The Benefits of Installing a Dashcam
Why you should consider installing one
A dashcam is a type of camera which is mounted onto the dashboard of your vehicle; its purpose is to record sounds and images while you drive. Dashcams have grown hugely in popularity over recent years so we have decided to take a look at what some of their main benefits might be.
1. Provides protection and evidence
Dashcams can provide valuable evidence in the event of an accident or collision. Video footage captured by the dashcam can help to prove that you were not at fault should these incidents occur.
2. Improve driving behaviour
Some dashcams offer a feature which raises an alarm if the driver appears to not have their eyes on the road. This feature will keep drivers focused and ensure that they are not looking at their phones or falling asleep behind the wheel. Dangerous drivers are also becoming increasingly aware that their reckless behaviour may be caught on camera, encouraging them to drive more responsibly.
3. Monitor How Your Car is Being Used
As a parent, you may be concerned that your child is driving your car when they are not supposed to, or that they are driving it irresponsibly. Installing a dashcam can be an effective way of keeping a watchful eye on how your car is being driven. This feature might also prove useful for employers that own a fleet of vehicles.
4. GPS tracking and vehicle speed
Higher-end dashcams often have GPS tracking and can record vehicle speed. These features can provide helpful evidence in the event of an accident and can also be useful when monitoring how the vehicle is being used.
5. Protect Your Car While It’s Parked
Some dashcams come with a parking mode feature. If your car is bumped or hit the dashcam will begin to record automatically. This means you have a better chance of finding out what happened to your car if it is damaged while left unattended.
A dashcam may help to protect your car, but it is even more important to protect your vehicle with the right insurance policy. At Chill Insurance we make finding the perfect car insurance policy easy, get a quick quote above or call us on 01 400 3400.