Dashcam?

Thinking of getting a Dashcam

  1. Anyone use one and is it worth it?
  2. Which ones are the best?
  3. Are they easy to fit?

I’d like to hardwire it and get front a rear camera’s.
Cheers

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I’d like one too, it’s getting silly out there……

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  1. Yes and yes unless you are with Admiral.
  2. Nextbase
  3. most of them run off a 12V socket, so the only thing to sort is cable routing.

Yes that’s why I want one the standards of driving are not great anymore

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I have one in the car which was fitted by the previous owner. It is a Kenwood thing and pretty poor really. It is hard wired and the camera itself has a proprietary power socket otherwise I would change it for a Nextbase that I had for the previous car. The Next base is a far superior instrument which allows for exposure tweaking (something I have found useful).

The reason I wanted one was because of poor standards of driving. I first got one when my 18 year old past her test and I could foresee that if she was involved in a collision it was almost inevitable the other side would blame her (young and inexperienced etcetera) and I wanted to counter that if possible. I have never had need to use the recordings but it is nice to think they might be useful. Whether the recordings would be useful is a whole different matter but if yu haven’t got them the issue is moot.

My Nextbase came with a 12v plug for car’s power socket and for an extra £15 a hard wire kit was available. Wiring it up to the fusebox was easy enough. The hardest part is routing the cable behind the A pillar trim. I think Halfords will fit them for about £50. Might be worth it so that if anything goes wrong they get to put it right.

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Only caveat is that if you are involved in an RTA it can also be used in evidence against you. So a bit of a double edged sword if your driving is not as good as you may think it is.
Just make sure the sd card is easily accessible. Sorry ossifer I took it out as I needed it for my recent obsession with Mongolian throat singing and Bocarina nose flute duets. Shame.

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