What is dashcam?
A dashcam or dashboard camera is an onboard camera equipped to the front and sometimes rear of your vehicle/motorcycle that continuously records a video record. Dashcams are set to provide video evidence in the event of an accident as well as capturing a riding experience.
The common “must have” features for a car or motorcycle dashcam system.
Since the main reason to set up a dashcam is to give you an invaluable advantage in case you ever need to prove your case in court after you have a collision, accident or a hit and run, below are some must have features to consider;
- Video Quality – Higher video resolution, means better video quality; 720p (HD), 1080p (Full HD) or even better resolution gives you a much clearer recording.
- Power Supply – The dashcam system is different from an action camera which is powered up by its internal battery. The dashcam allows you to connect to a switched power source from the car or motorcycle. There is no worry about the limitation of the battery capacity while it is in use.
- Auto Start/stop Recording – The dashcam connects to a switched power source from the car or the motorcycle. Once the ignition key is on/off, the dashcam will start or stop recording.
- Loop Recording– This means that you do not have to worry about the SD card getting full. The last recording will overwrite the first one. No matter how many hours/days driving/riding, you always can find the last recordings. (The EXCEPTION to this is when the G-force function senses an accident and will automatically protect the video file.)
- Date and Time Stamp on the video recording – A correct time and date stamp on the video will help provide proof of any fault by providing an accurate record of the event.
Special features that the motorcycle dashcam system should include:
The Motorcycle dashcam system is different from a car dashcam system. This is because a car dashcam system is installed inside of the car without much worry about it being easily stolen unless the thief breaks the window. The motorcycle dashcam needs to be small and discreet as to not draw attention to it. The best motorcycle dashcam system should not to be a portable style that is subject to theft.
It must have hardwired cameras and DVR unit and may include a hardwired control button, GPS or other accessory.
Small and discreet as to not draw attention. There are many cases where a rider comes back to their motorcycle after running into a store only to find their portable camera has been stolen.The INNOVV motorcycle dashcam system uses a wired video attached to a DVR unit that can easily be hidden from view. The wired system is less likely to be stolen as it because the wire would have to be cut, rendering the camera useless.