Press Release (edited): Holly Hill, FL – Metra Electronics is introducing its first iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems dual lens high definition dashcam, the TE-DVR-DL. The1080p digital video recorder includes a camera for forward facing recording and a second camera for recording the interior of the vehicle.
The dashcam is available now and will be on display at the Metra booth 11639 (North Hall) and 37011 (South Hall Upper Level) at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The iBEAM dashcam plugs into a standard 12 volt outlet. A built-in G-force sensor will detect collisions and automatically lock the captured video to prevent it from being overwritten. It is easily mounted or removed from the windshield with a sliding 3M tape mount. The TE-DVR-DL can also take a photo with the press of a button and it supports up to 32GB of storage via an SD card. The built-in screen allows for viewing while recording but can also be used to view playback of the recordings. It can also connect via Wi-Fi to an app for remote viewing from a smartphone or tablet.
In the event of a collision, interior footage can provide critical video evidence to show if a driver was alert at the time of an accident, while forward facing footage will show what happened and if another vehicle was at fault. This is also valuable for commercial drivers or fleet owners in the event of a crash and lawsuit.
According to a recent article in Overdrive, the National Transportation Safety Board “has been pushing for video recording devices in CMVs since 2010, including them as a recommendation on the board’s ‘Most Wanted’ list, even calling for regulators to mandate the devices in recent years.” The NTSB went on to say that “driver-facing video can be invaluable when investigating a crash..” and that “in addition to helping investigators determine fault in crashes, some larger trucking companies are using dashcams to help coach drivers – even those with exemplary safety records – on being safer drivers.”
Additional instructions and information about the TE-DVR-DL are available at iBEAMusa.com.