Dashcams, looking for recommendations on a 3 camera system

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  1. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    Hey all! I currently have a Rexing, unsure what model. It is a single front facing camera that uses an micro SD card. I order to look at any of the video, I have to remove the micro SD card and insert into my laptop. Kind of a pain, but it does accomplish the need.
    Anyway, I would like to upgrade to a 3 camera system. 1 front facing and one on each side mirror. I think being able to see video of not just what is directly in front, but also what's happening on the sides and behind would be better. It would also be nice if it were a bit easier to get ahold of the recorded video than having to physically remove the micro SD card.
    So, any recommendations? Appreciate any input!
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    How much does a 3 camera system cost? I've considered just using 3 individual dash cams. The Garmin 65 dash cam has a built-in wifi device. If you want to see the video you just connect to it's wifi signal and access the videos/photos. It might be necessary to be stopped to use the wifi, or it might only wifi access when it stops recording.
     
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  4. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    The ones I've looked at are in the $200 to $300 price range I think. I have about $400 budgeted and could do more if needed. Really want to get what I want, even if it ends up being a bit pricey. I just think good CYA such as a 3 camera dashcam setup only takes 1 incident to earn its price. Plus, you just have security knowing it's there!
     
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  5. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    I have this system from Falcon that I am happy with. I originally tried the system from Amazon and it was junk. All the instructions and prompts on screen are in Chinese and no customer support from the shipper/manufacturer. AC1FD7B5-271A-45B0-AAF0-9FF3A3CCBA0F.png 46C19441-EF0F-47C8-824E-6612F9AB4DBD.png
     

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  6. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    I have DVR like one above with 4 cameras.
    Pro's - Long recording time before overwriting.
    Con's - Picture quality is low due to low resolution CCTV cameras.
    Narrow angle of view.
    To look recordings you need special software.
    Switched now to two Kingslim 4K cameras with front and rear camera.
    Easy to install, easy to use, GPS speed tracking, 3 full days recordings before overwrite with 256 G SD and highest quality picture.
    Price wise too.
     
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  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    That looks like a nice set-up.
     
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    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    Just stick on some of these things around your truck it will be fine :)
     
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    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    Picture from 4 channel DVR. The rear view
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    Chicago driver backing in to spot. Someone helping him. Hit my truck, come to see damage and run. Helper did run as well. Thanks to LS driver parked next to me, he was trying to intercept him. No way. Then he call police immediately. When I came back from the shower police was here.
    Police officer called hit&run driver company to identify drivers name. Safety manager Marina in broken English said "We don't have any trucks in this area" Officer got cranky after speaking with her and made some calls. In about 10 minutes driver was identified and his route history. In my state hit and run up to 6 months and up to 1,000 fine. Driver was pt on the hit and run list. Sooner or later during routine scale inspection or roadside stop he will be arrested, truck impounded.
    I know driver who was arrested in OH for 10 years old unpaid parking violation ticket in CA.
    Now about money, damage was 600 - 700 bucks. Does it worth to go to jail for such money?
     
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