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dashcam, do you use one?

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  1. raisingveg

    raisingveg Active Member

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    I never ever drive with out one on our car and truck on my defender I have one front and back 27 quid from ebay full 1080p cant beat it
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    is it easy to install the hardwire kit?

    how much you got it for mate?
     
  3. landyzoner

    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    was it easy to wire it up?
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    which dashcam you got mate?
     
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    Two wires off the back of the fag socket
     
  6. landyzoner

    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    is it available on android and is it a free app?
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    you got a link to the one you got?
     
  8. gstuart

    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Hi mate

    Moved the reply into one place :D


    Funny enough just got a dashcam, nextbase 512 GW, bought the hardwire kit and intend to install it myself

    Got that one as it has Bluetooth so easy to download the videos via my iPad

    Will run it off my aux battery via a separate 4 x way fuse box so when it’s parked up doesn’t take any power from my main battery

    Haven’t decided yet is it’s worth linking in a rear camera as well

     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Hi

    Will be a little more complicated as I won’t be installing it straight off the interior fuse box , or cig lighter

    Ran some 33 amp wires already from my aux battery to my upper glove box, got to then install a new fuse box into the glove box, will then run the hardwire kit from the fuse box to the dashcam

    Parents treated me to the dashcam , think there around £120 , am looking at around at some of the D4 rear view mirrors as they have a high beam assist sensor on the back of there mirrors , so toying of the idea to remove the sensor and mounting the dashcam there
     
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    any chance of getting a link?
     
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    I was given a Nextbase as a present & hard wired it in myself using an ignition live found under the dash of my RRC (not wanting to interfere with the fuse box) If you use the cigarette socket on older vehicles you'll find that the dashcam supplied plug is a very loose fit, obviously specs. have changed over the years.
    Halfrauds charge £30 to do the job (plus the HW kit) & you need to pre-book the work.
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    yea that sounds like a plan
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    thats not bad for £30
     
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    You must have a very rare iPad or dash cam 512 to be able them to communicate via Bluetooth, standard Nextbase communication protocol is WiFi. Not Bluetooth.
    Transferring files from the camera to an iPad is painfully slow, as u know, if there’s two files for each recording when recording in HD1440 resolution, quicker to remove the card and copy it to a computer.

    I’ve been playing around with dash cams for the last five years or so, I’ve had a few of the eBay versions, but either the battery has failed or they corrupt the memory card so I finally purchase my sixth camera a Nextbase 412 last year for the disco and it works very well and importantly without any issues what ever card I’ve used (remembering that some cards don’t handle repeated film re-recording therefore no manufacturers will give a warranty if used in a dash cams.
    Hopefully I’m on to a winner as went I purchased two more for both my car and wife’s car they use the accessory socket with the power supply included in the box although the wiring goes up behind the A pillar covers to the camera.

    A 16Gb card can hold 2 hours or there about of recording depending on the resolution.
     
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    Personally wouldn't have one, each to their own.

    Surprised some people can actually have a clear view out the windscreen they have so much **** in front of them.
     
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    how do you rate the ebay ones compared to the nextbase 412?
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    its just a matter if you can arsed having one or not, so yea your right mate each to their own :)
     
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    Probably and yes.
     
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    landyzoner Well-Known Member

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    nice one
     
  20. fucmeitsandy

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    Nextbase in mine, tucked up in front of rear view mirror . Don't even notice it now . Just stuck the old cheapo one in the back window , stops tail gaters !
     
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