Dashcam Prices: A Guide for UK Businesses

Dash cam in use on a rainy day

How much does a dashcam cost? Compare quotes with us, and get the best deal for your business’ fleet

Basic, off-the-shelf dashcams start from £14.99

Mid-range systems typically cost between £100 and £300

Advanced dashcams can cost £400 or more, but add vehicle tracking, safety features, and live insights into the bargain

High spec dashcams incur a software licence fee, commonly in the range of £30 per month

Dash cam in use on a rainy day

How much does a dashcam cost?

Dashcam prices depend on several factors.

Camera type and direction

Firstly, dashcam prices depend on the type of device you’re interested in. 

By this, we mean the direction your dashcam will face. Variants include:

  • Front-facing
  • Dual-facing
  • Rear-facing
  • Interior

Pricing up at anywhere between £15 and £100, front-facing dashcams are the cheapest option you can buy… albeit the most narrow in terms of scope and coverage.

Dual-facing dashcams (£150 to £400+) provide insight into both your vehicle’s cabin and the road ahead, but are more expensive. Likewise, rear-facing cams (and the interior-facing ones truckers use to prevent cargo theft) don’t come cheap – although you can save by purchasing multiple cameras in a bundle.

Features required

Secondly, how much you’ll pay depends on the features you’ll require – that is, exactly how much you want your dashcam to do.

The cheapest dashcams simply record the road, without many additional frills. An SD card (almost always not included) allows you to download footage onto your computer after a journey is complete, and view it there.
Garmin dash cam with GPS functionality

Pay a little extra, though (£100+ per camera), and you’ll benefit from dashcams with GPS capability (enabling basic fleet tracking, pictured), as well as parking mode (which captures footage even when your vehicle is stationary). These mid-range options come at a highly reasonable price point, and tend to punch above their weight for features, too.

At the priciest end of the scale (£300+, with additional monthly costs) are the most advanced systems. These include dashcams from Verizon Connect and Samsara, and are what’s known as ‘integrated’ solutions. Essentially, this means that they work in tandem with a software platform to provide real-time updates and insights into your fleet.

Data transmission: Active or passive?

This leads us to the third factor that will influence the price of your dashcam – whether it’s active or passive

Passive dashcams rely on an SD card, which you’ll have to remove to pull data, and re-insert into the camera to begin recording again. 

Cheap to buy… inconvenient to use.

Active systems, however, transmit live data back to base via wifi, allowing you to keep track of jobs as they unfold. Put simply, they’re the best dashcams money can buy – though, for obvious reasons, they’re not the most affordable options around.

For an integrated solution, where hardware isn’t separated from software, you can expect to pay a monthly fee for both the dashcams and the ongoing use of the software that powers them. The exact cost here will depend on the size of your fleet and the features you’ll need, though we estimate it to be in the region of £30 to £35 per month.

Businesses vs consumers: a question of scalability

This leads us to the third factor that will influence the price of your dashcam – whether it’s active or passive

For individuals, a cheap, off-the-shelf dashcam works just fine. Businesses, though, should consider at least a mid-range (if not a fully integrated) solution as standard – particularly if there’s scalability on the brain.

If this sounds like you, why not start comparing dashcam prices with us? 

For just 30 seconds of your time (and a few details about your business, such as fleet size, vehicle type, and legal status), we’ll put you in touch with leading dashcam suppliers. You’ll then receive quotes tailored to your business’ specific requirements – it’s as simple as that!

Dashcam prices: Basic (£15 to £100)

If you’re looking for a dashcam for personal use, or for a very small fleet (one or two vehicles, max!), then a basic dashcam will fit the bill.

That said, as a rule, we don’t recommend basic dashcams for businesses. They’re limited; not only in terms of features (as you’ll see below, most aren’t even GPS-equipped), but in their storage and recording capacities, too. Basic systems are also passive, meaning you won’t be able to start scrutinising footage until the vehicle is back at base.
RAC 100 dash cam

For a basic dashcam, you’ll pay as little as £14.99 (for the RAC100, pictured), and as much as around £100. Above this, and you’re looking at more of a mid-range dashcam solution (which we do recommend for businesses). 

You can browse basic dashcam prices in the table below.

Expert Market logo vector transparentKitvision ObserverToguard CE50Kenwood DRV430Halfords HDC400

Kitvision Observer

Toguard CE50

Kenwood DRV-430

Halfords HDC400






Field of visionN/A170 degrees128 degrees180 degrees


GPS tracking?XX
Parking mode?
Display screen?X

Dashcam prices: Mid-range (£100 to £300)

Looking onwards and upwards (in terms of both price and functionality), we have the mid-range dashcams. 

Mid-range dashcams start from as little as £100 per camera. As well as offering dual-facing cameras, these dashcams have GPS, are wireless, and offer plenty of features, such as audio capture, G-force recording protection, and a still photo function.

Mid-range dashcams are well-suited to businesses with fleets of up to five vehicles, or for vans and larger rigs. If this sounds like you, browse our top mid-range dashcam prices below.

Expert Market logo vector transparentNextbase 522GWVantrue N2 ProRexing V3Garmin Tandem
DashcamNextbase 522GWVantrue N2 ProRexing V3Garmin Tandem
Field of vision140 degrees310 degrees170 degrees360 degrees

Dashcam prices: Advanced (£300+)

At the business end of the pricing scale sit the most advanced dashcams. Though you can expect to pay at least £300 per camera for these high spec beauties, you shouldn’t let the price put you off.

Because many of these integrated dashcam solutions come as part of a package with fleet management software (which you’ll pay monthly for), there’s less initial outlay than with a mid-range solution. This can actually make them more affordable, and help free up cash flow in the short-term.

Feature-wise, these dashcams are best in class. Verizon Connect Dual-Facing AI Dashcam, for instance, detects events such as harsh braking and aggressive cornering, and classifies them based on how severe they are. Samsara’s dashcam – equipped with a built-in speaker – even provides voice-based coaching, which alerts the driver when drowsiness or distractions set in and can help prevent accidents.

Could your business benefit from an integrated system? Find the advanced dashcam for you in the table below.

Expert Market logo vector transparentVerizon Connect Dual-Facing AI Dashcam face up showing controls, cameras and cable on - background removedSamsara Dual-Facing CM22Blackvue DR900S
DashcamVerizon Connect Dual-Facing AI DashcamSamsara CM32Nextbase 380GWXBlackvue DR900S
PriceFrom £30 per month (camera and software) per monthOn request£399 per camera£399 per camera
Resolution720p1080p (front-facing), 720p (driver-facing)1080p1080p
Field of vision150 degrees121 degrees (front-facing), 177 degrees (driver-facing)140 degrees162 degrees

Has the stunning CM32 caught your eye? Head to our Samsara review to find out more about its innovative vehicle tracking solution. Alternatively, hit the button below to tell us more about your specific requirements, and let us match you with an integrated dashcam provider near you.

Dashcam installation cost

Like the cameras themselves, dashcam installation costs will vary by provider and model. 

Actually, many basic to mid-range varieties of dashcams allow for self-installation, at no cost to you. However, hiring an expert has its benefits – they’ll do a professional job, for one (and tuck those cables neatly away where you can’t see them), and cut out the hassle of interpreting confusing online instructions.

And, at around £30, outsourcing your dashcam installation is plenty affordable. Better still, some providers (such as Verizon Connect) will even send a technician out to do it for you, for free.

Next Steps

So, you’ve learnt what distinguishes an advanced dashcam from a mid-range one, and why (despite the price!) a basic dashcam is best avoided. Hopefully, you’ll also have a good idea of what you can get for your money, and which suppliers can match your fleet’s growth goals.

In other words, you’re ready to start comparing suppliers in more detail. Our guide to the best dashcams for businesses provides a good place to begin, or – if you’re a little short on time – there’s a more direct route.

Simply furnish us with some details about your business’ requirements, and you’ll receive calls from top dashcam suppliers. They’ll table quotes tailored to your business, and discuss the option of a free trial to get you started. Our form takes just 30 seconds to complete, and is free for UK-based businesses.

Written by:
Rob Binns
Rob writes mainly about the payments industry, but also brings to the table industry-specific knowledge of CRM software, business loans, fulfilment, and invoice finance. When not exasperating his editor with bad puns, he can be found relaxing in a sunny (socially-distanced) corner, with a beer and a battered copy of Dostoevsky.
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Maïté Bouhali
Maite began her career with Expert Market nearly four years ago as a writer. She quickly developed a passion for the challenges faced by small businesses and now endeavours to help them make informed decisions for their future. In her current position as Business Software Editor, Maite works closely with writers to ensure that each article is informative, well-researched, engaging, and actionable for readers. With extensive knowledge of CRM, vehicle tracking devices, and fuel cards, she is meticulous in her review of each article and provides detailed feedback before publication. Whether you're seeking to stay informed on the latest trends in business software or need guidance in selecting the most appropriate software for your organisation's needs, Maite is here to help. With her sharp eye for detail and commitment to quality, she is dedicated to supporting businesses in achieving their goals.