Sports fan and HEDCAMz director, Carl Long, can often be seen participating in one of his favourite sports at his local downhill mountain biking track in Llangollen. It was the accidental loss of his mobile phone that set extreme sports fan Carl Long on a new career path. While snowboarding with his brother in the Alps he lost his phone which he was using to film them on the slopes. After trawling the internet Carl discovered that there were products that are designed for filming his exploits such as helmet cameras and sports cameras but the only ones he could find were too big and bulky.
As a Degree qualified Electronics Engineer with a flair for business and a love for extreme sports Carl decided to develop his own wearable camera and his company HEDCAMz was born. He took the bull by the horns and turned his back on a seven-year career as General Manager for a gas control company to follow his dream. On August 3rd 2010, the company was incorporated with Carl basing himself in his back bedroom at his home in Wrexham. Using his electrical engineering and business expertise to set off from the starting blocks, he developed an HD camera which offered advantages over similar products.
“The HEDCAM is an extremely small, versatile, lightweight brand of HD action camera suitable for mounting on helmets, parts of the body, or equipment to film any activity,” says Carl.
The popularity of his point of view camera grew with many sports enthusiasts joining in, some of whom are of professional and Olympic standard. The camera can diversify into many sports such as mountain biking, motorsports, water sports, horse riding and skydiving to name a few. The company has also supplied the broadcast industry and Government agencies such as the Police, Military, HM Prison Service and the NHS. The HEDCAMz global family is also on the increase, with sales worldwide the business grows from strength to strength, sales increase and the company has developed to a point where Carl now employs staff – 2 full time and 3 part time – to assist. In addition to the HEDCAM the company supplies a wide range of Action Cameras to include brands such as GoPro, ISAW, Drift Innovation, BulletHD and Contour. He and his team enjoy travelling nationwide, exhibiting a full range of HD cameras at events including the Gadget Show and Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The future looks bright and Carl will continue to live by his company philosophy.
What are helmet cameras?
- A helmet camera, otherwise known as a micro video camera, bullet camera, or lipstick camera, is a camera attached to a helmet allowing someone to make a visual record from their point of view (POV) while keeping their hands and vision free.
Why choose HEDCAMz?
- HEDCAMz has sourced some of the best high-quality HD (high definition) wearable camcorders available on the market today and is proud to be associated with the leading brands.
- Some of the brands that we stock include HEDCAM, Drift, ISAW, GoPro, Contour and MiniDVR
- HEDCAMz cares about customer satisfaction. We have trained in-house technicians who are on hand to help you get the right product that’s in your budget. We are a UK company based in Wrexham, Wales. All products are quality control tested and extensively checked before being sent to you. Every order that is made we send out speedy first class recorded delivery so you can get on with your filming adventure! We will price match on almost any HD camera, just call +44 (0)1978 633013 and have a website link ready. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, give us a call we will try to change that! Returns are accepted. All HD action cameras come with a 1-year warranty we’re that sure of them! HEDCAMz also offers brilliant after sales support for peace of mind. Satisfaction guaranteed –
- Don’t worry, just because we only sell the best doesn’t mean you have to pay through the nose, we have helmet cams starting from as little as £99.00 offering extremely good value for money. Does your budget not quite stretch? Not a problem, all of the head cams available for sale are also available for hire, from 1 day to 2 weeks (can be extended). So if it’s just for the day out mountain biking or a week away in the Alps skiing or snowboarding we can offer a package to suit you that won’t hurt your pocket! Plus if you decide to buy from us after you’ve hired we will refund part of your rental back. Terms and conditions apply.
- We also offer a repair facility too! So don’t be too upset if your GoPro, Drift or Contour develops a problem or you throw it off a cliff! Send it back to us and we will see if it’s repairable, if it’s not we will give you a trade-in discount against a new one. How good is that?
- If you just want to buy then why not use our online shop, we deliver next working day and delivery is free (UK) on every order!