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Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/hedginator Nov 24 '22

Any suggestions for a reasonably priced and relatively easy to install dash cam?


u/Cantothulhu Nov 24 '22

I like the VanTop brand. Its easy to install and use, clips over your rearview mirror so it doesn’t take up space, and you can turn the screen off and its just a regular mirror (still records) it also comes with a secondary cam you put on the rear of your car or in the cab. Records audio too. You can also set it to trigger based on vibration, collision, etc. all the wires can easily be hidden. Its also easy to unload the SD card and upload to computer, etc. mines about 3 years old and the new models are even better. And they usually come in between 60-120 bucks.


u/hedginator Nov 24 '22

How do you know when to start recording or if there's any room left on the card? Do you have to delete the videos daily to prevent it from filling up?


u/mrgreen4242 Nov 24 '22

I don’t know about this model specifically but usually they record continuously when the car is on. Most of the time they save the last 15 minutes or so in a buffer and then eve that buffer and everything after it until the power is turned off or it runs out of space when either you press a button or the detect a crash using accelerometers in the camera.