Car Scams and Security

Car Scams & Security

Not all car scams involve second-hand car salesmen. This video shows a recent example of a new car scam, a so-called ‘Crash For Cash’ attempt to claim compensation for being hit by a vehicle.  A suspected compensation hunter runs towards a taxi, hurls herself onto its bonnet and appears to play dead in the road.

Dash Camera footage shows the woman sprinting across a junction in Blackpool before she spots the oncoming vehicle and suddenly launches herself in its direction.

(Video: Universal Media Online)

The taxi, a Nissan ENV200, then reversed and the woman can be seen lying motionless on the ground, while another vehicle driving in the other direction just drove around to avoid her.

The Taxi’s driver Christopher Stewart said: “From what I can remember she didn’t really try and jump on it, she just dived straight at the car”.

He also claimed that the woman’s male companion then ran over and raged at him off camera, allegedly threatening to kill him.

The Premier Cabs driver, from Blackpool, believes her actions were an attempted “crash for cash” scam and is thankful he had a Dashcam to prove that his car did not hit her!

More traditional Car Scams usually involve another car crashing into yours to fake a claim, there are numerous types of auto insurance scams but simply having a Dash Camera will help you to avoid them

Below you can see examples of other car scams, some potentially quite dangerous, these have been caught on camera in the U.S and Canada, but they are typical of what can happen almost anywhere.

Auto Insurance Scams Caught on Dash Camera in the U.S and Canada  
1080P Full HD Dashboard camera….

Car Dash Cams For Security

Car Security Stickers


Dashboard cameras are able to aid Law Enforcement Officers with actual footage of what actually happened prior to, during and even after an event. Dashboard cameras have been able to capture natural disasters like tornadoes, hail, lightning strikes and hurricane force winds….  

I don’t think a dashboard camera can be a bad thing, because it doesn’t require the driver to do anything that would distract them while driving.  They just have to turn it on and start recording at the beginning of their journey.

Some insurers offer lower premiums for drivers who have Dash Cams because they can provide a definitive version of how a collision occurred, or even a theft from the vehicle, saving costly and uncertain litigation to determine what actually happened.

Dash Cams don’t just record video while you are driving.  If you have one powered by a battery, you can also record what happens around your vehicle when it is parked.  Another way to use Car Dash Cams For Security.


A demonstration of the Cellink B a 12V battery pack that will keep your dash-cam running even when your engine isn’t.


Civil litigation is less of a focus in the UK, but the police’s crash investigators would certainly welcome the definitive and  objective record that a dashcam video can provide. It is also possible that if Dashcams become a more familiar sight on local cars that they will have a restraining effect on how some people drive, as well as a deterrent against theft or robbery.

As we have often said, there is no single solution to making our roads safer but dashcams would seem to be an obvious and logical extra tool.



HD 1920 x1080P Car Dvr Dual Camera 2.7″16:9 TFT LCD screen H.264 5M CMOS With G-Sensor, GPS Logger HDMI & USB 2.0 Support TF card, max. 32GB


1. 2.7″ 16:9 Widescreen Display: With bigger viewing area, Widescreen 16:9 provides a wider screen for video playback. Lets you easily view any videos.

2. GPS Logger: F90 receives the GPS signals and records the “time”, “date”, “speed” and “GPS logs” at the same time. Through the software, the video and the Google Map can be played at the same time, all the paths will be displayed on the map, it also makes companies management of their vehicles much easier and more convenient.

3. G-sensor impact data protection: When there’s an impact, the emergency brake is used, or the car gets tilted, it will protect the previous, present and next video files automatically. Through this function the important files won’t be removed by loop recording.

Specifications:  LCD Display: 2.7″16:9 TFT LCD screen
2. Camera Lens: Supports Voice camera
3. Sensor: CMOS WXGA HD photographic chip, and up to 5 million pixels
4. Video: MOV
5  Picture: JPEG
6. Camera resolution: 5M/3M/2M/1.3M/VGA
7. GPS Logger: Yes, support
8. G-Sensor: Yes, support
9. Time format: Yes, support
10 Video Resolution:1920x1080p 20FPS; 1280×720 30FPS; 720×480 30FPS
11. Language: English, Russia, Korea etc
12. Memory card:Support TF card, max. 32GB
13. USB interface: USB2.0
14. HDMI:Yes, support
15. Battery:Built-in 3.7V/ 1000mAh lithium battery
16. Work temperature: -20-60 degrees Celsius

Package Details:  
1.Item Color: Black+Orange
2.Item Weight:100g
3.Item Size:122*46*29mm
4.Package Includes:
1 x Car DVR Recorder
1x External Lens
1x Car Charge
1x USB Cable
1x Connecting Cable
Brackets for installation    
User Manual
Note : No retail packaging, to save you cost and to protect the environment.



Car Camera, Monitor and Power Source

Installing A Wireless Rear View Car Back-Up Camera

Rear View Car Back-Up Camera Systems can be either cabled or wireless, depending on the model (The Camera not the car!).  The Wireless option can be very simple to install.


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Installing a Wireless Monitor & Rear View Back-Up Camera System for your car


In the example below we are installing a Back-Up Camera System, Model ACA250, which is a Wireless monitor and rear view camera system for backing up your car.

Installing a Wireless Colour Monitor & Back-Up Camera System


How to install a Wireless Backup Camera with monitor: 

Car Camera, Monitor and Power Source

1.   Take off your license plate at the back of your car.

2.   Remove the car’s Reverse Tail Light so as to access the backup lamp wires.

3.   Connect the camera’s power leads to the reverse light of your car to get the power – red wire for positive and black wire for negative.

4.   Connect the power cable leads running from the Reverse Light, or ‘tail light’ to your camera, via the trunk to behind  the License Plate.

5.   Put back the Tail light and the License Plate

6.   Fix the camera’s bracket to the license plate where the bottom two screws are situated, using those screw holes to fix it in.

7.   Position the Monitor on the front dashboard of the car or wherever you decide to put it, making sure that it will not block your view while driving.

8.   Connect the wireless Monitor (the receiver) to a power lead running to your car battery or cigarette lighter (or the reverse/gear wire) to get the power – red wire for positive and black wire for negative.

9.   After complete installation, you should see the rear view image when your car is in reverse shift.

Please check any manual or instructions that came with your Backup Camera when going through this, just for your reference.

Important Note:
Remember to have a good look at the outlay of your car’s interior before you proceed, as cars vary a bit and not all are exactly the same!  In particular, where you have installed the camera’s power to the reverse light.  With some cars, you can just snake the power leads under the lining of the Trunk, with others you may have to drill a small hole in the Trunk/boot of the car to run the power leads through.


Generally, it is easier to connect the Monitor’s power cable or leads via the Cigarette Lighter, depending on the car.


Accessories For Car Dash Cams


A dashboard camera can be mounted in or around your car’s dashboard.  The cameras are easily attached using accessories for car dash cams, such as a suction cup mount, direct dash friction mounts (those sticky rubber pads) or can even be built right into a not-too-conspicuous replacement rear mirror for your ride.

There are all kinds of new accessories available here, for everything from car dashboard cameras to home security cameras, nanny cams and business cctv systems.  Other accesories like Spy Glasses, micro cameras, waterproof spy watches, spy camera pens, are also available. 

We feature all kinds of the latest car camera accessories, and at very genuine prices. And we also have the best range of gopro cages and cases.


Car Cams & Home Security

What many people don’t realize is that most dash cams have motion detectors on them. This means that even when you’re not driving, the dash cam is keeping an eye on your car.

This is especially helpful if you park your car outside your home, rather than in a protected garage. But, even garaged cars can benefit from this extra protection. Evidence like this can be what ultimately puts a criminal behind bars.

Car Dash Cam info

In this video, for example, a burglar was caught on the car’s dash cam while foraging through the family’s garage:

But High-Tech Home Security Systems are a more obvious way to protect both your home, and your car, when it’s at home too.

spotcam security camera

Home security systems, like Car Dashboard Cameras, have become more affordable and user friendly without sacrificing quality.

It used to be that home security systems were only accessible to the upper middle class and wealthy. And even they mostly relied on high-pitched alarms to scare off intruders. But today’s home security systems make use of high-tech cameras and are more affordable than ever.

A home invasion is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. But with the help of home Security Surveillance Cameras, consumers have more options than ever when it comes to keeping their home safe with technology.

One of the best Home Security Surveillance cameras available is the SpotCam HD Eva 720P Wireless Video Monitoring PTZ Camera with Free 24-Hour Cloud Continuous Recording


camcorder HP f210

HP F-210 In-Car Camcorder

The car camcorder HP f210


LCD Display Dimension: 2.36″ LCD Color TFT
G-Sensor: Built-in, 3-Axis G-Force Sensor Supports Event trigger Emergency Video rec
Integrated GPS: Continuous GPS tracking for picture and video location information
Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixel: 2304(H) x 153
Resolution Full HD: 1920 x 1080@30 fps
HD: 1280 x 720@60 fps
HD:1280 x 720@30 fps
Video Format: MOV format (H.264+ADPCM codec)
Still Image Resolution: 3MP, 2048 x 1536
White Balance: Auto
Still Image Format: DCF (JPEG, Exif: 2.2 )
Internal Memory: (64M + 16M) (1Gb) NAND Flash Only for Storage of Firmware Code
Storage Media: Supports SDHC card class 4 or above, up to 32GB
Interface: 5 pin mini-USB Mini Connector, 4 meters length
System Requirement: Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Windows: XP SP2/Vista/Win 7
Power: Li-ion battery
Dimensions: Camera 70x63x31 mm
Package Contents: QSG, Car Cigar Charger (4 meters), Car Bracket + CD ROM
Warranty: Two year limited hardware warranty from date of purchase
Speed Display: KPH


Test Drive With HP f210 Car Camcorder

f210 Car Camcorder Related Items






720P Car DVR Vehicle Dual Camera Video Recorder

720P Car DVR Vehicle Dual Camera Video Recorder Camcorder Dashcam GPS Logger G-sensor

1070P Car DVR Vehicle Camera Video Recorder Dash Cam G-sensor HDMI


Dual Lens Car DVR Camera Video Recorder Front Lens + Rear View Camera, 1280 x 720, 120° wide-angle front Lens; 720*480 CMOS rear view camera. Support Loop Recording, Seamless Record, USB Port, AV Out Port, Motion Detection, G-Sensor, Crash Sensing, SOS Write Protection, Real Time & Date Stamp.

*Parameter- Screen Size: 2.0 inch; Image Sensor: 300W pixels; Front Lens: HD 120 degree wide-angle; Rear camera Lens: 40W pixels CMOS; Video Format: H.264, MOV; Video Resolutions: 720 x 480; Video Frame per Second: 30f/s; Picture: JPEG; Memory Slot: TF card, max 32GB; Microphone: Built-in; DC Access: DC 5V; Battery Capacity: 800mAH.

*Package List: 1 x Car DVR, 1 x Car Rear View Camera, 1 x 4G TF card, 1 x Car Charger, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x User Manual, 1 x Suction cup Bracket, 1 x 3M Adhesive.









Smartcam 2 HD 1080p

Smartcam 2 HD 1080P in-Car Camera

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SmartCam 2 HD Dash Cam Car Camera Review

The SmartCam 2 has got to be the best in car video camera around. You will be very hard pushed to find a smarter, easy to use and true HD in car camera. In fact we have looked around and couldn”t find one!

This great looking mini dash board camera records in 1920 x 1080 which is currently the highest form of HD available. The SmartCam 2 stores the recorded videos onto a class 10 SD memory card for easy sharing and copying of your footage.  It comes with motion sensors ideal for security issues with night vision capabilities.  The SmartCam 2 automatically turns on and off when you switch the car ignition on or off, how cool is that? No need to fiddle around with the camera to switch it on or off to start and stop recording. It simply becomes one of your integrated car accessories 🙂 .

It comes with easily setup loop recording – so you can record in 2, 5 or 10 minute segments. Another very useful feature is the protect function – to lock any files you choose so they don’t get overwritten. There are so many other very useful features on this great gadget such as webcam capabilities, 12 Mps photo camera, full audio capability and we could go on and on and on…… But we wouldn’t want you to think that at HOTcraze we are all nerdy geeks! Oh yea one more thing: The SmartCam 2 comes with all the accessories you’ll ever need such as car holder, car charger, USB cable, AV cable and a quality HDMI cable (not included in most other HD camera brands).

The possible applications for this very smart video camera are endless but include: Insurance Purposes (prove who”s at fault in an accident) (approved by some car insurances and qualifies you for a discount which means it would pay for itself in no time at all), Recording Car security (It auto records when it detects movement), Home Security, General public use, Taxis/Couriers/Haulage Company/ fleets/Track days/ Driving schools to record pupil driving improvements, or as a Spy gadget.


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SmartCam 2 1080p Car Dash Camera Test Footage





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Wireless Color Monitor & Back-Up Camera System

Function: Monitor
Screen format: 16:9
Car reversing back sight surveillance
Blue screen when no video signal
PAL/NTSC auto switch
Power supply:  7W / 12V
Image resolution: 336 x 960 pixels
7 inch wide screen rearview mirror monitor
Dimensions: 25cm(L) x 11.5cm(H) x 4.3cm(W)
Weight: 445g

Function parameter:· Screen dimensions: 7 inch· Resolution: 480W x RGB x 234H = 336960 Pixels· System: PAL&NTSC· Power: DC 12V· Consumption: 6W· Video: two way video input· Rear watching: image can be changed left and right
· Operate mode: the key operation and remote controlIntroduction of function keys:· Power: Switch for power supply· Video: V1/V2 selecting· Menu: Menu button (brightness, colors, contrast)· VOL+: Increase button· VOL-: Reduces button· Mode: Selecting the results for displayFunction (Wireless transmeter and receiver):High Quality Brand New Product
Converts wired rear view cameras into wireless devices.2.4G TRANSMITTERInput power: +12V
Transmission distance: 50m
Operating Temperature: -10~60°C
Length: 183cm2.4G ReceiverInput power: +12V
Receiving Sensitivity:  =85dBm
Operating Temperature: -10~60°C
Length: 183cmFeatures(Car Monitor):High-definition and wide viewing angles
Super low illumination
Wide angle (120-170 degree)
Easy to install
Suitable for guard and security
TV system: PAL system
Resolution: 420TVL
Total pixels: 628×582
Mini Lumination: 0.1 Lux (IR ON)
Current consumption: 130mA (IR ON)
Operating Temperature: -15 degree C ~ +55 degree C
The AV cable is 600cm and the dc power cable is 153cm.
Output Current :12V 100mA
Multicoloured lines on the screen for measuring distance
Size: 25cm x 4cm x 3cm