No one expects to be involved in an accident, and the experience can often prove to be traumatic. This trauma can be further exacerbated by someone claiming the accident was your fault. To avoid this scenario, purchasing a camera to record all your driving moments is an ideal solution and will also give you great peace of mind.

Being able to irrevocably prove you are not culpable in a traffic incident is only one of many advantages of installing a camera in your car. A camera can prove to be financially beneficial, as many insurance companies are willing to significantly reduce the insurance costs of drivers who have one of these devices in their car. The police also look very positively on the use of cameras in vehicles as they often rely on the public’s film footage to help them prosecute traffic violators. In addition, the incidences of ‘Crash for Cash’, which are sadly on the increase, can be exposed and eventually prosecuted by those able to record these events on their car cameras and backup car cameras.

Choosing a camera that is able to meet all your demands is not easy, as there are so many variations of models to choose from. The quality and clarity of the picture is one area of choice. Some cameras capture in very high definition, whilst other models images are not as crisp and clear. All cameras sold have images that have the quality to make them effective as evidence in traffic issues. The better the image quality, the more expensive the device. This means, that there is a lot of variance in the cost of devices, ranging from cheap and affordable models to exceedingly expensive models. Individually, everyone should set a budget that is appropriate to them.

Price and picture quality are not the only elements to consider when choosing the ideal device. Whether to opt for color film footage or black and white is another one. Color is more expensive, however, it is not essential, as film footage recorded in black and white is just as acceptable in a successful traffic prosecution as color. Other features available are GPS which means in the unlucky event of an accident its precise location can be recorded. Some devices have a parking mode feature, this aspect allows the camera to instantly start to record if another car hits yours when it is stationary. Both the latter functions are usually only available on more expensive camera models.

Fitting your device into your vehicle should prove to be a quick, easy, problem free task. There are several ways in which the device can be secured within your vehicle. One method is to directly secure the camera onto the windscreen, using strong suction caps which ensure it remains firmly in place, another is to place it onto the dashboard. Whether you append the device to the windscreen, or dashboard, care must be taken to locate it in such a manner that it does not impinge on the driver’s view. Additionally, the camera should be placed to ensure that it has a panoramic view of the road ahead to maximise its film coverage.