360 Degree Live View of Your Parked Car From Anywhere

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Technology has finally caught up. If you had the misfortune of having your vehicle keyed or your tires punctured on more than one occasion, then you know what happens next. You contact the police and tell them that you have a pretty good idea of who’s doing the damage, but they tell you that they will need proof to move forward in an investigation. In some cases, they’ll try to pull up fingerprints from your ride, and you will have to wait weeks for the fingerprints to be processed. That’s a best-case scenario, but in most cases, the police are overworked and can’t even show up to fingerprint the vehicle or ask neighbors if they have seen anything. Unfortunately, it’s up to you to catch the vandal in the act.

The DR770X-2Ch System with 24-Hour Video Recording

I’ve installed security cameras for over 16 years. Until recently, if your car wasn’t parked close to an outdoor security camera, you were out of luck if a perpetrator vandalized your vehicle away from any security camera’s view. Also, it’s not always easy to retrieve video from someone else’s video cameras. Parking lots in shopping centers and apartment complexes are notorious for being difficult when they are asked for video access. At certain times of the day or night, you may find that they may not have had their recording equipment working.

Cops Are Only Interested In Video Proof

It’s up to you to have proof of the incident. You need a security camera system that is self-contained and allows you to view video 24 hours a day from your mobile phone. You need coverage of the front and back of your vehicle with the widest view possible. This will allow you to see vandals coming from all directions. You also want to be notified if someone rubs up against your vehicle, tries your door handle, breaks a window, or punctures one of your tires.

I’ve tried out dozens of dashcams and other devices. Most are not equipped to notify you when your car or truck is vandalized. But we have found one solution that works for all of our customers who’ve asked several questions:

  1. Do the cameras work when the car is parked and the engine is off?
  2. Can I see all around my car with the cameras?
  3. Am I able to view my cameras from my mobile phone?
  4. Can I view the cameras without paying a monthly fee to view them remotely?
  5. Will the camera system notify me when someone is vandalizing my car?
  6. Can I view the cameras live on my mobile phone when I’m notified of a possible vandal?
  7. Am I able to back up the video on my mobile phone and send it to someone else quickly?
  8. Do the cameras have night vision?
  9. Are the cameras safe from hackers?

The answer to all these questions is an enthusiastic YES. Our 24-Hour Security Camera System for vehicles has every one of these concerns covered. In regards to question number 3, you only pay a monthly fee if you decide to use the cloud feature. The cloud connection allows you to view your vehicle’s cameras from anywhere.

How Can 2 Cameras Capture Video In 360

Another amazing feature of these 24-hour vehicle security cameras is the fact that they are rotatable. With the cameras rotated outward, you get a wide-angle view of the front and back of the cameras. You can see license plates in clear detail as well as view buildings and traffic from a distance. If you rotate the cameras inward, you can view the inside of your vehicle from any direction. What’s great about having two cameras capture a 360-degree view is that you get two different perspectives of the same incident. On one camera, you can see the face of someone coming up to your vehicle. In the other, you can see their back and possibly what they’re holding in their hands.

The 360-degree position only allows a close-up view. License plates are only visible close to the moment of impact. You may not see the direction the car went or where the perpetrator ran away. I personally like both positions, but I keep mine in the outward view. I’ve seen hundreds of videos of customers’ ex-boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, and neighbors getting close and keying their vehicles. They also puncture tires and vandalize in other ways, and they are always caught. on one of the camera’s views. No one walks up to a vehicle’s blind spot and walks perfectly backward in that same blind spot. It’s almost impossible. They would have to be aware of a few blind spots on the sides when the cameras are not in the 360 position.

Without Audio, You May Have Nothing

There’s one more thing I noticed after reviewing hundreds of vehicle videos. If someone is really upset with you, they can’t help but mumble to themselves while they are vandalizing your car or truck. You don’t know how many times we had customers match the voice of someone that they know. The camera’s built-in omnidirectional mic picks up voices and noise inside AND outside of the vehicle. If I hear another vandal on video mumbling, “Yeah, what are you going to do about that!? ” while they vandalize a customer’s car, I’m going to scream! It must be something in human nature to want to express yourself auditorially while you vandalize your ex-significant other’s vehicle.

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  1. 1
    Lori Rubio

    How much is camera with installed on a 2008 toyota camera is there a monthly fee I want to be able to see the tires also is that possible

    • 2

      Installation is between $50 and $95 in most places. In the New York and L.A. area it’s more. On your second question, no, but you’ll be able to see if someone is crouched down while messing with any of the tires. You’ll also hear tire punctures and other damage due to the sensitive camera microphone.

  2. 3
    John Pflaum

    I have two vehicles – is it possible to move the camera between vehicles?

    Vandalism doesn’t occur at my home.

  3. 5
    Randy Villanueva

    Couple of questions:

    1) Is the camera motion activated? Works with the vehicle turned off?

    2) How does the service work when parked in a subterranean parking with minimal to no phone or wifi service?

    • 6

      The vehicle cameras are always recording a 5-second loop. When motion is detected it will continue to record video until that motion or vandalism is no longer detected. And yes, the cameras work with the engine turned off and the vehicle is parked without a driver or passenger present.

  4. 7

    Is it true that there is a 15 second ad or any ad that you must view before livestreaming in parking mode? Also if you receive a notification on your phone alerting you to motion, do you have to view an ad before viewing the stream? How many times per month can you access the cloud for free to watch how many clips? After that how much does it cost? My car is being vandalized and l need a reliable cam. Will my wifi hotspot on my phone connect? My car is less than 20 feet from the modem inside my apartment.

    • 8

      There are no ads with the notification, live or playback streaming. And yes, within 20 feet from the modem the camera system can easily connect to the camera system.

  5. 9
    Patricia Brooks


    My name is Ms. Pat, someone is scratching my 2018 Kia Soul, every week. I live in New Haven, Ct. Can you recommend anyone to install the cam. I need one immediately.

    • 10

      Patricia, When you make your order, you will receive an automated email with the closest installation location near your shipping zip code. In our listing, there are two highly recommended installation locations, PNA Autosport and Creative Audio & Security. You can also take your vehicle to any car audio installation shop in your area and they can install the cameras in just a few minutes. If they have any questions about the installations, they can call us direct at 800-590-4226.

  6. 11

    Hi, I live in a regrettably rough building and wasn’t aware until after I moved in. I have a dash cam that says it records when parked, but thats not the case, from the minute you leave the car lock it and walk away, within seconds the video turns off.I live on the 5th floor and I have had to buy a security camera for my balcony as they are coming in through the fire escapes which is against the law but sadly althought there are break ins no one cares; So I had to pay another $100 for anothe booster for my wifi but it still keeps going off line, its very hard to see there faces although you can see them and how many there are. I need a security camera in my car that cant be seen very well that can work off my wifi if possible, and one that videis and sends me motion detector messages when someone is near my car, as I have found finger prionts on my front wondow as they have been looking inside, they are scum of the earth and need to get a thing called A JOB. If they do they will see they can actually do something instead of stealing ither hard working peoples things . Ia m not going to apologies as I have ran out of patients, I would bring in a law to cut their fingers off, and I am a gentle woman of 60 but I read all these comments from other people who have nice cars and getting vandalised, its not right. Please help . sincerelly marney

    • 12

      You need the 24-Hour camera system with the LTE Upgrade so you can stay connected with your vehicle and receive notifications no matter where your car is parked day or night. You also want to choose a PMP power connector to make sure your cameras stay on and active 24-hours a day. You can find it here

  7. 15

    Hi just had my car extremely vandalized. They shattered my front windshield, flatten my passenger back tire, scraped my back windshield, and dented passenger back door and scratched back passenger window. I feel they will do it again and I need protection. What can video tape when car is parked and not in front of my house?

    • 16

      Laura, sorry to here about your incidents. You need the most updated information about cameras for your situation. This article was written some time ago and these cameras improved even more over time. Get up-to-date information about these cameras here: bit.ly/Car-Cameras

  8. 17

    Hi. I live in a condo with 24hours front desk but, still my cars have been and is being vandalized. Ruined the paint with liquids, keys, dents etc. Please help with the best camera system for my vehicles and balcony (10th floor balcony) that can record the parking lot.

    • 18

      This page is a little old and our cameras have improved tremendously over the past few years and months. Get an updated review of all the available cameras with better video, range and options here: bit.ly/Car-Cameras

  9. 19
    saveen hirmiz

    Hey so u guys have cam that will Record will
    stay connected with your vehicle and receive notifications no matter where your car is parked and far away
    If yes how much is it

    • 20

      Yes and you should know they’ve improved the cameras even more for connectivity. Go here for more info: bit.ly/Car-Cameras

  10. 21

    I have a 2018 Rav 4 and it was vandalised. It happened at night. In the day time the car port area gets lot of sun and traffic of peple and cars of other tenants. At night there are some lights in the car port area. I live on 2nd floor and from my window i couls see the car and it is about 50 feet away.
    1)Will your system work that far from my modem at night?
    2) do you have a camera that could be installed inside the car and have 360 view?
    3)Would a booster help my boost my Wi Fi signal for either system a) if installed in my 2nd floor window (b) if installed inside the car.
    Thank you

    • 22

      Gary, We are updating this site and I want you to get the most updated information for your questions. We found them here: bit.ly/Car-Cameras

  11. 23
    Tiffany Racey

    Do I have to have wifi for this to work? I do not have wifi in my car and cannot use my phone hotspot for it. I mainly am looking into this for the parked motion detection feature.

    • 24

      You don’t need Wifi. The system will record without an external connection. WiFi does need to be activated on your phone to view the vehicle cameras when you are near or inside your vehicle.

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