Having a Dashcam is like having an independent eyewitness in your vehicle with you. In the case of an accident, a camera will provide a fully objective version of events that can help in the handling of motor claims.
Cameras are an invaluable tool, providing you with a visual back up in the event of an accident. With Crash for Cash becoming a worrying trend on the roads, and drivers ever more nervous about incoming claims, video footage can be an extremely useful piece of evidence in the fight against fraud. Even a simple dispute over liability is often settled with footage from in-vehicle devices.
The use of cameras has been proven to help reduce the frequency of road traffic accidents drivers are involved in. Footage is also court admissible, making it invaluable in the case of large or severe road traffic accidents. Many cameras also double as security, as well as being a secure way for fleet managers to monitor their drivers’ everyday driving habits.
Several insurers apply notable discounts to drivers and fleets with cameras installed. While only around 3% of all UK vehicles currently have cameras, this number is rapidly rising as more drivers and companies pick up on the benefits. Safedrive sell three different kinds of camera.
VisionTrack Hard Wired Cameras
These cameras are easy to use and adhere to a vehicle’s windscreen, and can be set to record continuously or to lock down footage before and after an accident.
This full HD 1080p forward facing camera delivers a complete view of vehicles and drivers in front of you. A built in GPS receiver ensures accurate information on vehicle location and speed.
Hard Wired cameras are available from just £199.99 + VAT, inc 32GB SD card and professional fitment
VTGo112 Plug-In Camera
Safedrive’s VTGo112 Dash Cam is a plug and play that can be set-up within 5 minutes.
VTGo 112 is a new generation dash cam offering 720p video that can give you a comprehensive view of any incident and can provide court admissible evidence, protecting against exaggerated claims and crash-for-cash scams.
The inbuilt camera with a super-wide angle lens, G-sensor and removable SD card can be used to report bad driver behaviour and protect against insurance fraud.
Forward facing cameras are proven to reduce fleet claims costs, protect against bogus claims, unjustified driving offence allegations and can often contribute to fuel efficiency. Companies also find it a benefit to be able to monitor the driving quality of their drivers to identify areas of risk.
VTgo 112 cameras are available from just £24.99+VAT