Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Does one need a Car Camera?

SpyChest.com offers the DR-200 Vehicle Black Box Car Camera which will record what happens outside (front view) and inside the car (driver and passengers). It not only gives you high quality video and audio, but the exact GPS location of any incident, using Google Maps integration. Which is essential for police evidence, the time and date is also recorded.

Traffic Tickets

If you are accused of running a red light, you have dated and timed proof to prove your innocence.

The camera also records driving speeds so that you can have proof of the speed you were travelling. If you aren't the one driving the car, again you have a video of the inside of the car so your license doesn't get penalized.

Car Accidents

No matter how careful you are when out on the road the same can't be said for other drivers. If someone for cuts you off for example, causing an accident, you would be able to show the true story via your car camera video recording to law enforcement.

If you are in a car accident the impact triggers the camera to record a new file on the SD card, marking it as G-force sensor recording. This file is not overwritten like normal files, but only when the card is reformatted on your computer.

If a child or animal steps straight out in front of you without warning, you would want to be able to prove you weren't negligent or distracted, wouldn't you?

The minimal cost of protection for a car camera would be worth it when you consider months of law cases or the stress of being wrongly accused.


If you employ sales reps, fleet drivers or are one yourself the car camera could be invaluable for recording your journey for your protection in any number of situations.

Inappropriate Behavior

Many of you will remember the episode of The Simpsons when Homer reaches for a gummy bear that had stuck to the bottom of a lady who he was giving a lift to. He pulled it free without thinking and had the whole town after him for inappropriate behavior. When giving a work colleague or baby sitter a lift home or picking up a hitch hiker or maybe picking up the neighbors children from school, how it would be if you were accused unjustly of inappropriate behavior? Not many car cameras record what is going on inside the car and this could be the protection you might need one day.

Teenage Children

We all know that some teenagers may not be as responsible as they could be when borrowing the family car. The recordings would show you straight away if they are driving while texting, drinking alcohol, speeding or filling the car up with rowdy friends!

The car camera not only runs when the ignition is on, but it can be hard wired to run continuously to record damage to a parked car.

You can probably think of a number of other things that might happen that you need protection for.