Is it usual for insurers to charge extra for using a dashcam?

Is it usual for insurers to charge if you install a dashcam? I'm insured with Admiral and told them I was thinking of installing a dashcam and wondered if this would bring a discount when renewing my insurance. They told me it would cost me £13 as they treat it as a modification to the vehicle. This doesn't seem very sensible to me.

Asked on 14 August 2017 by algarvedriver

Answered by Tim Kelly
It's very unusual that they are wishing to charge you, as it's to their benefit. It certainly isn't a modification as it isn't a permanent fixture. I would contact them, ask for a manager, and enquire again. If they reply the same, I would take my business elsewhere and let the manager know why.
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