A black box video recorder for your car
Whether you're a professional driver or a regular commuter, an in-car camera is a valuable addition to your car. Once an expensive and fiddly option, they are now affordable, easy to use and very effective.
What is a car camera?
An car camera (also known as a car black box or dash cam) is a compact device that features a wide-angle, front-facing camera, a GPS system (in better models) and digital video and data recording. It starts automatically when the car is started, and records video, GPS data and other data (such as vehicle speed and G-forces) that it stores on a memory card.
If an incident occurs (such as sudden braking, swerving or an accident), that data is logged and stored for later review.
How do they save you money?
If you have an accident you may lose both your insurance excess and your no-claim bonus. This can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Car cameras are also ideal for disputing traffic infringements when you know you are in the right - there's nothing like video evidence backed up with GPS-based speed data to prove your case!