Tips on getting the most out of your dash cam and footage
More drivers are realising the benefits of dash cams – they present your side of the story in the event of an accident. Uniden has numerous dashcams and has offered some tips on making the most of the device and your dash cam footage.
Brad Hales, Uniden’s Australian national marketing and communications manager, says more Australians are installing dash cams than ever before.
“The technology is being recognised as an invaluable tool to record incidents and the road to assist with car insurance claims,” Hales says.
New research shows 20 per cent of all Australian drivers are now recording their car journeys with a dash cam and 83 per cent said the main reason behind their purchase was to back up potential insurance claims.
The Uniden iGO CAM 85R records in 4K and also includes a full HD rear view dash cam so you get 360-degree protection.
The device is also powered by a super capacitor which allows for enough backup power to ensure any recording in progress is stored safely before shutting down.
iGO Cam 85R also has GPS geotagging as well as impacted motion detection technology to provide accurate and detailed data.
Here are Brad Hales’ tips to make the most of your dash cam and to ensure captured footage can be used as evidence to support an insurance claim.
CAPTURE YOUR FOOTAGE IN 4K
4K offers much better resolution and high definition and that can come in handy when identifying details of an incident like car makes, models, colours and number plates.
The new Uniden iGO Cam 85R offers 4K recording to capture that extra detail that could make a big difference in your insurance claim.
DOWNLOAD AND BACK UP
It’s a good idea to download and backup your footage after an incident.
The Uniden iGO Cam 85R, iGO CAM 80 and iGO Cam 70 all have wi-fi on board which means users can upload footage from the dash cam to their mobile phone using the Uniden app.
If your dash cam has captured important footage, it’s important to protect it.
There is lock protection on selected files that you can identify through the companion app or via a physical control on the device.
POSITION IT CORRECTLY
The ideal position for a dash cam is in the centre of the windshield.
It’s best to mount the camera close to the rear view mirror so it can capture both sides of the road and won’t block your view.
The Uniden iGO Cam has a 160-degree ultra-wide viewing angle which means you capture incidents in perfect detail.
A dash cam is not just useful while you’re driving but can also record things while the vehicle is parked.
To do this you need to make sure the dash cam is fully charged or connected to power.
This way the dash cam can record if your car is hit in a car park and the offender doesn’t leave a note.