Fitting your motorcycle dash camera is the first step to ensuring you have adequate cover when on your rides. A motorcycle dashcam ensures that you have unblinking eyes on the road ahead of you to catch out other drivers, protect yourself against false claims and prove events that occur when on the road.
Your motorcycle dash camera is your lifeline in the event of a road accident or other road issue. If you were to be involved in a road accident and the other party blamed you for the incident but you disputed this, your dashcam footage would be taken into account to understand the true nature of the incident and who was at fault.
A motorcycle dash camera can also capture other events while on the road. If you witness a hit and run or another crime, your footage could help the police to track down and arrest the guilty party.
Most motorcycle dashcams come with a range of different mounting options, including:
A helmet mount serves to secure the motorcycle dashcam to the front of your helmet. From there, you can ride as usual and feel safer knowing you have an extra pair of eyes on your head.
Chest harnesses work by securing the motorcycle dashcam to a chest harness and capturing video footage from chest height. Alternatively, if you do not wish to wear your camera, you can secure it to the bike itself, for example, securing it to your handlebars or front part of your bike. While this can be useful, it doesn’t always provide an accurate view of what’s going on ahead or capture everything your eyes can see.
Another mounting option that has become increasingly popular is the chin mount. Chin mounts secure the dashcam to the chin of your helmet and provides great footage at eye level.
What to Consider When Mounting your Motorcycle Camera
When choosing where to mount your motorcycle camera, you need to consider a few things.
1. First, think about how you want to view the footage.
If you want to be able to see the footage while you’re riding, then mounting the camera to your helmet is a good option. If you’re more interested in capturing what’s happening in front of your motorcycle, then mounting the camera to the bike itself is a better option. You’ll want to position the camera so that it has a clear view of the road ahead. However, if you do choose to mount it to the bike itself, issues with jittery handlebars can result in poor video quality.
2. You need to consider where you’ll be able to access the camera to download and view the footage.
If you’re mounting the camera to your helmet, then you’ll need to take it off your helmet to access the memory card. If you’re mounting the camera to the bike, then you can usually access it without having to remove it from the mount. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing where to mount your motorcycle camera is that you want to be able to capture clear footage of the road ahead. Where you mount the camera will depend on your personal preferences and what you want to use the footage for.
3. Consider what is the most comfortable mounting position.
Mounting to the helmet is a popular choice, as it provides a clear view of the road without any obstructions in front of you. Having your motorcycle dashcam secured to your helmet also means that if you are in an accident and are thrown from the bike, the camera will still be with you to capture what happened. Mounting via chin mounts, which place the camera closer to your line of vision, has also become more popular. This is largely because they provide a more natural view as if you were looking through your own eyes. Chest strap mounting can be quite tricky, however, owing to the various types of helmets on the market.
To make chin mounting options that little bit simpler, we have teamed up with a US company, Chin Mounts.
Our new friends make bespoke mounts for different helmet styles. If you’ve been looking for a chin mount bespoke for your motorcycle, Chin Mounts should have something for you that is both functional and stylish.
To celebrate our new partnership, our lucky Techalogic UK customers can benefit from a 10% discount on their custom motorcycle chin mount using code HC-1.