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was thinking of getting a dashcam

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Archamedes, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Archamedes

    Archamedes Busy Member

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    Been seeing a hell of a lot of youtube clips lately of people capturing accidents and stuff from a dashcam while driving down the road. I was surprised how cheap they actually are, found a bunch on ebay for £25 and think they could be very useful. I am not interested in buying one just in the hope I can catch a car crash and make a viral video, but a friend of mine has one and it saved him a hell of a lot of crap while in Luton the other day.

    He was parked behind a car at the traffic lights waiting for them to turn green, suddenly the car in front reversed hard and bashed into the front of my mates car causing damage to his lights and breaking off his number plate. The guy got out and was all "Hey, you drove into the back of my car, you wrote my car off, and your insurance company is going to pay up, blah blah blah."

    The good thing about dashcams is they also record audio and this accusation was clearly audible on the video. My mate (off screen) is heard to say "mate, look over there... you see that? That is a dashcam, it has recorded everything that happened and I am now going to call the police."

    After a few exchanged words of disagreement, the guy still claimed he was hit up the arse and not at fault. When the police turned up looked at the tape and did some investigating, it turned out this guy and all his family were part of a ring of fraudsters who deliberatly reverse into cars and blame the driver, because 9 times out of 10 the car behind is usually always at fault. They all took it in turns to do it and sometimes their other family members would act as independant witness's who would back up the story of the driver in front, so the poor sod behind would always lose when the insurance companies were informed. Its all going to court soon, so I cant wait to hear about what happens, so I think having a dashcam could be very important in the event of an accident or crash.
     
  2. Donki Oaty

    Donki Oaty Where's the time going?

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    Reminds me of this guy.


    [video=youtube;QSiBVTtrS1w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSiBVTtrS1w&sns=em[/video]
     
  3. Irvysan

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    If you have an android phone there is free software for this in the market :)

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
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    Just watched the video, I think they are a good idea but he looked like he was always looking for it!? Fair enough 70% were the drivers fault!


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    just got one off ebay,, IR ,,for night,, i wonder if it will help lamping ?
     
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    I had a roadhawk fitted after an incident on a roundabout. For 12 months there was nothing of interest. However, my car was at Renault Birmingham for a £200 service. When I got home I played the footage back to see that they returned the car to the parking bay after 16 minutes of being on the ramp. They did not even change the oil or filter. They then left it for five hours before calling me to say it was "now" ready. I sent the footage off to Renault UK who bent over backwards in hospitality and refunded my money so it paid for the roadhawk. Interestingly insurers aren't giving discounts where they are fitted. Yet Towergate (insurer) insist that all their fleet vehicles have them fitted!!
     
  7. bradleymarky

    bradleymarky Keyboard Hero

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    Ive just phoned my insurance company about these cameras.
    "me" i was wondering if i fit a dashboard cam in my car will my policy be adjusted
    "him" i will find out for please hold for 2 minutes....9 minutes later
    "him" it will not affect your policy
    "me"so my insurance wont go down if i have one
    "him" no it will be unchanged but let us know if you have one fitted
    "me"no i wont......goodbye

    what a waste of time
     
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    because they are a new thing i dont think they will make any difference to your insurance at the moment, but when more cars use them and they are proved to be an open/shut case as far as an accident is concerned they may do in the future, because it saves them a lot of work when it comes to the investigation
     
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    I wouldn't be without mine I think they are a good idea :thumb: ......................... :coffee:
     
  10. Pinpoint

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    I bet they did. Did you get free servicing next year as well? Publicity like that is the last thing a company wants.
     
  11. Pinpoint

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    Lol, that sounds familiar and I bet they will use it as an excuse not to pay out if you do crash as you havent declared it.
     
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    i bought one for off road biking as i was sick and tired of explaining the crashes i had seen to folk i thought showing them would be better got it set it up worked great until you tried using it whilst riding the damn thing never seemed to record a thing yet if i was stood still or walking around it would record all day long i got that fed up i ran over it on my bike
     
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    Do they just film from start to finish? Guess after each trip you can just wipe memory?
     
  14. Pinpoint

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    Cant you just do that with your phone? Turn it round and press record. Mine can record for several hours so should be more than enough. At the end of the delivery just press delete.
     
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    Yeh but im normally using my phone for sat navigation/ music all at the same time. There are a few dual cam ones, filming front and back. Quite a good idea for someone like my dad who does 120mile round trip to work from rugby to darby each day!

    Sent using my Nokia 3310
     
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    it depends on the size of your sd card, they can be on a 10 minute loop, when the card is full, it erases and starts again. Naturally if you capture something of interest, you can stop it from filming or change the card.

    Mobile phones can work, but i have usually found that most phones have a problem with motion, they blur up very easily and dashcams usually have night time ir settings too.
     
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    That is the biggest problem as I have an iphone connector that allows me to control it through the steering wheel, I dont really want it on the dash but there must be a cheap camcorder that does the same thing that can be fitted around the rear view mirror or something.
     
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    They record on a loop, you can set it for 5, 10 or 15 minute.

    My thoughts are this.
    I have mine in case of an incident not to record a jorney.
    I have mine set on a 5 minute loop (it's a one GB sd card I think it last 45 minutes or more) anything that happens is in the last few seconds then you stop or pull over & stop the camera after sorting things out. I carry a spare card just in case hth ...................... :coffee:
     
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    Which one do you have?
     
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    The roadhawk loops on a 4Gb sd card. In the event of a "shock" it will bank the 10 seconds prior to the shock and 30 seconds after. So even if it loops the "shocks" are saved. You can dial in the tolerances for setting off a shock (g-force). When you play back the footage it displays a second screen that integrates with googlemaps so you can see where you are/were at the time of a journey. It also shows speed/g-force etc so it can incriminate the driver if you run out of talent. I got rid of the Renault after this; once bitten etc.
     

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