In the last couple of years, a lot of people started purchasing dash cameras, and it’s no longer exclusively for police cars. And many insurance companies in the UK and Russia started offering discounts to drivers who have dash cams in order to encourage people to buy it.

When considering getting a dash cam for your vehicle, you will find different models available. But before purchasing it, you should first know its pros and cons in order to decide whether it will fit your needs or not. Here Are The Pros and Cons For The Dash Cameras:

Pros

One of the main reasons people invest in dash cams is the ability to provide evidence when involved in an accident. Travis Young from Wired Smart says that having a dash cam in your car can protect you and your finances. As it records everything once you start the car’s engine. So if you were involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could provide the footage in court when needed. You can also provide the footage if you witness an accident and help other drivers.

Poor driving like drink-driving, texting while driving, or any behavior that causes accidents can be reported to the police as long as you have the footage from your dash cam. There are several dash cam models that have a built-in GPS and can record the driving speed, which can be beneficial to a lot of parents. There’s no need to worry about your son taking your vehicle anymore as the dash camera will be recording everything and you will be able to know where the car was. Some dash cam models have a parking mode feature, which records all the time. This feature will allow you to know what happen, if your car was hit while it’s parked.

Cons

Dash cams record audio in the car, so you might need to take permission from any passenger before turning it on. You might not be able to provide footage to the court if you didn’t take the passenger’s permission first.

Dash cameras are placed on the windscreen, and if it’s not placed right, it could be a distraction to the driver, or it can block the view of the road. They are not legal in all countries. You might face legal issues for having a dash cam as it’s illegal to record someone without their permission. So before purchasing one, you should first check your country’s law.

The dash camera is getting more popular every year as it’s proving how helpful it is during accidents and prevents a lot of insurance fraud. However, just like anything you buy, the dash cam has its pros and cons. The key is to know whether it will be beneficial for you or not. Knowing the ups and downsides of the dash cam alone is not enough to determine whether you should get it or not. You should also check different models and check each model’s resolution, night-vision, and other features in order to be able to choose the right one.

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.