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7 December, 2015

Should I Purchase a Dashcam?

Forward facing cameras or “dashcams” as they are more commonly known have been available to buy for a number of years now. It is only really in the past 2/3 years that these handy recording devices have emerged in the UK.

Dashcams in Russia were used long before they were here in the UK and are widely used to often guard against police corruption and insurance fraud, where they provide additional evidence. They are so prevalent that dashcam footage was the most common footage of the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor, which was documented from a dozen angles.

Here in the UK, it seems that we are following in the footsteps of the Russians with sales of the gadget increasing year on year.

Here are some of the benefits of having a dashcam installed:

  • You’ll have first hand evidence of a car accident if one were to happen
  • Claims could be settled faster in your favour, meaning less hassle and expense for you
  • Reduces motor accident fraud AKA “crash for cash”
  • Some insurers now offer a discount of up to 12.5% if a dashcam is fitted.

Click here to watch real life case studies from one of the UK’s leading dashcam manufacturers, Smart Witness.


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