Road rage and bad driving sees more dash cams being installed
It seems that not a day goes by when we don’t hear about a road rage incident or see a case of really bad driving.
This is prompting more drivers to install dash cams — or car dashboard cameras — in their vehicles to insure themselves against adverse outcomes that may occur as a result.
Along with many other reasons to use a dash cam, it’s the user’s hip pocket that’s the winner: protecting their finances and personal property, and importantly, their time.
For example, with rear-ending being the most common type of car accident in Australia, drivers of the car who did the rear-ending are usually considered at fault unless they can prove otherwise.
If they are innocent, a dash cam with a crisp clear recording can help prove it straight away. Clear footage can also help identify vehicles that leave the scene of an incident.
Insurance companies love dash cams because they can then chase the real instigator of the crash and the affected driver isn’t recorded as being at fault.
At its heart, a dash cam continuously records video and audio as well as other information such as location, date, time and speed.
Leading Australian safety products company, Andatech, has introduced new DriveSense Ranger dash cams that use the latest generation technology and provide exceptional camera quality.
G-sensor detects vibrations
Ensuring the video footage is protected when needed is crucial, which is assisted by the gravity sensor (G-sensor) in the device. DriveSense dash cams have a built-in G-sensor that uses indicators such as vibrations and sudden jolting motions to alert the user to protect the recorded file so it cannot be deleted or overwritten. The G-sensor sensitivity can be set to low, medium, high or switched off completely.
A film file can also be manually selected to lock or protect, which is then saved in a separate folder in the microSD card and cannot be deleted.
Andatech’s two dash cam models comprise the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cam with WiFi and GPS ($249) and the DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam ($299), which has both a front and rear dash cam with GPS.
Features of the DriveSense Ranger dash cams include:
* Recording in high resolution super HD 1080p at 30 frames per second to ensure it will pick up details such as licence plate numbers.
* 1.5 or 2-inch LCD colour screen that is lightweight and compact without blocking the field of view.
* A built-in accelerometer that records the speed of the vehicle while driving and is shown in every video recording.
* 150-degree wide angle view with six-layer glass and infrared vision that provides an excellent field of view, comfortably covering up to five lanes of traffic.
* 4x digital zoom to check details of licence plates, road signs and street names and large f/2.0 aperture, which provides vivid recordings under low light conditions and clear images even at night.
* Ability to record videos in 3, 5 or 10 minute segments or continuously.
Once the memory is full, the dash cam will start writing over older files seamlessly (excluding locked files).
DriveSense dash cams have auto start up and shut down and users can enable or disable motion detection.
Following the easy installation, it can connect directly to a smartphone for viewing and downloading files using the free DriveSense app.
Andatech’s dash cams provide crisp clear recordings, full functionality and connectivity for an easy, seamless user experience. Both units come with a 32GB micro SD card and one-year warranty.
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Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, workplaces, hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of up to 9 drug groups, providing error-free results. Andatech’s distribution channel offers consumer safety and air quality products including dash cams, FIR heater, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and humidifiers. https://www.andatech.com.au/