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Old 05-12-2014, 04:59 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I recently had a neighbor move in who consistently dings my door every time they drive into our shared carport. I've written them a letter about it and they apologized, however I still see fresh paint very often from their vehicle (spots are assigned).

Anyone have any suggestions for motion sensor cameras to attach to the window of my car? Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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Attach one in the carport?
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:30 PM   #3
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Interior camera's in the car but instead of how they are supposed to be mounted to the front or back try to mount it facing the side of the car. Downside I guess would be in order to shoot simultaneous video of both sides of the car you would probably need two units, one facing one way and one going the other.

Not sure of power drain, reviews of them say they don't use much power and the night vision vid's I have seen of some are pretty clear. A buddy in California has one because of the on street parking and people were always backing into his car. Got clear shots of the tags and faces even at night on a dimly lit street.

Is this an apartment complex, town homes? Attaching a camera outside of your home might put you into a legally sticky spot. Might have to check with local codes on that. There is no expectation of privacy but at the same time unless you own your side of the carport where the camera would attach you might not be allowed to do that.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:59 PM   #4
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I'd hate to be that guy that "tattles" but it seems like you've done what you could. Next step is to contact the Home Owners Association or its equivalent. Sure an apology works, but will it pay for the detailing job?

I'd also check the local laws or contact the police to see what your options are in regards to the camera. At this point, it's more than likely a civil dispute. Unless you have evidence to show your neighbor is the culprit, it'll be difficult to hold up in court. If you wanted to go that route, I'd put a material on your car while it's parked in the port. (Something that won't ruin the paint.) Then if he dings your car, you'll have transfer onto his car. Thats some solid evidence right there.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:57 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice, guys.

I live in an apartment. My carport has a wall to the left, and my neighbor's car to the right. Perhaps I'll set up a gopro to record overnight and have it plugged into the car. We'll see how that goes.

Do you know if a car cover would prevent dings??
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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Do you know if a car cover would prevent dings??
There are ones out there that say that they will prevent dings. I'm not sure how much they cost (may be a couple to a few hundred dollars).

Hopefully someone will chime in with a brand...
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:31 AM   #7
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Hey guys, I recently had a neighbor move in who consistently dings my door every time they drive into our shared carport. I've written them a letter about it and they apologized, however I still see fresh paint very often from their vehicle (spots are assigned).

Anyone have any suggestions for motion sensor cameras to attach to the window of my car? Thanks!
How are you so composed? I know there exists a motion sensor on the DVR-027 which I have. I have never used it though. But if I were you, a motion sensor camera is not what I would use. I would use a CCTV loop, that keeps a 1 week running log. If I saw a new ding, I'd replay the prior night's footage. Then I would call my insurance company and file a claim.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:53 AM   #8
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How are you so composed? I know there exists a motion sensor on the DVR-027 which I have. I have never used it though. But if I were you, a motion sensor camera is not what I would use. I would use a CCTV loop, that keeps a 1 week running log. If I saw a new ding, I'd replay the prior night's footage. Then I would call my insurance company and file a claim.
Haha. Well I have a new '15 WRX Limited on order, but I've noticed the dings on my '09 Altima that I'm about to get rid of. It's just I want to solve this issue before the rex comes in.

Unfortunately for me, my landlord isn't going to let me drill any holes for a CCTV, and I would have nowhere to power it either.

I'll take a look at the DVR-027. Thank you!
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:56 AM   #9
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I know your asking about cameras and this will catch them in the act but, that will still leave you with a ding.

What about preventing the ding since your neighbors have no respect? Here is what I have and use when I park in "bad" spots as I am deathly afraid of door dings too. http://www.doorshox.com

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Haha. Well I have a new '15 WRX Limited on order, but I've noticed the dings on my '09 Altima that I'm about to get rid of. It's just I want to solve this issue before the rex comes in.

Unfortunately for me, my landlord isn't going to let me drill any holes for a CCTV, and I would have nowhere to power it either.

I'll take a look at the DVR-027. Thank you!
I feel your pain man, had a ***** neighbor like that before. Sounds like an interior camera is the way to go. That way there is no dispute next time. Upside is they are not too pricey anymore. If your car has an alarm on it maybe try to get a shock sensor added? My Tundra has this and just barely closing the tailgate it will beep the horn a few times. Maybe couple a car cover with an old blanket on that side of the car to pad it? Worse case is you may need to file a police report because there are just some people are just axx holes and have no respect for anyone's stuff.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:16 AM   #11
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I know your asking about cameras and this will catch them in the act but, that will still leave you with a ding.

What about preventing the ding since your neighbors have no respect? Here is what I have and use when I park in "bad" spots as I am deathly afraid of door dings too. http://www.doorshox.com

Good luck
I was thinking about that but it's so tacky!! I can't complain though considering my situation, but I'm looking for an alternative.

The thing with the camera is that if I catch them in the act, I have proof to file a police report and report it to my insurance who will contact their insurance to pay to get it fixed.


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I feel your pain man, had a ***** neighbor like that before. Sounds like an interior camera is the way to go. That way there is no dispute next time. Upside is they are not too pricey anymore. If your car has an alarm on it maybe try to get a shock sensor added? My Tundra has this and just barely closing the tailgate it will beep the horn a few times. Maybe couple a car cover with an old blanket on that side of the car to pad it? Worse case is you may need to file a police report because there are just some people are just axx holes and have no respect for anyone's stuff.
Good idea about the car cover. Maybe I'll buy a bigger car cover and sew some padding into it.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:09 PM   #12
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so magnetic, removable strips that you take off in seconds is more trouble than a car cover (with new and improved sewn in padding)? who cares about tacky - they are a great idea. Helpful in any parking lot, unlike a car cover.

As for your **** neighbors - perhaps filing an insurance claim, with police report, and having them watch their rates go up will make them more attentive to the problem. I fully support that, though i would go after them with the vid first, and give them the option to come out of pocket directly, before you turn it over to insurance... That, or... the fact that there's no surveillance can work both ways.
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Call police, file report. I bet the dings stop.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:12 PM   #14
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The old cinderblock through the windshield tends to send a strong enough message. Of course you will want the camera in place and functional (if legally able to record the spot) to catch your douche neighbor retaliating.... Since they just maaaaayyyyyyy have an inkling it was you haha.

Although since they're marring your car with theirs, they might not care. Good luck, I can't stand people like this with zero respect for another or their belongings.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:28 PM   #15
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so magnetic, removable strips that you take off in seconds is more trouble than a car cover (with new and improved sewn in padding)? who cares about tacky - they are a great idea. Helpful in any parking lot, unlike a car cover. As for your **** neighbors - perhaps filing an insurance claim, with police report, and having them watch their rates go up will make them more attentive to the problem. I fully support that, though i would go after them with the vid first, and give them the option to come out of pocket directly, before you turn it over to insurance... That, or... the fact that there's no surveillance can work both ways.
You make a good point. Perhaps I'm just being too superficial and picky in my situation.
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