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Why an all-in-one dashcam is the safest option

The best ways to save money and protect your assets

Written by: Joseph Tanner, Marketing Executive

"It might be tempting to pick up a cheap caravan tracking unit, but generally, these systems will not be backed up by a professional operating centre that can monitor your tourer 24 hours a day, alert you of illegal movement, and coordinate a smooth recovery with the police."

With the coming summer months being the worst for caravan and motorhome theft, it's important to properly prepare your caravan and motorhomes security features. The Caravan and Camping Club reported that last year alone saw the theft of 1,200 caravans from the UK.

Dash cams are not just for recording the license plate of the car that bumped into you. Today, dash cams can be used for a vast array of purposes, from monitoring traffic to keeping a record of everything that happens in front of you.

Dashcams and the Law: What you need to know

It's important that your dash cam cannot in any way be be obstructing your field of vision while driving. If the police decide it's positioned unsafely, you could be fined and footage recorded on it could be rendered inadmissible in court.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT): "Drivers must ensure they have a clear view of the road and traffic ahead at all times. This includes placing smartphones, dash cams or other items in an appropriate position, so they do not restrict their vision." The Highway Code states that any obstructions cannot be more than 40mm into the area swept by the windscreen wiper blades. If you're in any doubt, see how to properly install a dash cam.

Dashcams will save you money

For all drivers, insurance can be a daunting amount of money to pay. Many UK insurers team up with dashcam suppliers. Installing a partnered dashcam can save you up to 25% off your insurance. Gemma Stanbury, head of car insurance at says “If a customer is willing to have their driving recorded, then it demonstrates to an insurer that they regard themselves as a more accomplished driver.”

Improve your fleet management

As a fleet operator or business owner, managing your assets can be a huge part of the job. Fitting a dashcam to your vehicles can be a great investment, but that doesn't solve the issues of managing the footage or keeping tabs on the vehicles in realtime. An 'all-in-one' system puts all aspects of video tracking and fleet management in one place and frees up a huge amount of time and money. No more worrying about where vehicles are or trying to get hold of footage from one of your drivers. Everything is part of the same secure system.

Safer and Cheaper

Pay as you Track provide a range of top of the market caravan and motorhome trackers. We differ from other tracking companies as we don't tie our customers into any contracts. We pride ourselves on the flexibility we offer and can adapt to your tracking needs. Our no-contract tracking means our customers stay with us because we provide a first-class service. Additionally, we don't charge our customers for any days their asset doesn't move. Instead, you'll receive a daily heartbeat alert of the location of the asset.

By only paying for the days you need tracking, our customers have been able to save hundreds of pounds. For days you do require tracking our prices start at as little as 35p a day.

Pay as you Track provides GPS battery-powered tracking for vehicles without a direct source of power. We provide GPS plug-in tracking for vehicles with power such as motorhomes and cars. We also provide additional video tracking for internal and external footage.

Get in touch to find out more about how we can help your business.

In need of a fleet management system?

Don't worry, that's where we come in. We can help you and your business decide what solution is right for your fleet. 

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