Ouch Sorry to hear the news.I'm thinking I need to invest in a serious CCTV system.
Not a week has gone by since my car has come back from an expensive wing mirror replacement and it's been dinged again, this time a big scrape along the rear wing just above the wheel, extensive paint damage and dented bodywork, absolutely no way of knowing who was responsible.
I've been using a cheap dashcam while I've been driving which has been fine (except occasionally dropping off its suction cup and clattering onto the floor) but I really need something that's recording all the time and with two wide angle cameras facing front and rear. Anyone have any experience of getting such a system fitted?
On the street near my house, no such luck!Ouch Sorry to hear the news.
I take it this was in a car park, any chance they have CCTV footage?
I think this is what I'm going to do. Just need to find something suitable as there is a lot of cheap crap on the market.Just fit two HD cameras with motion detection, hard wired to the vehicles loom, each with a 32Gb mini SDHC card. I'd say almost all cameras are wide enough angle to manage the job.
Any HD camera that has a "record on motion detection" function, mount one in the front, the other in the rear. You'll get footage of virtually everything that goes on around the car whilst parked.
It'd cost say £200 all told, and take an hour or two at most to fit.
That may be cheaper than your insurance excess, and certainly cheaper than losing your NCD...
Might be worth just checking if there are any houses / businesses with a CCTV that covered your car. It's a long shot, but one of the guys at work has CCTV installed on the front of his house and has been asked for footage by the police before.On the street near my house, no such luck!
That does look like it would do the trick.I think this is what I'm going to do. Just need to find something suitable as there is a lot of cheap crap on the market.
Something like this looks promising:
Interested in how you get on. Are you going for front and rear? Do you have the enhanced alarm on your car?I just ordered a Panorama X2 after reading dashcamtalk. Will let you know how it goes with installation and operation. I'm gonna see if I can get the Tesla service guys to install it for me.