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What is a Dash Cam? Why Do I Need One?

A dash cam is a small, windscreen mounted in car camera recording everything in front of the driver. It can be a motorists independent witness when involved in an accident, while also saving motorists money on their insurance.

An interactive guide to Nextbase dash cams

Power

Nextbase dash cams run off a small amount of power which can be provided in a number of different ways. From having a cable between the dash cam and in-car cigarette lighter, to a hardwire fixing direct to the cars powersource. It's the owners choice. Retailer, Halfords, offers a WeFit service for all dash cam purchases which means they will do it all for you.

There are three ways to power your Nextbase dash cam.

1) Run the provided power cable between dash cam and in-car cigarette lighter. The cable is long enough to be fitted neatly around the windscreen on its way to the power source.

2) Hard-wire the cable directly in to the fuse box, usually found in or under the glove box.

3) Hard-wire the cable directly to the cars main power source which means that the dash cam is 'always on'. Note that a small current will constantly run to the dash cam and therfore is only appropriate for motorists driving every day. Failure to do so may result in a flat battery. Nextbase dash cam owners can benefit from the Halfords WeFit service whereby a Halfords service professional will fit your dashcam for you, whichever way you choose.

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GPS

Each of the various Nextbase dash cam models carry GPS - a function that allows the product to accurate determine your location throughout a journey. This can be vital in the even of an accident.

Inbuilt GPS software combined with PC software provided at purchase, motorists can see their exact position and speed on Google Maps at any part of your journey.

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SD Card

Recording the video footage of your journey is very important. With Nextbase, it's a simple case of slotting in an SD card of any size (also see 'Recording') which will capture your footage as you drive.

Nextbase products are constantly recording when the engine is on. They are designed to record in three minute segments, recording in a loop which means when the SD card is full, it then records over old, unnecessary recordings. If an impact has been detected, the dash cam locks the three minute segment away so that it cannot be recorded over.

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G-sensor

Nextbase recognises the key reason to have an in car camera - to capture video footage if you're involved in an accident. All cameras in the range have a G-sensor which identifies sharp or unusual movements as a result of an impact. The in car camera then locks that file away so that it cannot be recorded over.

The 3 Axis G Sensor records and displays G force data (acceleration, deceleration, turns and impacts) on a graph, showing your every move behind the wheel. Vitally, it identifies sharp movements which may indicate an impact - which it then locks away safely.

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Screen

Nextbase develops dash cams that not only look good, but are quality and functional. The screen quality is a vital component of an in car camera to allow for simple, and effective playback capability.

Nextbase dash cams have a 2.7 inch, 16:9 LED screen which has bright, clear viewing for easy playback.

The 140 degree Ultra Wide viewing angle captures details at the very edge of a drivers vision, including cars coming in from the side or changing lanes.

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Motion detection

Most dangers on UK roads are when you're driving. However, instances of parked cars being crashed in to, or even vandalism of vehicles does happen. Our cameras can detect motion and capture these instances.

Motion Detection video recording requires iN-CAR CAM to be left powered-up.

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Recording

Dash cams are used in the UK to protect you as the driver. With that in mind, all Nextbase dash cams record continuously. The size of the memory card, or SD card, does not matter as the in car cameras record over non-essential footage.

All Nextbase dash cams record in three or five minute segments. It means that you can find the snippet you want, quickly and easily. If the device detects an incident because of the g-sensor technology, it automatically locks it away so that it cannot be recorded over. Video files are stored on a memory card or SD card - these come in various sizes depending on what you need to footage for.

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Quality

All Nextbase products are made for the UK motorist. The design is compact and unique, while the quality of hardware and software is of paramount importance to give users the best possible experience, and insurers the quality video footage they require.

1080p Full High Definition Provides the clearest possible image, even allowing you to read signs and number plates.

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) image processing ensures that you can record and view clearly on the brightest days, and darkest nights.

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Why do I need a dash cam?

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iN-CAR CAM™ 112 Dash Cam iN-CAR CAM™ 202 Lite iN-CAR CAM™ 302G Deluxe iN-CAR CAM™ 412GW Dash Cam iN-CAR CAM™ 402G Professional iN-CAR CAM™ 512G iN-CAR CAM™ DUO
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Summary:

The Nextbase 112 is the latest in premium compact design of Dash Cam, featuring the Click & Go Powered Magnetic Mount, 720p High Definition recording and a 120° wide-angle view.

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The Nextbase iN-CAR CAM 202 Lite can record video at 720p with a wide F2.0 aperture to provide the crisp footage. Make sure you are prepared for the unexpected and you have something to prove that an incident was not your fault with...

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The Nextbase iN-CAR CAM 302G can record video up to 1080 HD quality with a wide F2.0 aperture to provide the crisp footage. GPS can track your location and present on Google Maps during playback. Make sure you are prepared for the...

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The Nextbase 412GW dash cam uses six-element sharp lenses, made up of 6 layers of glass to provide the ultimate in picture clarity.

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Auto Express 5* Winner, awarded Which? Best Buy July 2014 and Sunday Times Driving Best Buy 2014 The Nextbase iN-CAR CAM NBDVR402G has Full HD 1080p video recording with a top of the range F1.6 aperture and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)...

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The Nextbase InCarCam 512G is Nextbase's very latest dashcam, offering key features that previously were only in top end digital camcorders. Having a dashcam in your car now makes more sense than ever, with discounts on your insurance and being able to prove an accident wasn't your fault. This handy piece of technology is a must have for all vehicles!

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The Nextbase InCarCam DUO features 2 lenses offering you all round protection on the road! The first lens is designed to view out of the front of the vehicle with a 140 degree wide angle lens. The second camera has a 50 metre zoom lens and looks back through your rear windscreen to capture detail of the cars behind you. Never fear, this great dashcam will record all of your journey in excellent quality!

Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality
Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality
Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality
Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality
Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality
Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality
Other:
Automatic crash file protection
Reflection free recording
Twin Camera
Front and Rear Protection
WiFi
Waterproof (IPx6)
Plug and Play
Always recording to SD card when you drive
GPS speed and location logging
Night Vision
Picture Quality

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