Why Dash Cams Can Be A Good Investment + A Competition

I’ve watched MANY crashes on Facebook or YouTube over the years recorded on dash cams and know that it’s great idea as a witness to any accidents that may occur whilst you’re driving.  But what other reasons would you use a dash cam for?

Well we were sent the Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam to review and I’ve been mulling over why we would actually need it.

In the event of an accident you can prove that a crash wasn’t your fault by using the recording from the dash cam.  There’s no clearer evidence than a film of the event itself!  It will save a lot of time and money when the other party is trying to blame you.

However, a dash cam is just as good for parents of learner drivers.  You can guarantee that your child isn’t going to act crazy whilst driving if they know that there’s a camera watching how they drive.  It may also be useful for learner drivers to go look over any mistakes whilst out driving with an instructor.  Watching back the film to see where they went wrong and how to improve different driving manoeuvres.

You can even use your camera as a video camera to film your road trip.  Download some editing software and you can have a great film of your next trip ready for the family to watch or even to put on YouTube.

If you are concerned about leaving your car out on the street overnight then let the dash cam record any activity around the car.  Keep an eye on neighbours parking beside you or watch out for vandals or thieves.  Having WiFi on your dash cam means that you can send the data directly to your phone or tablet.  The Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam also has a parking sensor which can be left on for extended periods of time, only turning on and recording if there’s any movement detected to the car.  So if anybody bumps into your car with theirs it will turn on and record, great for when you need to leave it when going on holiday!

The Nextbase 412GW has a lot of great features, including a 3″ LED colour screen, powered click & go mount for simple, instant connection, night vision, 140-degree wide angle, smartphone app and WiFi connectivity, automatic recording and file protection and GPS logging.


If you would like to win your own Nextbase 412GW dash cam then fill out the form below.  Good luck!

412GW Dash Cam


  1. Alica
    November 21, 2018 / 11:06 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! This would be great for my hubby! Thank you for the chance x

  2. Tracy Nixon
    November 21, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Thank you for the review and giveaway!

  3. Janet Humphrey
    November 21, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Been thinking about getting a dash cam for a while, great article which has helped to make up my mind. thanks for this

  4. Peter Watson
    November 21, 2018 / 11:25 am

    Great article and fantastic giveaway.

  5. Allan R Dixon
    November 21, 2018 / 11:42 am

    Lovely giveaway, thank you.

  6. S Edwards
    November 21, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    very nice prize

  7. Lindsey Morris
    November 21, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Great thank you!!!

  8. Marycarol
    November 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    A dash cam is definitely on my christmas list this year

  9. stephen lossnitzer
    November 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    yes please would really be handy for my new car which im saving for

  10. Louise
    November 21, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    I think everyone should have a dash cam as standard

  11. wayneaket
    November 21, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted a dash cam! here’s hoping!

  12. caroline willoughby
    November 21, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Had so many near misses. You know it will happen one day. Be prepared is what I would say.

  13. wayneaket
    November 21, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I’ve always wanted one especially now they are crash for cash people around!

  14. julie f
    November 21, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    this would be great been talking about getting with one, some drivers are awful

  15. Ritchie Dee
    November 21, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Great prize

  16. Katy Wright
    November 21, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Nice prize

  17. Hayley Atkins
    November 21, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    I believe that I live in the town with the worst driving (both dangerous and inconsiderate) so this is necessary kit just to be safe .Would love to win.

  18. Ann Gwillim
    November 21, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Would feel a lot safer with a dash cam as there are some idiots driving about.

  19. November 21, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    This would make a great Christmas gift, thanks for the chance.

  20. Jean Cassell
    November 21, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    This is a great giveaway and I’m keeping my fingers crossed

  21. Amelia Kennedy
    November 21, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I’d love to win this for my husband, who’s now back on the road after a long period of illness. It would give him great peace of mind x

  22. Ellen Stafford
    November 21, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    Sounds great thanks for the chance x

  23. Beverley Cousins
    November 21, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    What a fabulous christmas present for my son, he’s been on about one of these for ages now. Thank you

  24. Dat
    November 21, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Liked the robot vid attached, one of my son’s Christmas wish list.

  25. Ruth Bugg
    November 21, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Never thought of getting a dash cam thought there just a fad, didn’t realise they had so many features, could never afford one so this is a great generous giveaway

  26. Rachel Arnup
    November 21, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    Sounds very handy to have, thanks!

  27. Laura Jeffs
    November 21, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Thank you for this brilliant giveaway, would love to win!

  28. Kathleen marsden
    November 21, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    I wish my daughter had had one of these years ago when the driver in front of her stopped. To this day she says he stopped on purpose

  29. Martin Porritt
    November 21, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Thanks. This would be great.

  30. Rich Tyler
    November 21, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    This be so useful

  31. Elizabeth Gaskell
    November 21, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    A dash cam would give me brilliant peace of mind in case anything happens. Fabulous technology.

  32. kelly wheelhouse
    November 21, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    This looks brilliant! I only passed my test this year and the drivers around here are awful! cutting people up, pulling in front of people, going through red lights, shooting past rows of traffic to go through traffic lights first. It’s terrible here

  33. justine meyer
    November 21, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    This might help capture all the bad drivers like the person who wrote my car off in a multi storey

    November 21, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    This is exactly whats needed for our family car! Thank you for the chance.

  35. Angela Thompson
    November 21, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Informative review, thank you!

  36. Keiran
    November 21, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    nice prize

  37. KEV C
    November 21, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    This would be a great xmas gift for dad 🙂

  38. Hannah Wilding
    November 21, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Could do with one of these for the southern roads!

  39. jjo
    November 21, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Great giveaway

  40. Vivien Baird
    November 21, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Great review Mu Husband travels a lot so this would be great for him

  41. Barbara-Jane Shaw
    November 21, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    this would be a great addition to my car and help me feel safer

  42. russell scott
    November 21, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    cheeky robot – like it

  43. Margaret GALLAGHER
    November 21, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    How beautiful Thankyou

  44. Carole Nott
    November 21, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Would love to win this dash cam for my car – great giveaway

  45. T Brailey
    November 21, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    This would be so useful. The amount of times I wished I had one.

  46. Frankie Bridger
    November 21, 2018 / 11:10 pm

    Would be perfect for my mum!

  47. Tracey Christie
    November 22, 2018 / 12:12 am

    What a fantastic prize, Good luck.

  48. Natalie Parker
    November 22, 2018 / 12:14 am

    Excellent review, this would be perfect for my car. Good Luck everyone.

  49. Nigel Soper
    November 22, 2018 / 12:14 am

    Have been wanting a dashcam for a long time but still not sure what percentage of accidents it would pick up; even if you had two with one pointing forward and one rear facing there would still be areas to the side that wouldn’t be recorded.

  50. Ursula Hunt
    November 22, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I would love this prize, I think in this sometimes warped world we need one of these to protect ourselves from unscrupulous characters

  51. Ruth Harwood
    November 22, 2018 / 10:02 am

    This would be amazing for us to feel safe and that our property is safe too xx

  52. Stacy L
    November 22, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Great review and giveaway! 🙂

  53. Anthony Harrington
    November 22, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    very useful indeed! nice review, well worth having for peace of mind

  54. Rachael Simmons
    November 22, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Would love this for my dad, he recently turned 60 🙂

  55. Elaine Hamilton
    November 22, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I am dying for one of these items.

  56. andrea tinkler
    November 22, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    This day and age a dash cam is so important. I had a car aim at me the other day from the other side of the road. Scary times. great competition

  57. David Nicolson
    November 22, 2018 / 11:43 pm

    This would be great to have. So useful for these “accidents” where the culprit doesn’t own up.

  58. Jason Edwards
    November 23, 2018 / 7:47 am

    I think these things are a good idea, but not everyone can justify the cost of buying a good one. I do worry about the drain on the car battery when sat for a period of time (e.g. when away for a few days or more) – my last car was terrible for killing batteries even without things like this drawing power.

  59. Karen McMillan
    November 23, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Great review, great prize.

  60. Amanda tanner
    November 23, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    This would make a great christmas present for my mum

    November 25, 2018 / 12:23 am

    Could come in very handy with all the crash4cash idiots out there.

  62. Matthew Warman
    November 25, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Great prize! And it keeps you safe from all the idiots on the road!

  63. jo liddement
    November 25, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    This would be great to give to my son who has just passed his driving test and bought his first car.

  64. katrina walsh
    November 25, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Would love this for my son who has just got his first car

  65. Louise Smith
    November 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    This would be great, there are so many bad drivers on the road

  66. Allison Sherwood
    November 26, 2018 / 7:16 am

    I would love this for my son as he has just passed his driving test.

  67. Christine Caple
    November 26, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    We would love one of these, so useful!

  68. Emma Howard
    November 27, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    I could really do with one of these for my commutes

  69. Lorna Ledger
    November 27, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Awesome comp, thanks so much for the chance – My step Dad would love this

    November 27, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Just what I need thank you

  71. James Travis
    November 28, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Great giveaway thank you

  72. Carolyn E
    November 28, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    My parents need one of these for their own safety – and I rather think perhaps others!

  73. Laura Skinner
    November 29, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    My Dad was very jealous when i bought one of these! would love to surprise him with one for xmas. I’m lost without my dash cam, makes me feel so comforted when i drive along. Everyone should have one, i think they are a neccessary thing to have these days.

  74. Kev Banham
    November 29, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Great prize much needed nowadays with driving

  75. Sharon everett
    November 29, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Would love to win this for my hubby 💝💝💝

  76. Rebecca Nisbet
    November 29, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    this would be quite reassuring

  77. Sharon Hirst
    November 30, 2018 / 6:40 am

    Fab prize, would be a great gift for my husband. Having recently had work van stolen from outside our house, would give us both peace of mind

  78. Cathryn Crawshaw
    November 30, 2018 / 7:39 am

    fab prize giving me more confidence when driving

  79. greig spencer
    November 30, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Sounds very handy to have, love to win one

  80. Kelly Knowles
    November 30, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    Lovely review to read, learnt new things, as i read i can relate to my mother in laws driving, love to treat her!

  81. Edward Guerreiro
    November 30, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    This would make a great present for my brother. He does a lot of driving for work.

  82. David Greenhalgh
    November 30, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    enjoyed the video

  83. Sheri Darby
    November 30, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    This would be wonderful

  84. John Tunnicliffe
    December 1, 2018 / 12:34 am

    Makes car journeys more relaxing knowing you always have a witness on hand

  85. Patricia Avery
    December 1, 2018 / 12:53 am

    A great giveaway. Thank you 🙂

  86. Stella Azzopardi
    December 1, 2018 / 1:49 am

    Great giveaway such a useful prize

  87. Claire Appleton
    December 1, 2018 / 8:59 am

    Amazing prize! I so need one of these 🙂

    December 1, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    This would be useful for my sister who does a lot of driving

  89. luke bailey
    December 1, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    would be great

  90. Stephen Little
    December 1, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Fingers crossed!

  91. Vera Bahounkova
    December 1, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    I would love to win to surprise my husband

  92. laura stewart
    December 1, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    lovely giveaway thank you

  93. Steve Butler
    December 1, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    I think all new vehicles should be fitted with a dashcam as standard

  94. thomas mckinney
    December 1, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    this is a great prize, especially nowadays with the amount
    mad drivers out there

  95. ellie spider
    December 2, 2018 / 12:25 am

    I’ve been thinking about getting one of these as a protection as you hear of so many people doing crazy things like removing their brake light bulbs to cause crashes to get money

  96. Gemma found
    December 2, 2018 / 6:35 am

    Would love one of these for my fiancé

  97. JoanHewes
    December 2, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Dash cams are very helpful on single track roads and are needed for insurance claims!

  98. Maria Jane Knight
    December 2, 2018 / 9:07 am

    This would give my family great peace of mind in knowing we have data stored.

  99. Emma Davison
    December 2, 2018 / 10:29 am

    Fab. A dashcam is on my wishlist

  100. December 2, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Fab giveaway thanks for the chance my hubby would love this so useful

  101. paula cheadle
    December 2, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    I think that this is a wonderful prize

  102. Carol Boffey
    December 2, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    great giveaway

  103. John Ettery
    December 2, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    A dash cam is definitely on my christmas list, especially nowadays with the amount
    idiot drivers on the roads.

  104. Sandy G
    December 2, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Thanks Jenny. Great giveaway 😀. Happy to spread your word. Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🤞🏻🎄🎅🏻

  105. December 2, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    My husband needs one of these to add visuals when he’s moaning about the traffic!

  106. Lesley Burrows
    December 2, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    Great comp, thanks

  107. Julie Scattergood
    December 2, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    Fabulous prize. Thank you for the opportunity

  108. Danny Evans
    December 2, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Dash cams are great , they are so many numptys on the road now you need all the assistance you can get

  109. Deborah Clarke
    December 2, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Just what we need as ours is very much on its last legs

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