DASHCAMS DIRECT: YOUR BEST CHOICE
DashCams Direct is a business situated in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. We are Australia’s leading and most trusted supplier for high quality dashcams (also known as car dash cameras, dashcam or vehicle blackbox recorders) along with other related products including action sports cameras, wireless and high tech cameras. We primarily operate as an online retail store and offer only the latest and greatest products on the market at very competitive prices.
DashCams Direct promotes Australian based brand/s and leading international products which deliver unparalleled performance, reliability, and quality. These products are defined as the latest cutting-edge technology and very sought after in the global market. In addition, we pride ourselves for providing exceptional customer service for both perspective customers and after sales technical support.
Having been established since 2011, DashCams Direct Australia has been around long enough to establish itself as Australia’s leading and most trusted supplier of dash cam products, this is demonstrated through our growing clientele database of happy individuals, families to small and large corporate / government organisations who entrust us for their personal vehicle and fleet management services.
We have thousands of genuine satisfied customers, and endless positive feedback. We have been featured countless times on television programs (A Current Affair and Today Tonight) and mainstream talk-back radio shows (2UE and 2GB). Needless to say, our merit has grown exponentially with a solid sales track and reputation as Australia’s trusted specialist in the field of dash camera and high tech related products.
WHY CHOOSE DASHCAMS DIRECT?
At DashCams Direct we have a reputation for providing everyday Australian’s from everyday individuals, families to corporate organisations with affordable, and high quality dash camera products. With years of industry experience, understanding and technical expertise, DashCams Direct has fostered relationships with leading automotive blackbox manufacturers around the world to academic researchers and road experts to better retail products that are best suited for the Australian climate, environment and roads. This enables DashCams Direct to bring forward a number of cutting edge products directly to its customers.
WHAT IS A CAR CAMERA / DASHCAM?
We’ve all seen it. Direct video footages showing police pursuits on the evening news, vehicle collisions, road rage disputes, pedestrian collisions and cyclists being hit. Chances are most (if not all) they were captured with an in car dash camera or dashcam as they’re commonly known.
There is a myriad of names to describe dashcams. They can also be referred to as: Dash Cams, Vehicle Black Box, Car DVR or In Car Video Recording Systems. Overall they all refer to that single, dual or multi-channel specialised camera purposely built and used to capture and record visual events that occur outside and (some instances) inside your vehicle (depending on model). These video footages along with recorded internal audio are generally recorded and stored within an SD or MicroSD memory card that is inserted in the device. The video files can easily be extracted or played back via a computer media player software, the dashcams supplied proprietary application, or streamed via Wireless Connectivity WiFi to your smart phone device such as iPhone / Android (selected products), or TV inputs including HDMI or VGA cable. The more traditional way of playing back videos would also be directly with the respective dashcam (provided there is a screen with toggle controls).
DashCams are emerging technology specifically developed to capture events which occur outside of the vehicle. To mount the dashcam, there are typically two ways to attach this to the interior window or dashboard, and these are either suction type bracket or tape mount. Suction brackets offer versatility as they can easily be detached and reattached while the other tape mount is more stabalised. Tape sticker mounts however lacks re-usability due to their one off application on the windscreen. Below is an example of a dash camera video (remember to click on ‘HD’ for higher resolution quality).
If you want to know more about the various features and technical specifications that modern dashcams have to offer, click here to read our article on Dashcams 101.
WHY INSTALL DASHCAM IN VEHICLE?
Whilst operating a motor vehicle, one of the most important reasons to install a dashcam is protect yourself and asset in the event of a motor vehicle collision. A dashcam provides direct irrefutable video evidence in disputing insurance disputes, liability and fraudulent claims. A notable highlight of having a dashcam is the feature of “parking mode” or “motion detection” mode that its capable of capturing events in your absence and when vehicle is parked. These incidents could capture for instance reckless drivers who crash into your vehicle, or people who maliciously cause intentional damage. The parking mode activates upon detecting external movement or impact.
The days of locating reliable witnesses or trying to prove to authorities whose at fault is over. The dashcam is your personal eyewitness and can provide crystal clear evidence at your convenience. Below is a insurance scam video compilation from the past few years demonstrating the importance of how dashcams can protect you from fraudulent insurance scams.
There are also a wide range of positive reasons to install a dashcam. The dashcam can psychologically act as a deterrence and assist with altering individual driver behaviour such as preventing people from committing dangerous driving or committing road related offences. Just like safety-cams affixed at most Sydney metropolitan intersections that aim to discourage drivers from speeding and running the red light; the dashcam is equally pivotal in that respect for reducing road trauma.
Another advantage of having a dash camera is for monitoring learners or young adult drivers when operating a motor vehicle. The dashcam not only encourages learners to drive safetly but adhere by the road rules. In addition, the dashcam is most effective on reviewing driver performance, and allows parents to keep tab on their driving history. Such information that dashcams can also capture include: the speed vehicle was travelling at, the location or path vehicle took and internal audio (to discourage learner drivers from talking on the phone). For the dashcam to capture speed and location details requires a GPS equipped model. And worry no more if you take your vehicle to the local mechanic or lend it to a friend as the dashcam will capture and record the movements, thus giving you a peace of mind.
In this modern day and age, it is a necessity for businesses and corporate organisations who have a range of logistic fleet vehicles to be equipped with a dashcam. Commercial vehicles such taxis, hire cars, courier vans and transport trucks would best benefit with a dash camera system as this allows owners and employers to monitor their employee’s driving activity. By doing so reduces any financial loss, loss of productivity and is basically a solid form of direct evidence against any liability or insurance claims. Also with truck drivers being on the road day and night, and driving across different states, the dashcam can automatically capture the scenic views of beautiful country roads and natural wildlife. With these videos, you can easy share these with friends, family and on social media platforms.
ARE DASHCAMS EASY TO INSTALL & USE?
YES. Just like portable GPS navigation systems, Dashcams are very simple, effective devices to use and can be setup straight out of the box! Simply put, the Dashcam first requires a memory card. Secondly, attach the device to the supplied mounting bracket and then affix this within the interior of your vehicle (mainly the windscreen). A power cable then needs to be connected from the dashcam to the vehicle cigarette lighter or 12 volt power outlet. Turn on your vehicle ignition and instantaneously the dashcam will autocratically start recording. When the ignition is turned off, the dashcam will also stop recording. Simple as that!