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  Reply # 1216532 17-Jan-2015 14:41
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Got one of these from J-Car today.  The flange mount is integral to a removable spacer, so you can flush mount it with a 22mm hole.  It has a built in 5v regulator, and an inline fuse, so a ready to go solution.  The depth if flush mounting, is about 30mm.  I am fairly sure I have room for a couple of them behind the interior light of my Pajero.   Beats the heck out of butchering a cigaret lighter plug with USB socket, and probably costs the same  ($14)



Just need a dash cam to plug into it now :-)




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  Reply # 1216588 17-Jan-2015 16:09
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jarledb:
ScuL: I have seen a guy on another website that had a front and rear facing camera set with joint storage. However all of those solutions are still SD-based.


You mean like my link to http://www.blackvue.co.nz/#dr650gw-2ch ? ;)

It has 2 cameras, one is mounted in the front window (and has the SD storage, with max 64 GB card), and the other is linked via a coax cable (transfers video and power) for the rear window.


Will you be getting the 4 year optional warranty? Ah Amazon won't ship it here :'-(

"Sorry, this item can't be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. "

Pretty disappointed now..




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  Reply # 1216601 17-Jan-2015 17:30
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lNomNoml:  
Will you be getting the 4 year optional warranty?


Depends on the price. Didn't see it at all when I was looking the other day.


Ah Amazon won't ship it here :'-(
"Sorry, this item can't be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order. "
Pretty disappointed now..


Thats what you got Youshop for. (Use coupon code YSJANSALES - 15% discount, valid until 23rd of january.

Edit: Where did you find the extended warranty?




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  Reply # 1216606 17-Jan-2015 17:53
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jarledb: Edit: Where did you find the extended warranty?


if you add it to your cart it asked as an option for an extra $27.99

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  Reply # 1216762 18-Jan-2015 01:04
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Jase2985:
jarledb: Edit: Where did you find the extended warranty?


if you add it to your cart it asked as an option for an extra $27.99


Ah yes. Found it now. Couldn't see it after the product had been placed in the cart. 

Looking forward to a new dashcam now :)




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  Reply # 1216829 18-Jan-2015 10:04
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i've got a Mi-Witness, front and back cameras, from mi-witness.co.uk

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  Reply # 1245846 24-Feb-2015 19:51
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Stuff had an interesting article today. Apparently the Police are calling dashcam footage of doggy driving as 'gold'.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/66581192/dob-in-dodgy-drivers-with-dashcam


Looking back through this thread I rather like the Blackvue dual camera kit, although I'm not keen on having to lay the cable between front and rear cameras.  I noticed that jarledb was thinking of sourcing a Blackvue from Amazon, but they do have an onshore website where they are asking a hefty $430 for the front only camera, and a staggering $540 for the dual camera kit.  Amazon have a newer dual camera kit with a wifi link between the cameras, plus the Magic Pro low voltage cut-off gizmo, for US$280.  Is that a no brainer, or am I missing something?

BTW  I have prevaricated about the need for a dashcam as I don't do a lot of kilometres, and there is bugger all traffic here, but I still managed to get cut up a few days ago.

[EDIT]  Bugger.  The Amazon link above does not ship to New Zealand.  Better keep looking.




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  Reply # 1245876 24-Feb-2015 20:24
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No you are not missing anything, thats just a typical ripoff markup for nz.

Use youshop if they wont ship directly.




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  Reply # 1245949 24-Feb-2015 21:35
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I ended up buying the Blackvue DR-650GW-2CH from Amazon with the extended warranty, sent via Youshop. Having it installed this week.

Have not seen the wifi connected version, how would that work? You still need power to the rear camera.. Most of the Blackvue cameras have Wifi to connect up to the main camera via their app. It creates its own Wifi network that you hook your smartphone up to.

Looking at the Blackvue.com site (The manufacturers site), I see that both their 2 camera systems use the coax cable to connect the rear camera with video and power.

BTW: Not impressed with the "official importer" in NZ (Carcam.co.nz). Was no service to get there after they lost the sale of the Blackvue kit (mostly for being vague about what they though the CGA meant for warranty). Tried to buy extra coax cable there, and they gave a fib about not being able to sell the cable because it was "matched with the camera for warranty reasons".

Ended up having a talk with Pittasoft (the manufacturer) and buying it through their Ebay distributor.




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  Reply # 1245991 24-Feb-2015 22:35
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Looking to get one of these, seems well spec'd albeit on the expensive side

https://shop.pier28.com/index.php/dashcams/panorama-g-dashcam-built-in-gps.html

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  Reply # 1245996 24-Feb-2015 22:41
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I am going to wellington tomorrow.
Does anyone know a good outfit that sells dashcams?
Specifically I am looking for an 0805 or 0806 unit




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  Reply # 1246006 24-Feb-2015 23:16
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What concerns me about dashcams is that you are generating evidence that could be used against you. I would rather one where it was all stored encrypted with something that can generate a key to decrypt just a portion of the video on the camera, so that if the camera is stolen, I dont have to worry about people getting personal information about times of travel etc, and if I am stopped by a cop for whatever reason there isnt any way they could get anything useful out of it if they were to just take it.




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  Reply # 1246016 24-Feb-2015 23:36
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And a self destruct button that securely wipes the latest chunk of data.




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  Reply # 1246018 25-Feb-2015 00:04
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coffeebaron: And a self destruct button that securely wipes the latest chunk of data.

Is that for the dashcam, or the entire car?  ;-)




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  Reply # 1246036 25-Feb-2015 07:30
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What I'd like is a dashcam with a "mark" button. I report bad drivers through the police website but I can only do that if I can remember the plate or have someone with me to write it down. What would be handy is a "mark" button so I could review, and ideally an upload from my car to my PC via WiFi.




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