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The Best Dash Cam For Driving Instructors

The best dash camera for drivig instructors

It is becoming more popular for driving instructors to use a dash cam in their lessons.  One requirement is a camera that has a mobile app so they can playback footage to help a learner driver improve and point out exactly what they did wrong and how to correct it. They also need a camera that can be configured to run silently, as to not disturb learners during lessons or tests by beeping or ‘talking’.

These requirements rule out the majority of cameras, although Wi-Fi connectivity is becoming increasingly popular, it is not the norm with the majority of cameras on the market. Even fewer cameras are this configurable, with many not being able to completely turn off all noise that the camera makes. The BlackVue DR750S dash camera is what many driving instructors have purchased due to its unique ability to meet these precise requirements. This camera can come as either a front only or front and rear configuration.

BlackVue DR750S Features

The front and rear camera records in 1080p Full HD. This recording quality means that the footage will be crisp and clear. The DR750S also has built in GPS and Wi-Fi for use with the smartphone app and comes with cloud compatibility allowing you to view your camera remotely. Alongside these features, the cameras cylindrical design means it is our most discreet camera.
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When connected to your camera over Wi-Fi, you can change camera settings, review previously footage and watch the camera live. This can be useful if you want to use the dash cam in driving lessons, as you can easily find the footage and play it back to the learner.

This camera also has the availability of parking mode recording when used with a hard-wire kit. This will result in the camera staying on for a period of time after the ignition is off, ensuring your vehicle is protected even when you are not in it.

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The Dash Witness team will be more than happy to assist you in choosing the best dash camera for your needs and with any technical questions you may have after purchase. Feel free to contact us using our online chat, email or telephone with these queries.

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New Release: The BlackVue DR490L-2Ch

BlackVue DR490L-2Ch

BlackVue recently discontinued their DR750LW-2Ch dash cam, which was their first camera that incorporated a screen. Now however they have released the DR490L-2Ch. This camera has again strayed from their flagship cylindrical design and instead opted for the squared shape as per the previous 750LW.

The display is a 3.5″ LCD touch screen that allows you to watch previously recorded footage and change the camera settings. The navigation has been designed to be simple and intuitive to give you the best user experience. Using the screen allows you to set up the brand new feature, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), which when enabled will emit an audible alert when your vehicle is close to or crossing a line on the road.BlackVue DR490L-2Ch

Alongside the improved discreetness of this camera, the power magic pro is not needed for parking mode. This is because the camera has an in-built voltage cut-off device, meaning you simply need the hard-wire lead that comes with the camera for the use of parking mode. Alternatively,  you can have the camera plugged into your cigarette socket as a cigarette power cable is also included. It is worth noting that the cameras parking mode feature will not function if you do not have it hard-wired.

Another impressive feature of the DR490 is 1080P full HD front and rear camera recording quality. In other BlackVue models only the front camera is 1080P, with the rear camera recording in 720P. This ensures you get the highest quality recording possible for even clearer video evidence. The DR490 also has night vision, meaning your night time recording clearly shows what is happening.

There is one feature missing from the BlackVue DR490, Wi-Fi. However, this feature is not needed as you can playback footage or amend settings by using the LCD touch screen.

Overall the BlackVue DR490 has a wide variety of features that make it an impressive system, it is also very discreet which is a requirement for many people when searching for a camera. For those of you who want a camera with a screen, this is definitely one of the best options on the market.

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Thinkware F750-2Ch Dash Cam

F750 Car Camera Front Angle

F750 Car Camera Front AngleAt Dash Witness, we sell an extensive range of dash cameras. This has enabled us to become experts at understanding all varieties of camera, from a single forward facing unit, to an eight camera DVR system (Digital Video Recorder).

The Thinkware F750-2Ch is one of the most popular cameras we sell, it was awarded the 2015 CES Innovation Award, making it the first dash camera to win a major accolade. This high performance camera allows the consumer to have a front camera, and an additional rear camera if they wish. Recording in 30FPS at 1920 x 1080, the detailed footage is in Full HD and has a broad viewing angle of 140°.

This dash cam has advanced technology that is capable of warning you when you are approaching red lights, static or average speed cameras, and even places that regularly have mobile speed cameras (it’s worth noting that this feature can be disabled in the settings, it can be over enthusiastic in mobile speed camera zones). The Thinkware F750-2Ch also uses dual save technology, saving the latest events to both the SD card and internal memory of the camera. This ensures that if the SD card is damaged, footage can be retrieved from the internal storage.

The Thinkware F750-2Ch has an impressive four recording modes. Firstly, it has ‘continuous recording’ which does exactly as the name suggests – records from the moment the ignition is turned on, until the car engine is switched off.
‘Parking mode’ is the second option. In this mode the camera will record for a short while (car battery dependent) whilst the car is stationary and the engine is turned off, only saving footage if motion, or an impact is detected. The third type of recording is ‘manual recording’. Pressing the record button on the back of the camera, a manual event is triggered, saving the previous ten seconds and following fifty seconds of footage to the internal memory. ‘Incident recording’ is the final recording mode, the camera records what happens ten seconds before, and ten seconds after, a collision has been detected.

F750 backThe Thinkware F750-2Ch has built in GPS that logs the time, speed and location of the vehicle. It also has built-in WiFi so you can connect your mobile device to the camera, this allows you to view the camera live (useful when aligning the direction of the cameras), or review recorded footage. When using the app over the direct WiFi connection the camera will stop recording.

In conclusion, the Thinkware F750-2Ch is an outstanding camera that has a multitude of features that make it unique and specific to a range of requirements. It is currently priced at £229.99 also making it one of the most cost effective front and rear dash cam packages about. See the full spec list, or purchase the Thinkware F750-2Ch here.

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