Dash cam manufacturer, Nextbase will launch five new models to motorists in the Irish market.
Entitled, Series 2, the range is comprised of five dash cams and three modular, plug-in cameras that can record the rear or vehicle cabin. Ease of use remains a mainstay across the new 122, 222, 322GW, 422GW and 522GW, but each boasts an array of innovative new features.
Emergency SOS: Models (322GW,422GW and 522GW) come with potentially lifesaving technology that can alert the emergency services to a vehicle’s exact location if a serious collision is detected and the driver is unresponsive. Once an incident is detected, the system will follow a series of failsafe protocols, to ensure there are no false callouts, before ringing the owner’s phone. If the driver remains unresponsive, the emergency services will be alerted, and the vehicle’s GPS position uploaded. Nextbase’s Emergency SOS system can be pre-loaded with medical history, such as blood type, and next of kin.
Amazon Alexa: Developed using Amazon’s new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, the 422GW and 522GW boast Alexa functionality, allowing drivers to talk directly to their dash cam to record and protect files if they witness something of interest on the road, and send them to their smartphone. Alexa’s voice control option also allows motorists to keep their hands on the wheel whilst getting directions, playing music, placing hands-free calls, or controlling smart home devices, amongst many other functions.
Nextbase camera modules: The Nextbase module system enables you to plug in an extra Nextbase rear camera module to enhance your dash Cam. There are two different options to choose;
- The rear window module is designed to fit on the back window itself and record drivers behind you, ensuring you have evidence if there is a rear impact.
- The rear view module connects directly into the dash cam and looks back through the car to record vehicles behind you. This can capture tailgaters or rear impacts. Alternatively, you can choose the cabin view module which is similar but has a wider 140-degree lens to record inside the car, particularly useful for taxi drivers and private hire vehicles. All three modules are compatible with the 322GW, 422GW and 522GW dash cams.
New magnetic mount: Every product is 35 per cent smaller than its predecessor, making the cameras as unobtrusive as possible, and each features Nextbase’s new Click&Go Pro mounting system with neodymium magnets, ensuring hassle free use.
MyNextbase app and software: Nextbase has also introduced MyNextbase, a new software package that includes an app (MyNextbase Connect), desktop video player (MyNextbase Player) editing suite and free cloud storage at mynextbase.com to securely store user videos.
Intelligent parking mode: A sophisticated Intelligent Parking Mode is also now included in every model, helping owners to keep their cars safe even when unoccupied.
Autosync with bluetooth: Nextbase has introduced Bluetooth into its cameras, from the mid-range 322GW upwards. The Autosync feature uses Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi technology to automatically send video files to the owner’s smartphone. Access to the full high-quality file via Wi-Fi allows the owner to zoom in on number plate detail, while files can be edited and shared using the MyNextbase Connect App. The 322GW and above also feature an IPS touch screen for clearer image viewing and ease of use.
Richard Browning, Director of Nextbase, commented: “The principle motivation for owning a dash cam is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your trip is being recorded, and the ability to prove liability in the event of an incident. Nextbase remains true to this concept with Series 2.”
Nextbase’s Series 2 dash cam range is now available nationwide with prices ranging from €59.99 to €189.99.
These devices will be available at Harvey Norman, DID Electrical, Power City, Expert Ireland and Euronics Ireland stores along with other leading retailers.