Keep­ing an eye on traf­fic

New Zealand Company Vehicle - - Contents -

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.

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