Why do I need a dash cam?
A dash cam is an important asset for any driver, providing an unbiased account of events should an accident or incident occur. Footage from a dash cam can also be useful for evidence if you are involved in a hit-and-run or if your vehicle is damaged while parked.
To us, it’s always better to have and not need, rather than need and not have.
With so much importance placed on dash camera footage, it seems logical to ask which dash cam is best. However, it entirely depends on what you need it for and what kind of vehicle you drive, etc. Below, we’ve included a list of things to consider before purchasing a dash camera so that you can find the best dash cam for you.
A good dash cam should be small and unobtrusive, with a wide-angle lens to capture as much of the road ahead as possible. Our range of dash cams are all compact enough to fit onto your vehicle, while still looking stylish and sleek.
The video quality of a dash cam is important, as it will affect the clarity of the footage. Most cameras now record in Full HD 1080p, but some models offer 4K recording. Our 4K cameras are a fantastic addition to your journeys. Higher video quality will provide more detail, but it’s important to consider how you’ll be using your footage. If you’re only going to be using it for insurance purposes, then Full HD is more than sufficient, but if you want to be able to zoom in on number plates or other details, then 4K might be a better option.
Your car dash cam should have night vision capabilities so that it can record footage even in low-light conditions.
Additionally, a good dash cam will have GPS capabilities so that it can track your location and speed, which would be useful in the event of an accident since it would enable you to clarify the speed you were travelling at. Alternatively, if you are using your dash cam to record footage of your journeys, you’ll want the GPS to record exactly where you were.
Some more advanced models of dash cam come with wireless connectivity, meaning that they can connect to your phone or other devices wirelessly. This can be useful for a number of reasons, including being able to review footage on your phone or sharing footage with your insurance company.
All of our dash cams come with a microphone so that any audio that is picked up while the camera is recording can be heard. Audio footage can be important, as it can provide context as to what is happening on screen and can also be used as evidence should an accident occur.
Most dash cams will have loop recording capabilities so that once the memory card is full, it will start recording over old footage. This is important, as it means that your dash cam will always have space to record new footage and you won’t have to constantly delete the old footage to make way for new.
At Viofo UK, we pride ourselves on our great customer service. We know that purchasing a dash cam is an important investment, so we’re always on hand to answer any questions you might have and offer advice on which camera would be best for you.