Dashcam manufacturer Nextbase has launched a new model aimed exclusively at the commercial sector.
Unveiled as the firm also announces the launch of a dashcam-inclusive van policy – said to be a first for the market – the new 380GW unit has been created for professional drivers and captures high-quality footage in full 1080p high definition, recording at 30fps.
The camera comes with a practical permanent mounting system to avoid tampering and in-built GPS monitors location and speed data. It’s also designed with an ultra-wide, moveable lens to adapt to different angles of commercial vehicles’ windscreens.
The launch of the new model coincides with updates to the Nextbase App designed to enable its use by fleet operators. Drivers can instantly upload footage to employers via Wi-Fi or share it with an insurer or even the police, and a new password-protected option will only allow fleet managers access to footage.
Nextbase has also partnered with an insurance specialist to create a new MyVan dashcam-inclusive van policy, which can save businesses installing the 380GW in their fleet up to 25% on their premiums – an average saving for each driver of £250.
Richard Peak, senior business development manager at Nextbase, commented: “The MyVan policy really is a leap forward for the business vehicle insurance field. We passionately believe that the adoption rate of dashcams in the trade will rival the consumer market – and even rival telematics.”
The Nextbase 380GW is available for £149 excluding VAT and can be fitted using Halfords’ WeFit service.