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Which dash cams do owners recommend?  Really want one that is hidden behind the rear view mirror if possible.

 

Many thanks in advance as ever :thumbs:

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Most do fit there. I bought one for £25 off ebay and it does a pretty good job. It was recommended in a number of magazines as the budget option. Other brands like Nextbase etc. seem to come highly rated. I am planning to upgrade at some point but havent yet.

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I've had a nextbase one fitted , have it hard wired in as well to save you struggling to switch on and off when buried behind rear view mirror

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1 minute ago, Whitevanman said:

I've had a nextbase one fitted , have it hard wired in as well to save you struggling to switch on and off when buried behind rear view mirror

Now that sounds like a plan. How much was the installation if you don't mind me asking?

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a mate of mine did it for a coffee and a bacon sarny took him 10mins, would of took me a morning to do it thou.... cant remember how much I paid for the hard wire kit(between £10-£20 I think).

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Halfords do it all in for 120ish I think, Autocentre or the store. I have the Next Base 312 and its great. 

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Here you go.

http://www.halfords.com/technology/dash-cams/dash-cams/nextbase-dash-cam-112

 

just push the wiring between the headlining and your windscreen from the mounting point to your driver side window column. Push it in behind there with a blunt instrument then run it under your sill cover, behind your seat to your charger point. Job done.

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I've had a few now, and in the Z I hate having anything on display so I've got a Koonlung K1S (but had endless problems with it, don't recommend it!). In the truck and the other half's car I have DDPai M6+'s and these have been utterly flawless and great image quality. I find all the ones with screens on them and flashy lights quite irritating and massive in the window. I'd also recommend the DDPai Mini 2. People moan about the DDPai software and wifi connection but it seems largely because they don't understand how to use a phone.

 

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1 hour ago, coyoteboy said:

I've had a few now, and in the Z I hate having anything on display so I've got a Koonlung K1S (but had endless problems with it, don't recommend it!). In the truck and the other half's car I have DDPai M6+'s and these have been utterly flawless and great image quality. I find all the ones with screens on them and flashy lights quite irritating and massive in the window. I'd also recommend the DDPai Mini 2. People moan about the DDPai software and wifi connection but it seems largely because they don't understand how to use a phone.

 

Thanks mate. Those are a couple of cams I have not come across before. Will check them out :thumbs:

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Thinking of getting one of the NextBase with a hardwire kit - Where is the recommended permanent live to tie the kit into?

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16 hours ago, nissanjuke said:

HALFORDS supply and fit nextbase dashcams, my pal got one fitted and they done a good job.:teeth:

Nice things about Halfords? Beautiful lol

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1 hour ago, Bikeracer said:

Just going to fit these blackvue front and rear cameras this weekend.

 

http://www.halfords.com/technology/dash-cams/dash-cams/blackvue-dr750s-2ch-dash-cam

 

New to 370z ownership so need to find the fuse box etc to hardware in. Anyone done this and know which fuse to tap into?

 

Thanks

Phew, that's a pricey bit of kit !. Will be interested in your thoughts once you get it installed. Also very interested in any hints as to the fuse box and which to use:thumbs:

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26 minutes ago, tspar said:

Phew, that's a pricey bit of kit !. Will be interested in your thoughts once you get it installed. Also very interested in any hints as to the fuse box and which to use:thumbs:

I’ve got the same set up in my Porsche 911 turbo, really impressed with it.

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Exactly what I use too, utterly superb bits of kit that you know you can rely on. 

 

I just plugged mine into the cigar lighter though as I’m lazy :lol: 

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What is the main function and your reason for a dash cam in your car

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11 minutes ago, zedz said:

What is the main function and your reason for a dash cam in your car

Crash evidence.

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On 15/01/2018 at 19:59, tspar said:

Crash evidence.

I was looking for a camcorder for myself which would do more than that.

 

I found an old thread with the video link below.

 

I think car design, functions and features have come a long way but alas not with cam security in a wider sense.

 

When you think of how much you can pay for a car, how much of that includes built-in all around camcorders?

 

I don't know of a car which has that right up to the 1 million pound Bugatti.

 

The video shows the abuse your car can go through whilst having a service, this employee drives someone else's car like he has stolen it.

 

I have had this kind of thing happen to me and I find it very irritating that I have paid so much for a car that I care for to find someone driving it who could not afford it.

 

An all-around dash cam is what I am looking for which will also catch the bastard who scratches it.

 

 

 

 

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I bought a Nextbase Duo Twin Cam about new year. Got it in the sale at Currys PC World reduced from £200 to £160. AS name suggests, it has 140 degree front cam and 50mm zoom for rear, though for some reason they are both rotatable through 180 degrees? It cost me £81 to get the thing hard wired, so you can't see the wires and it is connected to the internal fuse and comes on and off with the car. It can be set up to record if the car is knocked while parked, but I always take it out in case some git brakes the window to nick it and it is quite visible.

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