Rockford Scanner™: Importance of Dash Cameras




Hey everyone. I want to remind you all of the importance of dash cameras.

With all these unlicensed drivers, as well as all the hit and run accidents that have been happening lately. I cannot stress enough how important it is that you have a QUALITY dash camera recording at all times when you’re driving.

A dash camera turns a “He said she said” incident where who knows what comes out, to a no doubt about it, this is exactly what happened situation.

A dash camera records and tells only the truth. So if the other driver that caused the accident tries to lie and say things happened differently and it’s YOUR fault.

Your dash camera puts them in their place real fast, hopefully with an additional falsifying a police report charge tacked on.

What’s important to look for? Where should I get one? How much should I spend? I know…. There’s lot’s of questions. I’m going to cover these as best as I can.

What’s important to look for? Well, you want a good quality camera for starters. NO This does not include the cheap $10-$20 dash cameras at Walmart for example. If this is all you can afford, ANY camera is better than no camera, get that and save up for a better one.

Ideally though you’re looking for 1080P MINIMUM. A good quality 1080p dash camera will get a license plate readable to a decent distance, roughly 60-75 feet, I really think anything beyond 75 feet is pushing the limits of even a good 1080p camera.

Now if you get a good 4k camera, this distance increases a bit. Note I have not tested my gopro hero to an exact length but I believe you can extend that to 75-100 feet maybe more that you can read a license plate on video.

Another feature you’re really going to find useful is GPS, GPS records your coordinates, speed, and heading on the screen.

This can be useful to prove if you were, or were not speeding. This often times can be a factor in contributing accident fault, or innocence.

Wifi is a useful feature for using a larger cell phone or tablet screen to aim and adjust the camera, but I’ve found it to be really slow for file transfers. I ALWAYS suggest either plug the camera into your computer, or put the memory card into a memory card reader, this will be MANY times faster.

Where should I buy a dash camera? Well, any time we suggest a link, people whine and complain about it.

So you decide, Ebay, and Amazon, are good suggestions. When you get there search “Dash Camera” and when you find a model you think you like, don’t click buy just yet!!!

There’s still a little bit more homework to do still. But this is pretty easy. Take the company name and model of the camera over to YouTube.

You’re going to find examples of footage, and reviews on that specific camera. If it sucks, they’ll tell you it sucks.

YouTube is brutal in this aspect, but an extremely valuable tool for the same reason. If you’re still happy with what you see, click buy.

Get a good size memory card, I rarely suggest anyone use anything smaller than 16 gigs. 32 gigs is a good size for most peoples needs. Class 10 for 1080p. And Class U3 for 4k cameras.

Good luck and safe driving.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Several Burglaries in Rural Winnebago County & Shirland Area.



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Source sent us the following:

Friends in the Shirland area of Sharp Rd, Pomeroy Rd., Yale Bridge, Boswell…Happened at 3am this morning on Sharp (the vineyard house).

The owners were home and have cameras all around the house.

Two men with ski masks walked up their driveway, looked in their windows, checked the doors and then broke into their shed that had an alarm and ran.

They also broke into their neighbors shed and stole tools.

3 break in’ s on yale bridge last week.

Pass this on to friends and let’s keep on eye out for each other and be safe!!

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Do You Recognize This Person? Wanted For Burglarizing A Local Business. Owner Offering A $10.000 REWARD


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Do You Recognize This Person?

Wanted For Burglarizing A Loves Park Business.

Owner Of The Business Is Offering A $10.000.00 REWARD

Recognize the clothing?  Recognize the person?  Recognize the bag?
You can remain anonymous, if you turn this suspect in!

Burglary happened December 2nd 2018 around 8:20 pm.

You can send us the tip at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com  and we can relay it to the police for you anonymously.

or call 779-238-1268
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Rockford Scanner™: Graveyard Thief Caught On Camera At A Local Cemetery



 

A source contacted us in regards to someone stealing items from their family members gravesite in a local cemetery.

It is happening at the Calvary Cemetery.

The victim passed away a day before his birthday on 12/16/2016.  The family frequently put items on the grave site of their loved one when they visited him.

Then in March 2017 they began to notice the items they were placing on the grave was coming up missing.

They talked to the staff at the cemetery and asked them if they were taking the items or knew what was happening.  That is when they realized there was a thief on the loose in the cemetery.

Security cameras placed in the cemetery was able to capture the alleged suspect stealing items from their loved ones grave site.

The local police were contacted and are investigating.

They need your help identifying this alleged grave yard thief!


 








Rockford Scanner™: Fly in a Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft in Rockford Today Thru this Weekend!




 

 

Fly in a Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft in Rockford

 

Place: Chicago/ Rockford International Airport

Public Flight Information

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, 2018

Times: Thursday: 2-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FORD TRI-MOTOR FLIGHT ~ CLICK HERE



Flight Rates
$70
$75

$50 Adult (advance)
Adult (walk-up)

Children 17 & under
Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.

A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

Revenues from the Ford Tri-Motor tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to keep the “Tin Goose” flying for many years to come.

Flight Experience Questions ~ https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-flight-experience

 


FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR
Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

All ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the Ford Tri-Motor’s stories.

We invite families to visit and learn all about our aircraft and our organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so be sure to bring your camera along.

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