What is a dash cam? Why would I need one?
A regular question Car Audio Centre faces on a day to day basis.
A dash cam is an in-car video recorder that is mounted on the windscreen and continuously records the view ahead as you drive. Rear facing dash cams are also available.
It is powered either by the cigarette lighter cable or can be hardwired into the fuse box. The dash cam starts recording automatically when the ignition key is turned. Dash cam footage is recorded onto a micro SD card. When this card is full the camera will automatically loop and record over the oldest file. Footage can be transferred onto a computer, phone or tablet & stored permanently.
Why a dash cam plays an integral part of the driver experience:
- You can prevent fraud
- The dash cam Is perfect for driving instructors and worried parents
- You can record your entire road trip
- You have first-hand evidence of a car accident and protect yourself should you have an incident
- A dash cam is the perfect solution for undisciplined drivers
- Monitor people borrowing your car
We hear it all the time – the most commonly used excuse for not getting a dash cam “ I am a good driver, I don’t get into accidents ever”
While you may have a perfect driving record, not everyone on the road is a good driver and accidents do happen. The dash cam was never intended to be an accident-prevention device but instead a recording device so that in case of an accident, you have an unbiased record of what happened.
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