A dash camera is a device that mounts to your car and records video footage of your drive. Many people use them for safety purposes, to have a record of what happened on their journeys in case of an accident. Others use them to document their trips or as a security measure against car theft or vandalism.
Dash cameras can be used by nearly all road users, either as an actual dash camera, a mounted camera, or a helmet/body camera for road users such as cyclists and equestrians. Having a dash camera fitted to your vehicle or your person while on the road provides you with the best opportunity for capturing footage
There are many reasons why you might want to consider getting a dash cam. Perhaps you’ve been in an accident and want to be able to show the footage to your insurance company. Maybe you’re a delivery driver and want to be able to show that you delivered the package on time. Or maybe you just want to have a record of your journeys for your own personal enjoyment.
Whatever your reasons, there are significant safety benefits to having one. You will always have reliable footage of your journeys, so should you be involved in an accident, you have viable evidence to prove your innocence, prosecute another road user who was in the wrong, or offer evidence for other road issues. No matter how safe a driver you are, it is worthwhile to invest in some additional safety, as the roads can be unpredictable and it is better to have and not need, than need and not have.
Benefits of using a dash cam:
- Helps to improve your safety on the roads by providing evidence of journeys and any incidents, should you be involved in a road issue.
- Offers protection against uninsured drivers, dangerous drivers, and unpredictable road users.
- Gives you peace of mind on your travels with reputable, clear recordings.
- Can be used as evidence in the event of an accident or incident to help you or another road user avoid wrongful accusations and fines, etc.
- Can help to improve your driving performance by monitoring your driving and highlighting areas to improve.
- Is a cost-effective way of protecting your vehicle on and off the road. Some dash cams have advanced features that can start auto-recording if your car is tampered with.
- Can potentially lower insurance premiums, depending on the insurance provider.
Is a dash cam worth it?
The short answer is “yes”. A dash cam is more than worth it considering the money it can save you in the event of an accident or dispute, the protection it provides for you on your journeys, and the unrivaled footage it provides. There is a huge array of benefits you can expect from a dash cam purchase, even for a lower-spec dash camera.
You can browse our range of dash cameras here. At Viofo, we provide a selection of dash cameras, including two- and three-channel dash cameras for more comprehensive protection while on the road.
We stock a variety of cameras that provide effective protection while on the roads, as well as some advanced features, such as parking sensors, auto-accident recording, night vision, loop recording, and lots more.