This day and age we have all sorts of drivers on the road trying to get to places as fast as possible. They consist of young, old, insured, and uninsured people. It’s now more important than ever to protect yourself from bad drivers as well as scam artists. We’ve all heard the horror stories about the people who back their cars in to another car and then claim they were rear ended dash cam report.
A great way to protect yourself is by installing a dashboard camera. These have become common accessories now with the everyday driver. Fortunately, the cost of these cameras has dropped where they are affordable for most everyone now. Below I have listed a few tips for selecting the best dashboard cameras.
The last thing you want to do is spend your time going through and deleting videos where nothing important happened. Therefore, it’s best to choose a camera that comes with a feature where once the memory is full it will start back at the beginning and record over old videos.
The best dashboard cameras allow for hard wiring to the vehicle’s battery. This prevents the need to plug it in each time you go for a drive. It also allows the camera to start recording when the car’s cranked. I particularly like this because it’s just my luck that an accident would happen the day I forgot to plug the camera in.
Public parking is treacherous to a person’s car. I’ve been on both sides of the fence here. I’ve had my car sideswiped while parked and I’ve accidentally backed in to a parked car. A good dashboard camera will have a parked mode where it’ll start recording when it detects motion regardless of your car running or not. If someone backs in to your car in a parking lot, the camera will record their license plate if they take off from the accident.
No matter which camera you get, make sure that it records HD quality video. This is the only way to know that you will consistently see license plates or street signs in the recordings. Also, if you find yourself needing to use the recorded video as evidence you won’t have a questionable image.