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What Are the Benefits of Installing a Dash Cam?

April 17, 2024
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Have you been considering adding a dash cam to your vehicle? With more Albertans commuting on our roads than ever before, many Edmontonians are looking for easy ways to make their ride a little safer and tools that can help protect them in worst-case scenarios. Dash cams offer a wide range of benefits, from recording day-to-day footage of your drive to providing invaluable insight in the event of a collision or external accident. As a built-in form of objective documentation, dash cams help hold drivers accountable and offer peace of mind when it matters most.

At Certified Radio, we’re proud to carry a diverse selection of dash cams, alongside an industry-leading team of experts with the knowledge you need to find the right fit for your vehicle. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of installing a dash cam for your daily commute. Read on to learn more!

Accident Documentation and Insurance Claims

Vehicle collisions are on the rise Canada-wide, and Alberta has some of the highest rates of distracted driving in the country. Accidents can be costly, and it can be tricky to prove who is at fault. Dash cams act as objective observers, recording exactly what happens on the road in high definition. Video recall is vital to protecting yourself in the event of a collision and ensures that everything is resolved as fairly as possible for all parties.

Deterrence Against Fraudulent Claims

We don’t typically get behind the wheels of our car thinking that someone may decide to target us as part of a scam. While they are rare, staged accidents do occur, and a dash cam acts as a silent witness that can protect you in the case of fraudulent claims that can drastically affect your driving record and jack up insurance premiums.

Monitoring Vehicle Activity

Just like doorbell cameras keep watch over your property, dash cameras record more than just your commute. Many models feature a “parked” mode, which activates when motion or a sudden impact is detected. This comes in handy in vandalism cases, a hit-and-run incident, or any other event that may result in “mysterious” damage to your car.

Improving Driving Behaviors

No matter how experienced you are on the road, it’s easy to slip into bad habits that may put yourself or others at risk on the road. Cameras are a built-in form of accountability for yourself,  can provide healthy insight for new drivers (and give mom and dad peace of mind!), and provide valuable feedback on their driving performance and areas for improvement.

Choosing the Right Dash Cam

When selecting a dash cam for your vehicle, there’s a few different things you’ll want to keep in mind. Make sure you look for a unit that has HD video, wide-angle lens coverage, and built-in GPS for accurate location tracking. You’ll also want to decide between a single-channel or dual channel setup, and more, and, as with any aftermarket addition, make sure the model you select is compatible with your specific power source.

Certified Radio offers a wide range of premium dash cams from leading brands such as BlackVue, Thinkware, and more. Our expert team is happy help you choose the perfect dash cam to suit your requirements and provide professional installation services for seamless integration into your vehicle. Contact our team today to learn more, or visit us in store!