What are the benefits of having a fitted/hard-wired dash cam?

While you can power your dash cam from the 12V connector in your car, there are a number of benefits to having it hard-wired in instead:

  • Always on: as long as your engine is running, your dash cam is working, so you’ll never miss out on recording that vital footage.
  • Neater: all dash cam cables are tucked behind the dashboard, so you won't be forever catching wires as you change gears or climb in and out of your car.
  • Keep your 12v connector free: you can power your sat nav or charge your phone without having to unplug your dash cam.
  • Parking mode: some dash cams need to be hardwired in order for you to get the best use out of the parking mode feature, which provides 24/7 impact and motion detection.

At Halfords, we offer a dash cam fitting service that will see your camera installed neatly, safely and securely.

Appointments can be booked online or in store, on a date and at a time that suits you. To find out more, check out our article on Halfords dash cam fitting service or ask a team member in store for more information.

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