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News   March 13, 2013   by Auto Service World

Roadhawk DC-1 Vehicle Camera

In the event of a non-fault accident, a RoadHawk vehicle camera can provide the evidence required to exonerate a driver. Unlike other in-car black box camera systems, the RoadHawk units such as the DC-1 continually  record video and GPS data on a loop to a solid state SD memory card. A single memory card can hold several days of information that can be used in evidence should a court case occur. It can protect you against crash for cash fraudulent claims.

Benefits of RoadHawk Include:

* Continue to drive on the roads in the knowledge that you are armed with TEDR at your window

* No subscription fees. Pay once for a stand-alone unit car black box recorder. Protect your no claims discounts.

* Drastically reduce overall running costs for your fleet and ensure your drivers are behaving as they should be, reducing litigation costs.

* Works anywhere in the world using accurate GPS

The DC-1 is a car black box video recorder. It records video and audio on a constant loop and stores it on a standard SD memory card. This camera is fitted with a 3D sensor which measures G-force and will detect an impact. In the event of a collision, harsh braking or acceleration the DC-1 will save a 20 second clip (10 seconds before and 10 seconds after the incident) and these “event” clips do not get overwritten.

The RoadHawk DC-1 vehicle drive recorder captures video, audio (can be disabled) G-Force and GPS data while you are driving. Using the supplied software you can play back the video files and see the exact vehicle speed, direction and position overlayed on to Google Maps.

Everything you need is supplied in the box and fitting this camera to your car is as easy as most portable Sat Nav devices. Simply mount the camera on your windscreen facing forwards and plug it in to your cigar lighter socket.

A 5m power cable and cable clips are supplied so you can make a nice, tidy install with the cable routed around the screen – out of view. The 4gb SD Card supplied with the DC-1 will hold around 6 hours of video on a loop. You can expand this up to 32gb for a total of 48 hours record time.

New features on the DC-1

    Makes .MP4 video files that can be played on just about any computer

    Really easy to use PC software supplied for viewing speed and mapping data

    Uses a new WDR camera for better quality video and better low light stability

    Has a parking mode for surveillance when the vehicle is parked (requires permanent live connection)

    Emergency button for manually creating “event” video clips

    Has a basic photo mode

    Much smaller than previous RH-1 model

    RoadHawks are already being used by insurance companies and large fleet operators to cut litigation costs all through Europe and coming soon to North America. For more information go to

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