PureGear PureCam Improves Vehicle Security

PureGear, a company known for its phone accessories and car chargers, has announced its PureCam, a dashboard camera that utilizes 4G LTE. The camera is both front and back facing, allowing users to record videos of potential thefts as well as accidents. All emergency video is automatically updated to the cloud and sent to three emergency contacts, while the user can always livestream video from their PureCam app.

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PureGear PureCam. Featured image courtesy of PureGear.

Unlike most dash cams, the PureCam uses both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi with a hotspot, enabling footage to be uploaded to the cloud even if the camera is stolen. With a 16 GB micro-SD card included, users can save about five hours of footage from both their internal and external cameras. If the user wants more storage, they can upgrade to a 32 GB micro-SD card.

The PureCam also has built-in GPS, allowing users to locate their vehicles through the PureCam app, plus parking surveillance recording. In the event of a break-in or hit-and-run, the PureCam will automatically record and upload footage to your local and cloud storage.

“At PureGear, we design solutions that help protect and enrich active lifestyles—whether that be screen protection for mobile phones or a security camera for your car…With the PureGear PureCam in their vehicles, people can feel safer and more secure, whether they or a loved one is driving,”

said Mike Cavanah, PureGear’s president. The PureCam is currently available on PureGear’s website as of January 7th, 2019.

As smart security systems have grown in popularity, so has the demand for car security in particular. Wholesale shipments of dash cams in the U.S in 2018 reached 285,000, a 20% increase from 2017, according to the Consumer Technology Association. In concurrence, car theft went up by 6.6% from 2015 to 2016 and by 4.1 percent by the first half of 2017, according to the Insurance Information Institute. As connected devices become more common, the car security industry is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years.

For more car safety tips, check out our list of accessories to boost your car’s security. 

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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