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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Dashcams Reply with quote

after a couple of recent incidents I have decided it would be a good idea to invest in a dashcam, so any thoughts guidance and recommendations would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mate

See my thread here:

http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18833&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=dash+cam&start=0

I purchased the Transcend 220 from Halfords, it often goes to 100 in their deals:

http://www.halfords.com/technology/dash-cams/dash-cams/transcend-drivepro-220-dash-cam?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Dash+Cams-_-Dash+Cams-_-165005&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:165005&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=lxlmppawq&istBid=tzal&_$ja=tsid:35522

Coupled it with this hard wiring kit (also available from Halfords) that piggy backs into the fuse board for auto on/off and its been good for over a year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nextbase-Car-Camera-Hard-Wire/dp/B00XHYSQAC
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arvi wrote:
Hi mate

See my thread here:

http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18833&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=dash+cam&start=0

I purchased the Transcend 220 from Halfords, it often goes to 100 in their deals:

http://www.halfords.com/technology/dash-cams/dash-cams/transcend-drivepro-220-dash-cam?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Dash+Cams-_-Dash+Cams-_-165005&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:165005&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=lxlmppawq&istBid=tzal&_$ja=tsid:35522

Coupled it with this hard wiring kit (also available from Halfords) that piggy backs into the fuse board for auto on/off and its been good for over a year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nextbase-Car-Camera-Hard-Wire/dp/B00XHYSQAC


Thanks, Transcend Drivepro 220 currently 99 on Amazon
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new Blackvue 650S 2 CH
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a cautionary note, ones speed could easily calculated using objects that might be recorded on a dash-cam, as several motorcyclists have found to their cost. Obviously we all stick to the posted limits and only press the loud pedal on the autobahn!
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a blackvue for 4 years and I'm more than happy with it.
Pricey and I'd probably buy a cheaper halfords type ( better than you'd think ) one for the wifes car
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rodbargee wrote:
Just a cautionary note, ones speed could easily calculated using objects that might be recorded on a dash-cam, as several motorcyclists have found to their cost. Obviously we all stick to the posted limits and only press the loud pedal on the autobahn!


It's a big point to consider, however, with two incidents in a couple of weeks when I have not been in the car I think the trade off may be worth it!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avtar wrote:
rodbargee wrote:
Just a cautionary note, ones speed could easily calculated using objects that might be recorded on a dash-cam, as several motorcyclists have found to their cost. Obviously we all stick to the posted limits and only press the loud pedal on the autobahn!


It's a big point to consider, however, with two incidents in a couple of weeks when I have not been in the car I think the trade off may be worth it!


Please take into consideration some of the newer dashcams are connected to satelite and record location as well as speed, this can be an advantage or perhaps a disadvantage depending on the situation you find yourself in.

I have noticed the Blackvue cameras comming down in price with a basic hd version around the 120 mark

I have a video clip taken from my dashcam two weeks ago where I thought someone was going to die. Had that happened I would have recorded the whole event.
I'll see if I can post a link to the vid upoloded to my lads youtube site
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv_9VQAVG_c

Do not know if this link will work...but , here goes

Looks like it worked

I was on my way home in my D3MT passing through Talbot Green
when the old fella appeared crossing while his pedestrian light was red
and the traffic on the inside lane was green and moving. He stopped and I looked in my wing mirror and saw the dark car approaching then when I looked forward the old fella started walking and I had that OMG he's going to get hit feeling and screamed at him as you can hear with my window down. Don't know if he heard me or saw the car but It left me shaking for a while.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For you Youg'uns

It was Hazel O'Connor

and for you Old'uns I don't need to tell you
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking about this for sometime, but yet to act. i Noticed a 4 series a few weeks ago with 4 dash cams mounted in it. Front, back, rear drivers and passenger windows. Had tinted glass so the side ones couldn't be seen, but to me i thought it was a good idea.

Then i costed it out. Unless i buy some cheapo 30 cams, its expensive. I know in the long term it will pay for itself, but when you have as many cars as i do, its very expensive.

So i looked into dual camera ones. The zoom lens gives shocking picture quality, so isn't worth it, and is only marginally cheaper than 2 separate ones.

Any suggestions? BTW, i want to hard wire them into the ignition.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friend of mine just got a Roadhawk Vision

https://www.roadhawk.co.uk/roadhawk-vision-superhd-wi-fi-dash-cam?utm_source=petrolprices&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ppjune

If you put in discount code PPSEPT it's 99.95 til end Sept.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use my Go-Pro as a daily dashcam substitute, otherwise it would just be unused in a draw waiting for the next track day which is becoming very infrequent these days.

Does the job, you just need to remember to turn it on and re-charge every couple of days.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shaziman wrote:
I've been thinking about this for sometime, but yet to act. i Noticed a 4 series a few weeks ago with 4 dash cams mounted in it. Front, back, rear drivers and passenger windows. Had tinted glass so the side ones couldn't be seen, but to me i thought it was a good idea.

Then i costed it out. Unless i buy some cheapo 30 cams, its expensive. I know in the long term it will pay for itself, but when you have as many cars as i do, its very expensive.

So i looked into dual camera ones. The zoom lens gives shocking picture quality, so isn't worth it, and is only marginally cheaper than 2 separate ones.

Any suggestions? BTW, i want to hard wire them into the ignition.


how will it pay for itself long term?! Can't see it
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