New Product Review: Dash Cams

by Eugene Ng    

New Product Review: Dash Cams - Andatech Distribution

There are more than a dozen reasons why dash cams — or car dashboard cameras — are the go-to device for cars today, most relating to the user’s hip pocket.

The most favoured reasons to install a dash cam are to protect your finances, your time and your personal property. That’s why Andatech’s new DriveSense Dash Cams are proving so popular.

With rear-ending being the most common type of car accident in Australia, if you're the driver of the car who did the rear-ending you're usually considered at fault unless you can prove otherwise.

If you are innocent, a dash cam with a crisp clear recording can help prove it. Clear footage can also help in identifying vehicles that leave the scene of an incident in which you were involved.

Your insurance company loves dash cams because they can then chase the real instigator of the crash!

At its heart, a dash cam continuously records video and audio as well as other information such as location, date, time and speed.

G-sensor detects vibrations

Ensuring the video footage is protected when needed comes down to the gravity sensor (G-Sensor) technology installed. The DriveSense dash cams have a built-in gravity sensor that uses indicators such as vibrations and sudden jolting motions that alert the user to protect the recorded file so it cannot be deleted or overwritten. The G-Sensor sensitivity can be set to low,
medium, high or switched off completely.

You can also manually select a file to lock or protect, which is then saved in a separate folder in the microSD card and cannot be deleted.

Andatech’s two dash cams models comprise the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cam with WiFi and GPS ($249) and the DriveSense Ranger Duo Dash Cam ($299), which has both a front and rear dash cam with GPS.

Dash cam footage is regularly seen on the news and social media as more road users report bad and inconsiderate drivers, dangerous driving, road rage incidents and provide proof for accidents involving other vehicles.

DriveSense features

Features of the DriveSense Ranger Dash Cams include:

* Recording in high resolution super HD 1080p at 30 frames per second to ensure it will pick up details such as licence plate numbers.

* 1.5 or 2-inch LCD colour screen that is lightweight and compact without blocking your field of view.

* A built-in accelerometer that records the speed of your vehicle while driving and shown in every video recording.

* 150-degree wide angle view with six-layer glass and infrared vision that provides an excellent field of view, comfortably covering up to five lanes of traffic.

* 4x digital zoom to check details of licence plates, road signs and street names and large f/2.0 aperture, which provides vivid recordings under low light conditions and clear images even at night.

* Ability to record videos in 3, 5 or 10 minute segments or continuously. Once the memory is full, the dash cam will start writing over older files seamlessly (excluding locked files).

DriveSense Dash Cams have auto start up and shut down and users can enable or disable motion detection.

Following the easy installation, it can connect directly to a smartphone for viewing and downloading files using the free DriveSense app.

Andatech’s dash cams provide crisp clear recordings, full functionality and connectivity for an easy, seamless user experience. Both units come with a 16GB micro SD card and one-year warranty.

For more information, check out our dash cams below.

Eugene Ng

With a background in sociology, Eugene developed an interest in how various factors influence society and development. His informative blog posts focus on drink driving, air quality, car safety and new technologies.

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