What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test drive

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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby DaiRees » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:43 pm

I've been contacted by the garage and asked to take the footage down. I have no problem with that, the last thing I want to do is cause trouble for the garage or any of the guys working there, so I've made it "Private" and you should't be able to see it anymore, please let me know if you can!
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby steve_earwig » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:49 pm

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So that's it? No apology, no "well, the mechanic was exceeding the speed limit a tad", just "take it down"? :frown:
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby DaiRees » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:05 pm

Thanks Steve.

No he was very friendly, more of a "I'd be very grateful if you'd take it down". Didn't comment too much on the speeding, when I pointed out he was going over 40 in a 30 he claimed he hadn't seen the whole video and hadn't realised that the driver was going that fast. He did say that the mechanics in the workshop (right at the start) had objected to being filmed without their knowledge. Then we had a long chat about dashcams and forums generally, so all very amicable really. Apparently another Volvo dealer that uses the forum had emailed him the link, so he hadn't seen the thread at all.
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby DaiRees » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:52 pm

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Welly wrote:Dai also posted this on the Volvo Forum.......most were outraged and are penning letters to their MP's as we speak :cheesy:]


DaiRees wrote:So they must've accessed it via a forum and I'm guessing it wasn't this one....



linky? or is it behind a registration?


Dunno, try this: http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=223231
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby Welly » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:49 am

Under the Data Protection act if you suspect that you have been filmed/CCTV'd in a public place, shop or workplace you are entitled to ask for a copy of the footage, which must be provided. You'd better get stocked up on memory sticks :cheesy:

I know FRF Swansea use the forum, that's where I buy all my parts from funnily enough and they post them out. They are very good to deal with actually.

Isn't it strange how people 'object to being filmed' in the workplace? as if they'd behave differently if they knew.
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby DaiRees » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:26 pm

Welly wrote:I know FRF Swansea use the forum, that's where I buy all my parts from funnily enough and they post them out. They are very good to deal with actually.


I asked if it was FRF 'cos I know they use the forum, he said it wasn't... :?

I think I'll get one for the wife's car after yesterday... :(
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby steve_earwig » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:00 pm

I think you'll need one with a motion detector in it.
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby steve_earwig » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:10 pm

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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby Welly » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:36 pm

What's the chances of these Dashcam's being targeted by tea leafs? I mean ShatNav's get lifted if they're on view and a decent dashcam is worth 20 sheets to any discerning crack addict surely?

How are they powered up? do you run a cable all over the place and into the fag lighter?

And what's it mean when they say the cam has a 'car plate stamp'.

And can you tell I'm thinking of getting one :cheesy:
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby steve_earwig » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:04 pm

Welly wrote:What's the chances of these Dashcam's being targeted by tea leafs?

Small is good, otherwise you'll have to keep removing it. Tea leaves will break in for anything tho...
Welly wrote:How are they powered up? do you run a cable all over the place and into the fag lighter?

They switch on when the ignition turns the feed to them on. Fag lighter or some can be hard wired. The front one in the yoyo is plugged in the fag lighter, goes through a switch hole (which I've probably lost the cover for), is threaded through the spaghetti under the dash/over the pedals, up the side behind the door rubber, up the a-post under the trim, then it's pushed in over the front of the roof lining and finally exits by the rear view mirror. Hard wire would probably be nicer, if there's a switched live in the o/h console but meh.
Welly wrote:And what's it mean when they say the cam has a 'car plate stamp'.

The stuff in the corner of the picture (date, time, speed etc.) can also display your reg number.
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No, really? :supafrisk:
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby jonsowman » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:07 pm

I've wired mine into the power for the climate control sampling fan in the overhead console. Comes on/off with ignition and has enough capacity in the cabling/fuse for the 500mA or so required by the cam.
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby Welly » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:19 am

See that programme last night? "Crash Britain"? or something, they were basically saying that with the increasing number of cars on the road that a Camera is becoming essential.

Something that occurred to me, I wonder if we'll see a rise in 'vigilante' type videos on yourtubes? "look at this driving" etc... probably already happening. I wonder if anyone could be fined/bollocked just on private video evidence alone?

Also with sophisticated editing software would it be possible to doctor a video to your advantage when submitting it as evidence to the insurers?
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby benczuk » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:23 am

Welly wrote:See that programme last night? "Crash Britain"? or something, they were basically saying that with the increasing number of cars on the road that a Camera is becoming essential.


I think if i did more miles I would certainly be getting one.

Welly wrote:Something that occurred to me, I wonder if we'll see a rise in 'vigilante' type videos on yourtubes? "look at this driving" etc... probably already happening. I wonder if anyone could be fined/bollocked just on private video evidence alone?


Apparently so

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11400127/Driver-caught-using-laptop-mobile-phone-and-headphones-at-the-wheel-in-rush-hour.html
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby Welly » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:31 am

Blimey!
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Re: What do you make of this? Dashcam / main stealer test dr

Postby DaiRees » Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:45 am

Welly wrote:Something that occurred to me, I wonder if we'll see a rise in 'vigilante' type videos on yourtubes? "look at this driving" etc... probably already happening. I wonder if anyone could be fined/bollocked just on private video evidence alone?


Already groups and pages dedicated to that on the social networks, I follow several of them, may even have contributed myself :supafrisk:

I've got a few vids stored up that I'd like to share with the world but I still haven't managed to sort out an editor. Also it amazes me how many people get their own opinions confused with fact :frown:, every single video on facebook is accompanied by lengthy and often agressive arguments about who's to blame, why the camera car drivers a cnut, why the other driver's a cnut etc... can't be arsed getting involved in all that shyte.

In most of my incidents of interest I could easily have avoided the incident all together by adapting my driving, the truth of the matter is that 99% of the time I do, but you always get the odd one who pushes the right buttons (I'll post up the video of last week's queue jumper once I can edit it). So to have a bunch of self riteous knob heads saying "you're the sh*t driver, you should have just backed off and let him in" would really get on my tits.

Like I said, I'll post a couple on here at some point, but it's just for a laugh, right!? :wink:
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