Please share your car DVR experience and recommendations
I have experience in security DVR systems - years back - so I'm not totally ignorant but I'm way out of date and definitely budget constrained.
I would like to include 8 to 12 channels of DVR in my car PC setup. I'd like video of all directions, front, sides, and back, on the outside. I'd like video of all the car entrances on the inside. I think probably 6 on the outside - two on each side and one front, one back. Depending on coverage, 4 to 6 on the inside. I'd like the cameras to upload through a cellular wireless to the web on any alarm or panic button. In fact, I want the system to upload video that was recorded up to 30 seconds before the panic button or alarm if I can get the right APIs to write the software for that.
I've bought some sample cameras to determine what quality I can afford and I can get quite good video quality in the cameras for an affordable price. What I haven't found is any affordable DVRs that will support the quality of the cameras.
Have any of you installed DVR systems in your own cars? What kind of results did you get? What kind of cameras and DVRs did you use? Pictures, of course, would be hugely appreciated.