There are many benefits to using a dash camera, either for your motorbike or your car, and at Viofo we encourage everyone to be well prepared and safe on the road.
Dual or single-channel dashcam?
There is more than one dashcam option available and this should be considered before purchase. The two types are:
Dual channel – A dual channel camera films from the front and back simultaneously. A dual channel is ideal for capturing footage from the front and the back
Front only – A front-only option will, as the name suggests, just capture footage from one angle.
If you are looking for ways to improve your safety on the road, here are five reasons why you should consider investing in a dashcam.
Helps to Prove Your innocence
In the event of an accident, a dashcam can be vital in helping to prove that you were not at fault. If you are involved in a hit and run, or if someone pulls out in front of you and causes an accident, footage from your dashcam can help to support your story and show that you were not to blame. This can be crucial in helping you to avoid any penalties or fines.
This is especially useful in the event of a crime where you can submit the footage as evidence. Or, alternatively use it in the event of an insuarance claim.
Gathers Evidence After an Accident
Even if you are not at fault, accidents can be a frustrating and stressful experience. If you exchange insurance details with the other driver and they give you false information, a dashcam can help to track them down.
In some cases, the other driver may try to claim that the accident was your fault or that you caused damage to their vehicle. If you have footage of the accident, this can help to prove that this is not the case and protect you from any false claims.
Additionally, having a dashcam fitted can also provide evidence if you are witness to a third-party issue.
Protects You from Fraudulent Insurance Claims
Unfortunately, there are people out there who will try to take advantage of the insurance system by making false claims. If you are involved in an accident with another driver and they claim that you caused damage to their car, having footage from a dashcam can help to disprove this and protect you from any fraudulent claims.
Helps to Deter Crime
If you are worried about your car being broken into or vandalized, a dashcam can help to deter criminals. If your car is parked in a public place and someone tries to break into it, the footage from the dashcam can be used to help identify the culprit and track them down.
Additionally, if you have a fitted dashcam that is visible, this can help to encourage dangerous drivers not to get involved with your vehicle, as they will be caught on camera.
Captures Amazing Footage
As well as all of the safety benefits, dashcams can also be used to capture some amazing footage of your journey. If you are driving through beautiful scenery or if you witness something unexpected, you can use your dashcam to record it and share it with friends and family.
Having a dashcam has many benefits and should be used as a point of safety for all road users. You can never predict what happens on the road, it pays off to be prepared.
Who needs a dashcam?
Everyone can benefit from having a dashcam, but there are some groups of people who may find them particularly useful. If you are a:
– Taxi or Uber driver
– Delivery driver
– Fleet manager
– HGV driver
then a dashcam can help to protect you and your business. They can also be useful for parents who want to keep an eye on their teenage drivers, or someone who feels vulnerable on the road.
How are they installed?
Most dashcams can be easily installed into your car in just a few minutes. They will usually come with all the necessary cables and mounts and can be fitted using a suction cup or adhesive pad.
Some models will need to be hardwired into your car’s electricity supply, but this is usually a relatively simple process that can be done at home. If you are not confident in doing this yourself, you can take it to a garage or car stereo specialist to have it fitted for you.
Investing in a dashcam can have many benefits and can help to improve your safety on the road. With so many different types of dashcam available, there is sure to be one that suits your needs. A dual channel camera is ideal for those who want to capture footage from both the front and back of their vehicle, while a front-only camera is a more budget-friendly option.
No matter which type of dashcam you choose, it is sure to provide you with peace of mind when driving.
At Viofo we carry a wide range of dash cameras. Including dual channel and single channel cameras.
We have something to suit everyone’s budget, requirements, and needs. Our handy dashcam buying guide explains more.
A129 Pro Duo– Most popular 4K dashcam with 3 advanced parking modes and a ton of other features.
T130 3CH – Most recommended for taxi and Uber drivers. This impressive dashcam has superior night vision, GPS logger, front, rear and inside recording.
To browse Viofo’s impressive range of products, click here.