A dashboard camera also known as a dashcam is a camera mounted on a dashboard of a car to capture videos, sound and images as you drive. The camera has become popular over the years due to its many benefits. The big question is, should I have one in my car?
The benefits of dashboard cameras include;
Undisciplined drivers and road users
There are all sorts of road users out there. However to keep information or evidence that is vital, it is important to have a dashboard camera that will capture and house recordings of any people that do not keep discipline on the road, this is mainly for the safety of others.
For cases where a road user is deceptive and his or her intention is to cause an accident in order to extract monies from his or her intended victim, a dashboard camera will give detailed evidence as to how the accident occurred and who was in the wrong.
Assistance with insurance claims
Dashboard cameras can help in availing of evidence in cases where accidents have occurred. The information captured can be used as evidence to obtain insurance claims or used in court. They are used as proof of evidence in cases or conflicts where additional information may be of help.
Recording of that road trip
The road trip taken either to and fro during that holiday vacation can be recorded for memories to keep in your family digital records.
The recordings from a dashboard camera have been used for monitoring. For situations where one needs to keep abreast with the details of their location, the driver will ensure that he does not go beyond the agreed locations as stipulated with his or her company because the company knows where his destination is and thus any diversions can be clearly seen with the evidence provided. It is thus a performance tool that will keep one in check.
Prevention of parking accidents
A number of people have been involved in parking accidents either during front face parking or reversing. However, availability of a dashboard camera on one’s car can accurately show you where you exactly are and what is ahead before you make that mistake.
Training for Officers
The dashboard camera information captured can be used during training sessions especially for people in motor businesses and police officers. This visual information helps the participants better understand the topic at hand.