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- Records crisp 720p video to MicroSD card
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- Ideal in-car CCTV solution
- Compact battery powered spy camera with MicroSD recording
- Ultra wide angle lens can be rotated through 180°
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CCTV Systems - Vehicle and In-Car Security Systems
Car cameras are an increasingly popular choice for drivers whether it’s to act as evidence in an insurance claim or to catch vandals in the act or even deter them. Our cars are an expensive commodity that many of us can’t live without so spending a few hundred pounds on a camera to protect that investment is a very wise idea.
Can I put a camera in my car?
Yes, in car cameras are a popular choice for car security, especially if you don’t park your car in the same place every night. With an in car camera you know that the camera will always be with your car and recording.
Keep in mind that a camera in your car is likely to have a limited view of what’s going on around you car, see this example here of a man keying an Aston Martin.. Luckily the culprit stood in front of the car in full daylight and you can just about see that he did the damage. But what if a car vandal came from behind the car? You wouldn’t see his face or catch him in the act. A camera pointing at your car will catch everything and a good quality one should be able to get a clear picture of their face for evidence. Alternatively, if you really have to put a camera IN the car then you may need 3 or 4 to cover every angle.
Are in car cameras HD?
More often than not, yes, though it’s worth checking the product specification to make sure you’re getting an HD in car camera of 720p, or 1080p for Full HD quality images. If you’re looking for a car camera then chances are it’s for car security so you want to get the best quality images to be used as evidence should the police investigate or you need it for an insurance claim.
Can I have a camera in front of my car?
If you park your car on your driveway or the same spot outside of your property then having a camera pointing at your car is a great idea. You’ll get a good overview of what’s going on with your car and you’re far more likely to catch a vandal on camera. A good quality camera will catch a full view of the car vandal and get their facial features to identify them later. You’ll be able to clearly see them committing the crime so there’s no doubt that they caused the damage.
Do car cameras deter thieves?
An in car camera is likely to go unseen by a car vandal so it may not deter or prevent them from causing damage. Using CCTV that can be clearly seen to be pointing at your car is the best way to deter car vandals as they’ll be looking out for cameras as part of their routine. Many of our customers who find themselves plagued by car vandals find that putting up CCTV on their building brings it to an end. Unfortunately this means you’re less likely to get a conviction for previous damage but at least it means you’ll get a peaceful nights sleep. Check out our popular blog on how to use CCTV to protect your car from vandals..
Do car cameras help with insurance claims?
Absolutely, and more people are resorting to dash cams and in car cameras as a means of providing evidence should an accident happen. Not all accidents are clear cut as to who is at fault, having video evidence can help clear that up and make the claims process quicker. The last you want is your insurance company not being to prove that it wasn’t your fault and the claim ends up going “knock for knock” and you both take part of the blame.
Can I leave a camera in a hot car?
Yes, in car cameras are designed to work in all conditions but it is always worth checking with the manufacturer. Our in car dash camera can operate in -10–60°C so it shouldn’t have a problem in UK temperatures.
Can in car cameras record at night?
This is a tricky one because to record at night, as in ‘night vision’, often requires infra-red LEDs which use infra-red light to illuminate the area that only the camera can see. These reflect off of glass, creating bright lens flare & glare that make it impossible for the camera to see beyond the window. This poses a big problem for in car cameras as most of the car is made of glass and requires the camera to be able to see outside of the car. Some cameras will have an effective “low light” mode that boosts the sensitivity, allowing it to record at night without IR. These are the best solution if you need to record through the car’s windows at night.Keep in mind that with low light cameras they may have a lower frame rate which means someone walking past the car could be blurred, unless there's some street lighting nearby to brighten the picture.
If there is no light whatsoever in the area, then you will need to use IR. In these cases then it’s wise to use an external camera mounted to a building nearby. As we pointed out above, you want to capture the car vandal in the act so this will increase your chances of identifying and hopefully convicting them.