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Old 07-15-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default How many of you (non-LEOs) have dashcams in your vehicle?

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1. Why did you put one in your car?

2. What kind did you get?
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:47 AM   #2
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Been thinking about putting one in my truck for a while now. I'm anxious to see the responses


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Old 07-15-2017, 09:28 AM   #3
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I've thought about it only because I do a lot of traveling and see some funny stuff on the road
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:53 AM   #4
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I've got one, use it when doing surveillance and stuff. I really need to use it all the time, because I've missed some cool stuff along the highway.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:01 AM   #5
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I've got one, use it when doing surveillance and stuff. I really need to use it all the time, because I've missed some cool stuff along the highway.
A LEO buddy of mine says he has seen things that still don't have an explanation. He didn't get them on dash cam.

There was one interesting sighting I had and unfortunately didn't have a reliable, clear method to record it. Still am unsure just exactly what I saw.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:17 AM   #6
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I'm debating getting one. Too many liars and scumbags out there. When someone hits me I don't want it to be my word against theirs.

Do they record just forward? How long can they record? And can they record while the car is off?
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:20 AM   #7
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Been thinking about putting one in my truck for a while now. I'm anxious to see the responses


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Same here. Been thinking of slapping my GoPro on the dash...


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Old 07-15-2017, 10:25 AM   #8
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I bought a new Toyota Tacoma and the factory windshield comes standard with a forward facing GoPro mount. Have thought about putting mine up when driving through the mountains... you know.. in case I see a black panther cross the road, I can post the story/vid on here have have folks nay-say it
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:27 AM   #9
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We have 3. One in the delivery truck and one in each of our cars. Have not caught any thing cool yet. They record out the windshield and the driver and drivers window. Sound and video.
I call them argument stoppers. A month back the SIL got hit by a lady that swerved into her lane. The cop took one look and gave the lady the ticket. She decided to fight it and my SIL lost a day of work last week going to court to testify. The dash cam would of ended the argument.
We have these, and I am ordering one for the SIL this morning.

https://www.amazon.com/Lowpricenice-...=r300+dash+cam
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:30 AM   #10
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[quote=RiverRat1;12575353]I'm debating getting one. Too many liars and scumbags out there. When someone hits me I don't want it to be my word against theirs.

Do they record just forward? How long can they record? And can they record while the car is off?[/QUOTE]

No they record the driver and his window also. They go forever. I try to pull the cards every 4 months to delete them. Ours turn off when the car is off. Guess you could rig it to keep running..........
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:31 AM   #11
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I'm tuned in as well. I have had a couple of instances of maniacs on the road, one time so bad that I called the police. Police came and well... not a **** thing happened other than the LEO basically dismissed the whole thing and told me to be on my way after bowing up on me for questioning his investigation, or lack thereof (with the highest level of politeness).

If I had a tape of the ***hole nearly causing a collision on I-35 at 70 mph by driving recklessly (to put it mildly), maybe things would have been different.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:32 AM   #12
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We have them on all the vehicles. If we would have had it on the signs car at the time of his wreck it would have saves a lot of time and money. They catch all kinds of things happening on the road around you.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:40 AM   #13
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A LEO buddy of mine says he has seen things that still don't have an explanation. He didn't get them on dash cam.

There was one interesting sighting I had and unfortunately didn't have a reliable, clear method to record it. Still am unsure just exactly what I saw.
Was it a black panther? Go ahead and say it. Nobody is going to question it.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:48 AM   #14
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A LEO buddy of mine says he has seen things that still don't have an explanation. He didn't get them on dash cam.

There was one interesting sighting I had and unfortunately didn't have a reliable, clear method to record it. Still am unsure just exactly what I saw.
Two of my best, when I was an officer: 1) completed a traffic stop on the highway and was talking to two other officers. Saw a car take the exit at a high rate of speed and I told them, that guy is going to run the red light. He did and T-Boned a car. 2) The other was a fire call and caught a car explode, shooting flames and parts everywhere.

Oh, I guess there was one other LoL. A police chase where the lady opened the car at about 50-mph and she jumped out of the driver's side and rolled across the highway. Didn't kill her.....
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:53 AM   #15
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You can see it is a split screen video. If you are being a jerk it will catch you.
The bracket is not great with Texas heat and 2 rubber bands fix the problem.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:25 AM   #16
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I used to drive with one all the time. It was a company owned truck so I bought it invade anything ever happened I need to put it back in the new car

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Old 07-15-2017, 11:30 AM   #17
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You can see it is a split screen video. If you are being a jerk it will catch you.
The bracket is not great with Texas heat and 2 rubber bands fix the problem.
I'm wondering if more people had these and caught themselves on video road raging or being a horse's backside if they would adjust their attitude.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:38 AM   #18
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Go Here: http://www.techmoan.com/what-is-the-best-dashcam/

I use the Transcend 220, great camera, I am looking at the new Asus as well, I really like that one.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:39 AM   #19
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I have a go pro
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:37 PM   #20
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I've thought about it only because I do a lot of traveling and see some funny stuff on the road
Same here. I drive about 40k miles/year and I've seen some horrifying and hilarious things. Each time one of those events happens I swear to myself that I'm going to buy a dashcam. Still haven't pulled the trigger..

Most recent event was passing a guy on a winding East Texas road as he was riding a unicycle while wearing overalls.
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:48 PM   #21
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Same here. I drive about 40k miles/year and I've seen some horrifying and hilarious things. Each time one of those events happens I swear to myself that I'm going to buy a dashcam. Still haven't pulled the trigger..

Most recent event was passing a guy on a winding East Texas road as he was riding a unicycle while wearing overalls.
Of course it was east Texas.
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:51 PM   #22
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Was it a black panther? Go ahead and say it. Nobody is going to question it.
Wasn't any of the usual things discussed on here. Strange objects in the sky. Not UFO's. Other people saw them as well. Never heard if anyone captured them on video. I couldn't figure out what they were nor an explanation. Bright, sunny day.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:14 PM   #23
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I bought a new Toyota Tacoma and the factory windshield comes standard with a forward facing GoPro mount. Have thought about putting mine up when driving through the mountains... you know.. in case I see a black panther cross the road, I can post the story/vid on here have have folks nay-say it
man you know there ain't no black panthers in the mountains,, they have a limited range in east Texas and never leave it!
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:24 PM   #24
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I use an app on my iphone.
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Old 07-16-2017, 05:40 PM   #25
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I use an app on my iphone.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:36 PM   #26
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I use camonroad. Not sure about now but when I loaded the app it was free. Probably still is free. You can put it in the cloud to the web and view it on another device like a home computer. It also stores locally on the app.

I think they make their money in selling you space. You get 2 gigs free on the cloud but I just re-record over my old videos. It has various settings such as a 2 minute recording or a 5 minute recording and at what resolution.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:40 PM   #27
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Also, they changed servers is a couple of months back. It was a fairly high rated app but when they change servers they updated to the new version and I don’t think it has any rating yet. If you are going to try it, make sure you download the new version. I just checked and it is still free.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:22 PM   #28
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I bought one off Amazon. DBPower is the brand, under $45. Works great! I have it set to power up when the car starts it writes a file every 5 minutes and overwrites the oldest. I've caught some pretty good stuff but on the camera it doesn't look as dramatic as in the windshield. I bought it to have a visual record in case of accident. This one is my third one. I hardly ever view the files, but it's there if I need it.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:40 PM   #29
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In case of accidents, front forward only.

I have this one.

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:44 PM   #30
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Wish I had one, Saturday afternoon headed home from the Sam Rayburn I T-boned a woman that turned right in front of me. Would have been good to have on video.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:52 PM   #31
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I wear it on my middle finger while driving.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:58 PM   #32
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I recall about 2 or 3 years ago a cement truck ran a red light in College Station and was T-boned. The mixer came off, almost hitting a minivan with the dash cam. Pretty wild to see it, but the cement truck driver swore he did not run the red light. It was one person's word against another until the mini-van driver showed the video.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:06 PM   #33
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I do it because I used to ride motorcycles. I had two motorcycles and no car. Only car we had was my wife's car. I hated driving. Anyway, back to the question. I record because it's a habit that carried over from all my years of riding. I've caught some pretty cool stuff while riding and some funny footage as well. It's mainly for insurance purposes. I have the GoPro3 White and Silver Edition and the new GoPro5 Black.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:15 PM   #34
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Nope, not me. The last thing I want is another self induced electronic babysitter.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:34 PM   #35
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I am forced to have on in my company truck. I mainly set it off by braking too hard but big bumps will set it off, turning too fast ect. I hate it, it "records" all the time but if you have an "event" it will capture the previous 30 seconds and the next 30 seconds. it uploads every night at 2am.

It does have a manual option and I have used it a couple times when I think something cool is about to happen but ive never caught anything.

I set it off one time hitting it with my cap trying to swat at a bee in the truck.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #36
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I have mixed feelings with this and GPS tracking technology. They could work in your favor just as quickly as they could be used against you.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:35 PM   #37
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It seems like having one would create one more reason for a dirt bag to break in to my truck???
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:02 PM   #38
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I am going to get them placed on my truck and the wives car. you can have them hardwired in and to start when you turn on the vehicle and they turn off when you turn off you car. You can not argue with a video of proof. Plus it is a reminder to not drive like a jack you know what!
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:11 PM   #39
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I have one in my work vehicle, because I had a guy call in and say, I attempted to run him off the road, it was clear he was driving on the shoulder and through a merge lane cutting folks off, I won..!!!!! and my vehicle has company marking all over..
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