That dashboard shelf looks like stuff will fall off of it.
No, but seriously, thanks for the pictures! Great job. Are you concerned at all about the angles the camera doesn't cover? I want to do this in my own car (ever since we got hit in that parking lot) (which, btw, was the second time this year that happened!) but I feel like, if I'm not covering all angles, what happens when someone hits me on another side?
(* the other time it happened was in the car we owned before the CMax, and we just so happened to see it go down, but the person almost certainly would've fled the scene if we hadn't. I say this with quite a bit of certainty, based on my experiences with her over the days that followed.) But yeah, point is, twice in only a few months, our car struck and damaged in a parking lot, so I've definitely been giving security cameras a lot of thought. I just wonder if I'm being silly/excessive by wishing I had 3 or 4 of them. So, what are your thoughts on only having 1?
Thanks! Yeah the shelf didn't look like a load bearing structure, so it has 2 microfiber cloths
Sorry about the cars getting hit. Sadly there are inconsiderate people about who don't care about other people's property.
As for the one camera, I'd maybe prefer 2 - one front and one rear (for the tailgaters), but my concern is really the possibility of someone pulling out on me or those who want a new car and like to slam on brakes to get a payout (FL is a no fault state), so some proof I think would help insurance wise. I only have the SE and added the OEM perimeter alarm with the dealer, and with the one dashcam, feel a bit happier. Of course, doesn't help with folk opening doors or people backing out of spaces and into my car, but for the cost of 4 total cameras vs. one and my decductible - if it happens and the camera doesn't catch anything, at least the insurer will see it wasn't anything I did. The dashcam I got was a Blackvue DR500-GW from Amazon - around $250, so while I could have 4, I don't feel it's cost effective overall (plus I wouldn't know where to put the side cameras)
Hope things go better and if you do get one, let me know if you have any questions.
Edited by kc1174, 11 November 2013 - 06:37 PM.