Thread: i8 security?
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      09-16-2020, 03:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by MajorJump View Post
Re Dashcams, I'd like one, but they're all a bit fugly. I don't want a big horrible unit slapped on to the windscreen. I can't understand why they're all like that too. I don't need a screen on it - just let me view it on my camera. All of the boxes and circuitry could be held elsewhere too (say the glovebox) all you really need is a wire with a mini camera on the end of it.

I'm not so worried about theft, but vandalism is a concern. I've toyed with getting specific coverage for that, which would give me more peace of mind and also wouldn't impact my "real" insurance in the event of a claim. However, I have had two of my previous cars keyed, so I've been stung before.
You can potentially do this, I last looked into it (and bought) a mobius dashcam about 5 years ago. Unsure if there are other similar models but you can essentially take the camera apart, but the lens alone on a cable, and repackage it. I might 3d print a stealth enclosure that will fit with the rear view mirror...!