A high-quality dash camera system from Adrenaline Autosound in Clayton is a relatively inexpensive way to protect yourself from fraud and false accusations in the event of an accident. We offer a variety of recording solutions that will automatically capture both audio and video of everything that happens in front of and, optionally, behind your vehicle.
What is a Dashcam?
In the simplest of terms, a dashcam is a compact video camera system that is designed to mount to your windshield. The system includes a wide-angle lens with a horizontal field of vision as wide as 145 degrees. Many dashcam systems include an integrated GPS receiver that captures vehicle speed and location information, and most offer an onboard accelerometer that stores motion and potential impact information along with the video files.
Dashcam systems are designed to operate automatically. They start recording quickly after you start your vehicle, so you don’t have to remember to press any buttons. Depending on the length of your drive and the size of the micro SD memory card in the camera, several days’ worth of video can be stored. Once the card is full, the oldest video files are replaced with the newest.
Why Do You Need a Dashcam?
While it seems like something that would only happen on TV, fraud is rampant all across the country. Pedestrians pretending to be hit by cars stopped at red lights is a common type of insurance fraud. Another is a staged crash. You may be stopped at a stop sign or intersection, and the car in front of you backs up into yours. They get out and claim you failed to stop and hit them. You can only imagine the headaches this sort of behavior causes. A dashcam can not only provide indisputable evidence to protect you but its presence on your windshield, even as small as it is, may prevent the incident completely.
Dashcam Options and Accessories
One of our popular dashcam solutions is the Momento M6 from Firstech. This full-HD 1920×1080-pixel camera system includes a secondary camera designed to be mounted in the rear window to capture video behind the vehicle. Momento offers an optional replacement camera called the IC6 Interior Camera. This unit includes IR light transmitters and is designed to record the interior of the vehicle. These features make the IC6 a perfect solution for taxis and Uber or Lift drivers.
The M6 camera also includes a Wi-Fi receiver that allows you to connect to the camera with an app on your iOS or Android smartphone to view videos and make adjustments to the system settings.
An optional parking mode allows the camera to continue monitoring your vehicle, even after the ignition is shut off. The camera doesn’t record continuously but monitors the video image and built-in accelerometer for changes. When it detects activity, it saves 15 seconds before and after the event, so you know what’s going on and why.
Expert Installation Services
The vehicle integration experts at Adrenaline Autosound would be happy to install and configure your dashcam for you. All the wiring will be hidden neatly behind trim panels, and we take care to ensure that nothing will obstruct the operation of side-curtain or dash airbags and other safety systems. Not all installation technicians are this thoughtful.
We can also provide an external battery pack to allow your camera to record while the vehicle is off without any draw on the factory electrical system.
Protect Yourself with a Dash Camera System from Adrenaline Autosound
If you are interested in a dash camera system for your car or truck, we invite you to visit the automotive accessory experts at Adrenaline Autosound near Raleigh. We will work with you to develop a solution that meets your needs. For more information, please send us an e-mail using our contact page.