• Feb 6, 2008


Ever been in an accident and wished you had in-car camera footage so you could explain to everyone what really happened and why it wasn't your fault? If so, Brickhouse Security has the device for you: the rearview mirror camera recorder. Using a small camera mounted on the back of the rear view mirror, it records everything happening in front of your car. The footage is displayed on a 2.5-inch LCD screen on the face of the mirror, which also includes handy playback controls in case you just want to see the instant replay immediately, or relive the commute to work when you get there.

Recording begins when the engine comes on and ends when the engine goes off. The media records to an SD memory card, is stamped with the date and time, and can be played back on any computer or a television. If there's any down side, it's that the mirror needs to be plugged in to your cigarette lighter to work. But that's the price of CSI ingenuity, and it will, heaven forbid, pay for itself the first time you can prove that "no-fault" accident was actually very much the other person's fault. Thanks for the tip, John!

[Source: Brickhouse Security]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      In Asian countries, is it possible to show a new device without a pretty girl in it? Seriously. I mean, I can understand the pretty girl shot if it is something that needs to be held, but a rear view mirror?!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like it got everyone's attention, 90% of these comments are about wanting the girls.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder how long before things like this become mandatory.

      Would be useful though. If an accident is your fault i suppose you can just claim you forgot to switch it on, and delete the memory. I'd have liked to have had this when the car vandals were about.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If they don't know about the camera, evidence cannot be called against you. Devices like the "black box", in your car, can be used by law enforcement because they know from the manufacturers which cars have them. I would suggest checking the useful replay feature before blabbering... "I have it all on camera." Now if you're involved in an incident where the police, for whatever reason, have to search you car, then you better stick with the truth and whatever is on that camera.
      Definitely a great tool, I would love to have both front and rear, but piped to a display somewhere on top of my dash or console. Do the hotties come with the unit?!? They can back seat drive any day!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Alternatively, if you are at fault couldn't the "tape" be used as evidence against you?
      • 6 Years Ago
      how much?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry to break your hearts guys, those are trannies... And not the kind you put between your power and your rear-end! kidding ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      'Hawo, Austin Powers,

      Yes, Fukame & my sister Fukayu'

      "Oh Behave Baby!" ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      How come we need the LCD? Why not just integrate it into a black box unit and be able to retrieve it with a laptop? The screen just wastes space and seems like an unneeded distraction.

      Heck, you could even route it to the GPS screen...I just don't get the point of the mirror.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have been wanting/waiting for this type of tech for a long time. It's good to have evidence for yourself, and not just cops, or no evidence at all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I definitely want what's in the back seat, there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that's cool!

      pretty awesome..

      now you can remember what path you took..

      and a proof of where you've been.. hahaha..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh, I'd just want to make sure that it stores the info in an encrypted file, on a passcoded/perhaps dongled drive mechanism. RAIDed, would be better, and cell/sat upload compressed video to offsite/offcar independent and tamper-proof clearinghouse with court-certified and approved procedures for handling digital authenticity concerns.
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