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    Dash cams?

    Better get one now the mrs told the insurance company have for the discount. Looked on lazada and there are thousands of them some even under 1000k. Which to go for, ones that are anotherrear view mirror that plays the footage look good but we know a few people who have had various types which last, or get taken out after a few weeks, any recommendation?

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    If you can afford 5k, get the cheapest gopro off lazada.
    Those 1k ones are mostly shite.

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    We bought one locally which has worked well ever since but if we were to replace it we would go for one that has both front and rear view.

    There was a small discount on insurance.

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    Ive got a Blackvue DR550GW-2ch (front and rear cams) works great, I only got 2k off this years insurance.

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    Yeah, you typically get 5% discount off the total amount, and you have to ask for it. Mention it when they send you the quote.

    You send photos of it installed.

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    That's what the mrs did, borrowed her brothers put it in ours, took photo then took it out again!

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    I downloaded Sygic GPS off TPB months ago. Works great (uses TomTom maps) and has a video recording option in the app. it records invisibly until you press the cam button and you can set it up to start recording as soon as you turn the app on.

    Just gotta find an excuse for wanting GPS on in the soapies


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    Before buying a dash cam you need to read https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/ . They do reviews and where to buy. I bought a DOD F500LHD on their advise about 5 years ago and am glad I did as its been brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    That's what the mrs did, borrowed her brothers put it in ours, took photo then took it out again!
    So what happens in the event of an accident the insurance company wants the dash cam footage, do they void the policy because the full premium was not paid ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    So what happens in the event of an accident the insurance company wants the dash cam footage, do they void the policy because the full premium was not paid ?
    Or even if you do have it still installed, not not turned on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Or even if you do have it still installed, not not turned on.
    an installed camera not functioning is a tad different to a non existing one used to fraudulently obtain a discounted premium do you think ?

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    Why complicated one's life more than it needs to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    So what happens in the event of an accident the insurance company wants the dash cam footage, do they void the policy because the full premium was not paid ?
    In the West, I would think so.

    Over here, probably not.

    You'd probably only have to pay back the discounted amount.


    Mate took out a scooterist with his bike.
    Police came and saw the $ signs. Wanted to hold him in the police station for a bit of extorting.
    Had first class insurance but no driving license from any country.
    Insurance bail bond saw the cops lose interest immediately and the insurance covered all costs.


    Tokio Marine insurance group btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    an installed camera not functioning is a tad different to a non existing one used to fraudulently obtain a discounted premium do you think ?
    Of course I realise that.

    My question should have been written differently.

    I mean what happens to any claim, after getting the discount due to having a dash-cam installed, but then not having it turned on during a crash.

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    Tried a couple of dash cams from the smaller auto accessory shops in Phuket on a agreement I could take them back if they did not work properly which they didn't

    Ended up buying a HP f770 from Hongkee auto accessories with front are rear cameras and they fitted it with the connection under the dash instead of in the cigarette light socket they also personally guarantee the unit for 1 year, I paid 7K baht for it fitted, I know I could buy it for 5K or less on the internet and fit it myself but was not interested in doing this

    I am happy with its performance, why pay over 1M baht for a vehicle and buy a cheap dash cam which are essential in Phuket if you are in a accident to prove who is in the wrong

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    ^ it can also work against you. Drive carefully

    BTW love the name of the company......Honky

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    My car insurance gave us a 1,000 Baht discount this year due to us having a Dashcam. Perhaps this is the way forward in Thailand from now on?

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    Same here but was 1,500 baht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    gave us a 1,000 Baht discount
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Same here but was 1,500 baht.
    It may depend on how much you pay for your insurance?

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    17k. Likely a percentage discount as you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    Better get one now the mrs told the insurance company have for the discount. Looked on lazada and there are thousands of them some even under 1000k. Which to go for, ones that are anotherrear view mirror that plays the footage look good but we know a few people who have had various types which last, or get taken out after a few weeks, any recommendation?
    I bought a Nextbase 312GW last year and am very pleased with it. There is a version with 2 cameras if you want to record behind as well. The only downside, for me, is that the data is embedded into the video using proprietary coding so you need Windows or Mac to view with mapping applications. Recording day and night is good quality and the base does not fall off the windscreen. I switch the device between my cars without problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    front are rear cameras and they fitted it with the connection under the dash instead of in the cigarette light socket
    i am wondering if it would make sense to buy the camera from the shop doing the installation or just roll up with a camera and tell them to install it.

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    All you need is a front facing camera. Someone runs up your arse then there's a good chance it's their fault anyway. Front facing cameras can be fitted in 10 minutes by yourself.

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    Not in Thailand, and not if they have the better car; as someone posted if your car costs a couple million it's a shame not to spend another few baht to vid the retards aiming at you from behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    i am wondering if it would make sense to buy the camera from the shop doing the installation or just roll up with a camera and tell them to install it.
    Not worth the hassle in my opinion, the shop gave excellent service and had a large range of dash cams to choose from and would not personally guarantor it if bought somewhere else

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