our more advanced camera options can also record while the vehicle is parked (i.e. to deter theft and vandalism). The cameras are powered by the car engine or by battery. All video and sound data is directly recorded onto a memory card, which can be kept in the event of an incident or as a souvenir of a memorable journey, or else re-used once full. Some of our more sophisticated cameras have GPS installed, enabling exact position and speed data to be stored with the video footage on the memory card..
Car cameras, while becoming increasingly more popular in the UK, are still largely uncommon, and as such, may have features that are unfamiliar to many people. Many of these features set car cameras apart from other types of camera on the market, such as bullet cameras and action cameras, as they tailor the device to the specific task of recording footage from a vehicle and enable it to intelligently detect any incidents. Here we breakdown the key features and functionality that can be found across our range of car cameras and highlight the benefits that they offer.
- HD Cameras
- GPS Mapping
- Parking protection
- Front and rear
- Mobile app
- Photo mode
- Speed camera alerts
- Protect your no-claims bonus and insurance premiums
- Faster insurance claims processing
- Peace of mind when leaving your vehicle unattended
- Protection against car crash scams
- Report dangerous and unsociable drivers
- Capture and report road rage incidents
- Keep a record of your fleet and drivers activity
Unlike general purpose recording devices, dashboard cameras tend to be no-frills affairs that often lack fancy bells and whistles like power switches and recording controls.
In fact, a prototypical dashboard camera consists of only a handful of basic components:
- a video camera
- hard-wired power inputs
- built-in or removable solid state storage media
Function follows form in the case of dashboard cameras, so you can probably get a pretty good idea of how they work by looking at that sparse list of components.
Without an on/off switch, a dashboard camera is typically wired into a circuit that is only hot when the ignition key is in the start or run position. And without any sort of recording controls, dashboard cameras are typically designed to record continuously whenever they are powered up. With that in mind, you can see how these simplistic devices are designed to automatically turn on and start recording each time a car is driven—without the need for any input or interaction from the driver at all.
This can be contrasted with general purpose portable recording devices. Although you can use virtually any recording device as a dash cam, you will have to turn it on and set it to record every time you get in your car. If you imagine a scenario where it slips your mind one day, and you just happen to get into an accident, then it should be easy to see the draw of a purpose-built device.