We see them everywhere on the roads and I’m sure many people are making a fortune on YouTube by sharing the vision of their daily commute. Unfortunately, bad behaviour on our roads is a common occurrence.
Fleet Managers are also using dash cams to manage risk and reduce potential liabilities by installing them in fleet vehicles. They are effective because everyone’s behaviour changes when they know someone is watching which reduce the risk of an incident; and third parties are unable to make false claims because there is video evidence.
Several telematics companies have advised FAN that cameras are the fastest growing area of their business. And transport operators are being asked to install them by customers as part of the contract negotiations.
So when we were contacted by Uniden about a new release and offered to send us one, we were excited to test it out. According to the press release, the Uniden Dash View 50R smart dash cam captures higher quality images and more detailed video with a 4K resolution front camera and a 64GB Micro SD Card to store and retrieve vision.
With state-of-the-art voice control functionality, the Dash View 50R is designed for Australian roads and engineered with Japanese technology to empower drivers confidently when on urban or regional roads.
Positioned discreetly inside vehicles for a more luxurious in-car experience, the slim and stylish Dash View 50R pairs the 4K resolution front camera with a Full HD rear view camera, providing a 140-degree wide angle lens that captures more in-depth details, such as clear number plate recognition, and includes an effective zoom capability.
Utilising Sony’s Starvis Image Sensor provides back-illuminated pixel technology used in CMOS image sensors for optimum video quality and with WDR, allowing you to capture clearer vision in bright and low light environments. This premium technology ensures the Dash View 50R delivers high video quality in visible-light and near infrared light regions, with 4K technology further improving its colour range and contrast.
When out of the vehicle, the Dash View 50R has a parking mode feature, allowing vehicle owners to record when away from their vehicle. Utilising the included hardware kit, incidents that may cause damage to vehicles while parked on the street and in carparks are able to be captured and replayed.
The free Dash View App enables playback of video as it happens for instant visual verification via any smartphone device. This vision of incidents is particularly useful to share with insurance companies or authorities to support any claims.
The Dash View 50R also offers additional features such as safety speed / red light camera warnings which are kept up to date by Uniden’s support team, voice guidance control using the Smart One Touch function, inbuilt GPS and Wi-Fi providing users with Transfer functionality to Android and iOS smartphone devices using the DashView App. A 64GB MLC High Endurance Micro SD Card comes standard for ease of storage space, quick transfer and replay at the highest quality.
Uniden Dash View 50R RRP $499.95 inc 64GB Micro SD Card, Hard Wire Kit
- Front Camera: 4K video resolution 3840 x 2160p
- Rear Camera: 1080P FHD
- Optimum night vision for outstanding low-light sensitivity
- Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) imaging
- Loop recording / event recording
- 64GB high endurance Micro SD Card
- 140 Wide Angle Front & Rear cameras
- Energy Saving Smart Parking Mode
- Voice guidance
- 2 Year Warranty (SD card & accessories 6 months)
- H.265 (Optimised video coding technology than H.264. High efficiency video coding (HEVC) format) 20-60% more recording
- Built in GPS and G-sensor
- Safety speed / red light camera warnings
- Wi-Fi for footage transfer
- Smartphone APP