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Who's using a dash cam?

Leevr Jan 2, 2020

  1. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering who's running a dash cam and which one. Any footage that can be shown? Got a cheap one for Christmas, wired it just into the cigarette charging point see how I get on with it. Love watching the multitude of idiots on YouTube that dont have a clue how to drive.
     
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  3. MCarda

    MCarda Active Member

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    I run a front and rear camera set (Blackvue DR750S) on my A6 Avant and the cameras are brilliant. The downside was that the rear camera feeds off the front cam so I had to run the wire behind the trim through the length of the car. Power feeds off the rear seat center console’s cigarette lighter plug, cable behind the trim of the gear selector/central console, up above pedals, and into an empty compartment and up through the windscreen trim to the cam next to rear view mirror, so semi hardwired.

    Fortunately, haven’t captured any crashes yet but some poor driving definitely.
     
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  4. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    I got front and rear Thinkware Q800 Pro hardwired to the front NS fuse box.
    Rear cam cables are running above headliner to the front dome light area. From there, front camera below rear view mirror.
    Power cables down to fuse box behind A pillar trim.

    Upgraded memory card and have parking mode running and get loads of running time.

    Here's a low light video sample:


    Will check if have any daylight and night time videos or any rear cam ones.

    Love the camera, must say.

    It was another odd £100-£200 more than this one, for the 4K model but for what it is, it's wicked.
     
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  5. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    BTW,
    I got my camera from Thinkware UK's main supplier and have 10% (if not 15%) discount code on anything from them.
    Code is a multiple use so can be abused.

    Will look for it and post it in

    Their technical support is second to none.
     
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  6. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant

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    Just checked and promo code doesn't work. Sorry

    Sent from H P20 PRO
     
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  7. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    I have the Thinkware F770 F/R.
    Was installed in my Q5 and has been re-installed in my M40i X3. Can’t fault it, and not expensive at all at around £220.

    Parking mode works great, and here is some footage of me hitting a small deer a few weeks back (was useful for insurance claim)


     
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  8. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    I’m defo getting cams in both cars, with front and rear facing cams. Will wait until new car arrives then get both vehicles done.
    I’m hopeless with electrics and wiring so will need it installed for me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
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  9. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I did have one in my old bus for a few months last year but not sure it was of any real benefit for my application, its been in my desk draw ever since.
    LV said it had no influence on my insurance premiums either.
    I suppose it's down to individuals really.
     
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  10. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Same here Brian, get mine pro installed
     
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  11. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    I wouldn’t say it would help on premiums at all. But can help with verifying your story or what happened in the case of an accident.
     
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  13. MCarda

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    Absolutely. Can in some cases make the big difference between a payout or not. Also invaluable evidence in case of a hit and run to prove no fault on your part in case the other party disappears into the wind and there is no other account of what happened and you can’t prove yours otherwise.
     
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  14. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    But do insurance companies really rely on dash cam evidence in the claims wether there are witness's or not, i'm not conviced.
    One of my neighboors was hit from rear by a driver recently, the driver then went off the radar, there was cam footage but ins company declined to use it for the claim and he still had to cover the cost even though the cam clearly showed the other driver was in the wrong.
    Ins company was Direct Line that make a big thing about covering drivers in this situation, clearly not the case.
     
  15. MCarda

    MCarda Active Member

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    Surely the ombudsman responsible for the insurance industry can sort something like that out the correct way and be more open minded in what evidence to consider the decision upon? After a time consuming and tedious process, no doubt.
     
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  16. DAN@ADRIAN FLUX

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    Hi.
    Just to let you know that a number of our insurance schemes offer discounts for the fitment of a HD dash cam.
    Regards,
    Dan.
     
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  17. I'm Just Rob.

    I'm Just Rob. Moderating or something, Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    That's handy to know as my LV is due for to expire very soon so may well look for a more competitive quote.

    rob
     
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  18. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member

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    Would it have to hard wired by a professional and have documented proof of fitment sent to Adrian flux to prove fitment. As I'm with adrian flux but just fitted mine over Christmas as it was a gift routed into cigarette charging point.
     
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  19. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    I thought about getting one but knowing my luck it will be used against me for speeding ha,
     
  20. Alistair D

    Alistair D Hey GOOOOD looking

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    Nextbase 312 Gw,all I needed for under £100. Good quality recording. GPS, Wi-Fi, Shock sensor, etc. Hard wired in 15 mins or so. No reduction in Insurance (Elephant)
    Took the speed stamp off later.
     
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  21. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    The one I have is in my sig, works fine after a bit of fine tuning...
     
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  22. Bluepower

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    Running a Xiaomi mai70 pro. does the job perfectly. have no reference to others so can't compare!
     
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  23. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Redhouse Roundabout A92 North @Alistair D ??
     
  24. Alistair D

    Alistair D Hey GOOOOD looking

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    :thumbs up:Part of my commute.
     
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