Why do you need a mobile DVR?
There are a lot of reasons why a dash cam is a good idea. Here are just a few:
Evidence in case of an accident
When an accident happens, a dash cam will provide real proof of what took place. No need to worry about the other party changing their story when police arrive. In some cases a simple accident where the person who caused the accident tries to blame the victim. Without the dash cam, the victim would have no way to defend himself.
There are some unscrupulous people who will purposely cause an accident then blame the other party. They may try to extort money from the victim or fake injuries to collect payment from insurance companies. In a case where someone backs into another vehicle on a busy highway, then attempts to extort $500 from the victim. Without the dash cam, he would have been out $500 plus damage to his vehicle.
Some dash cams offer a parking mode which records when your car is parked. If someone smashes into your car and drives away, you will have evidence of the hit and run. The dash cam must be hard wired into your vehicle for this to work. Video evidence will show the hit and run captured with a dash cam’s parking mode.
Vehicle Abuse and Misuse
Do you ever worry about other people driving your vehicle? When handing over your keys to a valet or mechanic, you will know exactly how your vehicle was treated. If your kids drive the car, you can track how they are driving. Dash cams with GPS will even provide the route and speed. There are many vehicle owners who have used a video/audio recorder to catch mechanics abusing their cars.
Report Bad Drivers
With roads getting busier, it seems that the number of bad drivers keeps increasing. Video evidence from a dash cam can be used to report drunk drivers, distracted drivers, dangerous drivers and road rage incidents. Many jurisdictions have programs in place to report bad drivers. The dash cam video provides real proof of what happened.
The Roadcam Mobile DVR Solution provides customers with peace of mind by knowing that when there is an incident the video evidence will be available when it is needed. A quality product that is consistent and reliable with expert technical support to retrieve data and video.
Previously only police cars had them installed, but as dashboard camera prices have dropped, ordinary people have started installing them in their vehicles. In some countries, such as Russia and Korea, millions of drivers have equipped their vehicles with dash cams. High definition dash cams (1080p) can be purchased for as low as $150. making them a very affordable “insurance policy” for drivers.
If you have ever wondered why you should purchase a dashboard camera, what you should look for in a dash cam and where to purchase, this page will help you answer these questions.
What is a dashboard camera?
A dash cam is a video camera mounted in a vehicle. Most dash cams record both audio and video continuously. These cameras are sometimes called Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) or In Car Cameras. The vast majority of dash cams are actually mounted on the windshield not on the dash. Most of the cameras are forward facing but some dual lens cameras (front and back) are gaining popularity as well.
There are 2 features that differentiate a dashcam from a traditional video camera:
1. Auto start and auto stop. A dash camera must have the ability to start recording when it receives power and stop recording when power is removed. This is typically done via the cars cigarette lighter power adapter but it could be hard wired.
2. Continuous looping / cycle function. A dash camera must have the ability to delete the oldest file and continue recording when the memory card fills up
If the camera you are considering does not have these 2 functions, it's not a dash camera.