AXA, one of Ireland’s leading car insurers says it is partnering exclusively with Nextbase, a leading European Dash Cam manufacturer, to help its Irish customers save money on insurance premiums and help protect and assist in any fraudulent claims.
As part of this exclusive partnership, AXA Insurance says it will offer a 10 per cent discount on its direct customer premiums when they install a Nextbase Dash Cam. Nextbase says it will also match this with a 10 per cent discount on Nextbase Dash Cams bought in retailers Halfords, DID, Powercity, Expert Electrical, Micksgarage.com, Euronics Electrical, Soundstore and Sam McCauleys nationwide.
Dashboard cameras are set to become a normal part of everyday driving, with the chief motivation for motorists being the ability they can provide to establish liability in the event of a crash and to help protect a customer’s no-claims discount after a non-fault collision. Dash Cam footage can be crucial in establishing who was at fault as the camera doesn’t lie.
From a motorist’s point of view the footage can be invaluable in preventing lengthy liability disputes. A motorist who experiences an accident can find it traumatic, especially if there are no independent witnesses. Evidence from a Dash Cam can assist in making this process more straightforward.
Dash Cams are becoming one of the fastest growing consumer electronics products. According to the RAC, 25 per cent of drivers believe that fitting a Dash Cam will improve their driving, while 69 per cent of those who have had an accident have said that a Dash Cam would have been useful in settling the liability claim.
Dash Cams use a fish-eye lens to capture an ultra-wide view of the road ahead and to the side. By breaking the recording into small file sizes and loop recording a Dash Cam can continuously film, only locking down a file when the motion sensor is triggered or done manually by the driver. Footage can be reviewed on the Dash Cam PC or mobile device. Once installed the Dash Cam requires no driver interaction unless the driver decides to manually capture footage, which can be shared should it be required or to help bear witness to an incident. Dash Cams can provide valuable evidence of what happened in an accident, helping to settle claims accurately, quicker and help reduce fraud.
Antoinette McDonald, Direct, Partner and Customer Experience Director at AXA said: “Unfortunately, motor collisions are a regular occurrence on Irish roads and it is often the case when settling these claims that witness accounts may not exist or may vary or it can take time to obtain Garda evidence. Dash Cams offer a great way for drivers to get extra peace of mind when they are on the road and can be helpful resolve issues when liability is disputed. This partnership with Nextbase provides AXA customers with peace of mind along with savings on both the cost of their insurance and the cost of purchasing a Nextbase Dash Cam.”
Richard Browning, Sales Director for Europe at Nextbase said: “Each of our award-winning Dash Cam range ensure that drivers can feel more secure when driving, be it for a quick trip to the shops, picking up the kids after school or a big road trip. This partnership with AXA is the first of its kind in Ireland and will establish these devices as essential for careful and responsible drivers. It offers the opportunity for drivers to save money on their insurance and protect themselves in the event of an incident.”
Nextbase Dash Cams start from as little as €69.99 for the entry level 112 and up to €299.99 for the top of the range 612GW 4K Dash Cam.