There are now 2.6 million Dash Cams on UK roads, having previously been considered a niche product, Dash Cams (opens in new tab) are now one of the fastest-growing technology products in the world. If you don’t have one, it’s time to get one, because not only can they save you money, they provide peace of mind while driving and memories from an unforgettable trip.
T3 Award-winning Nextbase is Europe’s number one Dash Cam brand. They offer truly innovative and potentially life-saving features in a range of Dash Cams to suit everyone’s needs.
Here are eight reasons why a Nextbase Dash Cam should be at the top of your Christmas list this year:
1. Nextbase Dash Cams are filled with the latest technology, including Alexa!
Nextbase has once again proved their ability to remain at the top of the market through their industry-leading innovation. The recently released Series 2 Dash Cam range boast technology to excite the most demanding tech-head, including features that have never before been seen in a Dash Cam.
For example, the 422GW and 522GW Dash Cams (opens in new tab) both feature Amazon’s Alexa. You can ask Alexa to play music, make calls, listen to audiobooks, hear the news, check the weather, control smart home devices, get directions, find parking, and more – all while you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Soon you’ll also be able to control your Dash Cam with commands like ‘start recording’, ‘stop recording’, ‘protect a recording’ and ‘send to my phone’.
2. Nextbase Dash Cams can prove you’re right
Everyone likes being right – especially when being right means proving an accident wasn’t your fault and saving your No Claims Bonus. Basically, video evidence from a Dash Cam could be your ace in the hole when it comes to making an insurance claim.
It’s estimated that in 39% of all fault claims, video evidence would have changed the outcome to a non-fault. That shows how powerful video evidence can be.
3. Nextbase Dash Cams could entitle you to discount on your insurance
As well as potentially proving your innocence in a claim, a Nextbase Dash Cam could also save you money on your car insurance policy. Multiple insurers offer discounts of around 20% if you have a Dash Cam fitted.
That means getting a Nextbase Dash Cam for Christmas is like getting two presents – a great piece of technology and the money you could save from using it.
4. There is a Nextbase Dash Cam for everyone
You’d be forgiven for thinking that only people really into cars would want a Dash Cam for Christmas, but we disagree. Dash Cams are not just for Lewis Hamilton-wannabes, they’re useful gifts for anyone who drives, from teenagers who have just passed their test, to OAPs who are no longer confident behind the wheel.
Nextbase offers a range of Dash Cams for everyone. For example, the less tech-savvy customers might want the simple and discreet 222 Dash Cam – a no-fuss Dash Cam which is easy to set up and shoots good quality HD video. While those after the most technologically advanced Dash Cam might be tempted by the range-topping 522GW – which records stunning 1440p footage and offers advanced features such as Amazon Alexa and Emergency SOS.
5. The image quality is amazing, and ideal for road trips
The Nextbase 522GW offers the best image quality out of all the Dash Cams we’ve reviewed. The 1440p resolution captures number plates clearly, and the sensor delivers optimal lighting and colour, irrespective of the time of day or weather conditions. These are extremely important when it comes to recording an accident.
But Dash Cams don’t have to be all about insurance claims and recording accidents – they can also be used for recording road trips or amazing things you see on the road. If you’re driving along a scenic road in Scotland, or around a new city, it’s not always possible to stop, get out and take a picture – with a Nextbase Dash Cam on-board you can snap a picture of your view quickly and safely without stopping.
6. Nextbase Dash Cams improve your peace of mind
There’s nothing more stressful than driving around a city you don’t know, or narrow winding countryside roads that are unfamiliar to you. A Nextbase Dash Cam can help relieve a bit of that stress by being your in-car sentinel, constantly recording the road ahead.
7. You can augment your Nextbase Dash Cam with optional accessories
Nextbase Dash Cams are compatible with a number of accessories called ‘modules’. These modules include a Rear View Camera, Rear Window Camera, and Cabin View Camera.
The Rear View Camera and Rear Window Camera are perfect for recording the action going on behind you, while the Cabin View Camera is designed to record inside the car, as well as through the side windows. This makes it ideal for taxi and private hire car drivers.
8. A Nextbase Dash Cam could save your life
Okay, no one likes to think about having a car crash (especially at Christmas time), but if such a thing does happen, it pays to have a Nextbase Dash Cam with Emergency SOS in.
Emergency SOS is a new feature developed by Nextbase which can alert the emergency services to your vehicle’s exact location if a serious collision is detected and the driver is unresponsive.
Once an incident is detected, the system will follow a series of failsafe protocols, to ensure there are no false callouts, before ringing the owner’s phone. If the driver remains unresponsive, the emergency services will be alerted and the vehicle’s GPS position uploaded.
It’s an amazing feature, and we think it makes a Nextbase Dash Cam an essential piece of kit.