7 Reasons You Need a Dash Cam (That Aren’t All Car Accidents)


1. You Can Film Your Whole Road Trip

Thanks to COVID, many drivers have rediscovered the great American road trip.  There are so many beautiful places to see, and sometimes - especially when you’re the driver - you don’t get to take it all in. If this is something you want to do, make sure you get set up with a high quality dash cam that offers high quality video, and fun features like time lapse. If this sounds like something you need, check out the - TYPE S 360° Smart 1080p HD Dash Camera.  It’ll give you the largest number of recording modes for maximum versatility, and video in 1080. Combine the footage with the rest of your trip when you get home, and let’s bring back another tradition - the family vacation video.


2. You Can Have a Record of Unruly Rideshare Passengers

If you’re driving for a rideshare company, you may already have a dash cam to catch what’s going on, on the road.  But what about what’s going on in your car?  We hate to think you might need it, but if you ever find yourself dealing with a dangerous passenger, take some comfort in knowing that you have video proof of their actions.  

Integrated GPS can also help you out with the apps if you’re ever scammed by a driver who says you didn’t show up, or didn’t take them where they requested. For  360° video, check out the TYPE S Smart 1080p HD Dash Camera, or consider the TYPE S 4K UHD Dash Cam for GPS integration.


3. You Can Keep Teen Drivers on their Best Behavior

Teaching your teen to drive is stressful enough when you’re in the car, but what happens when they finally get their license and they head out on their own?  Are they still respecting the rules of the road like they did when you were in the car?  With a dash cam, you won’t have to wonder.  Take some time once a week, and run through their driving.  Continuous learning and coaching will help to keep them safe.  You’ll also know that they’re going where they say they are when you use a dash cam with included GPS integration like the TYPE S 4K UHD Dash Cam

Bonus tip: you can use a 360° camera like the TYPE S Smart 1080p HD Dash Camera to capture both their drive and what’s going on inside the car if you think they’re at risk of texting and driving, or bringing friends along when they shouldn’t be.


4. You Can Keep Your Company’s Insurance Rates in Check

If you have company vehicles, you should definitely invest in dash cams.  You can keep them handy for insurance review, prevent insurance fraud on behalf of other drivers, and stop distracted driving when your team hits the road.  It’ll help you enforce your company policies, and could even let you intervene before the law gets a chance to. Avoid tickets, and keep your insurance rates low in the long run!  Check out the TYPE S 4K UHD Dash Cam for an affordable option the whole fleet can use.


5. You Can Review Your Track Footage

Okay, this one’s not for everyone.  But if you’re an automotive enthusiast, and you’re spending time out at track days, you can use a dash cam to capture your runs.  Use the footage and integrated data (available on our 4K UHD Dash Cam), and you fine tune your skills, or share the video with friends and social media followers.


6. You Can Use Your Dash Cam To Keep An Eye on Your Car

If you leave your car parked, and are worried about thieves breaking into it (or even stealing it!), your dash cam can be an extra set of eyes on your ride.  Most of our cameras offer Park & Record functionality, including the TYPE S 360° Smart HD Dash Cam with Live Stream camera.  With motion detection, you’ll automatically record events, even while your car is parked and you’re not around.  It’ll save the video automatically, from 10 seconds before the movement was detected, until 10 seconds after the movement ends, and bring you a sense of security along the way.


7. And Yeah, Car Accidents.

I know, we said this wouldn’t be on this list, but let’s be real - it’s an incredibly valuable part of owning and consistently using a dash cam.  No one plans to be involved in an accident, but if you are in an accident caused by another driver on the road, and you have video proof of that, it can spare you both money and time.  You’ll avoid the he-said, she-said, and let your insurance companies handle the rest. Don’t let lawyers and the courts decide your fate in the event of an accident - have your own proof, and move along! Any of the TYPE S Dash Cams will automatically sense an accident, and save the event on the camera - from 10 seconds before impact, until 10 seconds afterward.

If you have any questions about the features of each model we offer, feel free to get in touch - we’re always happy to help.  Call us at (866) 294-9244, or shoot us an email anytime.