Cars & Motorbikes anyone use Dashcam?

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  1. Eric Wu

    Eric Wu Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    hi PCers

    saw lots of cars in my areas have Dashcams, just curious whether you use dashcam and what is your experience with them?

    thought it be be useful in an accident.

    cheers
     
  2. Lemmy a fiver

    Lemmy a fiver Well-Known Member

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    I don't have one Eric,
    But regularly check out vids posted on Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page.

    Some of them posted scare the pants off me at times.
     
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  3. Ace in the Hole

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    I want to get one, any recommendations ?
     
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  4. Eric Wu

    Eric Wu Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    thanks @Lemmy a fiver , just went on the FB site and had a look, scary stuff.
     
  5. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle anywhere and everywhere... Premium Member

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    We recently bought one, we bought 1 of the only 2 models recommended by Choice. The two things that it does well compared to many is have a wide angle image, and good night images. I forget the make and model info though. Here's a pic of it. 20180114_174348.jpg
     
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    Looks like it takes up a lot of window space - danger, Will, danger.

    I think they will turn out to be a fad.
     
  7. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle anywhere and everywhere... Premium Member

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    I think there's still plenty of window realestate available and it starts up and shuts down without us needing to touch it. So we just let it run.
     
  8. TMNT

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    Yes I purchased one about 6 months ago after I got Side swiped by a truck who denied it and tried to make my life difficult.
    Haven't had to use it. But I've hidden mine behind my mirror and don't even notice it.

    One day if I need to use it. It will be a life saver.

    Wasn't that expensive either.
    I chose mine based. On user reviews
     
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    Been using them regularly for 5+ years, and definitely worth it. If you are looking for an inexpensive solution i would recommend something like the G1WC (~$50).,next up from that would be an A119C for about $100. They would be more than capable for most people.

    If you wanted to spend a bit more something like the Street Guardian range of dash cams are 200+ but very well supported.
     
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  10. ShireBoy

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    I've got one in each of our cars. Paid for itself when I was t-boned through an intersection last year. Other party were arguing the facts. Would've been their word against mine without my witness (which I didn't need anyway since I had the footage).
    Viofo A119S was the current best bang-for-buck, and still pretty much is
    See a list of current models with reviews here:
    DashCamTalk
     
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    I also got the Viofo A119S which is around $90

    No need to go top of the line but don't scrimp on the cheap ones...make sure they are bright and clear enough to read number plates at a distance especially at night

    An absolute must nowadays since everyone is on their phones half the time while driving. I was also the victim of an insurance scam a few years ago which prompted me to get one
     
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  12. Eric Wu

    Eric Wu Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    bought a Viofo A119, comes with GPS thing as well. :)
     
  13. Ted Varrick

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    Bought a Navman from JB for about $120 and added a 32gb card into it.

    Hopefully will avoid (Choose your compilation...):-

    Dash Cam Owners Australia
     
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    thats it! I think thats the one I bought too,
    some promo, paid about $95,
    easy to install,

    was a bit hard to get used to at teh start configuring it,

    but once I got used to it I dont even notice its existance,

    knwoing my luck the gps would not be working th eday of an accident so Ido check every now and again, and only once did the cable fall out
     
  15. trinity168

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    For those who have purchased the Viofo A119S, do you mind posting some photos and especially night time ones?

    Are you guys happy with the purchase?

    Thanks.

    Viofo A119S / A119S V2
     
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  16. moyjos

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    Couldn’t tell you what brand of dashcams we have. We have had it for quite a number of years. I check quality every three months or so and it is still fine. Our labour hire company recommended that we have dashcams in all company vehicles.
     
  17. Ted Varrick

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    Here's a good motivation for those who don't have a dashcam...

     
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    I got a dash cam after being in an accident in a T-intersection.
    Someone ran the red and hit my car. The police were at the scene but drove off with no report along with witnesses who may have stayed but didn't because the police were there to move traffic along.

    The insurance then tell me that it is hard to prove a T-intersection unless there is hard evidence. Even if there is a video that has that person saying sorry, means nothing as you could have threatened or forced that scenario.

    so if you don't want to spend money on a dash cam make sure you get a witness with lots of photos.
     
  19. ShireBoy

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    Here's a good load of info for you
    VIOFO A119S | DashCamTalk
     
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    A119S has motion sensor, but what does the above highlighted text mean?

    Thanks. Am reading up on reviews right now and sounds like good value for money.