I have recently received an excellent piece of kit, The RAC02 CarCam with GPS courtesy of ProofCam to review. For those of you that aren’t aware of ProofCam, they are a specialist company that sell in Car safety cameras. Before receiving this piece of kit I had thought about getting one for the protection of my family when on the road. So I am delighted to be reviewing this product and sharing it with you.
Here you can see a picture of the box the RAC02 Carcam is the Version with GPS.
– RAC02 GPS Digital CarCam
– Mounting braket
– GPS module cable
– Cigar Lighter Power Adaptor
– USB Cable
– 8Gb micro SD memory card
This camera retails at r.r.p. £149.99
On opening the box, everything included was neatly wrapped separately. I really liked the set up of The user manual as it was really clear to understand and gave picture examples. So even for those of us that are not too tech savvy it was easy to comprehend.
The Camera unit itself is a very impressively compact device, I love the design and how simple it is to access the functions using the buttons at the bottom of the camera as seen in the photos below.
The RAC02 CarCam has a Lithium ion battery which can be charged using the USB cable provided, you simply connect to your computer and it takes approx. 1 hour to charge. However it is important to note that the Rac02 CarCam is designed to be used with the charger in the car (12v socket) as the battery has very limited power without. Setting up the camera takes a matter of a few minutes and the GPS is picked up within a few seconds. Another feature that’s great is that it automatically comes on when you start the ignition and also turns itself off when you switch off your engine (This works when the Cigar Power Adapter is connected). An Amazing feature is that it allows you to take still images so if you are involved in a collision you can take pictures at the scene which could be vital evidence.
So I thought I would share some footage with you of me driving during the day in peak traffic. Please note if the video is jumpy it is the pot holes in the road that I have gone over. I think when watching the video back the recording quality is superb from this clever little device.
Take a look and see what you think.
So I bet your thinking what are the benefits of having a CarCam? Well, let me tell you there are lots of benefits of using such a device. For myself as a busy mum it gives me peace of mind that if an accident occurs I will have evidence of the unfortunate event and how it occurred. This information can then be downloaded and forwarded to the police and the insurance company. Also their is a potential to save money as some insurance companies offer driver discounts where CarCam is in use. So by having this device you could be not only saving money but also benefit by proving you were not at fault in a no fault collision which will help to keep your no claims intact.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the RAC02 CarCam GPS, if your looking to purchase such device this model is one to consider. Unfortunately, we live in a world where Scam car crashes seem to be on the increase. So why not protect yourself and your family from extra expense.
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Happy Driving, stay safe