Your dash cam has arrived.
When we think of dash cams, we usually think of things like defending our honor when accused of running a red light before a fender bender or capturing an amazing video of something crazy that happens on the road.
Of course, yes, a dash cam will do those things.
But one of the best features of a dash cam is the one we don’t usually think about: keeping on eye on your car while you’re parked. Parking monitor mode uses the built-in battery to power on and record when it senses any shock or vibration to your vehicle. So if someone dings you in the parking lot or tries to force entry, you’ll have the video.
Sure, that footage isn’t as exciting as lucking out and getting a clip of a meteor squashing an abandoned ice cream truck or something, but it just might help you hold someone responsible for your cracked bumper or confront that coworker who will inevitably pretend that he knew he’d bumped you but “totally thought it was just a dirt mark.”
Bottom line is that we don’t know exactly why you’ll end up needing your parking monitor function, but when it happens, you’ll be glad you have one.
As for capturing an on-the-road incident, you’ll have a G sensor that automatically saves the video if it collects a collision. After all, you don’t want to find out that you’ve overwritten your invaluable crash footage because a less smart dash cam decided to record over it with a new video of some ducks crossing the street. (Adorable, but not helpful in your insurance claim adjudication.)
In any case, when something weird and driving-related happens, you’re going to want to have a video. Today’s deal will make that happen for way less than you might expect.