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Any recommendations for a dash cam that fits well with the Model S and that you're happy with?

diamonds2 | August 14, 2019

For front facing only, I really like my IRO. It looks like it was manufactured by Tesla and is super easy to install. No wires to slice, snaps right in.
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/iro-dashcam-model-s-ap2-unboxing...

TeslaTap.com | August 14, 2019

I've tried quite a few, and I feel the BlackVue DR900 is the best, but also one of the most expensive. There are other solutions down even at $100 - so it really depends on your budget and what features you want. See the link above from EVRider on my different suggestions, and features to look out for.

I like the idea of the IRO, but ultimately I don't think it is suitable, as it powers down when parked. To me, recording while parked is a very important feature. For example, I got a thief that broke into my car on video while parked. More and the video here: https://teslatap.com/articles/to-catch-a-thief-tesla-breakins/

EVRider | August 14, 2019

@TeslaTap: You can use the IRO in conjunction with Sentry Mode, so you still get some coverage when parked. I have a TopFit dashcam that’s very similar to the IRO. I didn’t want to rely exclusively on the Tesla dashcam because I wanted more than an hour of video, not so much for accidents, but for sharing interesting video from road trips and such.

TeslaTap.com | August 15, 2019

@EVRider - Makes sense. I was coming from the possible wrong assumption @rlove has a no AP, AP1, or AP2 car with HW2.0 that doesn't have any Tesla dashcam ability. Then again, in my breakin, the wide-angle DR900 got the thief's car and license plate, while narrow-angle Tesla front camera may not have even seen the thiefs car. I've got HW2.0 myself, so I have no option to use the Tesla dashcam.

akikiki | August 15, 2019

Wow, a dash cam thread here. This is a real first, huh?

EVRider | August 15, 2019

@akikiki: Come on now, behave.