YouTube is full of every kind of video, parody, and, apparently, abundant amounts of outrageous footage from dash-mounted cameras. Dash cams aren’t completely alien concepts to American drivers, but not everyone has one stuck on their vehicle’s windshield-this kind of device is generally seen in use by police officers and highway patrol. These dash cams get used on not only cars but can include motorcycles, bikes, and a variety of outdoor equipment.
So what are some benefits of a dash cam? Well, that really depends on what your goal is for having one. One of the biggest ones that come to mind is protecting your insurance. It does create a full time witness that can be used to prove or detail a car accident, hit and run, or insurance scammers. Insurance businesses in the U.S. do not yet provide incentives (as do those in Europe) for motorists who use dash cams. But with many videos posted online that have recorded incidents of road rage and other hazardous or extreme behaviors; all that could change.
This video can also be used in court to reduce the time it takes to reach a settlement. Motorists
should be aware of how the cameras are installed. It is permitted and you can put them on your dashboard or windshield to cover the largest possible recording angle. I would suggest some restrictions so that it is not placed in a position that causes the driver to become dangerous and creates a blind spot.
Dash cams can record while the vehicle is parked. A HD quality lens records license plate numbers, people walking by, and the environment around your car. Cameras will help you in cases of false accusations, vandalism, environmental dangers like trees and animals.
Other benefits may include just the fun of recording journeys, driving adventures and sharing them to the world. Plus it could help promote good driver behavior from a new driver in your family.
How they work. The camera records non-stop until its limited flash storage fills up; then, the drive erases itself and begins recording again. Basically, input the memory card into the camera, plug the connection cable from the dash cam into the cigarette lighter or power port. Then merely sit back, relax and go on about your everyday driving activity.
When the camera is turned on, the dash cam records everything within the camera angle onto the external SD or micro SD memory card. The recording procedure is typically automated and starts the minute your engine is turned on. When the engine is turned off the camera stops. Some models may use a battery which may last for up to 2.5 hours without connection to any power outlet.
Most dash cam models generally record in incremental parts of either 3, 5, or 10 minute files. The purpose for these particular file sizes is to permit for a quick and effective means of access when needing to play back media files. Once the memory card has been exhausted and used up, most dash cams have an internal loop-function mode allowing the camera to automatically overwrite the oldest file. Ultimately be sure to read the directions and abilities of your particular camera.
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