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Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Jon_Flynn, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    What are people's thoughts on these?

    About 18 months ago I had a guy reverse into me at some lights (lane was blocked ahead and he wanted to get round it and needed more room) no damage but my insurance was notified of a claim that I'd driven into him. Luckily I had the dashcam footage to prove it.

    Since then I've put them in all my cars, including the mrs one as well (I have a great bit of footage of her being an idiot and moving into a lane packed with ice everyone was keeping out of, and spinning her little Peugeot - luckily she was fine and didn't hit anything). But now I'm considering putting them in the Z...

    I know people like to keep their cars original but is the extra security worth it? After all the good ones do act as an alarm camera etc as well if anything is stolen or broken into whilst parked and back the videos up in the cloud. And if anything does happen you have evidence of idiots on the road.

    Is it worth considering them in a classic car? Or is that blasphemy...


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  2. racer

    racer
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    Interesting. Witch cameras do you use?
     
  3. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    I use the Blackview series - specifically the DR650S-2CH with cloud and parking modes on my daily driver


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  4. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    It all depends on whether or not they're ever needed! if you had a minor incident as you did - it was invaluable I bet.

    If it's not too obvious I can't see any reason why not. All these installations are reversible.
     
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    I run a very basic one with a revolving recording in my work van (the most miles I'll ever do in a year in a vehicule) - so many idiots on the road doing stupid stunts and I didn't see why I or my company should pay for someone else's antics.
     
  6. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    They just stick on the windscreen don't they ?
     
  7. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    They can do, but the trick is the wiring. In my other cars they are hard wired into the fuse box - I'm not sure if this is even possible on a Z yet, but don't want to be using the cigarette lighter to power things.


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  8. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Nothing wrong with the ciggie lighter if :

    a) the car has been rewired or checked
    b) you plug it via a multiprise with in-line fuse
     
  9. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    I was more thinking that it's easy to disconnect or use for something else and forget and cables get in the way - practicalities rather than safety!!


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  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    How do you plug in your iphone/coyote/gps ?
     
  11. yellowz

    yellowz
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    That made me chuckle. I'm only guessing but I think most people who drive these cars get by quite well without an iphone -what is a coyote? - gps anywhere near the car!

    Mine hasn't even got a cigarette lighter in it!
     
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  12. Jon_Flynn

    Jon_Flynn
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    What's a coyote? The wild animal? Not letting that near my Z.

    Don't change my phone in the Z tbh - and I carry round one of those 20,000mah batteries that packs enough of a punch to jumpstart the car if needed. Got one in each motor to be on the safe side, and as a plus it can charge my phone or other device when needed.


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  13. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    So, any others fitted dashcams - some feedback without having to spend a fortune !

    I only need a forward vue version.

    Thanks.
     
  14. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    I started a Thread on this, I'll find it tomorrow. I have one and I bought my 3 kids one last Christmas.
     
  15. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    That's cruel. I bet they have to fight over who uses it. I'd have bought them one each to be honest. ;)
     
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  16. franky

    franky
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    Maybe he doesn't like two of them?
     
  17. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Did you please ?
     
  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

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