Keeping an eye on traffic
Most people will probably have seen footage of various road incidents through TV or social media recently.
Countries where they have very strong litigation ( such as the USA and Eastern Europe) seem to be the most prevalent source of coverage, although we have had a series or two here in NZ already.
This new phenomena has been captured by new in-vehicle accident cams – “black box” type recorders.
They are mostly tracked by those “road warriors” such as couriers, taxis drivers and truckies who keep track of some of the crazy antics of other less- savvy road users who may have caused them some problems.
These devices are ideal for documenting incidents, where they can record fulltime when travelling and capture a record of all movements.
The Uniden iGO Cam is mounted on the inside of the car windscreen, and can automatically detect any sudden changes in car movement through its G- sensor, such as when an accident occurs, and immediately records the footage in high definition.
The vehicle recorder can also loop record, which continually records what is happening. This footage can then be used to provide evidence of who is at fault so that drivers can easily report incidents to police and insurance companies.
The 800 model also has dual cameras, allowing you to capture more than one angle, and gain extra-wide footage from the front. Alternatively, you can direct one camera to the front of the vehicle and one to the rear of the vehicle.
There’s a high definition camera to ensure high quality footage is recorded, while motion detection enables the camera to collect evidence even when the car is parked and without the driver present if the car is bumped or scraped.
In the shock of an accident is it often difficult to remember every detail in order to complete an insurance claim or police report.
Uniden’s iGO CAM series is designed for capturing all evidence on the road, protecting drivers from becoming a victim of fraudulent car accidents or crash disputes – or for instances when your car is damaged in a parking lot. Incar cameras have also been known to help dispute unfair traffic infringements.
The device is designed to run from the vehicle’s cabin power outlet, and can operate on both 12 and 24 voltage.