Dash Cam Install Mazda 3

Dash Cam Install Mazda 3

Our client from Burnaby wanted a dash cam install in their Mazda 3. Commuting to and from Richmond can be a very busy drive. With so many cars on the road it is important to have a silent witness. That is why our client got a front and rear dash camera from IROAD.

Accidents Happen

Imagine you are driving down the highway and another vehicle cuts you off causing damage to your vehicle. Our client’s friend had this happen to them. The insurance company ruled it 50/50 accident. Once the dash cam footage was provided her friend had won. True story. That is why she made the investment in a dash camera. Getting a dash cam install in her Mazda 3 was a no brainer.

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24 Hour Surveillance

The IROAD T10S2 provides around the clock protection. One of the best features of this camera is the SONY STARVIS image sensor. It will record the brightest and cleanest images even in low light environments. This is key so you can record late at night if any incidents arise. Simply set the unit to parking mode and it will record the entire time you are away. Make sure you upgrade your SD card to store all those recordings.

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Install Wiring

In this paragraph I am going to talk about why to get professional installation. Above all you want your vehicle to look neat and tidy. Firstly, you do not want wires hanging everywhere. Secondly you want the ability to record any incidents while parked. So, you get a technician to come in and hardwire your dash cam. Some people get confused and think you are just running a cigarette lighter. Really this is where the technical expertise comes in, the years of experience, and the specialty tools. Trust your vehicle with a true expert. To better understand what parking mode is please read our blog.


This dash camera has the power of both styles of dash cams. Often dash cams come with either Wi-Fi built in or a touch screen. IROAD T10S2 has both options built into 1 unit. If you are not tech savvy and just want to change a setting or view a video file. You can change it at your fingertips. Really easy. Meanwhile if you want to download the video directly to your phone, use the app and pair via Wi-Fi. However if you want to get really fancy, pair the OBDII Scanner cable to the unit for increased performance.

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Why Get Professional Dash Cam Installation

Why Get Professional Dash Cam Installation

Professional dash cam installation is vitally important to ensuring that your camera functions at top capacity. A dash cam is a camera mounted on your vehicle’s dashboard. It is designed to accurately record the details of the road. Most individuals invest in them to be their “silent witness” and to serve as a record of vehicle accidents or hit and runs. Unfortunately, dash cams aren’t particularly helpful unless they’re properly installed.

Here are the 4 reasons why you need your dash cam professionally installed.

Optimal location

Professional dash cam installation always places your camera in a position for ideal safety and security. When driving with a dash cam, you never want to obstruct your field of view, and thus the best spot for your dash cam is either behind the rear-view mirror or off to one side. This positioning is also ideal for capturing the correct camera angles. Your experienced technician is knowledgeable about how to install your cameras in the optimal locations quickly and effectively. 

Concealed wiring

While you can install your dash cam yourself, chances are you wouldn’t be able to do it without having excess wiring in your car. A professional dash cam installation makes all of the right connections and routes your dash cam safely through your vehicle. Your dash cam technician can remove the proper trim panels to conceal wiring and avoid interfering with safety systems like airbags in the dash, a-pillars, b-pillars, and headliner. Your cigarette lighter will also remain free, which will help your car maintain a clean and tidy look. This makes your dash cam a safe addition to your vehicle (not a hazard!).

Numerous camera angles 

When you have a dash cam, your goal is to capture as much going on around your vehicle as you can. However, if you don’t have it installed properly, then you may not be maximizing its functions. For example, if you only plug your dash cam into the cigarette lighter, then it can lose certain features. Luckily, with our professional dash cam installation, we ensure that all angles are captured, that the camera is on at the correct times, and that you can record while parked.

Quality service

Too many people worry about getting the lowest price when it comes to dash cam installation. They want to find the cheapest camera and believe that they can install it themselves to save a few bucks. Sadly, these buyers never make the most of their dash cam purchase. It’s far better to buy quality products and invest in quality installation than to get the best price. 

Pro tip: Don’t go with the lowest price. Go with the quality service that can capture the moments that can save you money down the road.

Final thoughts

Professional dash cam installation is an investment in the function of your camera. While you can install yourself, having an experienced and skilled professional do it for you will ultimately maximize all of its functions. Safe Drive Solutions is here to help you with all of your dash cam needs. Visit here for more information about our Thinkware Dash Cams as well as our dash cam installation services.

Why you need a Dash Cam

Why you need a Dash Cam

A dash cam, do you really need it? The answer is Yes. It is a device mounted on the windshield of a vehicle. The dash cam has a careful design that it records every detail on the road, acting as a silent witness.

Are you an Uber/Lyft driver who has an invested interest in your business? Are you a taxi mom who runs the kids around? Or are you a weekend road-tripper who loves the great outdoors and escaping the city grind? Whether you drive for work, pleasure or just to get the groceries, a Dash Cam is an essential tool for every car. Although it might seem like an expensive upfront cost, it can save you thousands of dollars further down the line. To help you decide whether it’s worth the investment, we’ve outlined below what exactly a Dash Cam is and some critical benefits of owning one.

What Exactly is a Dash Cam?

“A Dash Cam is a video recording device, mounted on your windshield on the inside of the car to continuously capture the view within and around your vehicle. It allows you to
record and rewatch each and every one of your trips, either for memories or evidence.”

Your Dash Cam can be setup to record either the front, rear view, or both. Further, it can provide useful benefits such as alerting you to when a person or object has come too close, so as to prevent collision, and can record while parked, or only when driving. The footage is saved onto the device’s micro SD and can be transferred to your tablet, computer or smartphone.

Works as First-Hand Evidence in a Car accident

The car drivers now install dash cams into their vehicles. It helps because right from the moment you start the car engine, there is a straight-to-the-point recording.

During a car crash, you can give proof by sending the video as your evidence. Even, as usual, if the other driver claims it was your fault, the dash cam is the efficient and strongest proof to defend yourself. Thus, you save money, time, and trouble.

“The most common reason for fitting a Dash Cam onto your windshield is that it can
save you a lot of time and hassle in case of a car accident.”

“Not all drivers will acknowledge when they are at fault, and there are times when events happen too fast for either to even be able to know what happened and how. That can easily escalate to a blame game ending in Court for a judge to decide. Emotions such as anxiety, fear, shock and practical or financial concerns can further exacerbate the situation. 98% of cases can be resolved simply by having quality\footage. Not only does this assist quick resolution, it can also reduce your insurance premium.

Further, if your car is scratched or dented by buses, a person or another car, “the dash cam’s surveillance mode will be your best friend. It can also protect you from false claims against you. This is particularly useful for cab/Uber/Lyft drivers, where events in the car, even under poorly lit conditions, can be recorded.”

An ideal solution for Undisciplined Drivers

An important reason to have a dash cam is you can stand against an undisciplined driver who is irresponsible and reckless.

Report an undisciplined driver who may put innocent passenger’s lives or other drivers in danger. Again, proof is a must to testify as an eyewitness. Your dash cam gives the ultimate proof. It records everything, and you have a better stand to report on such drivers.

Road Trip Memories

“Do you love exploring adventurous new road trips with your friends? Do you enjoy surprising your partner with a weekend getaway? Or perhaps you just recharge by exploring the world one road at a time?
A Dash Cam will record your trip for you, and may even capture unexpected events, such as meteors falling from the sky (it happened in Russia in 2013) or even shy animals checking out the area while you’re not in the car. Beautiful memories guaranteed ;)”

Driving instructors or worried parents

“Driving instructors around the world are increasingly using Dash Cams. This is a powerful tool to playback some of the footage and help learners improve from their mistakes and ditch bad habits.
And if you are a parent, and your teen is now driving on their own, you’ll know the peace of mind a dash cam can give, allowing you to monitor in real-time your child’s speed and
driving abilities.

Avoid Parking Accidents

Parking is a nightmare for beginner drivers as they accidentally scratch other cars during parking.  Receiving scratches or damage to your beloved car is annoying.

A dashcam records the vandals attempting to break into your car. It also reveals the other car causing parking accidents. Besides, some dash cams are remotely operable, and you can transfer all the data to your smart phone, computer, or laptop.

Wrapping UP

 A dashboard camera is a worthy investment. It has a design consisting of a digital fixed-lens camera and a microphone. You may install it on the windshield or dashboard of your car.

There is a wide choice of dash cameras available, choose as suitable. There are low to high priced dash cams featuring color display. Tell the true story.

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