In-car cameras and dash cams: Advice, tips and benefits

The road can be a dangerous place, even as the most careful and cautious driver other road users may put you at risk. If you are involved in a traffic collision it could cost you hundreds of pounds to repair your vehicle or in insurance premiums even if it wasn’t your fault. In car cameras and dash cams can help to protect you from any blame disputes and could save you money on your insurance.

An in-car camera, otherwise called a dash cam is a small device that can be fitted into your car and connected to your electrical system or hardwired into your vehicle to record video footage of the road ahead whilst driving.

The camera can be fitted to your windscreen or dashboard so that it does not obstruct your view when driving. The methods used to fix your camera to the inside of the vehicle is usually fitted using a suction mount, fixed bracket or 3M Adhesive mount. This will secure your camera in place to make sure that the footage recorded is clear and detailed. It is a good idea to remove your dash cam once you have left the vehicle to avoid your car being broken into. If you have parking mode on your camera or want to keep it in the vehicle it is best to place it in a discreet place.

There are several benefits of installing an in-car camera, although the main reason that dash cams are becoming increasingly popular is because they can record any events that take place on the road capturing vital information that could be used as evidence after a road incident. With the rise in money making negligent claims drivers feel that installing a dash cam in their car helps them to drive with confidence knowing they are protected from fraudulent claims.

Choosing an in-car camera might seem like a daunting task with so many on the market. Our dash cams range from £26.50 to £358.00. The specification of the dash cam depends on the price bracket.

If you are looking for a simple, easy to use in car camera is it a good idea to start with the middle bracket dash cams such as the RAC 107. The RAC 107 Dash cam is a reasonably priced super HD camera that is a full packed with features and is still one of the best dash cams available. If you are looking for something more advanced the top of the range Thinkware F800 Pro Dash Cam is the new flagship for innovative features that includes time lapse, super night vision, road safety alerts and parking mode. Equipped with an additional camera, you will never be caught out again by an unexpected event.

A high specification in-car camera is a great investment that could prove to be very beneficial to you, along with potentially reducing your car insurance premiums.

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