What is a Dash Cam and Why You Need One?
Placed on a dashboard or windshield of your car, a dash cam constantly records everything that happens while you drive.
Dash cams are tiny, cost-effective video cameras that more and more drivers are installing these days in their cars to protect themselves in the event of an accident. Dash cams offer drivers the peace of mind that if they are involved in an accident or unexpected incident on the road, they will have a clear evidence of exactly what happened.
Following are some of the most notable reasons why you should install a dash cam in your vehicle:
1. Road Safety
Improving your driving skills is critical to ensuring your safety on the road. You can review your daily driving footage via dash cam and our iQ playback software to become a better driver. You can review how you drove last week and what mistakes you made while driving. A dash cam will help you see ways to correct many driving mistakes, for example, switching lanes abruptly or braking too hard, etc.
2. Protect Your Teenager’s Driving
Teenage drivers have some of the highest car insurance rates because of their tendency to crash and lack of experience behind the wheel. Anything you can do to keep your teenage driver from getting a ticket or getting in an accident is well worth the effort.
Multiple dash cameras or a two-way dash cam for a teen could be a great idea. That way you can see what is going on inside of the vehicle in addition to seeing how your teen is driving. Is your teenager driving carefully and paying attention to the road? Or is he/she distracted by passengers or using his/her cellphone while driving? You can limit bad behavior of your teenager inside the vehicle before it leads to a ticket or an accident.
3. Evidence of a Car Accident
If you are unfortunately involved in a car accident, the dash cam will have captured everything. In case of a car accident, general public and police often jump to the conclusion that the driver is at fault. With a dash cam installed in your vehicle, you can defend yourself and prove that it was not your fault and if there is a court trial, you can send the video tape as evidence. The dash cam is the most efficient and strongest proof you have for defending yourself in such cases.
4. Fraud Prevention
When it comes to traffic and vehicles, insurance fraud is one of the most common problems nowadays. Some drivers deliberately cause an accident and then blame the other driver to extort money. In addition to that, these scammers also fake injuries to collect huge amount of insurance money from their insurance companies.
You can prevent scammers from illegally extorting money from you by carefully installing the dash cam in your car and recording all the events.
5. Road Trip
If you are fond of road trips and often go with your friends and family on occasional trips, a dash cam can be a great investment for you. With a dash cam, you can turn your road trip into a memorable journey that you can easily watch over and over again. It helps turn your road trip into an amazing experience and memory you will cherish over the years.
6. Parking Accidents
Parking can be a nightmare, particularly for novice drivers who have a tendency to accidentally scratch other vehicles while they are trying to park theirs. Some latest dash cams offer ‘parking mode’ feature which turns the car camera into a surveillance camera whenever your car is parked up. If a driver damages your car and then drives away, you will have the proof in form of video evidence of him/her doing this.
7. Unexpected Events
With a dash cam, you will be able to capture things that you least expect to. Although, you may not capture something as astounding as meteors raining down like Russian drivers captured with their dash cams a few years back, you may catch a rockslide that damages your vehicle, a deer dashing out in the road damaging your vehicle, or a tree from your neighbor’s house that falls on your vehicle during a storm. With those events captured and stored in your dash cam, you may save yourself from a surcharge by showing your insurance company what brought about your claim.
In a nutshell, a dash cam is a great investment, particularly since it is very cost-effective and has the potential of saving you from fraud, accidents, and unexpected events on the road.
Check out the best value dash cam for your money:
The UltraDash C1 is the combination of the finest quality materials and artistic design in an affordable package. We sought out to simplify the complicated operating functions while also making our device more intelligent than others. It is suitable for users of all ages and can be easily installed in only a few simple steps.
UltraDash C1 is suitable for all drivers. From professional drivers that need to protect themselves from disputes with passengers to commuter drivers that need to provide videos to insurance companies in the event of an accident. Police officers can also use it for duty recording, while road trip enthusiasts can use it to record travel itineraries. Finally, we've found that race car drivers can use the UltraDash C1 to shoot exciting moments out on the road so they can relieve the adrenaline rush for years to come.
- Magnetic Charging Mount -
Our patent-designed magnetic charging mount allows you to place and remove the device quickly and easily, unlike traditional mounts that use a latching mechanism. We rigorously test the powerful magnets and unique structural design, so there is no need to worry about mounting or connection problems.
The magnetic charging mount is equipped with a charging port, which uses the car charging cable and USB cable to charge the device. This reduces the inconvenience of attaching and removing the device, and the wire arrangement in the car is seamless.
- Daytime / Nighttime Image Quality -
UltraDash C1 uses a high-end Sony Exmor image sensor component with an F1.8 large aperture six-glass lens. It offers vivid color, and with its HDR functionality, it also produces high-quality nighttime images by enhancing the suppression of over-exposure under intense light. View the actual picture quality in the test footage.
- 2" LCD Display -
Having an LCD display makes it very convenient to adjust the recording angle, set menu operations, monitor real-time recording, and playback the footage immediately. The UltraDash C1 uses a high-resolution LCD that offers a crisp and sharp picture.
- Loop Recording Function -
The most important thing about a dashboard camera is saving all of the critical footage for later viewing. While the memory card has limited capacity, we have designed the loop recording function to overwrite the oldest file continuously when the SD card is full, so that your device is constantly recording and you never lose the most recent footage.
- High and Low-Temperature Resistance -
The storage temperature for this device is between -4℉ - 176℉ (-20℃ - 80℃), and the working temperature is from 14℉ - 140℉ (-10℃ - 60℃). This resistance means that you can continue using the UltraDash C1 wherever you are. Whether in the hot desert or cold regions, keep recording.
- Automatic Protection File -
When the device senses abnormal acceleration exceeding usual standards, such as getting hit by another vehicle, going over a pothole or object, or abnormal braking, the G sensor will automatically activate protection for the current video file. This ensures that the video is not recorded over by the loop recording function and that critical footage is protected.
- Parking Mode (Optional) -
With our specially developed parking mode, the UltraDash C1 will stay in a standby mode in conjunction with our Hardwire Kit. In this mode, the device can detect an impact above the normal level, recording events that could damage your vehicle such as a hit and run driver. Also, the Hardwire Kit has an automatic power cutoff function. When the device detects that the car battery is below a certain level, it will cut off power to prevent draining the battery.
- GPS Logging (Optional) -
With the GPS Logger magnetic charging mount, you can record the speed you’re driving and coordinate with an accurate time for your drive. Download the iQ Player on our website, and you can check the drive route on the iQ Player. This function is especially useful for companies with an entire fleet of vehicles.
- Accessories -