Dash cams advice

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Dash cams advice

Post by RaVolVoR » Sat May 14, 2016 12:54 pm

I'm investigating the installation of a front/rear camera system (with movement sensor) to capture the car park bandits for my F Pace that's due soon.

I had hoped the jaguar 360 camera system would serve this function (which it doesn't as far as I can tell) but anyway its too late now I'm past the change date on my order (delivery due early July). Now looking at aftermarket camera kits, my preferred choice so far is a Blackvue DR650-2Ch system it does the above plus acts as usual evidence gatherer in collisions etc.

Probably early days yet but has anyone done anything similar? Or can anyone recommend a supplier/fitter of these kits or better in SE London?
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by Pacer » Sat May 14, 2016 1:24 pm

I have a Thinkware f750 dash cam fitted in my RRsport at present no issues works well..
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by Ruski » Sat May 14, 2016 3:14 pm

The RAC online shop sells the one mentioned above and they will come to you and hard wire fit them. The price for the F750 fitted is £350
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by RaVolVoR » Sat May 14, 2016 3:30 pm

Pacer wrote:I have a Thinkware f750 dash cam fitted in my RRsport at present no issues works well..
Ruski wrote:The RAC online shop sells the one mentioned above and they will come to you and hard wire fit them. The price for the F750 fitted is £350

Thanks both of you I shall investigate. The blackvue is two separate cameras one for the rear which I think given the small rear window could be beneficial. But thanks for the RAC tip too.
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by RaVolVoR » Sat May 14, 2016 4:13 pm

Thinkware F750 also has dual camera option, so this looks like a good choice to me, reviews of camera good, RAC fitting less so, but its probably down to the person who turns up.
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by AndyS » Sat May 14, 2016 6:43 pm

I invested in a Blackvue two camera system a year or so ago, after a lorry drove across the back of my wife's Peugeot RCZ when on motorway and somehow got away with denying hitting her!

They are not cheap, but a terrific piece of kit, and I'll be installing a similar system into my F Pace when it arrives.
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by Ruski » Sat May 14, 2016 8:47 pm

RaVolVoR wrote:Thinkware F750 also has dual camera option, so this looks like a good choice to me, reviews of camera good, RAC fitting less so, but its probably down to the person who turns up.
Yes but as the camera is at the front of the car facing rear wards you don't get that as good a video should something happen as you are filming yourself and the back of the car (rear passengers) and the a smallish rear window on the FP. So if you are fussy, a 2 camera system is a must as it will catch much more detail should the unfortunate happen (accident/vandalism). Don't have any experience of RAC fitting and can't find any reviews online of them fitting dash cams, I usually use my local independent specialist car hi-if outlet but not many left as all cars have in built stereo systems. Can't imagine much can go wrong with someone reasonably competent hard wiring a dash cam, have done it myself plenty of times in the past.
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by Pacer » Sun May 15, 2016 4:14 am

You can get the Thinkware F750 as a kit front and rear camera or individually ..
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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by javeyhebditch » Sun May 15, 2016 7:56 am

I have had a Mi-Witness camera fitted to my existing car for the last couple of years.
It has a front and rear camera and works very well.

I have had a look at the BlackVue camera, but some of the reviews say that it isn't DAB compatible and can interfere with the radio reception.


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Re: Dash cams advice

Post by RaVolVoR » Sun May 15, 2016 9:12 am

Both blackvue dr650 and thinkware f750 do actually come as two units for front and rear mounting. The rear window size is definitely a limiting factor for single cameras that have front and rear lenses.
I am concerned about the installation as I want the cameras to be as inobtrusive as possible with little wire showing. Finding power supply will be issue too.

Also the FPace portfolio has panoramic roof so hiding wires going to be a challenge!
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