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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by huahin4ever » Tue May 09, 2017 6:31 pm

Happychappy wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Can anyone recommend anywhere that installs the dashcams (front and back) so they are neatly hard-wired ? If so do they supply the cams or should I buy from UK and bring over when I come ?
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I'm not sure of anyone who does this in Hua Hin, but if you have a minimum of practical skill you should be fine doing it yourself. I did this myself, buying the below camera from Amazon, and followed the installation instructions from the video on the same site (DR650S-1CH/2CH Installation)

https://www.blackvue.com/dr650s-2ch/
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Happychappy » Tue May 09, 2017 9:14 pm

huahin4ever wrote:
Happychappy wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 4:12 pm
Can anyone recommend anywhere that installs the dashcams (front and back) so they are neatly hard-wired ? If so do they supply the cams or should I buy from UK and bring over when I come ?
Thanks


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I'm not sure of anyone who does this in Hua Hin, but if you have a minimum of practical skill you should be fine doing it yourself. I did this myself, buying the below camera from Amazon, and followed the installation instructions from the video on the same site (DR650S-1CH/2CH Installation)

https://www.blackvue.com/dr650s-2ch/
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Spitfire » Tue May 09, 2017 10:27 pm

Dash cam is a good idea. I have one and not been stopped by police since....none of them want to end up on YouTube.

Also, it gives you ammo when some local moron does something silly and everyone expects you to fix it. Show it to the insurance guy that shows up very quick (ironically when money is at stake) and they will sort it.

Seems like you might soon get a 5-10% discount for having one in your car if you agree to supply the footage in case of a claim.
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Happychappy » Tue May 09, 2017 10:50 pm

Spitfire wrote:Dash cam is a good idea. I have one and not been stopped by police since....none of them want to end up on YouTube.

Also, it gives you ammo when some local moron does something silly and everyone expects you to fix it. Show it to the insurance guy that shows up very quick (ironically when money is at stake) and they will sort it.

Seems like you might soon get a 5-10% discount for having one in your car if you agree to supply the footage in case of a claim.
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Big Boy » Wed May 10, 2017 7:26 am

I've been stopped several times, but I just turn the cam straight on them -works every time, not that I doing anything illegal. However, it prevents their imagination taking over.
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Dashcam keeps falling off windscreen...

Post by MLS » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:13 pm

I’m thinking that the UV film Honda put on my HRV probably isn’t a suitable surface for the suction thingie, as it falls off every bloody day, especially in the heat. I’ve cleaned the screen with rubbing alcohol, moved it around, and it still falls off. How do you keep your dashcam stuck on the windscreen?

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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Bluesky » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:22 pm

I mounted mine on a bracket attached to the rear vision mirror on our HRV to avoid pulling off the film
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:32 pm

Mine attaches magnetically to a mount that came with the cam and is attached by adhesive pad to the windscreen so I don't have a neat answer, except could you adapt a mobile phone clamp to attach to either the top edge of the dash, or the rearview mirror? Sounds like what Bluesky is suggesting, maybe he can give a better idea.
Not tidy I guess, otherwise bin the cam (sounds like it might be a cheap one?) and buy one that has a solid mount to stick to the windscreen, unless they sell a proper mount themselves. :(

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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Bluesky » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/car-r ... X&search=1

This is similar to the bracket I purchased (about 100 baht.) I will take some pics of how I have done the instal in our HRV tomorrow and post them. It may give you some ideas.
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by MLS » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:41 pm

Thanks all for suggestions so far.
FWIW, it’s an hp f310 (@B8,790) so probably not the cheapest unit and I’d prefer not to bin it.

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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by Bluesky » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:14 pm

Apologies for slow response however an unexpected issue left me unavailable for a few days. I have attached a couple of pics on how I have gone about the front instal in the HRV. Camera is mounted off the rear vision mirror using an after market clamp with a foot that fits into the shoe of my camera. I am fairly sure the foot will fit the shoe on the HP (PM me if you wish to try it for fit) I also have a logging GPS/speed sensor for map overlay which is mounted on the top passengers side of the windscreen which is fed to the camera. I have run the cables behind the trim taking care not to interfere with airbag deployment. I used a plastic chopstick to roll the cabling in so no damage was done to trim components.

Pic 1 close up of mount instal on rear vision mirror stalk which does not interfere with mirror sensors.
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Pic 2 Bracket used (axis Adjustable)
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Pic 3 Overall view camera/bracket relationship to mirror
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Pic 4 GPS/Speed sensor for logging and map overlay
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Trust this is of help
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Re: Dash Cam Can Really Save You Cash Cam

Post by MLS » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:24 am

Bluesky, big thanks! Really good of you. Your set-up looks like it'd work well for me so I’ll order the bracket and give it a go.

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