Over the last 10 years, the dashboard-mounted camera, or ‘dash cam’ as they are known has become an invaluable tool by which one monitors their driving and road conditions. More frequently, they are being used as a safeguard in unsafe driving claims and court proceedings following a car accident. The Beam by Nexar is a next-generation camera that promises crisp high-definition video capture and GPS incident tracking to keep you and your family safer on the road.
The Beam is being marketed as the world’s smartest dashcam and for good reason, it uses computer-vision artificial intelligence (AI) and inter-vehicle networking software to eliminate road collisions worldwide by alerting drivers to dangers ahead in real-time. Unlike other dashcams that just capture moments before or after an incident, Nexar is all about preventing them from ever happening.
Users simply connect their Beam to the Nexar app, which is the brains of the operation, and it seemingly works to detect and record incidents using the crisp 135° wide 1080p Full HD camera all the while allowing drivers to manage their recorded drives. However, it gets better, with more and more Nexar users on the road, each dashcam collects anonymous, aggregated data from this network, turns it into insights and intelligence and shares it with cities and municipalities for safer and smarter roads.
One thing we have come to appreciate after using the Beam for the past 3 weeks is that the camera detects collisions or sudden brakes on the road and saves them as short clips on the Nexar app. These clips are also automatically backed up to your free and unlimited Nexar cloud account. Additionally, with the tap of a button, Nexar can create detailed post-collision reports that save you time, money, and unnecessary stress when dealing with insurance claims and brilliantly sums up key information from the crash, including a clip of the video footage, driving speed, G-force impact, and location. Last but certainly not least it can also detect accidents and immediately alerts your emergency contacts through the app which makes this a versatile device for both new and experienced drivers.
To sum up, this Beam by Nexar could very well be the smarter alternative to the redundant point-and-shoot dash cams of old. This is not just a camera but a preventive tool to keep us safe and is one that should be in every vehicle this year.