We can’t be the only drivers who have considered buying one of the many dashcams on sale in Britain. The best of the bunch will record the exact location, date and time of any incidents, which makes it far easier than ever before to work out who’s to blame. This advance has encouraged some insurance companies to offer discounts to drivers who use dashcams. It’s rarer among motorhome insurers, but not unheard of.

Some people are wary of the proliferation of cameras in our ‘surveillance society’, but quite honestly, if you can’t beat them, join them and get yourself a video camera to act as an eye witness that is on your side. It’s a pretty good way to protect your investment in the motorhome.

We narrowed our choice of dashcams down to a shortlist of 17 for a big test session and now you can read the all the results in the magazine and a good selection of dashcam reviews online here. We tested the Transcend DrivePro 220, which costs £129.99, also the Cobra Drive HD CDR900, at £139.99. We tried the Mio MiVue 538 Deluxe, costing £124.99, and the RAC 05, costing £149.99. We considered the Snooper DVR-4HD, at £149.99, the Next Base iN-Car Cam 521G, at £179.99, and the Cobra CDR 820 and Blackvue DR650GW-2CH. 

Now let’s take a closer look at the Transcend DrivePro 220 dashcam, priced at £129.99.

If you’re on a budget and you tend to eschew computers in favour of your smartphone, this is probably the dashcam unit for you. This is certainly the cheapest Wi-Fi model in the group, and the Transcend DrivePro 22 is actually very well priced considering the quality of the optics and features.

Like the Mio MiVue 538 Deluxe, this is also another camera that delivers in low-light conditions, even if the field of view is not quite as astounding as that of some rival dashcams that we tested.

Integral GPS means that all of the usual advanced features are present, such as audible warnings for accidental lane drift and when you’re approaching the vehicle in front too quickly.