“However to be honest I will be using my stock screen which is definitely not HD. I plan to have the camera turn on and start recording when when the Warn away/Alarm is triggered.”
Hi, just so were on the same page with a HI-DEF web cam. It has little to do with the resolution of the LCD screen in the vehicle and everything to do with the ability to recognise number plates and fine detail in the recordings. In my tests I found I needed to be recording at HD with a good frame rate for that, hence the need for a 300GB+ 2.5” HDD especially with front and rear cameras recording together. I thought about a recording trigger but in the end continuously running seems to be the only way I can think of to catch “everything” that may lead to an accident event. One reason I like the rear camera as so many come from behind these days, people texting, playing with Car-PC screens, you know
BTW it looks cool on playback with forward and rear cameras displaying in sync. Almost like a video game.