Helmet cameras: Who Needs One

Helmet cameras are made to make cyclists, horse riders and motorcyclists feel safer on the road.

These past few years, many cyclists have begun using cycle head cameras more often. They are an efficient way to see how we cycle, as well as how other people on the road drive.

One of their main benefits is to provide useful evidence if an accident was to occur and essentially make the cyclist feel safer on the road. They have many other benefits/ features as well.

From the 29th of January, newer Highway codes have come into place. These rules must be followed and understood by all road users. Failure to comply with these new rules may result in a fine or points on your license.

The new rule outlined that horse riders and cyclists are just as important as vehicle drivers and to make them feel safer on the roads. These rules included:

  • Leave up to 1.5metres when overtaking cyclists with speeds up to 30mph. Give them more space when overtaking.
  • When passing people riding horses or driving vehicles containing horses, keep the vehicles’ speeds under 10mph and leave a 6.5 feet gap (2 metres).

Why cyclists would benefit from a helmet cam

These past few years, many cyclists have begun using cycle head cameras more often. They are an efficient way to see how you cycle, as well as how other people on the road drive. No cyclist wants to be involved in an accident, but one of the most important features of a cycle head camera is to provide useful evidence if an accident was to occur, and essentially make the cyclist feel safer on the road. They have many other benefits as well:

  • Improve your cycling abilities – Rewatching clips may improve your skills.
  • Prevent bad driving – When drivers notice helmet cameras, they’ll act more responsible on the road.
  • Lower insurance cost – Having insurance on your bicycle is your choice, but in case of an accident, a cycle head camera is great to provide evidence.
  • Share your rides with other cyclists – Have the opportunity to show other cyclists your cycle routes and some of your favourite scenic routes. It is also a great way to make friends, as cycling can be a solitary experience for many.

Man standing next to his bike wearing the XV-1 2K QHD Helmet Camera

 

Why equestrians would benefit from a helmet cam

Similarly, equestrian helmet cameras are advised for equestrian riders as well. Riding a horse requires skills and when on the road, if the driver doesn’t give way to the horse or speed past the horse, this can distress the horse and potentially cause harm to the horse and the rider. Capturing this footage may result in the driver getting a fine or points on their license for reckless driving, as well as receiving justice for their wrongdoing.

 

Although laws for cyclists have been improving, there is still a large number of cyclists who feel unsafe on the roads. Unfortunately, it is estimated a cyclist is more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than a car driver, which is why taking preventative safety measures is essential.

 

Organisations like Think.gov are great for current and new drivers, as they promote safety for all road users and have informative adverts on the TV, to encourage the safety of cyclists and to keep all road users safe.

 

However, for Equestrian users, there are many laws in place to protect the horse and rider.

Woman sitting on her horse and wearing XV-1 2K QHD Helmet Camera

 

Who else uses helmet cameras?

Nevertheless, helmet cameras can be used for other things like sports or extreme sports. They are mainly used by motorcyclists, as they have many advantages.

Like cycling, using a front and rear camera for motorcycling provides the driver with many advantages. Although, motorcycling-related accidents are decreasing they are still high. This is due to more training and awareness courses being provided to drivers to lower this.

 

Like cycling, a helmet camera is great evidence in the case of an accident. However, if you own a helmet camera and use it frequently, this can lower insurance costs.

Regarding the decrease in motorcycle accidents, motorcyclists are improving their safety by wearing front and rear cameras, correct gear, and equipment.

Man sitting on his blue motorcycle with a red and white helmet with the XV-1 2K QHD attached

 

What helmet cameras do we provide

Here at Techalogic, we provide helmet cameras for cycling, motorcyclists, and equestrian.

Firstly, we offer the DC-1 Dual Lens Helmet Camera is great for equestrian use as they are lightweight, the mounts or strap are included in the box, long battery life and much more. This product can also be used for cycling and motorcycling, whichever is preferable for you.

Secondly, the CR-1 Rear Light is great for rear recording. This can be placed underneath your bike seat or attached to your back. The CR-1 rear light has many advantages from being easy to use, water-resistant in case the trip was raining the camera will be protected, photo mode and many more.

A pair people tend to go for, is the CF-1 Front Light and they’ll buy the CR-1 as well to act as a front and rear camera. This tends to make the person feel safer. Like the CR-1, the CF-1 has many benefits similar to the CR-1.

Lastly, for Motorcycling the XV-12K QHD Helmet Camera is top of the range and perfect for many motorcyclists. The helmet camera comes with many functions like

  • 2K or full 1080 HD recordings
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Long battery life
  • High quality and lightweight
  • Suitable for filming at night
  • Easy to use
  • Energy efficient