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BlackVue DR650S-1CH 1080p HD Cloud-Capable Single-Lens Dash Camera With GPS & WiFi

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Estimated Arrival: Between Aug 26 and Sep 02. * ETA for US Orders Only *

Shipping: Free Shipping within US on ALL dash cams and accessory orders over $49.99! *All US orders are shipped with a tracking code*
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty on ALL Dash Cams - 90 Day Warranty on ALL Accessories
Returns: Unopened items (except Janus Cam products) may be returned within 60 days for full refund, minus shipping costs. Opened items that are functional with packaging intact (except Janus Cam products) may be returned within 60 days, minus shipping costs and 10% restocking fee. We do not accept returns on Janus Cam products.

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The newest addition to BlackVue’s DR650 line is the BlackVue DR650S-1CH single-lens dash camera! The DR650S 1CH is a one channel, forward-facing dashcam that encompasses several upgrades from the previously legendary DR650GW-1CHBlackVue’s reputation for producing extremely high quality and reliable dash cameras is unparalleled in the technology industry, and this is especially true of their DR 650 series! Similar to other dash cameras in the series, the new discreet and sleek DR650 S dash camera captures full-HD 1080p video and audio, has GPS speed and position logging built in, can accept up to a 128GB memory card, and can be accessed via local WiFi or remotely using BlackVue’s Over-The-Cloud app from your smartphone!

If you are familiar with the BlackVue product line, you may be wondering what the difference between the new BlackVue DR650S-1CH and the BlackVue DR650GW-1CH. Here are some of the comparisons between the two:

  • Increased video quality
  • Improved Cloud operations/performance
  • Improved voice announcements

The DR650S-1CH still utilizes the incredible 2.4MP Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor, but has an increased video bitrate that allows the videos to be recorded in a higher quality 1080p video! The video is also compressed into the easily manageable .MP4 format, allowing for easy uploading and viewing. The 2.4MP Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor on the DR650S has a 29° wide angle lens (103° horizontal, 77° vertical) that can capture everything in front your vehicle!

The DR650S-1CH offers better voice alerts than previous models that ensures the driver that the dashcam is functioning properly and when it is turned on or off. These voice announcements can be turned off once you have become accustomed to the operations of the DR 650S! The LED status lights on the side and back of the 650S can also give the driver information on what mode is currently running. Additionally, the DR650S-1CH is Cloud-Capable, allowing it to be wirelessly connected to the BlackVue official Over-The-Cloud app on your smartphone! Right from your smartphone, you can configure your settings, stream live from your dashcam, and immediately download videos and upload videos from your dashcam. This Cloud technology can be accessed as long as there is a WiFi hotspot signal available in your vehicle or there is a mobile hotspot device. Some of the functionalities of the app include live viewing of the camera, vehicle GPS and speed tracking, and alerts if something happens to your vehicle! Check out this detailed blog post about the BlackVue DR650S Over-the-Cloud functionalities!

The DR650S-1CH includes either a factory-installed 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB memory card. You may choose the BlackVue microSD memory card size above. The memory card is provided by BlackVue and is already installed inside the DR650S, allowing it to record as soon as you receive it! Please note that while the memory cards are removeable and the card slot will accept other brands of microSD memory cards, we strongly suggest the use of ONLY BlackVue memory cards in the BlackVue dashcams. The BlackVue OEM memory cards are industrial-grade and are specifically designed to withstand the extreme high and low temperatures that a dash camera may undergo while being left within vehicles throughout the day. They are also made to facilitate the constant read/write cycles of a high quality dash camera. We at Dashcam Bros are unable to offer support when non-BlackVue memory cards are used. To ensure your dashcam is always recording, stick with the most reliable memory cards on the market today!

The DR650S-1CH installation is simple: just plug the DR650S into the cigarette lighter power plug and it will begin recording for you automatically. The DR 650S also comes with a parking mode, which works while the vehicle is stationary. While in this mode, the DR 650S dashcam will monitor activity all the time, but only start actually recording to the memory card when the built-in G-sensors detect any haphazard activity (a gentle bump to the vehicle for example), or if motion is detected in front of the lens (someone prowling around the car), therefore preventing you from having to sort through a memory card full of unnecessary recordings.

In order to utilize the parking mode, you need to either plug the DR650S-1CH into a cigarette lighter power outlet that is on all the time (even when the car is turned off), or you can purchase a Power Magic Pro, which is a BlackVue accessory that easily integrates with your car's fuse box and will supply constant power to the 650 while ensuring your car battery does not drop too low. 

If you order any BlackVue dash cam + Power Magic Pro combo purchase, you are eligible to receive a Fuse Tap set FREE! Please type "Include the free Fuse Tap Set" in the notes of your order and specify which fuse type (Low-profile Mini, Mini, Micro 2, ATO) or vehicle year, make, and model if you are unsure which fuse type you need. If you need help identifying which fuse tap set to order, please click here.

 

Features of the dash cam include:

Overall Design

  • Slim, compact, matte black, cylindrical body for discreet recording
  • Single-channel recording (also available in a Double-Channel model)
  • Easily detachable from mounting bracket via unit lock button for easy storage/hiding

 

Video Recording Capabilities

  • Full HD (1920x1080) recording @ 30 fps
  • 2.4 Megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS lens for crisp and detailed images both day and night
  • 129° (Diagonal), 103° (Horizontal), 77° (Vertical)
  • 360° rotation to allow internal or external recording
  • Loop recording
  • 3 different record modes
    • Normal
    • Event (built in shock sensor)
    • Parking (built in motion sensor + shock sensor)
  • Date/Timestamp
  • Video storage in .MP4 format

 

Audio Recording/Speaker Capabilities

  • Built in microphone for audio recording (with option to quickly disable/enable temporarily or permanently)
  • Built in speaker for voice alerts

 

Video Storage Capabilities

  • MicroSD card storage compatibility (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB)
    • **We recommend sticking with BlackVue memory cards due to their excellent tolerance to extreme temperatures and constant read/write cycles
  • Ability to record up to 6 hours of Full HD video with included 16GB MicroSD card before looping (up to 40 hours with 128GB MicroSD card)

 

WiFi

  • Connect to BlackVue’s official app (for Android, iPhone and Windows 8.1+ devices) via built in WiFi to change configurations, livestream the dashcam, and download recorded videos at your fingertips without removing the SD card
  • Upload downloaded videos directly to YouTube with the BlackVue app

 

GPS

  • Built in GPS tracks vehicle location and speed and visualizes your route on map with BlackVue’s official app

 

Ease of Use

  • User-friendly unit communication via voice alerts and simple LED icons
  • Windows and Mac compatible BlackVue PC Viewer software
    • **BlackVue is the only dash cam provider that is Mac compatible

 

The DR650S-1CH includes FREE priority ground shipping within the continental United States. Expedited shipping may be selected during checkout for an additional fee. International shipping is not available on this item. We apologize to our international customers!

 

BlackVue DR650S Day Time Front Footage

 

BlackVue DR650S Night Time Front Footage

 

BlackVue DR650S Installation Guide

 

BlackVue DR650S and Power Magic Battery Pack Installation

 

BlackVue DR650S and Power Magic Pro Installation

 

General Shipping Policies

All products ship from our locations within the United States.

Packages over $200 may require a signature at delivery.

DashCam Bros is not responsible for packages lost or mis-delivered by shipping companies (i.e. USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc) unless due to a shipping error on our part, nor are we responsible for packages stolen during or after delivery. 

Orders placed for in-stock items on a business day will generally be shipped within 24 hours of payment completion. Orders placed on a weekend will generally be shipped on Monday.

For orders requesting overnight shipping, we will do our best to ship the same day.

In the rare event an item is out of stock, you will be notified immediately and we will do our best to accommodate the inconvenience. 

 

United States Customers 

For all US customers in any of the 50 states, all dash cam orders receive FREE standard ground shipping via USPS, UPS or FedEx, and accessories orders over $49.99 receive FREE standard ground shipping as well. 

You may choose to expedite your shipping (options of overnight shipping, 2 day shipping or 3 day shipping) during the checkout for an additional fee. 

We do ship to PO boxes, APO, and DPO addresses via USPS.

Please Note: Tracking numbers may take up to 48 hours to update when attempting to track the package on the courier's website.

 

International Customers 

DashCam Bros can ship to virtually any address in the world. However, we do not offer refunds or accept returns on items shipped internationally.

There may be restrictions on certain products regarding which destinations they are prohibited to ship to. If such a restriction exists, it will be stated on the product's page. 

Please Note: Tracking information, including delivery confirmation, is NOT provided by the United States Postal Service for USPS First Class Mail International service (the most economical international shipping method). A USPS tracking number will be provided by DashCam Bros when your shipping label is created. However this tracking number will in most cases only indicate when the package was physically accepted by the USPS.

If timely and accurate international tracking information and delivery confirmation is important to you, please consider using either USPS Priority International, UPS or FedEx as your international shipping method. In general, we have had very good success with using USPS for international shipments.

 

For help with shipping, please contact us at support@dashcambros.com.

Dash Cams

All dash cams sold by DashCam Bros come with a 1 year warranty to show we stand behind the products we sell. This warranty protects against manufacturer defects and does not apply to the mistreatment or mishandling of the product. For return information of a defective dash cam, please visit our Return Policy.

 

Accessories

All accessories sold by DashCam Bros come with a 90 day warranty. This warranty protect against manufacturer defects and does not apply to the mistreatment or mishandling of the product. For return information of a defective accessory, please visit our Return Policy.

 

For help with product warranties, please contact us at support@dashcambros.com.

With today’s technology, we have the capabilities to take pictures and record videos at our fingertips with our cell phones, allowing us to catch vital moments that were both expected and unexpected. Think about how many times you have heard lately in the news of incidents that were recorded via cell phone by a passerby, allowing for an accurate account of the events that transpired. Luckily, this technology has extended to cars, with the dash camera (also known as dashboard camera, car DVR or car video recorder) increasing in popularity.

A dash cam that is installed on the dashboard or windshield of your car will provide a variety of benefits with one of the principal benefits being safety. A dash camera can be configured to start recording when a car is turned on, or configured to record even when the car is turned off. Because of the versatility of the different recording options dash cams offer, they are capable of recording everything that happens inside and outside of the car at all times.

 

Dash Cams in Accidents

One major way in which this technology has helped drivers is by proving a true account of events when involved in a driving accident. When a driving accident happens, such as a fender bender, rear end, or even a driver running a red light, video footage from a dash cam can be used as evidence to prove which party was really at fault. This footage is crucial to defending innocence and proving liability when it matters the most by giving an accurate depiction of the events. This is extremely important since it is common for one or more involved parties to stretch the truth or lie in order to protect themselves or to commit fraud against the insurance company. Having footage from the dash cam removes the “it’s my word against yours” rhetoric, and puts a stop to any chance of lying from either party. As seen in the videos below, dash cams give a true account of what happened and are invaluable when it comes time to prove liability or innocence. Even if the car accident involves an animal rather than another driver, such as a deer running into the road, having a dash cam recording as proof will help expedite insurance claims, and prevent your insurance premium from rising due to false claims. The small investment needed to purchase an entry level dash cam can prevent huge headaches and save on lawyer fees/insurance claims when an incident actually occurs. One incident alone will pay for the price of the dash cam multiple times.

 

WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE MAY BE USED IN VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

Dash Cams to Prevent Insurance Fraud

Another common instance where dash cameras can prove to be invaluable is when someone is attempting to carry out an insurance fraud scheme, such as staging or faking an accident to receive bodily injury claims. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), from 2008 to 2011 insurers reported a 102% increase in suspected staged accidents. From 2011 to 2012, it was estimated that suspected causes of auto insurance fraud rose 12.7%. Studies also estimate that almost 25% of bodily injury claims related to auto crashes are fraudulent. The top states for auto insurance fraud were New York, Florida, Massachusetts and California, and in very populated areas such as New York City, law enforcement officials say fraud factors into as many as 1 out of every 3 auto insurance claims. Officials estimate that fake auto claims cost tens of billions of dollars annually across the nation. It is clear in the videos below how a dashcam can be monumental to helping unmask these schemes and prove your innocence.

 

WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE MAY BE USED IN VIDEOS

 

 

  

Dash Cams for Parents of New Drivers

A dash cam is also a savvy investment for parents of new drivers or young drivers. Inexperienced drivers are often easily distracted, compromising their safety and the safety of every occupant in the vehicle. A dash camera capable of recording both the outside and inside of the vehicle can be useful for reviewing the driving habits of the new driver to pin point risky driving behaviors. This footage can provide parents with evidence of unsafe driving habits to allow for more open and constructive discussions about the privileges of driving and the responsibilities of a safe driver. A 2-channel dash cam can also help show what your teen is doing when driving the vehicle – whether they are paying attention to the road, texting, or distracted by passengers. Having this information can help correct risky behavior before it leads to an accident. According to a study done by the American Family Mutual Insurance Company, installing dash cameras in cars of teenage drivers reduced the frequency and severity of risky driving events among these drivers by 70%. Helping your teenage driver improve their driving skills will prevent accidents and tickets, making them safer on the road and keeping their insurance rates as low as possible.

 

Other Benefits of Dash Cams

Other benefits of having a dash camera installed include being able to capture occurrences on the road such as road rage incidents. Having a dash camera may help to deter incidents of this nature, or provide law enforcement with evidence needed to catch a culprit.

Having a dash camera can also help you get out of a ticket that you wrongfully received. For example, if you have been accused of running a stop sign or red light, your footage can help you prove your innocence in such a case. An example of a dash cam helping dispute a wrongful ticket can be read about here 

Dash cams can also help keep an eye on your unattended vehicle since most dash cameras have an option to record even when the vehicle is not turned on. This can help prevent vandalism, or provide you footage of vandalism, theft or hit and run incidents to prove the incident to the insurance company and to help local law enforcement find the culprit.

 

The myriad of reasons of listed above show why a responsible and careful driver or parent of a teenage driver should consider having a dash cam in their vehicles. Dash camera technology is more powerful than ever, and offered in small discrete devices at low costs, meaning that there is almost no reason you shouldn’t be utilizing them to make your time and your children’s time on the road safer. The small investment needed for a dash cam will pay multiples with the time, hassle and headaches it will save if you are ever involved in a driving incident or vandalism, theft or hit and run situation.

 

Click here to browse our dash cam collection!

The newest addition to BlackVue’s DR650 line is the BlackVue DR650S-1CH single-lens dash camera! The DR650S 1CH is a one channel, forward-facing dashcam that encompasses several upgrades from the previously legendary DR650GW-1CHBlackVue’s reputation for producing extremely high quality and reliable dash cameras is unparalleled in the technology industry, and this is especially true of their DR 650 series! Similar to other dash cameras in the series, the new discreet and sleek DR650 S dash camera captures full-HD 1080p video and audio, has GPS speed and position logging built in, can accept up to a 128GB memory card, and can be accessed via local WiFi or remotely using BlackVue’s Over-The-Cloud app from your smartphone!

If you are familiar with the BlackVue product line, you may be wondering what the difference between the new BlackVue DR650S-1CH and the BlackVue DR650GW-1CH. Here are some of the comparisons between the two:

  • Increased video quality
  • Improved Cloud operations/performance
  • Improved voice announcements

The DR650S-1CH still utilizes the incredible 2.4MP Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor, but has an increased video bitrate that allows the videos to be recorded in a higher quality 1080p video! The video is also compressed into the easily manageable .MP4 format, allowing for easy uploading and viewing. The 2.4MP Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor on the DR650S has a 29° wide angle lens (103° horizontal, 77° vertical) that can capture everything in front your vehicle!

The DR650S-1CH offers better voice alerts than previous models that ensures the driver that the dashcam is functioning properly and when it is turned on or off. These voice announcements can be turned off once you have become accustomed to the operations of the DR 650S! The LED status lights on the side and back of the 650S can also give the driver information on what mode is currently running. Additionally, the DR650S-1CH is Cloud-Capable, allowing it to be wirelessly connected to the BlackVue official Over-The-Cloud app on your smartphone! Right from your smartphone, you can configure your settings, stream live from your dashcam, and immediately download videos and upload videos from your dashcam. This Cloud technology can be accessed as long as there is a WiFi hotspot signal available in your vehicle or there is a mobile hotspot device. Some of the functionalities of the app include live viewing of the camera, vehicle GPS and speed tracking, and alerts if something happens to your vehicle! Check out this detailed blog post about the BlackVue DR650S Over-the-Cloud functionalities!

The DR650S-1CH includes either a factory-installed 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB memory card. You may choose the BlackVue microSD memory card size above. The memory card is provided by BlackVue and is already installed inside the DR650S, allowing it to record as soon as you receive it! Please note that while the memory cards are removeable and the card slot will accept other brands of microSD memory cards, we strongly suggest the use of ONLY BlackVue memory cards in the BlackVue dashcams. The BlackVue OEM memory cards are industrial-grade and are specifically designed to withstand the extreme high and low temperatures that a dash camera may undergo while being left within vehicles throughout the day. They are also made to facilitate the constant read/write cycles of a high quality dash camera. We at Dashcam Bros are unable to offer support when non-BlackVue memory cards are used. To ensure your dashcam is always recording, stick with the most reliable memory cards on the market today!

The DR650S-1CH installation is simple: just plug the DR650S into the cigarette lighter power plug and it will begin recording for you automatically. The DR 650S also comes with a parking mode, which works while the vehicle is stationary. While in this mode, the DR 650S dashcam will monitor activity all the time, but only start actually recording to the memory card when the built-in G-sensors detect any haphazard activity (a gentle bump to the vehicle for example), or if motion is detected in front of the lens (someone prowling around the car), therefore preventing you from having to sort through a memory card full of unnecessary recordings.

In order to utilize the parking mode, you need to either plug the DR650S-1CH into a cigarette lighter power outlet that is on all the time (even when the car is turned off), or you can purchase a Power Magic Pro, which is a BlackVue accessory that easily integrates with your car's fuse box and will supply constant power to the 650 while ensuring your car battery does not drop too low. 

If you order any BlackVue dash cam + Power Magic Pro combo purchase, you are eligible to receive a Fuse Tap set FREE! Please type "Include the free Fuse Tap Set" in the notes of your order and specify which fuse type (Low-profile Mini, Mini, Micro 2, ATO) or vehicle year, make, and model if you are unsure which fuse type you need. If you need help identifying which fuse tap set to order, please click here.

 

Features of the dash cam include:

Overall Design

  • Slim, compact, matte black, cylindrical body for discreet recording
  • Single-channel recording (also available in a Double-Channel model)
  • Easily detachable from mounting bracket via unit lock button for easy storage/hiding

 

Video Recording Capabilities

  • Full HD (1920x1080) recording @ 30 fps
  • 2.4 Megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS lens for crisp and detailed images both day and night
  • 129° (Diagonal), 103° (Horizontal), 77° (Vertical)
  • 360° rotation to allow internal or external recording
  • Loop recording
  • 3 different record modes
    • Normal
    • Event (built in shock sensor)
    • Parking (built in motion sensor + shock sensor)
  • Date/Timestamp
  • Video storage in .MP4 format

 

Audio Recording/Speaker Capabilities

  • Built in microphone for audio recording (with option to quickly disable/enable temporarily or permanently)
  • Built in speaker for voice alerts

 

Video Storage Capabilities

  • MicroSD card storage compatibility (16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB)
    • **We recommend sticking with BlackVue memory cards due to their excellent tolerance to extreme temperatures and constant read/write cycles
  • Ability to record up to 6 hours of Full HD video with included 16GB MicroSD card before looping (up to 40 hours with 128GB MicroSD card)

 

WiFi

  • Connect to BlackVue’s official app (for Android, iPhone and Windows 8.1+ devices) via built in WiFi to change configurations, livestream the dashcam, and download recorded videos at your fingertips without removing the SD card
  • Upload downloaded videos directly to YouTube with the BlackVue app

 

GPS

  • Built in GPS tracks vehicle location and speed and visualizes your route on map with BlackVue’s official app

 

Ease of Use

  • User-friendly unit communication via voice alerts and simple LED icons
  • Windows and Mac compatible BlackVue PC Viewer software
    • **BlackVue is the only dash cam provider that is Mac compatible

 

The DR650S-1CH includes FREE priority ground shipping within the continental United States. Expedited shipping may be selected during checkout for an additional fee. International shipping is not available on this item. We apologize to our international customers!

 

BlackVue DR650S Day Time Front Footage

 

BlackVue DR650S Night Time Front Footage

 

BlackVue DR650S Installation Guide

 

BlackVue DR650S and Power Magic Battery Pack Installation

 

BlackVue DR650S and Power Magic Pro Installation

 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews Write a review

General Shipping Policies

All products ship from our locations within the United States.

Packages over $200 may require a signature at delivery.

DashCam Bros is not responsible for packages lost or mis-delivered by shipping companies (i.e. USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc) unless due to a shipping error on our part, nor are we responsible for packages stolen during or after delivery. 

Orders placed for in-stock items on a business day will generally be shipped within 24 hours of payment completion. Orders placed on a weekend will generally be shipped on Monday.

For orders requesting overnight shipping, we will do our best to ship the same day.

In the rare event an item is out of stock, you will be notified immediately and we will do our best to accommodate the inconvenience. 

 

United States Customers 

For all US customers in any of the 50 states, all dash cam orders receive FREE standard ground shipping via USPS, UPS or FedEx, and accessories orders over $49.99 receive FREE standard ground shipping as well. 

You may choose to expedite your shipping (options of overnight shipping, 2 day shipping or 3 day shipping) during the checkout for an additional fee. 

We do ship to PO boxes, APO, and DPO addresses via USPS.

Please Note: Tracking numbers may take up to 48 hours to update when attempting to track the package on the courier's website.

 

International Customers 

DashCam Bros can ship to virtually any address in the world. However, we do not offer refunds or accept returns on items shipped internationally.

There may be restrictions on certain products regarding which destinations they are prohibited to ship to. If such a restriction exists, it will be stated on the product's page. 

Please Note: Tracking information, including delivery confirmation, is NOT provided by the United States Postal Service for USPS First Class Mail International service (the most economical international shipping method). A USPS tracking number will be provided by DashCam Bros when your shipping label is created. However this tracking number will in most cases only indicate when the package was physically accepted by the USPS.

If timely and accurate international tracking information and delivery confirmation is important to you, please consider using either USPS Priority International, UPS or FedEx as your international shipping method. In general, we have had very good success with using USPS for international shipments.

 

For help with shipping, please contact us at support@dashcambros.com.

Dash Cams

All dash cams sold by DashCam Bros come with a 1 year warranty to show we stand behind the products we sell. This warranty protects against manufacturer defects and does not apply to the mistreatment or mishandling of the product. For return information of a defective dash cam, please visit our Return Policy.

 

Accessories

All accessories sold by DashCam Bros come with a 90 day warranty. This warranty protect against manufacturer defects and does not apply to the mistreatment or mishandling of the product. For return information of a defective accessory, please visit our Return Policy.

 

For help with product warranties, please contact us at support@dashcambros.com.

With today’s technology, we have the capabilities to take pictures and record videos at our fingertips with our cell phones, allowing us to catch vital moments that were both expected and unexpected. Think about how many times you have heard lately in the news of incidents that were recorded via cell phone by a passerby, allowing for an accurate account of the events that transpired. Luckily, this technology has extended to cars, with the dash camera (also known as dashboard camera, car DVR or car video recorder) increasing in popularity.

A dash cam that is installed on the dashboard or windshield of your car will provide a variety of benefits with one of the principal benefits being safety. A dash camera can be configured to start recording when a car is turned on, or configured to record even when the car is turned off. Because of the versatility of the different recording options dash cams offer, they are capable of recording everything that happens inside and outside of the car at all times.

 

Dash Cams in Accidents

One major way in which this technology has helped drivers is by proving a true account of events when involved in a driving accident. When a driving accident happens, such as a fender bender, rear end, or even a driver running a red light, video footage from a dash cam can be used as evidence to prove which party was really at fault. This footage is crucial to defending innocence and proving liability when it matters the most by giving an accurate depiction of the events. This is extremely important since it is common for one or more involved parties to stretch the truth or lie in order to protect themselves or to commit fraud against the insurance company. Having footage from the dash cam removes the “it’s my word against yours” rhetoric, and puts a stop to any chance of lying from either party. As seen in the videos below, dash cams give a true account of what happened and are invaluable when it comes time to prove liability or innocence. Even if the car accident involves an animal rather than another driver, such as a deer running into the road, having a dash cam recording as proof will help expedite insurance claims, and prevent your insurance premium from rising due to false claims. The small investment needed to purchase an entry level dash cam can prevent huge headaches and save on lawyer fees/insurance claims when an incident actually occurs. One incident alone will pay for the price of the dash cam multiple times.

 

WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE MAY BE USED IN VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

Dash Cams to Prevent Insurance Fraud

Another common instance where dash cameras can prove to be invaluable is when someone is attempting to carry out an insurance fraud scheme, such as staging or faking an accident to receive bodily injury claims. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), from 2008 to 2011 insurers reported a 102% increase in suspected staged accidents. From 2011 to 2012, it was estimated that suspected causes of auto insurance fraud rose 12.7%. Studies also estimate that almost 25% of bodily injury claims related to auto crashes are fraudulent. The top states for auto insurance fraud were New York, Florida, Massachusetts and California, and in very populated areas such as New York City, law enforcement officials say fraud factors into as many as 1 out of every 3 auto insurance claims. Officials estimate that fake auto claims cost tens of billions of dollars annually across the nation. It is clear in the videos below how a dashcam can be monumental to helping unmask these schemes and prove your innocence.

 

WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE MAY BE USED IN VIDEOS

 

 

  

Dash Cams for Parents of New Drivers

A dash cam is also a savvy investment for parents of new drivers or young drivers. Inexperienced drivers are often easily distracted, compromising their safety and the safety of every occupant in the vehicle. A dash camera capable of recording both the outside and inside of the vehicle can be useful for reviewing the driving habits of the new driver to pin point risky driving behaviors. This footage can provide parents with evidence of unsafe driving habits to allow for more open and constructive discussions about the privileges of driving and the responsibilities of a safe driver. A 2-channel dash cam can also help show what your teen is doing when driving the vehicle – whether they are paying attention to the road, texting, or distracted by passengers. Having this information can help correct risky behavior before it leads to an accident. According to a study done by the American Family Mutual Insurance Company, installing dash cameras in cars of teenage drivers reduced the frequency and severity of risky driving events among these drivers by 70%. Helping your teenage driver improve their driving skills will prevent accidents and tickets, making them safer on the road and keeping their insurance rates as low as possible.

 

Other Benefits of Dash Cams

Other benefits of having a dash camera installed include being able to capture occurrences on the road such as road rage incidents. Having a dash camera may help to deter incidents of this nature, or provide law enforcement with evidence needed to catch a culprit.

Having a dash camera can also help you get out of a ticket that you wrongfully received. For example, if you have been accused of running a stop sign or red light, your footage can help you prove your innocence in such a case. An example of a dash cam helping dispute a wrongful ticket can be read about here 

Dash cams can also help keep an eye on your unattended vehicle since most dash cameras have an option to record even when the vehicle is not turned on. This can help prevent vandalism, or provide you footage of vandalism, theft or hit and run incidents to prove the incident to the insurance company and to help local law enforcement find the culprit.

 

The myriad of reasons of listed above show why a responsible and careful driver or parent of a teenage driver should consider having a dash cam in their vehicles. Dash camera technology is more powerful than ever, and offered in small discrete devices at low costs, meaning that there is almost no reason you shouldn’t be utilizing them to make your time and your children’s time on the road safer. The small investment needed for a dash cam will pay multiples with the time, hassle and headaches it will save if you are ever involved in a driving incident or vandalism, theft or hit and run situation.

 

Click here to browse our dash cam collection!

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