CCTV for Your Car

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

Security can be achieved in many forms nowadays. From security lighting to cameras, there are lots of ways you can protect what you own from the hands of those who wish to have it. Vehicle CCTV and security systems for your car are both becoming far more popular nowadays. There was a time when CCTV ... Read more


Security can be achieved in many forms nowadays. From security lighting to cameras, there are lots of ways you can protect what you own from the hands of those who wish to have it.

Vehicle CCTV and security systems for your car are both becoming far more popular nowadays. There was a time when CCTV was perhaps associated only with buildings, whether they were residential or commercial in nature. Now, we can also see the benefits of installing cameras in our vehicles. And those benefits come in many forms, too.

Making it easier to reverse

Cameras are making life much easier for many who hate reversing. While it is a skill learned over time, there is no doubt that cameras can make reversing far easier. many newer vehicles have on-board reversing cameras, or at least sensors to make life easier.

Capturing footage of potential thefts

Theft occurs in two ways when it comes to vehicles. Someone may break in and try to steal valuables from inside the car, whether it is from the main interior or from the boot. Others may try to steal the car itself. Having CCTV installed in a vehicle can capture vital images of the criminals, to ensure the police have firm evidence that could be used in a subsequent prosecution.

Protection from claims following accidents

Proving you were not at fault following an accident can sometimes be a real challenge. However, if you have CCTV in your vehicle, showing footage of what happened, it could completely absolve you of blame.

While it is rare to be caught up in a crash-for-cash fake claim, or to have someone claim you ran them over, footage from in-car CCTV could also prove you were not at fault. It could also provide essential evidence of who was trying to force a claim for compensation.

Will in-car CCTV become the norm?

Certainly, more and more people now have cameras inside their cars. If you are a safe driver it can help provide proof of this if you are unfortunate enough to be caught up in an accident. Some insurance companies will reduce premiums if you have cameras inside your car, too.

CCTV is part of our society today, and it seems a logical step to take for us to include smaller cameras in our vehicles as well. It provides a way for us to enjoy better security – and isn’t that what we all want?

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BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs