A dash cam or dash camera is mounted on a vehicle's dashboard. It is typically used to record video of the road ahead. Dash cams provide evidence in case of an accident and can help reduce insurance claims fraud. Some key benefits of dash cams include:
• Record video evidence of vehicle accidents or road incidents in case of a dispute over who is at fault. The footage can help settle insurance claims quickly.
• Provide video proof to support insurance claims. The recorded footage can help ensure that questionable claims are not fraudulently made against you.
• Record reckless driving by other vehicles on the road. The footage can be provided as evidence to the police to take action against reckless drivers.
• Capture scenic drives or interesting events on the road. Some people use dash cams primarily as action cameras to record their driving adventures.
• Record road conditions and alert other drivers to potential hazards like accidents or traffic jams ahead. The footage can be uploaded to vehicle accident reporting websites and apps.
• Provide surveillance footage of a parked vehicle. Some Dash cams have a parking mode to record any activity around a parked vehicle.
• Ensure security and capture evidence of vandalism or theft of a vehicle. Dash cam footage can help identify perpetrators.
• Remind drivers to maintain safe driving habits. A visible dash cam may make drivers more mindful of their speed and behavior on the road.
• Optional features like GPS tracking, loop recording, night vision mode, etc. More advanced dashcams provide additional useful features for drivers.