The EU / UK legal Vehicle / Car Camera /
DVR, from £40 / €50
vCam Standard (shown below) only costs £40 and includes
quality memory card (worth £25)
Q: Why is vCam the only legal UK / EU low cost car / accident
A: Because it is the only "DVR" designed not to obscure
the driver's view.
Other cheap car cameras suction mount onto the windscreen or on
top of the dash area and partly block the driver's view; this is
unlawful, dangerous, and renders the video inadmissible one way
vCam is different, vCam flush mounts onto the front of the passenger
sun visor and can not be seen by the driver; it is therefore 100%
lawful and its video can legally / safely be used as evidence.
Q: Why would I want to use a DVR / Vehicle Camera?
A: To record accidents and bad / criminal drivers. To protect
your no claims bonus against false / unfair insurance claims. For
protection against aggressive drivers / road rage.
If you are involved in an accident you will probably lose your
no claims bonus, even if it was not your fault (through lack of
proof / willingness by the insurance company); if you have a video
of the event, you will not lose your NCB if you were not at fault.
Also, if you ever fumed over bad / illegal / aggressive drivers
because there was nothing you could do about them, now you can!
Finally, some motor insurance companies discount their premiums
if you use vCam.
Q: How easy is vCam to install?
A: Anyone can easily install vCam onto their passenger sun visor
There is no specialist installation or skills required;
vCam simply sits in a cradle that hooks over the top of your passenger
sun visor. vCam does not damage or mark your vehicle. And vCam can
be taken out and used in another vehicle also in seconds; it really
is that easy. Perfect also for rental cars!
Q: Why else is vCam better than other cheap DVR's?
A: Because it can work outside the vehicle to record the damage,
because it can also be used as a spy / surveillance camera, and
it can be used as a back-up still / video camera.
vCam easily comes out of the vehicle so you can record the damage
to you vehicle and others, plus vCam is so small, it is easily used
as a so called "spy" or hidden camera, often to record
wrong doing in the work place. It can even be used as a back-up
regular camera when your main one is at home.
Q: How does vCam work?
A: As soon as it receives power from your cigar lighter or the optional
solar charger, vCam records continuously overwriting old video with
new. You can view the video on vCam's integral LCD screen or download
the files onto your PC.
You simply lower the passenger sun visor, hook vCam's cradle
onto it, give vCam power via your cigar lighter or solar charger,
and away you go; that's it. If you are involved in an accident,
you can take vCam out of your car and record the damage / other
drivers (to protect yourself against accident insurance scammers).
If the police come out, you can replay vCam's video of the event
for them. And you can send a copy of the relevant video to your
insurance company along with your claim.
Q: vCam can work by solar power?
A: Yes, we provide an optional solar charger if you can not use
a car cigar lighter socket.
Many people plug their SatNav's and / or mobile phones
into their car's cigar lighter. Some vehicles do not even have cigar
lighters. So vCam Solar is perfect for these people, and for out
of vehicle surveillance / security camera applications / uses. vCam
also has its own internal battery if you want to use it outside
the vehicle without a solar charger.
Q: Is vCam Exclusive?
A: Yes, vCam is Patented and undergoing the TradeMark process.
No-one else in the world should be offering a sun visor mounted
car camera, no-one else should be offering a solar powered version,
and no-one else should be using the name "vCam" for car
vCam is a European designed product sold by vCam Ltd of England.
Although the DVR and solar charger are available elsewhere in a
generic form, they do not provide the functionality of vCam. A less
featured version of the camera with suction mounted cradle can be
bought in Asia, but it is not lawful in the UK / EU and not as good
as the fully featured vCam. In addition, if you do not have or want
to use the cigar lighter socket, if you connect most solar chargers
to a DVR they will not work as their wiring and output are wrong.
car camera that obstructs any of the driver's field of vision is
unlawful in the UK / EU, not least because it is very dangerous.
Whether by windscreen suction cup or dash top mount, if any part
of the camera obstructs the driver's view of the road ahead, it
is unlawful and the video it takes can not be used as evidence.
Even is evidence is allowed from an unlawful camera such as this,
the opposing party / lawyer can easily claim the obstruction contributed
to the accident.
is hidden from the driver's view on the front of the passenger sun
visor (photo is of a left hand drive car in Europe).
Like most modern cars, this one is designed so the passenger sun
visor allows the driver to see past and in front of it. Hence the
reason it is safe to drive around with the passenger sun visor in
the down position.
vCam is the only UK / EU lawful budget car cam.