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Although I passed my driving test almost 7 years ago, I can sometimes still be a bit of a nervous driver, especially on routes I’ve never driven before. One device I have been looking into for a while now is a dash cam, so I can record my route in case of any accidents, and I know I will have all the information I need if it’s not my fault.
I recently received a dash cam from the company Nextbase, and I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t changed my life. My driving confidence has shot up since setting up a dash cam, because I know that if anything were to happen, I’d be covered.
I have the 322GW model, which includes revolutionary new safety features. The 1080p HD model uses Emergency SOS to alert the emergency services to your location in the event of an accident (additional subscription fee). Here’s how it works:
- The device detects the crash (low speed/impact might not be detected).
- A timer will start to count down on your mobile app – if you press cancel, the countdown will end.
- If you do not deactivate the countdown, when it gets to the end it will notify the emergency services.
- They will then phone your mobile and if there is no response, they will dispatch to your location.
I think this is a really really great feature, as it immediately cuts accident response time, especially in quiet areas where other people may not see the accident.
The 322GW dash cam automatically syncs files to your phone, and has an extremely high quality camera so it will catch those all important number plates and road sign details. It also has a feature called intelligent parking mode which, if activated, will automatically record any bump or physical movement on the vehicle while left unattended.
If you’re looking to purchase a dash cam, I highly recommend you check out the Nextbase range. I found the 322GW so easy to set up by myself – and I’m not the most tech savvy!
You can use the code ELW15 for a 15% discount on any Nextbase dash cam.
Until next time.