The best in-car security cameras and dash cams
Your guide to the best in car security cameras on the market right now
In-car security cameras and dashcams are getting more and more common these days. In some countries, such as Russia, it's practically an insurance requirement to have them – and YouTube will forever be grateful for that. Some cars, such as the latest Teslas, even have a built-in 'sentry mode'. With an array of security solutions out there, I thought it might be worthwhile to find out which are the best dashcams and in-car cameras on the market right now.
The all-in-one security solution
This in-car security camera from Crosstour has basically everything you could possibly want from something like this. It's a dual lens system that records video from both the front and the rear of the car, it contains a G-sensor to detect any sudden prangs or movements and its built in HDR technology allows it to have really great capture even at night! It's also very easy to use.
*insert terrible monkey-related pun here*
I tried to come up with a stupid pun related to the Apeman in-car security camera's manufacturer, but I really failed on that regard. What's more important is that this is a great piece of kit. It's got basically the same levels of equipment as the Crosstour system above and at a similar kind of price too. One of the coolest features of this camera is that it can film in full 1080p high definition. That might be very good if you ever want to upload any crazy dashcam footage to the internet.
The one that looks like a little digital camera
This in-car security camera from Orskey looks more stylish than most on this list. It reminds me a lot of those little digital cameras many of us all had in the days before phone cameras got really good. It's also designed to be held onto the windscreen by a little suction cup, unlike the previous two which are supposed to lie hidden somewhere out of sight. It's a full-HD powerhouse and it has all the features you'd expect from a top level dashcam.
The one with all the connectivity
Transcend's take on an in-car security camera has a couple of features that make it a pretty interesting proposition. This camera has been designed with maximum connectivity in mind, adding features such as built-in wi-fi and an app to allow you to control the camera with your phone. What this means is that a passenger can operate the camera for the driver if necessary, or the camera can be activated and controlled remotely. In today's ever-increasingly connected world, having these features could be a real game changer!
It costs a bit more than the ones above, but if you really want all that stuff though, it's definitely worth it.
The one with serious levels of picture quality
This Claoner model is definitely an in-car security camera that sticklers for picture quality will want. As well as being able to film in 1080p full HD, it boasts a 170 degree wide angle lens and "Super Night Vision" (whatever that means). Whilst it doesn't seem to have a rear camera included, the ultra wide angle at the front might somewhat make up for it. It's very easy to operate and install too!
The best bang for your buck?
Carigogo's offering in the in-car security camera market could be the best value for money camera here. Whilst, like Claoner's offering above, it lacks a rear camera, it has a 170 degree wide angle lens and can record in full HD. The price for having these capabilities? Way less than you'd think! Compared to other dashcams with the same capabilities, that's incredible value! If bang for your buck is your main priority, this is the best choice for you.
Are two cameras better than one?
This in-car security camera offering from Togard is probably the most unusual one on this list. This one has not one, but two 1080p full HD cameras, both with a 170 degree wide angle lens! Both cameras can be rotated 360 degrees too, giving this camera the possibility of having a huge coverage area. Whilst it may be fairly expensive, it's definitely one of the best high-end options on this list. If you drive professionally, it's definitely worth considering.
The Rolls-Royce of in-car security?
This in-car security camera that Vantrue offers might be the absolute daddy of them all when it comes to a security system for your car. It records video from the inside of your car as well as from the front and rear on the outside, it has a specialised "parking mode" and it's construction is incredibly durable (it's claimed to be able to operate at temperatures as low as -20 degrees celsius, or -70 degrees Fahrenheit). It costs a lot but if you drive professionally, it's probably one of the best investments you could make if you need your car to be as secure as possible.