For as long as I can remember we have had customers asking about putting CCTV cameras or security cameras inside their cars to monitor around the vehicle, through a window, whilst it’s parked up outside their home or workplace. The major problem with this is that in most cases vandalism will take place at night time in low light and dark conditions. To record video footage at night security cameras use infrared and unfortunately infrared through a window just does not work well. The infrared reflects back off the glass window and into the camera lens which means you end up with recorded footage of a large, bright circle of light which tends to obscure everything else and mean that your recorded video footage is poor or useless.
The only really effective way of monitoring your car/vehicle is to use security surveillance cameras overlooking your planned parking area, I understand that this is not always possible to have a fixed camera in place in this sort of location to a portable security camera might be the best option. You would need it to be completely wireless and cable free, so powered by batteries. It would also need to have built in recording and motion detection, plus infrared for night vision recording. The type of surveillance camera that ticks all of these boxes would be a trail camera. Portable, AA battery powered, wireless, on board recording, infrared built in and very, very easy to setup and use.
If you are able to use a security camera in a fixed position such as mounted on your building for example then a wireless security camera would be ideal. These need to be in range of your broadband internet router and then you can view live video footage (and recording video footage) via an app on your smart phone. They hold long life rechargeable batteries and so are completely wireless and cable free.
Alternatively if you’re on the hunt for a camera to record your journeys whilst driving around then we also stock a range of dash cameras. Dash cameras can be great for proving “no fault” in the event of any accident whilst you are driving, the video footage can also be used to prove what actually happened during any incident on the road.