Gear: Digital Ally in car video system


Digital Ally in car video system

Digital Ally, Inc.
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Other Equipment
Price: 3500.00-3700.00
Average Rating:
(9 Votes)

In car, dual camera, dual mic digital video recorder.

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    texassilenthero, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:05:14 UTC.
    1st review

    My department has 3 of these units. The system is unique in that it is all digital, where the video is recorded onto an Ultra Compact Flash card (comes standard with a 4GB. Our dept. opted for an 8GB card). The recording system is designed as a rearview mirror which replaces your car's mirror. There is no trunk mounting of a recorder. There is a standard Hitachi digital camera mounted forward on the windshield, and a hidden camera in the rearview mirror that faces inside the car for video of prisoner transports. In addition to the external 900mhz mic, there is a second mic to mount in the rear. Also, the video monitor is built into the mirror and not seen unless its activated. There are many standard features, such as interfaces for your radar (displays target speed, patrol speed and lock speed on the recording), lights/siren interface, turn signals and brakes interface, GPS coordinates, and much more. The system is easy to install since there a no long cables or wires to run from the trunk. The CF card is easly removed (keylock included). We use the 8gig CF card which gives about 30 hours of record time. Each officer can "sign into" the system with there own passwords for individual recordings, if the patrol car is shared. You read further by visiting I give this system a strong thumbs up.

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    wtb, Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:14:56 UTC.

    I just had this system installed (replaced an analog Kustom Eyewitness). All the features are good, but the LCD in the mirror is very difficult to see during the day. If you try to watch a stop, you have to find a shaded area and it is still hard to see. Otherwise a great product

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    Anonymous, Sat, 15 Mar 2008 16:17:29 UTC.

    We also have three of these, still working out the bugs.

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    Grizzly, Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:21:51 UTC.

    Junk! We have two ot these, and for what we paid, we could have done better with anything else. The LCD screen is hard to see during the day. The unit shakes so bad that using for its' purpose of a rear view mirror makes you dizzy. Too many features that are not really needed, GPS, turn signals, brake lights, the list goes on and on. Digital or not, it is not worth the price or the headache!

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    battleborncop, Sat, 21 Jun 2008 02:22:31 UTC.

    I have this camera system in my patrol vehicle. I was one of three here in NV to test the system. In the begining I had all kinds of problems with the audio. After numerous visits by Digital Allly reps and several transceivers later the kinks were finally fixed. Overall it's not a bad system. My department also uses the Watchguard System.

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    policediver, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 18:24:15 UTC.

    I have had this system im my car for about a year now. I love it. I really like the feature that records the last 60 seconds from the time it is activated. I do recommend using the add on mic to help elimate road noise and record better.

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    dfoster146, Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:49:16 UTC.

    Great product my dept. has over 30 of these cameras. In the beginning we had problems but everything worked out the only thing the admin is bother with now is the time. It tends to jump ahead a couple minutes a month. I love the 60 sec pre event also witnessed a few wrecks already that were all caught on video.

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    SteveForgues, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 05:03:06 UTC.

    I recently completed an extensive T&E on the DVM-500 and was very impressed with it. Read the article at

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    Anonymous, Sat, 18 Apr 2009 18:54:38 UTC.

    Tadle-Tale or life saver?
    Our department is going to these I have already went thruough 3 units in 4 months. Problems ranging from the internal computer going out because the internal camera fried, to the wireless mic not syncing up. You cant see the screen during the day then at night you cant use the rear view mirrow without placing the camera in covert mode just to bright. like the fact that the newer modles have an option to end the recording when you kill the lights. Then there is the big brother aspect of it. Remote downloads? Come on is this for admin or officers? Records speed when you are trying to catch up to some one and then you have the (admin feature auto speed turn on) top get onto you for going "over the speed limit" to get to someone who is going over the speed limit? I dont know I have mixed feelings about the thing. Great if you need to have it but feel a lot like big brother is watching.

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