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    I use one, it doesn't need setting up each time, I run a cable round the interior trim so it comes on when the engine is started. I remove it when in public car parks etc, it's just a clip like any sat nav.
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    I don't currently drive, but if I eventually do in the future I will most definitely buy a dashcam. Excellent support for insurance claims and such, plus I've heard of many drivers get themselves out of hot water because of dashcam footage.
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    I will be getting a dashcam when I can drive to prove that I'm not the dangerous driver :auto:
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    (Original post by James A)
    Just wanted to gather opinions from younger drivers (majority demographic on TSR) regarding the use of dashcams as I'll be shortly writing a piece for TSR about why younger drivers should consider investing in a dashcam..... so I'll be keeping this thread as short as possible.


    To anyone that doesn't know what a 'dashcam' is (short for dashboard camera), it's a small camera which you can attach to the front window of the car from the inside and therefore record the road ahead. I use this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-Dr.../dp/B00GRYT5QI and I've been impressed with the quality of the footage.


    The rationale behind using one:
    If you end up in a crash, you then have evidence of what happened ---> insurers can see that you were not at fault and therefore you keep your insurance costs (premiums) intact. It's a well known fact that younger drivers have really high insurance costs and therefore it's important to prevent those costs from rising even more after an accident!

    Provided of course that you didn't cause the crash :ninja:, insurers widely accept dashcam footage as evidence for a claim---> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32622126




    Would you feel safer with a dashcam after watching this video?

    Do you guys think it's worth the hassle of setting up the camera every time for the sake of saving your insurance incase you end up in a crash which wasn't your fault? :hmmm:

    Post below and I will use some replies here to base my article around!
    Yo James!

    Im in the middle of getting two x Mobius dash cams. It will cost around £300 once every thing is installed (Installation is £139 ) - but hardwired straight in to the fuse box
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    (Original post by The_Internet)
    Yo James!

    Im in the middle of getting two x Mobius dash cams. It will cost around £300 once every thing is installed (Installation is £139 ) - but hardwired straight in to the fuse box
    Getting a dashcam hardwired is the best approach, no need to mess around with plugging in stuff into the cig socket everytime.

    You gonna be leaving the dashcam in the car all the time?
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    (Original post by James A)
    Getting a dashcam hardwired is the best approach, no need to mess around with plugging in stuff into the cig socket everytime.

    You gonna be leaving the dashcam in the car all the time?
    As it's a Mobius hell yeah. Nice and small little things I was going to get one of these:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/KOONLUNG-K1S...words=K1s+dual

    However the good people at "dashcamtalk" have told me to stay away, as there are many issues with the K1s' camera

    I now know almost every thing I have to buy, EXCEPT this "add a fuse" thing I need to buy

    2x Mobius New Version Wide Angle Lens C2 1080P HD Mini Action Camera
    http://eu.banggood.com/Wholesale-War...Uk-985644.html

    (Yes, the site sounds dodgy, but it's an authorised Mobius re-seller and it's cheap)

    2 x Original & Strong Super Capacitor For The Mobius Action Sport Camera New Quality
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271943417600

    2 x Nextbase Dash Cam Plug & Play Car Camera Hardwire Kit Compatible with 12-24Vdc
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400995021444

    2 x Car Windshield Suction Cup Mount Holder for Mobius Action Cam #16 Car Key Camera
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181166005622

    2 x Kingston (32GB) microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I 45MB/s Read Card with Adapter (Only do need Class 4, as it doesn't do any higher speeds, but hey the class 10 is cheaper than class 4)
    http://www.kikatek.com/P684200/SDC10...oSDXC-Class-10

    2 x Add-A-Circuit Mini Blade Fuse Holder 20amp (Though Im not too sure about what to get here, and I think I need to ask some other people on another forum)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Add---Circui...rds=Add+a+Fuse

    1 x Nationwide Dashcam Installation (Dual camera)
    http://www.carcamerashop.co.uk/natio...tallation.html
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    I intend to get one once I've got a new source of income sorted. Didn't want the hassle of fitting one to this car, but its better that I fix the faults it has than buying something else when I've just been made unemployed.

    Will be hard wiring it into ignition, may end up with front and rear cameras I think. Don't want anything stuck to the screen either.
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    (Original post by dhr90)
    I intend to get one once I've got a new source of income sorted. Didn't want the hassle of fitting one to this car, but its better that I fix the faults it has than buying something else when I've just been made unemployed.

    Will be hard wiring it into ignition, may end up with front and rear cameras I think. Don't want anything stuck to the screen either.
    Hence the suction cup things. Tbh, it means that if I move car, I can remove all the actual hardware, and then I just have to pay for the (expensive) installation. Oh and the hardwiring kit I guess
 
 
 
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