Despite the increase in dashcam adoption on the roads, there are still a handful of drivers who do not see the benefits of owning one. Many of those who choose not to have one are usually complacent when it comes to road safety, thinking that the upfront investment in a dash camera is unnecessary if one drives safely. This misconception has led to the loss of accident claims due to insufficient evidence.
No matter how careful a driver anyone may be, accidents can still occur due to unpredictable circumstances that may or may not be in our control – regardless of how safe you drive. Let us elucidate further some reasons why you should invest in a dashcam.
Increase in more serious and fatal accidents
Statistics in 2018 have shown that there has been an increase in motor accident insurance claims albeit a decrease in road accidents. This is due to a number of possible factors from an increase in more serious accidents and also an increase of private-hire cars on the roads. Another possible reason we feel that could possibly contribute to the increase is due to the fact that the parties involved in the accidents have video proof to solidify their claims.
Cheaper insurance premiums
Many drivers are unaware that some car insurance plans actually provide a discount on the cost of your premiums when a dash camera is installed in your vehicle. For example, the car insurance plan by UOB Unidrive provides a discount on premium paid when a vehicle has a dashcam that records continuous video footage on journeys.
Benefits outweigh the initial cost
The average cost of a dashcam in Singapore with installation can amount up to $400. This usually comes with a warranty of roughly 2 years. When divided, the cost amounts to $200 annually for an investment in a dashcam. This cost is easily compensated by the benefits that come with a dashcam. The benefits extend to discounts for car insurance, evidence for claims and some even have safety features to help curb potential accidents.
The latest dashcam in the market now comes with safety features that help curb accidents by warning drivers. One such example is the Let’s View dashcam that comes with a built-in Advanced Driver Assistance System also known as ADAS. The ADAS dashcam helps to notify drivers when they’re changing lanes at an increased speed or when there’s a risk of collision with the vehicle in front. It also alerts the driver when the vehicle in front is leaving a stationary position so as to avoid potential delays in the driver’s reaction.
Ease of purchase, installation and usage
The hassle of finding the right dash camera, installing it at workshops and learning how to use the product may also be a form of deterrence especially for elderly drivers. However, many dashcams are now sold together with services that provide installation, usage guides as well as maintenance – without extra costs! This gives drivers an ease of mind knowing that there are no hidden nor additional costs when it comes to owning a dashcam.
In conclusion, the usual deterrence of installing a dashcam due to cost or the hassle of installing one is negligible due to the myriad of benefits as well as the comprehensive all in one package that dashcams usually come with now.
One such brand that’s leading the dashcam market in Singapore is the Let’s View dashcam. Let’s View dashcam is the number one car camera choice in Korea and it is manufactured by the very same company that produces many famous car camera brands like Cellstar Dashcam in Japan, which is rated top 2 in the country.
Let’s View comes with other features like the ADAS system, built-in Wi-Fi & GPS, a dashcam you can view on your phone, 2 years warranty, front & rear recording, parking mode and even a complimentary installation service. With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 in FHD and a format free SD card feature, this ensures that your recordings are clear and there is no need to constantly back-up your recordings or reformat your SD Card.
Speak to us today to learn more or view samples of footage from our dashcam here.