Sales of dash-cams are booming as savvy drivers purchase them to get a cut in insurance and protect themselves against the alarming increase of “crash for cash” scams.A growing number of insurance companies (UK)are cutting the cost by 10 per cent or more for those who have a dash cam in their cars as some insurance companies have reported up to 50 per cent of their fraudulent claims are due to deliberate crashes.
Dash cams are now popping up in local petrol stations and stores such as Lidl and Aldi and more and they are now much cheaper than they have once been selling for,of course the same theory applies,you get what you pay for,but they are a worthy investment and can also capture more than you might expect or unexpect..
Recently, the number of dash cams sold at Argos have increased by 35 per cent month-on-month. Dash Cams have become affordable with prices starting from €36.49 which has also boosted sales.
Dash-cams can film either the road in front or both ahead and behind. They are wired into the car so they automatically turn on and start recording when the car is started. Cameras can be powered by a cable plugged into the cigarette lighter. Dash-cams have built-in memory and record on a continuous loop, so when the storage is full it will record over the oldest footage.
Argos sat nav buyer Hannah Coy said: “There has been a significant rise in sales of dash cams. Some insurance companies are offering a cut of 10 per cent or more in insurance to those who have a dash cam.
“The huge increase in the number of deliberate crashes has also led to people wanting to protect themselves against scams and to be able to prove their innocence.”