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With the number of irresponsible road users these days, sometimes all it takes is just one idiot to bump into you and subsequently deny all responsibilities to cause your insurance claims to shoot through the roof. Worse, it was recently reported that sham accidents and motor insurance fraud is on the rise. The cheapest form of insurance against such cases would be an on-board video recorder to capture the evidence if you ever run into such incidences.
After evaluating various DVR solutions, I’ve decided to go for the Vsys T2 1080p Full-HD front and VGA rear system. This offers a good balance between cost, resolution and required storage space. A 1080p FHD front and rear system would be almost double the price. Also it requires 2 micro-SD cards for storage – one for the front recording, another for the rear. On the other hand, 720p resolutions and below may be insufficient to capture the finer details of an accident scene – Full-HD is preferred.
A the CB400X has already been configured to easily supply 12V power, installation of the power supply and DVR recording unit was a breeze. The cameras are attached via some really strong 3M outdoor-quality double-sided tape. I decided to tuck the front camera under the CB400X’s beak, and the rear under the topbox rack.
The DVR not only comes in useful for capturing evidence in an accident scene, it’s really useful in helping capture my traveling adventures too! The battery of my GoPro-style SJCam SJ5000X could last approximately 90mins or so. And I often find myself running out of battery juice just as I happen to pass a really beautiful stretch of road. And because the bike-mounted DVR draws power from the motorcycle’s electrical system, it will always be powered as long as the engine is running.
Now, all I need is my next adventure!