Dash cam question

FireEMSPolice

Member
May 21, 2010
3,429
Ohio
Are there any dash cams that dont require cutting in to the headliner? All the ones I see require some sort of cutting.
 

ryan

Member
May 20, 2010
2,996
Massillon, Ohio
I have 2 mobile vision system 7 set-ups that do not cut into headliner at all.


$350 shipped each complete.
 

Fast LT1

New Member
May 24, 2010
2,017
Sedgwick County, KS
Checkout Galls they have the one that is made into a rear view mirror!
 

SurfCityCar2

Member
May 20, 2010
156
Jacksonville, NC
ryan said:
I have 2 mobile vision system 7 set-ups that do not cut into headliner at all.

$350 shipped each complete.

The MobileVision systems are awesome. I have installed way too many of these things over the years. If I had the funds, I'd get one myself.
 

FireEMSPolice

Member
May 21, 2010
3,429
Ohio
ryan said:
I have 2 mobile vision system 7 set-ups that do not cut into headliner at all.

$350 shipped each complete.

Pics? I wonder if that overhead display would interfere with the dome light.


Any others?
 

k9cop116

Member
May 31, 2010
139
Southeast Texas
What kind of vehicle? I've installed Mobile-Vision, Watchguard and Safety-Vision systems into Crown Vics....none of them required cutting the headliner, and all worked with the dome-light
 

BigWil

Member
May 22, 2010
1,187
Ontario
I use a Watchguard system in both a Durango and an Expidition, both mounted off of the visor mounts...no damage to headliner at all.
 

cook2890

Member
Sep 27, 2010
456
Murfreesboro TN
Check out a local company to me www.10-8video.com


several agencies in tn are going to these. and if I understand right the basic system starts at 999.00. A small local agency is going with this system, and the Chief has talked to other agencies that are using it and they love it!


Worth a look anyhow...
 

USAMP

Member
Aug 14, 2010
117
Kansas City, MO
cook2890 said:
Check out a local company to me Police Car Video Camera | Digital In Car Police Video System | Police Dash Cameras
several agencies in tn are going to these. and if I understand right the basic system starts at 999.00. A small local agency is going with this system, and the Chief has talked to other agencies that are using it and they love it!


Worth a look anyhow...

+1 on 10-8video. I have their system and love it. Easy install, great quality and great customer support. No expensive back end hardware needed either.
 

TangoDown

Member
May 22, 2010
96
Montana
I have a Digital Ally in my patrol car. Love it. I don't remember the price on it, but I'm sure it wasn't cheap. Your agency may look at grants - mine was able to secure nearly $50k to replace our in-car systems with a Department of Transportation grant. Just an idea.
 

Ben E.

Member
May 21, 2010
2,417
Iowa, USA
We have Digital Ally also, I installed all of them. SUPER simple install. The actual cameras can mount to a rear-view mirror type puck that you glue to the windshield (supplied in kit), or they come with a universal bracket that sandwiches between the sunvisor clip and the headliner. I installed ours on the universal clip bracket and have had no problems with vibrations or anything after 3 years.


The recording and display system obviously replaces the factory rear-view mirror so there is no cutting involved. Just remove the factory rear view, mount the new unit in it's place.
 

backdraft51

Member
Sep 29, 2010
411
Tennessee
question. I had a friend tell me that it is illegal to have a recording device in your vehicle. Only Law enforcement is allowed. Is this true. I am in TN so I don't know if it is a state or what law?
 

Fast LT1

New Member
May 24, 2010
2,017
Sedgwick County, KS
backdraft51 said:
question. I had a friend tell me that it is illegal to have a recording device in your vehicle. Only Law enforcement is allowed. Is this true. I am in TN so I don't know if it is a state or what law?

Its legal, anything outside in public view can be video taped. At least that's how Kansas is, though when i lived in Mt. Juliet, i never heard anyone say that it's illegal.
 

cook2890

Member
Sep 27, 2010
456
Murfreesboro TN
backdraft, in asnwer to your question, all I can find in the law is the one about having a screen viewable to the driver while the vehicle is in motion. it is TCA 55-9-105. The online link for it is


Legal Resources


As far as my understanding of the law and the officers i work with, you can have it, but you cant have the screen on while driving, but you can record with the screen off. Others may not agree, but with everyone using cell phones to record everything, it falls into the public domain, or public occurence thing, so you should be legal. Thats the take from my little corner of the world anyway...
 

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