For a while now, the Smart Finish van has been equipped with a Dashcam. At first it was just a cheapie purchased on eBay, but recently I bought a better DashCam from a stall at Perth’s Caravan and Camping show. The main features I was after were:

  • GPS-enabled logging – to ensure the location and datetime are printed on the recorded footage at all times.
  • Excellent definition – no point having footage if you can’t even read the number plate!
  • Plug-and-Play – I’m not tech-savvy, so i just want it to work.

Ultimately, it comes down to the camera’s ability to record a number plate and a pixelated yellow rectangle won’t suffice for insurance.
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I’m happy with the unit I’ve bought and it appears to be working, but I’ve yet to bring it inside and try downloading the footage. That’s on my to-do list – just to make sure everything is working.

Given how affordable dash-cams are these days – and the crazy situation of Perth traffic – I’m surprised more people aren’t using them. If you’re keen to get one for yourself, click here to read a good dash-cam review to point you in the right direction.

And if you’re still sitting on the fence, perhaps this video of Perth roads will convince you to get your own dashcam!

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