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Dashcam installation business / service idea

Idea threads

ZZZ

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Aug 3, 2019
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My idea is this—
Put flyers/business cards on peoples cars in parking lots offering dash cam installation & setup. I would go the client's house or car while they work and install a dash cam for them. Different levels & prices available, I'm only charging for the installation & whatever the dashcam costs. Discounts for doing several cars.

Some more details—
The hook (initial offer):
The business card or ad should be thought provoking. Something maybe about vandalism or hit & run could happen & they would never know who did it, but if they had a dashcam they could record it. Or preventing fraud, good to have for just general protection. Something along these lines
The installation: Wires tucked away neatly & either hardwired directly spliced into a non-important fuse or plugged into the OBD port. Camera stays on 24/7 until bat voltage is less than 12v, so they're never with a dead battery. always on when car is running.
Time: Travel + Install (No longer than 2 hours, less if it's one channel)
Profits: Could become a dealer, start getting the dashcams for cheaper. Install costs, & hard wiring, flat fee or hourly rate. not sure yet.
Make at least $100 profit on each car done. Not sure on this number, might have to be less.

CENTS
Control:
Lots of dashcams on the market, lots of drivers, no risk of either going away
Entry: Searching online & looking for anything offering such a service near me, I haven't been able to find anything. The reason is most people probably just install themselves. Might be a problem but I don't think so
Need: I believe everyone should have a dashcam, even a cheap one, just to cover their a$$. There is literally nothing better than having recorded video of someone being at fault in an accident. This removes all "he said, she said" hoopla.
Time: ..Not sure what to put, see scale I guess?
Scale: Could build it up to have a few other people working for me.

So this is just my idea / rant about what a dashcam business might be like. If car tint companies or stero installation companies can work, dashcam should be able to as well? Without even needing to have a brick & mortar location or workshop

What are your thoughts on this idea?

Z
 
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BrianLateStart

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Jun 11, 2019
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Horseheads, NY
Best Buy installs a dash cam for $59. I would imagine any car stereo installation business also does this, but I haven't checked.

Hate getting a flyer on my car and won't do business from it.
 

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