Dashcam/ security cam question

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  1. chaser

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    seen all the threads about how good dashcams are so decided to get one, well the one I have chosen is supposed to work as a security camera as well so thought that's a good idea, but now I'm not so sure, to use it for security, obviously it's got to stay in the window all the time, now thinking about it is that good or bad, will it act as a deterrent or just another thing to attract thieves to pinch and have the opposite effect, what do you all reckon, what do you do.(y):)
     
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    We have dashcams in both car (front and rear) and van and leave them there permanently.
    Only guessing but they aren't as expensive as sat navs so probably less incentive to steal.
     
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    Leave mine on the screen permanently.
    oOne thing I have noticed in Germany drivers always leave their satnavs on the screen that is something I wouldn't do, I assume they don't have as many toeraggs over there as we do, that may have changed since Merkel opened up their country to all and sundry.:)
     
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    I need to remove our one if the blinds need closing, wild camping or when in storage otherwise it stays where it is if the silver screens are used. I use a RAM heavy duty windscreen mount which transfers no vibration through to the camera giving excellent picture stability and can be removed and re sited in seconds. On our cars the cameras are fitted permanently behind the rear view mirrors.

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    Because we have blinds which close almost in contact with the glass, I have drilled a hole under the drop down bed and my camera is permanently suspended from there.

    I am happy to leave the satnav attached to the dashboard: if someone breaks into the van, there are far more valuable items readily available to steal. Not only that, but with wrap-over locks on the doors (plus a StrikeBack alarm) the "easiest" way in would involve breaking the windows or skylights, which would ruin the trip anyway. (Perhaps a satnav is tempting to any toerag but surely most folk would realise that a MH is virtually a mobile bank of goodies?)

    Enjoy the journey and don't worry too much is my advice - Gordon
     
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    Thanks for the answers , I shall wire it in permanent then.
    Btw this is another of the strange eBay items that you can't tell if they are from here or China, had emails from two different addresses and neither of them are the one the listing was under(n)(n)
     
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