This year, we decided to take a road trip and visit family up north, which means we will be driving from south Florida to Ohio—that translates to roughly 1,000 miles. We have driven there a couple of times, and one of those times was also for the holidays, which both exciting and scary because we saw many car accidents on the road.
The minute we decided that we were taking the trip, the husband said we needed a dash cam for the car. The sole purpose of a dash cam is to record anything that is going on outside the car in case of an accident or a mishap.
Truth be told, the husband has been thinking about getting one for quite a while because it would be a nice addition to our car, but the trip was the perfect excuse to finally look into it. I figured it would also be a really nice early Christmas present for him. The next question was which one to get.
Having footage of the outside of the car while your driving can certainly help at certain times, but is that enough?
We now have a smart camera for our home. Did you know that one in nine households can suffer from package theft, burglary, or any other incident for which a security camera can be useful, but one in two households suffer a car-related incident such as crashes, break-ins, and traffic stops dents? It only makes sense to protect your car the same way you protect your home.
The problem with dash cams that they can only record incidents that occur outside the car and only while the car is running and not when the car is parked and you are away. Or can they?
The Owl Car Cam is definitely not your traditional dash cam. Rather, it’s more like a security system for your car.
The Owl Car Cam takes car monitoring to the next level using two cameras. The compact car cam allows you to simultaneously capture and record what is going on outside and inside the car at all times. The Owl is always on and will alert you of any incident that happens by sending notifications to your phone using the free Owl app, which is available for iOS and Android.
What sets the Owl Car Cam apart from other similar products is the fact that it features two HD cameras in one single mount, allowing you to record what is going on inside and outside of your car.
Always There for You
The Owl is always on and the video obtained is saved for 14-days. Thanks to the always-on feature, you can access your video using the 4G LTE connection on the camera. The beauty of this feature is that all you need to access the live video feed is to pull up the app and access your camera.
What Else Can It Do while You Are Away?
The Owl Car Cam can record any break-ins and detect when there is an impact on the car and send you a notification thanks to the motion, impact, and audio sensors on the camera.
Convenience at Its Finest
The beauty of this technology is that it gives you the peace of mind of knowing that even if you are not next to your car when something happens, you have video stored on the camera, and you can share that video right away.
What Else Can It Do?
Using the Owl app, you can share video clips on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. You can also access the car finder feature, which shows you and your car on a map, so no more hunting for your car when you forget where you’ve parked it in a crowded parking lot.
Creating a clip with your Owl Car Cam is very easy and can be done manually or with a voice command. For a manual clip, all you need to do is touch the screen on the Owl Car Cam when you see something you think is worth recording. To start a video through a voice command, simply say “Okay, presto.” The videos will start 10 seconds early so you don’t miss any of the good stuff!
The Owl Car Cam has a price tag of $398, and this price includes one year of LTE Instant Video service, unlimited video alerts, and 60 minutes of video making and viewing a month.
After the first year, the Instant Video service will cost $99, but it’s optional. Without the service, you can still access the videos over a Wi-Fi connection.
Just for the holidays, Owl is running a promotion. You can get your hands on one of its car cams for only $299 including Instant Video service or two Owl Car Cams each with Instant Video service for $571—that’s $225 in savings! Did I mention that Overnight shipping is free?