Your safety and security

by veseunr   September 12, 2012  

A few months ago, helmet mounted cameras were talked about on here.

I bought one from China off eBay sold as:
8GB 120° HD 720P MINI DVR ACT20 Waterproof Helmet Camera Motorcycle Bike Cam. Less than £50 with a card.

I also had a look at the pictures that come off the non HD version. HD version - number plates easily readable, non-HD ... need to be close and in the right light so not as useful.

I mount the HD one on my helmet every bike ride and the record time of about 3 hrs is plenty for me. If I do longer rides, I stop to flip over the micro SD card.

Long story which I won't bore you with, but I called police over an incident with a car and the camera was invaluable ..... paid for itself many times over.

Commuter, racer or casual rider: I thoroughly recommend you look into it. If enough of us do it and report idiots, it could make a difference! Imagine if car drivers think they maybe recorded ...safer for all!!

p.s. I respect your right if you don't wear a helmet. Put camera on your crossbar.

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How big is it? I was looking at the go-pro's but they look too big on a helmet for my liking.

I wouldn't be able to decide where to put it - one facing rearwards seems like a good idea as well.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3644 posts]
12th September 2012 - 15:31

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I use a Contour Roam.....Great wee camera. But don't film in video anyone, Instead I do timelapse and depending on my ride I'll set it a every 1,3 or 5 seconds

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posted by Gkam84 [9239 posts]
12th September 2012 - 15:42

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I'll see if I can put a photo of it on my helmet.

About 8cm long, cylindrical, 1.5cm diameter.

posted by veseunr [284 posts]
12th September 2012 - 15:54

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I have a HyVid sport 1080p it's HD the camera lens sits on my helmet whilst the main body sits in my jersey pocket the lens is 35mm in diameter and 100mm long, the battery lasts two and a half hours (two supplied) and slot takes 32GB card 9 hours at full HD.
Like you I had an incident where the camera proved invaulable (driver prosecuted) I have also spotted frantic arm tugging and pointing from passengers in oncoming/overtaking cars which gives me a lovely warm feeling and a big smile to my face.

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [667 posts]
13th September 2012 - 7:47

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