Where are dash cameras located?
Although all dash cams have wide angle lenses so that they maximize the field of view, they should be mounted in or near the middle of the front windshield so that an even field of view for the sides of the vehicle is recorded.
Can you be prosecuted for dash cam footage?
It’s extremely important that your dash cam cannot in any way be deemed to be obstructing your field of vision while driving. If the police decide it’s positioned unsafely, you could be fined and footage recorded on it could be rendered inadmissible in court.
Is there a monthly fee for dash cam?
Most fleet dash cam costs are bundled into a fleet software solution price, which includes monthly monitoring fees. The Driveri smart camera from GPS Insight, for example, costs $30 to $60 per month, per vehicle.
How much does a dash cam cost in South Africa?
A basic dash camera with very limited features will probably be in the price range of about R1,500, mid-level camera between R2,500-4,000 and a high-end camera around R5,000.
Do you remove dash cam when parked?
It is a good idea to remove your dash cam once you have left the vehicle to avoid your car being broken into. If you have parking mode on your camera or want to keep it in the vehicle it is best to place it in a discreet place.
Where is the best place to mount a dash cam?
You need to be careful where you install the camera. You want to ensure that you aren’t obstructing your view while driving. It is always best to install your camera in the center of the windshield, and behind the rearview mirror.
Can Dashcams be used against you?
Dash cam footage can be used against you if it shows you doing something illegal or behaving in a way that led to an accident, so it’s always recommended that you speak to a lawyer before you share the video with anyone.
Do you have to tell insurance about dash cam?
It does not increase risk in any way. It is exactly the same as having an aftermarket sat nav fitted but having a permanent feed. Unless you were being incentivised to fit one, I would not bother telling them. The simplest thing to do is ask at the inception of the policy.
Should you leave dashcam car?
Is a dash cam worth it?
Having a second set of eyes on the road through a dash cam recording can help prove fault in accidents and is a great way to make sure your insurance premiums don’t increase. Another great reason to have a dash cam is to be able to catch hit-and-run drivers.
Can you use a GoPro as a DashCam?
However, a GoPro can be more than a tool to create a record of your heart-stopping adventures. You can also use it as a security camera for your home or as a DashCam.
What is a dual dash camera?
A dual-channel dash cam is one that comes with one front-facing camera (as shown above) and a second camera that faces and records simultaneously the rear of the vehicle as shown below. 2-channel dashboard cameras are ideal for those that wish to record what is happening both at the front and rear of their vehicle.