Dash cameras from Certified Autosound in Abbotsford, Chilliwack or Maple Ridge provide indisputable video evidence of everything that happens in front of your vehicle. Our dashcam solutions record Full HD video and audio as soon as you start your vehicle. Let’s look at the top five reasons why a dashcam is a great investment.
1. Protection Against Fraud
You would be amazed at how often someone deliberately jumps in front of a vehicle that is just pulling to a stop, or pretends to get hit in order to file a false medical claim. Having the car in front of you roll back into yours while you are stopped at a red light is another popular insurance scam. A dashcam system recording turns the tables on would-be victims and, suddenly, their actions have them in hot water for committing fraud against you.
2. Evidence Collection
If you are involved in an accident, having video evidence of the events that led up to the it can help determine who may have been at fault. The Thinkware and BlackVue dash camera systems we sell and install include built-in accelerometers that trigger an accident recording. An accident recording is stored in a different location on the memory card so that it won’t be deleted automatically when the card is full. The trigger event stores video from 10 seconds before the trigger and 50 seconds after. Many of our camera systems include a second rear-facing camera to capture action inside or behind the vehicle. Where we mount the second camera is up to you.
3. Increase Safety and Reduce Cost
Parents and owners of business vehicles are always concerned about how their car, truck or SUV is being used when they aren’t watching. With a dash camera installed, the onboard GPS system will record the vehicle location and speed. The integrated 3-axis accelerometer records motion that will show acceleration, braking and cornering forces. When the driver knows that everything he or she does is being recorded, they drive more safely. Studies have shown that employees waste a lot less time with a dashcam on board.
4. Capture that “WOW!” Moment
Almost every time we get into a vehicle, we see something happen in front of us and think, “If only I were recording that!” With the manual trigger feature on our cameras, you can initialize a recording that starts 10 seconds before you press the button. Dangerous driving can be reported to the police, and comical behavior can be shared on social media. Video recording is a powerful tool in both regards.
5. A Night Watchman
Most of the dashcams we sell include a function called Parking Mode. Once you stop your vehicle, the camera will stop recording but stays on. If it detects an impact to the vehicle, it will resume recording from 10 seconds before the event and 10 seconds after. You can see who bumped into your vehicle and report the event to the authorities.
Dash Cameras on Display at Certified Autosound
If you are interested in a dashcam for your car, truck or SUV, drop into the Certified Autosound location nearest you. We can show you the camera options and provide you with a quote to install the system. You can reach us by e-mail if you have any questions about our camera systems.