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    Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    I was looking around at back up cameras and I noticed dash cams and picked one up. It has the back up feature too. The videos are interesting and it may come in handy if something happens. Any ideas on the best mounting place? I guess just behind the mirror or that area would be the best for overall view. Anyone here have one ?
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Subscribed...been looking at them too
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    I refuse to drive without one. Two cars have them mounted on the passenger side right behind the mirror. The camaro is at the far right upper corner of the windshield. If you put it where the others are it block your view. Just the rake of that windshield. So it can vary a little. I think a dash cam is essential.


    This from a previous post of mine:

    People full of crap, be it another driver or police who think they saw something different than how it was. Is the reason i will not drive a car without a dash cam. My son in-law got hit by a red light runner just a few months ago. The lady that hit him and a witness said he ran the red light. His dash cam footage proved otherwise. A dash cam to me should be the first upgrade in any vehicle. Protection from lies, either intentionally or not.



    Edit: that said i will not use one with gps speed turned on. You end up in a battle in court, or with insurance. If that shows you were going 36-37 in a 35. You were speeding in the letter of the law. Even though we know that keeping your speed right on the nose isn`t always happening. The last thing you want is insurance to say you are blank percentage at fault because you were one or two miles an hour over the speed limit. When the other drive pulled out without looking.
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    I was thinking of mounting it to the right of the mirror up high. It would be less visible there. May be to the far right as mentioned above. I don`t want to mount it above the driver if it falls it might be a problem. I am getting the square one, not the wedge shape. I think you have to turn off/on some features when parked/driving. Not sure yet, I should get it this weekend.
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    I`m looking into one too, a little later than I had planned. As a now retired police officer, I would strongly suggest people get them. Any cop will tell you that the vast majority of people`s recall is faulty (for multiple reasons). I was always happy when dash cam footage was available for incidents. It`s been invaluable too many times.

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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    I dont have one, but my Valentine-1 goes up high to the right of the mirror mount on the glass, and it is out of the way for my front view. Once leveled, it works great there..
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Bunch of pics but installed DR900S in my 4C a year ago. Works great, have captured tons of people acting dumb in cars, motorcycles and bikes. Was nearly run over by a semi while I was stopped at a stoplight, this prompted the install. I was able to install myself keeping wires hidden but installed 2 extra batteries. Figure if can install this in this small car with carbon tub and no carpet, others should be able to fit much easier in their cars.

    Note that no longer powering from above cig lighter, tapped into the bottom of that so now wire is hidden.













    Few videos:
    https://youtu.be/LQlLRUN5if4

    https://youtu.be/fSxXV1rsYT4


    https://youtu.be/siUwWflXAkQ


    Various examples/samples from driving in a storm night and day:
    https://youtu.be/UXYKwYKr1ds
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Be sure to behave yourself if you have one lest you be your own best witness for the prosecution. No, I don`t have one, although I do see the merits.
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    I run the Garmin Dash Cam 55 in my car and the Garmin Mini in the wife’s car. Both are great and do the job.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/8e3WihJbwPFXL4hp6

    Young gal taking the turn a little too fast:
    https://youtu.be/9-C_15tjYsY

    And caught a transformer thing getting hit by lightning:
    https://youtu.be/wA2i0vArBsE
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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Go here for some great info

    https://www.vortexradar.com/best-dashcams/
    http://Www.gonzodetailing.com


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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Thanks all, I might install it this weekend. It`s a basic one. I was looking at it and it kept turning on as I handled it. I guess it`s the g or movement sensor. I was looking at hard wiring it, but not sure it will kill the battery. The external batteries that are made for them are expensive. I guess I will mount the back camera on or by the license plate since it has parking assist. The back window mount would be easier.

    General toner, interesting videos, the last one I know the area. rt 100/tpk

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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pgp View Post
    Thanks all, I might install it this weekend. It`s a basic one. I was looking at it and it kept turning on as I handled it. I guess it`s the g or movement sensor. I was looking at hard wiring it, but not sure it will kill the battery. The external batteries that are made for them are expensive. I guess I will mount the back camera on or by the license plate since it has parking assist. The back window mount would be easier.

    General toner, interesting videos, the last one I know the area. rt 100/tpk

    Obviously you are correct. Live in Chester Springs so I believe many of these videos are local, else out in Lancaster.

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    Re: Dash Cam - anyone have one ?

    Can someone here who has one explain why the default settings are what they are ? I would think some of the settings should be different.

    Motion detection- off in standby mode sensed movement and turns on
    HDR - off adjusts exposure for balanced picture
    parking monitor - off when enabled will detect collision when shut down and turn on and record
    auto power off -off when enabled will shut down
    screen saver - off when off screen displays constantly

 

 

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