Traffic on UK roads is increasing. At the end of 2018, there were 38.2 million licensed vehicles in Great Britain, an increase of 1.2% compared to the end of 2017. With increased traffic, driving conditions become more complicated. With this in mind it’s perhaps obvious that the use of dashcams should increase. In fact, one in four motorists now owns a dashcam and this number is only set to rise.
Dashcams can be a reassuring presence on your dashboard and provide valuable evidence in the event of an accident. But, as with most forms of technology, not all are created equal. While some offer clear and concise footage, others can still miss important details such as number plates.
You may also think that the more you pay, the better quality but this isn’t always the case. Dashcams have come a long way since the early days and even the worst on the market are a lot better than they used to be but what does the future hold for them and where does their true benefit lie?
Without a doubt video quality will become clearer, usability will be refined and voice control will become the norm but what will make a real difference to drivers, not only giving them further peace of mind but also potentially saving lives?
For us, the true benefit of dashcam technology comes from a service package, not just the device or app itself. The crispest video footage may be good but what benefit is this if no one knows the accident has happened and you need help? With our 4Sight Dash Cam app, for example, not only do you get vital video footage, you also have the added benefit of knowing that, should an accident occur, our call centre will be immediately notified and someone will be checking in on you. Whether this be to guide you through the post-accident process or to check you’re ok and call emergency services if required, you have the added benefit of not just decent technology but the added human touch.
Technology is a wonderful thing and something we certainly would struggle to live without these days. But, it’s true benefit can only be realised when impact on lives is taken into account. Whether you spend £350 on the latest fixed dashcam or 99p a month on a dashcam app, its true value can only be evaluated in your moment of need and no amount of technology can replace the thought of someone reliably being on your side.
For more information regarding the 4Sight app or to enquire about partnership opportunities, please visit https://www.get4sight.co.uk