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Welcome back to our Dashcam series, where we delve into everything you need to know about dashcams. In parts one and two, we shared the benefits of owning a dashcam, outlined key terms and discussed how it could improve your driving experience while keeping you safe on the roads. This blog post will cover the six essential elements of dashcam ownership and provide practical tips to help you make the most of your device.

1. Choose the right dashcam.

According to a report by Statista, the global dashcam market will grow at a CAGR of 20.4% between 2021 and 2026. The increasing demand for road safety and the rising number of accidents on the road is the driving force for this growth.

The first and most important step in owning a dashcam is choosing the right one. A variety of dashcams are available in the market, ranging from standard spec to high-end models. When selecting a dashcam, consider the important features, such as video quality, storage capacity, and ease of use. It would help if you also looked for dashcams with built-in GPS systems, which can help provide additional information in the event of an accident. For more information on the different Dashcam features available and how to find the right one, check out our previous blog, ‘Dashcam Buyers Guide’.

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2. Mount the dashcam correctly.

The next step is to mount your dashcam correctly. First, ensure that you securely mount your dashcam on your dashboard or windshield and that it doesn’t obstruct your road view. The best place to mount the dashcam is on the windshield behind the rearview mirror, providing the best viewing angle. Tilting the camera so 60% of the road and 40% of the sky are visible “provides a good balance between exposure and detail”.


3. Set up the dashcam properly.

After mounting the dashcam, set it up correctly. Proper set-up includes adjusting the video quality, frame rate, and other settings to ensure that the footage captured is of the highest quality. You should also ensure you set your dashcam to record continuously to capture all the footage from your journey. Dashcams with an inbuilt loop recording feature will do this automatically [Link to The Dashcam Dictionary blog].


4. Download and store footage regularly.

Once you have recorded footage on your dashcam, it is essential to download and store it regularly. This practice will help ensure the dashcam has enough storage space to record more footage. You should also back up the footage on an external hard drive or cloud storage to prevent losing important recordings.


5. Use the dashcam responsibly.

Using your dashcam responsibly and lawfully is essential, especially if you plan to use its footage to substantiate a court claim. We also recommend supporting your claims with additional evidence, such as witness statements and police reports. Don’t rely on your dashcam as your primary proof.


6. Keep the dashcam clean.

Finally, it is essential to keep the dashcam clean. Clean the lens regularly to ensure that it captures clear video. You should also clean the windshield around the dashcam to prevent glare or reflections that can affect the quality of the footage.


About Daltec AI Ltd

At Daltec AI Ltd, We listen and understand how you operate and what you want to achieve from our products. We will then tailor our solutions to meet your requirements and objectives and give confidence in how we will achieve the results. So please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries at 020 8515 7820 or info@dal-tec.com.

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