dash cams v. security cams

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DaveO

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I am doing a buildout of a Nissan NV200 and would like to add cameras - I am trying to figure out if I could merge dash cams with security cams. Ideally, I would like to have front, cabin and rear driving cams in case I get into an accident or get pulled over. But I would also like to have security cams near the roof on the sides and back to see outside while I am parked. What opinions do folks have on this? Should I try to merge both into one system or should I keep them separate?
 

Amoque

Just Idling Around
Joined
Feb 19, 2021
Messages
37
Location
Welches, Oregon
RV Year
2019
RV Make
Outdoors RV
RV Model
250RDS
RV Length
32.25'
TOW/TOAD
2015 Ford F-350
Fulltimer
No
I think that typically the difference will be the cord length and "immediacy" of access to the footage. I looked at several dash cams before purchasing. Mine records to MicroSD, has a 36" USB cord, and will transmit video via Bluetooth to my phone. I would imagine that trailer mounted camera/s would need to have some mechanism for extended range, power and storage (MicroSD isn't waterproof or very handy atop the roof). I've seen multi-camera systems, but there are too many options for me to make a recommendation (besides, I'm too cheap to invest in one :)) and with the various systems you'll need to look at range, power, screen size, and other operational preferences.

I would be interested in hearing about any units you consider...
 

DaveO

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Jun 9, 2021
Messages
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So I am going to give Wyze a try. They have outdoor, water proof, small cams with an SDCard for about $32, with a 6' cord that I may need to extend.
I can pull video onto a phone app...but they do not support 'push' to a FTP server which would be ideal - that way it could be harder to steal the files, since they
would be on a FTP server, hidden away inside. I should mention that they do support 'push' to their web service, for a monthly fee, but I may not have internet
connection, and was looking for 'push' to a hidden, local FTP server - they claim that they may support something like that in the future.

I just can't find exactly what I want...so I have to live with what I don't get, do the trade off thing.
 

Amoque

Just Idling Around
Joined
Feb 19, 2021
Messages
37
Location
Welches, Oregon
RV Year
2019
RV Make
Outdoors RV
RV Model
250RDS
RV Length
32.25'
TOW/TOAD
2015 Ford F-350
Fulltimer
No
So I am going to give Wyze a try. They have outdoor, water proof, small cams with an SDCard for about $32, with a 6' cord that I may need to extend.
I can pull video onto a phone app...but they do not support 'push' to a FTP server which would be ideal - that way it could be harder to steal the files, since they
would be on a FTP server, hidden away inside. I should mention that they do support 'push' to their web service, for a monthly fee, but I may not have internet
connection, and was looking for 'push' to a hidden, local FTP server - they claim that they may support something like that in the future.

I just can't find exactly what I want...so I have to live with what I don't get, do the trade off thing.
Perhaps a Bluetooth connection to one of these? Best bluetooth storage devices would be satisfactory. Not the range of wi-fi, but USB/Bluetooth adapters might be fitted to regular USB cords of some length. Not sure - throwing everything I can think of out there.
 
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